• The 1st International Workshop on
  • User Modeling for Web-based Learning
  • (IWUM)
  • https://www.cihe.edu.hk/iwum2015/
  • Workshop Topics
    As the rapid development of Massive Online Open Course (MOOC), web 2.0 online communi-ties, social media, and mobile technologies in the big data era, there is a fast proliferation of learning resources such as online learning communities, open course videos, and learning mate-rials (e.g., web pages, animations and documents). Confronting such a large volume of data, learners need an effective and efficient way to information organization. To achieve this goal, a powerful and versatile user model is essential and critical, which may contain various user information such as learning preferences, plans, pre-knowledge levels and contexts. Such a user model can be exploited and applied in various web-based learning applications like personalized learning paths discovery, learning resource recommendations, course opinions and sentiment analysis.
    The International Workshop on User Modeling for Web-based Learning in conjunction with ICWL 2015 will bring together the academia, researchers, and industrial practitioners from computer science, information systems, education, psychology and behavior science discipline, and provide a forum for recent advances in the field of user modeling, data mining, social com-puting and big data analytics, from the perspectives of web-based learning.
    Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the exploitation of user modeling for web-based learning, the identification of semantics underlying large volume of user data for user modeling and efficient algorithms for e-learning data management, and the applications of user modeling for web-based learning in research fields related to (but not limited):
  • User and learning resource modeling
  • User and learning resource pattern mining
  • User profiling and personalization
  • User log mining and analytics
  • Learning resource semantics extractions
  • Learning resources recommendation and search
  • Index and management of learning resources
  • Ontology mining and modeling for learning users
  • Context modeling for users
  • Social computing and analysis for users
  • Data management on learning resources
  • Sentiment mining for user review
  • Opinion mining on learning resources
  • Cognitive-based user modeling
  • Learning style and methodology modeling
  • Learning assessments modeling
  • User modeling for domain- specific applications (e.g., language learning, mathematics education)
  • Paper Submission
    We welcome the following types of submissions:
  • Long paper (max. 10 pages)
  • Short paper (max. 6 pages)
  • Poster (max. 2 pages)
  • It is planned to publish revised selected papers of the ICWL 2015 satellite workshops as an Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) post-proceedings.

    Selected papers will be invited and extended for one special issue of the journal IJSSOE, which is in INSPEC.

    All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions. All accepted papers MUST follow strictly the instructions for LNCS Authors. Springer's LNCS site offers style files and information.

    The paper submission webiste: https://cmt.research.microsoft.com/IWUM2015/

    Paper Reviewing and Selection Process
    Each paper will be reviewed by at least two reviewers from the workshop chairs and program committees. Reviewers are selected based on whether they are familiar with topics of the paper or not and whether they have conflict of interests with authors or not. The reviewers all write full reviews that will be later returned to the authors anonymously. In unusual cases, such as when an external reviewer fails to deliver a re-view on time, PC chairs will invite other reviewers who have sufficient expertise but are not in the program committee members. In those cases, at least two PC chairs will examine the review comments to ensure the quality of the review. Accepted papers will be selected based on the mean scores by reviewers.
    Workshop Chairs
  • Di Zou, English Language Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, daisy.zou@polyu.edu.hk
  • Fu Lee Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, pwang@cihe.edu.hk
  • Haoran Xie, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, hrxie2@gmail.com
  • Yanghui Rao, School of Mobile Information Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, raoyangh@mail.sysu.edu.cn
  • Yi Cai, School of Software Engineering, South China University of Technology, ycai@scut.edu.cn
  • Workshop Organizers (Program Committees)
  • Raymong Y. K. Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Neil Y. Yen, University of Aizu, Japan
  • Raymong Wong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Yunjun Gao, Zhejiang University, China
  • Ke Li, Michigan State University, USA
  • Wong Tak Lam, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
  • Jianfeng Si, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Xi Tan, Purdue University, USA
  • Wei Chen, Agricultural Information Institute of CAAS, China
  • Xudong Mao, Alibaba, China
  • Ksenia Troshina, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Wenyin Liu, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Xun Xiao, Huawei European Research Center, Germany
  • Shaojie Qiao, Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Jianke Zhu, Zhejiang University, China
  • Derong Shen, Northeastern University, China
  • Wenji Ma, Columbia University, USA
  • Jing Yang, Research Center on Fictitious Economy & Data Science CAS, China
  • Yuqing Sun, Shangdong University, China
  • Jian Chen, South China University of Technology, China
  • Yangqiu Song, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Zhiwen Yu, South China University of Technology, China
  • Shaoxu Song, Tsinghua University, China
  • Web Master
  • Yufeng Lu, School of Mobile Information Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University
  • Important Date
  • 15th July, 2015: Submission of workshop papers
  • 1st August, 2015: Submission of workshop papers (Extended!)
  • 20th August, 2015: Papers transferred from main conference
  • 1st Septembert, 2015: Notification of acceptance (Extended!)
  • 10th September, 2015, Workshop registration and camera-ready due (Extended!)
  • 5th-8th November, 2015, Workshop in Guangzhou

  • PolyU