Track Program Chairs

Track 2-APTeL-TPC Chair Coordinator-Elvira Popescu

Elvira Popescu [Coordinator]

University of Craiova, Romania
Track 2-APTeL-TPC Co-chair-Yacine Atif

Yacine Atif

University of Skovde, Sweden
Track 2-APTeL-TPC Co-chair-Simone de Sousa Borges

Simone de Sousa Borges

Federal University of Technology – Paraná, Brazil
Track 2-APTeL-TPC Co-chair-Sabine Graf

Sabine Graf

Athabasca University, Canada
Track 2-APTeL-TPC Co-chair-Kyparisia Papanikolaou

Kyparisia Papanikolaou

School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Track 2-APTeL-TPC Co-chair-Sharon I-Han Hsiao

Sharon I-Han Hsiao

Arizona State University, USA

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Advanced learning technologies keep transforming what people learn, how they learn it and the ways they access learning opportunities in formal and informal contexts. As the educational landscape evolves, learning gets more structured around flexible curricula that have to accommodate the needs of diverse student audiences, and educational organizations which offer services for accessing educational content and resources through a variety of platforms, devices, and learning contexts. In this framework, adapting the educational experience to learners' preferences, needs and background becomes critical. The challenge concerns providing an alternative to the "one-size-fits-all" approach in designing learning technologies, taking into consideration individual differences among learners and the various contexts within which learning will take place. The aim is to maximize learner satisfaction, learning retention and efficiency of the learning process. Adaptation can take place both at individual and group/community levels, whereby intelligent and adaptive technologies are integrated to empower socially-grounded learning experiences.

APTeL explores different dimensions of adaptation and personalization, including learner modeling and adaptation mechanisms, as well as techniques, designs, implementation approaches, and experimental validations. A main issue that is expected to be addressed in this forum is the impact of adaptive and personalised learning environments in real educational (formal or informal) contexts, focusing on how these environments can be integrated in the educational process in order to enhance and promote efficient personalised learning cycles. "What can we adapt to?", "What can be adapted?", "How can we collect and process relevant data?", "What is the impact of adaptation?", "How technology-enhanced adaptive environments may promote personalized learning in real contexts?", "How are learners profiled and how do they perceive personalization?", "How can we support educators develop personalized contents and resources?", "How can interaction data collection, analysis and/or visualization be adapted to identify learner needs or enhance personalized learning experiences?" are some important questions that need to be addressed.

Topics of interest cover various adaptivity and personalization issues in technology enhanced learning, in particular:

  • Personal learning environments (PLE)
  • Intelligent learner and group modeling
  • Adaptive learning methods and techniques
  • Adaptive collaborative learning
  • Personalized mobile learning applications
  • Adaptive educational games
  • Adaptivity and personalization in MOOCs
  • Cognitive, motivational and affective aspects for personalization
  • Measurement and evaluation in adaptive learning environments
  • Practice and experience sharing
  • Learning and teaching with adaptive and personalised learning environments
  • Personalized learning design
  • Personalized learning/teaching analytics
  • Context-aware models for personalized learning
  • Adaptive learning in pervasive computing environments


Track Program Committee

Marie-Helene Abel, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Jawad Berri, King Saud University, KSA

Maria Bielikova, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

Patricia Charlton, Institute of Education, UK

Chih-Ming Chen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Mihaela Cocea, University of Portsmouth, UK

Carrie Demmans Epp, University of Pittsburgh, USA

Darina Dicheva, Winston-Salem State University, USA

Fathi Essalmi, University of Kairouan, Tunisia

Tsukasa Hirashima, Hiroshima University, Japan

Mirjana Ivanovic, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Mike Joy, University of Warwick, UK

Milos Kravcik, DFKI GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Mart Laanpere, Tallinn University, Estonia

Jean-Marc Labat, University Pierre et Marie Curie, France

Carolina Mejia Corredor, EAN University, Colombia

Antonija Mitrovic, University of Christchurch, New Zealand

Pedro José Muñoz Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Alexander Nussbaumer, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Alexandros Paramythis, Contexity AG, Switzerland

Kai Pata, Tallinn University, Estonia

Vasile Rus, The University of Memphis, USA

Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Maomi Ueno, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Julita Vassileva, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Dunwei Wen, School of Computing and Information Systems, Canada