International Conference on Distributed Multimeida Systems-& International Workshop on Distance Educ (DMS 2007-- DET 2007)

Venue: Hotel Sofitel

Location: Redwood City, CA 94065, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 06, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 08, 2007
Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Mar 01, 2007
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2007 International Workshop on Distance Education Technologies (DET 2007)

San Francisco, CA, USA
September 6 – September 8, 2007

Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

Bridging the gap between communication and intelligence in e-learning systems

Call for papers


DET 2007 focuses on creative solutions on distance education. It combines several advanced topics on design, implementation, and applications of E-learning systems. Submissions may cover novel approaches on communication mechanisms, intelligent methods, new educational technologies, and so on. Our special attention will be devoted to intelligent tools in various distance education systems.

This workshop is being held in conjunction with 13th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (DMS'2007) You can also reach the website of DET'07 conference at


Distance education technologies cover important aspects of Communication Technologies, Intelligent Technologies and Educational Technologies. The technical issues to be addressed include, but are not limited to:

E-learning based on mobile device

§ new network infrastructures,

§ real-time protocols,

§ broadband and wireless communication tools,

§ open source tools

§ Quality-of-Services issues,

§ multimedia streaming technology,

Intelligent learning agent

§ multi-agent system/platform

§ applications

§ case studies

§ multi-agent collaboration process

Intelligent information delivery/reuse

§ search engines

§ data mining for e-learning system

§ applications

§ case studies

§ environment

Eclipse Open source ecosystem and E-learning

§ eclipse intelligent resources

§ eclipse intelligent projects

§ eclipse intelligent environment

§ applications

§ case studies and best practice

§ eclipse community for e-learning

Intelligent Technologies

§ intelligent tutoring,

§ individualized distance learning,

§ approaches to behavior analysis,

§ automatic FAQ reply methods,

§ application soft computing methodologies,

§ visual computing.

Educational Technologies practical and new learning models,

§ assessment tools,

§ authoring systems,

§ distance learning and knowledge management.

Societal, Legal and Ethical Considerations

§ copyright protection,

§ authentication mechanisms.

Intelligent resources

§ learning objects (LO) and LO reusability,

§ tracking activities,

§ concept assessment problems.

Advanced tools

§ collaboration tools

§ remote lab,

§ knowledge management tools.

Advanced Distance Education Projects

§ theory,

§ methodology,

§ tools

Distance Education Management

§ distance education design,

§ virtual classroom organization,

§ tutoring,

§ practice communities,

§ world wide LO management,

§ Instructional design.

Special Issue

Papers focusing on pivotal transformational issues will be recommended to the International Journal of Distance Education Technologies ( ) (JDET, EI: COMPENDEX beginning in 2007)¨. This journal publishes original research articles about distance education in four issues per year. JDET is the primary forum for researchers and practitioners to disseminate practical solutions to the automation of open and distance learning. The journal is for academic researchers and engineers who work on distance learning programs and software systems, as well as educators and general participants of distance education.

Submission of papers

Papers should be prepared according to the DMS'2007 submission requirements. Electronic submissions are encouraged ( Each manuscript should include a 200-word abstract and not more than 20 pages of double-spaced text (including figures and references). Papers should also be e-mailed in Postscript, PDF, or MS Word versions to prof. ing. Paolo Maresca, by the specified deadline.

Important dates

March 20, 2007 Paper submission due

May 20, 2007 Notification of acceptance

June 20, 2007 Final manuscript due

June 1, 2007 Early conference registration due

In the period between June 15 and August 28, 2007, all accepted papers will be made available for access to all registered participants in order to initiate a discussion on the topics via a blog. The details on this forum will be disseminated with the notice of receipt of the registration fee.

Contact information:

prof. ing. Maresca Paolo
Dipartimento di Informatica e Sistemistica (DIS)
Polo Scientifico e Tecnologico dell' Universita' di Napoli Federico II
Facoltà di Ingegneria
Via Claudio, 21
80125 NAPOLI


Phone +39 081 7683168 via Claudio
Mobile Phone +39 335 8454124

Fax +39 081 7683816


Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

Workshop Program Chair

Paolo Maresca, Università Federico II, Napoli, Italy,

Workshop Program Co-chairs

Xin Li, Google Inc, USA,

Yasir Khalifa, University of Pittsburgh, USA,

Steering Committee

S. K. Chang, University of Pittsburgh, USA

International Program Committee

Saud Aldarmi, Kuwait University, Kuwait,

KuwaitAlfio Andronico, University of Siena, Italy,

Giovanni Adorni, University of Genova, Italy,

Aziz Barber, American University College of Science & Technology, Lebanon,

Jinwei Cao, University of Delaware, USA,

Heng-Shuen Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan,

Luigi Colazzo, University di Trento, Italy,

Rita Francese, University of Salerno, Italy,

Kwei-Liang Ho, Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan,

Kao-Shing Hwang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan,

Pedro Isaias, Portuguese Open University, Portugal,

Kusai Kayali, University of Aleppo, Syria

Souhail Khawatmi, University of Aleppo, Syria

Ammar Kheirbek, Damascus University, Syria,

Gabriele Meiselwitz, Towson University, USA,

Atif Memon, University of Maryland, USA,

Giuseppe Scanniello, University of Basilicata, Italy,

Georgi Stojanov, American University in Paris, France,

Yu-Huei Su, National Hsin Chu University of Education, Taiwan,

Mahbubur R. Syed, Minnesota State University, USA,

Gang Tan, Boston College, USA,

Goran Trajkovski, Towson University, USA,

Huahui Wu, Google Inc., USA,

Kui Xie, Mississippi State University, USA,

Ling-Ling Yang, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan,

Changhe Yuan, Mississippi State University, USA,


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