Virtual Environments and Web Applications for eLearning (VEWAeL 2009)

Venue: Venice

Location: Venice, Italy

Event Date/Time: May 24, 2009 End Date/Time: May 28, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Dec 20, 2008
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========= Call for Papers, VEWAeL 2009 ==========

The second event on "Virtual Environments and Web Applications for eLearning", VEWAeL 2009, will be held within the The Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2009, in Venice, Italy, on May 24-28.

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Submission details:

VEWAeL 2009 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library together with ICIW 2009. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.


Submission deadline: December 20, 2008

We welcome technical papers presenting research, practical results and case studies, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the topics of interest, short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the workshop can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas.

Industrial presentations and legal case studies are not subject to these constraints. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial/legal position and status.

During the last years, different web applications based on the use of Internet environments have been introduced to help teachers and students in the learning-teaching process. These web applications, mainly supported by Internet systems and services, are changing the traditional educational process not only in Higher Education (HE) qualifications, but also in open learning for any type of course. Nowadays, there exist different public and commercial Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) aimed at helping teachers to manage courses and contents, as well as to support the students' learning process. In this sense, VLE are an important factor contributing towards the change from traditional educational methodologies to new paradigms including active teaching. This implies not only a shift in the way of tackling learning and teaching, but also new challenges for software engineers and developers. Virtual Learning Environments have to be built bearing in mind their mandatory use through the Internet, thus requiring important characteristics and capabilities such as security, good latency, several tools for interoperability, storage management, etc.

Topics include (but are not limited to):
Web Technologies and Tools for Educational Purposes
Services for E-Learning Platforms
Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)
Course Management Systems
Web applications for Teaching
Social Implications of E-Learning
Lifelong E-learning
Teaching-Learning Experiences using the Internet for Educational Purposes
E-learning in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and other HE contexts
Web protocols for VLE
Security for VLE
QoS for VLE
Storage management in VLE


VEWAeL Chairs
Matthias Ehmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thomas Y Kwok, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Guadalupe Ortiz Bellot, University of Extremadura, Spain

Committee members
Grigore Albeanu, Spiru Haret University - Bucharest, Romania / Danish Technical University, The Netherlands
Angelos Amditis, ICCS- NTUA - Athens, Greece
Matthias Ehmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Mihaela Brut, "A.I.Cuza" University, Romania
Gregorio Díaz Descalzo, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
Ioan Dzitac, Agora University, Oradea, Romania
Jacques Fayolle, ISTASE / TELECOM Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne University
Jean-Pierre Gerval ISEN - Brest, France
Feliz Gouveia, University Fernando Pessoa-Porto, Portugal
Christophe Gravier, University Jean Monnet - Saint-Etienne, France
Thomas Y Kwok, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Huiye Ma, Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Francisco Montero, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
Guadalupe Ortiz Bellot, University of Extremadura Spain
Dorin-Mircea Popovici, Universitatea OVIDIUS Constanta, Romania
Andre Santos, CEFET-MA, Brazil
Eduardo Vendrell Vidal, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Jim Vallino, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Looking for your contributions,

VEWAeL Chairs
Matthias Ehmann, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thomas Y Kwok, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Guadalupe Ortiz Bellot, University of Extremadura, Spain