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SE@M 2008
Second International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials
Dates Sep 17, 2008 (iCal) - Sep 19, 2008
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Submissions: Jun 22, 2008
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Second International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials (SE@M'08)

Second International Workshop on
Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials (SE@M'08)
(Formerly Learning Object Discovery & Exchange - LODE)


The SE@M workshop is held in conjunction with the 3rd European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL'08 -, Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands, September 17-19, 2008.


Creating good, pedagogically sound and effective learning resources incurs substantial costs, so avoiding duplication of development efforts is important. The TEL community has been and is still dedicating a lot of energy to the creation of better and more reusable learning resources. Some of these efforts in the sphere of  reusability have matured enough to lead to the creation of standards such as the IEEE Learning Object Metadata, the IMS Content Package, or the IMS Common Cartridge. Nowadays, the number of reusable educational resources available online, for free or by subscription, is huge but most of these resources are "hidden" in repositories and cannot be easily found, hampering their potential use and reuse.

Over the past few years, researchers and practitioners have started to address these issues. Several initiatives worldwide (such as the EUN Learning Resource Exchange, GLOBE, CORDRA) are developing solutions for federating e-learning systems and unlocking the educational content hidden in repositories. Started last year, the work of the IMS Group on Learning Object Discovery & Exchange aims at supporting these initiatives by developing a set of specifications that facilitate the discovery and retrieval of distributed learning resources.

The main goals of the international workshop on search and exchange of e-learning materials are to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of learning resource retrieval, facilitate the exchange between them and foster future collaborations. It aims at offering a forum where these researchers and practitioners can discuss theoretical aspects, open issues, and innovative approaches and share the latest advances in the state of the art and practices for discovering and exchanging learning content.

The dominant focus of this year's workshop will be on the presentation of both long and short refereed papers. We also plan to include a keynote speech and a panel discussion.

TOPICS OF INTEREST (include, but are not limited to)

 Infrastructures for learning resource discovery and exchange

 Interoperable content and metadata repositories
 Protocols for exposing content
 Federations of learning resources
 Service registries

 Rich description of resources

 Standards and application profiles
 Automatic metadata generation versus human indexing
 Intellectual property and metadata
 Contextual Attention Metadata
 Mapping and crosswalks between metadata standards

 Discovering content

 User profiling for more accurate resource discovery
 Retrieval of learning resources (searching, browsing)
 Content aggregation
 Interoperable query languages
 Harvesting versus federated searching
 Enhanced search mechanism (sorting, ranking)
 Inclusion of other type of content (library, cultural heritage)
 Recommendation systems
 Quality aspects

 Exchanging content

 Resource identification
 Open content and reusable resource licensing
 Reliable auditing (tracking, reporting)
 DRM, licensing and content protection

 WEB-2.0 approaches (folksonomies, content syndication) 
 Semantic web approaches

Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as full papers (max. 10 pages) or work-in-progress as short papers (max. 5 pages). All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity and quality. Accepted papers will be published online as EC-TEL workshop proceedings as part of the CEUR Workshop proceedings series. is a recognized ISSN publication series, ISSN 1613-0073.
Moreover, the two best papers of the workshop will be published in a special issue of the International Journal of Technology-Enhanced  Learning (IJTEL -

Authors should use the Springer LNCS format ( For camera-ready format instructions, please see "For Authors" instructions at

All questions and submissions should be sent to: seam2008 @ eun . org


 Paper Submission: June 22, 2008
 Notification of acceptance: July 13, 2008
 Camera Ready Submission: August 10, 2008
 Workshop date: September 17,18 or 19, 2007


David Massart, Jean-Noël Colin and Frans Van Assche
European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium


 Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 
 Erik Duval, KUL, Belgium
 Mike Halm, PennState University, USA 
 Manuel Kolp, UCL, Belgium
 Robert Kristofl, BMUKK, Austria
 Eugenijus Kurilovas, SMM, Lithuania 
 Jon Mason, InterCog, Australia
 Cu D. Nguyen, Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK-IRST), Italy
 Gilbert Paquette, Teluq, Canada
 Fredrik Paulsson, Umeå University, Sweden 
 Tomasz Orzechowski, AGH, Poland 
 Alain Pirotte, UCL, Belgium
 Daniel Rehak, Learning Systems Architecture Lab and Daniel Rehak Consulting LLC, USA 
 Griff Richards, SFU, Canada
 Bernd Simon, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria 
 Stefaan Ternier, KUL, Belgium 
 Tsuneo Yamada, NIME, Japan 


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AcronymSE@M 2008 +
End dateSeptember 19, 2008 +
Event typeWorkshop +
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Has location cityMaastricht +
Has location countryCategory:The Netherlands +
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Start dateSeptember 17, 2008 +
Submission deadlineJune 22, 2008 +
TitleSecond International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials +