Workshop 11- Ce-Learning

International Workshop on Collaboration and e-Learning

(Ce-Learning 2011)


As part of

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011

The Sheraton University City Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline: February 5, 2011


Shifting to knowledge based society, high level educational environments are required with which it is possible to continue to learn for anybody, anytime, and anywhere. The area of e-Learning realizes such kind of educational environments because distributed learners can learn collaboratively with multimedia contents anytime and anywhere by employing collaborative e-Learning technologies.

Collaborative e-learning technologies include a variety of approaches that involve joint intellectual effort by learners and instructors. In such learning contexts, collaborative learning happens when groups of learning seekers work together to search for understanding or meaning or build a new competency, and/or learning providers and pedagogues deliver joint solutions to create a learning product.

This workshop solicits researches for systems and concepts which offer high quality education with thinking of learners' convenience, such as collaborative learning systems, sharing and exchanging systems, monitoring/mentoring systems, learning design and pedagogy in technology-enhanced learning. We invite original contributions from researchers and practitioners in academia, government and industry, in order to go forward toward new collaborative information technology systems for e-Learning.

Topics of Interest include (but not limited to):

    • Learning Theories and Approaches for e-Learning

    • e-Learning Pedagogical Strategies and Models

    • Pedagogy in Technology-enhanced Learning

    • Collaborative Learning Systems

    • Monitoring/Mentoring Systems

    • Designing e-Learning Settings and Tasks

    • Knowledge Management/Sharing

    • Learning Design Technology

    • Organizational Collaboration

    • Learning Management Systems (LMS)

    • Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) Tools

    • Social Support Software for e-Learning

    • e-Moderating, e-Tutoring, e-Facilitating

    • Online Assessment and Impact Studies

    • Ethical Issues in e-learning

    • Virtual Classrooms

    • Smart Collaborative Learning Environments

    • Media for Group Works

    • Network Learning Games

    • Learning Web Services

    • Best Practices to Promote Cooperative Learning


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to e-Learning and collaborative systems. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged at additional fee. In case of multiple authors, an indication of which author is responsible for correspondence must be indicated. Please include page numbers on all submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizers at and

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, contributions, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the Workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements are posted on the CTS 2011 Web site. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizers.

Important Dates


Plans are underway to put together an excellent workshop program that will include invited talks by experts in the field, technical presentations from researchers and practitioners reporting their recent experiences and solutions on issues related to advancing collaborative learning research. Lastly, a panel-guided discussion opens a debate to share experiences and best practices on collaborative learning in technology-enhanced ecosystems. The workshop format aims at fostering discussion and developing action outcomes on key issues related to collaborative learning research.


Demetrios G. Sampson

ITI – CRT – Hellas and University of Piraeus, Greece

Chair, IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (TCLT)

Phone: +30 210 4142766

Fax: +30 210 4142767

Email: ,

Yacine Atif

Faculty of Information Technology

UAE University, Al-Ain, UAE


Imran Zualkernan

Department of Computer Engineering

American University of Sharjah, UAE


Technical Program Committee

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the Workshop Technical Program Committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

Esma Aimeur, University Of Montréal, Canada

Luis Alberto Álvarez-González, Universidad Austral De Chile, Chile

Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates

Mohamed Amine Chatti, Rwth Aachen University, Germany

Lorraine Cleeton, Walden University, MN, USA

Vanessa Dennen, Florida State University, FL, USA

Leonardo Garrido, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Anouk Gelan, Center Applied Linguistics of Hasselt University, Belgium

Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Mizue Kayama, Shinshu University, Japan

Monica Landoni, University Of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Maggie McPherson, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Cerstin Mahlow, University of Basel, Switzerland

Veronika Makarova, University Of Saskatchewan, Canada

Veijo Meisalo, University of Helsinki, Finland

Francesca Pozzi, Instituto Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR, Italy

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at