ICL2015 20-24 September 2015, Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy

ICL2015 20-24 September 2015, Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy


Education in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is becoming an increasingly important part of basic literacy in today’s knowledge economy. The reason is that STEM creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. However, there is a diminished interest of young people to STEM disciplines along with the growing demand of STEM professionals.

Towards aligning the essential innovation in STEM education with today’s compulsory digital literacy, ICT-enhanced learning could facilitate the transition to an equilibrium point where economies and students’ needs intersect. In specific, Learning Analytics (LA) and Educational Data Mining (EDM) could act as a facilitator that provides new opportunities for tracking and analysing learners’ behavioural data and interpreting them in an educationally meaningful way.

The goal of the 2015 Learning and Assessment Analytics in STEM Education (LAA-STEM’15) Special Session - within the 18th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning (ICL2015) - is to bring together internationally leading academic and industrial researchers in an effort to promote the discussion on the major educational, pedagogical, conceptual and technical challenges and recent results aimed at addressing all aspects of Learning and Assessment Analytics in STEM education. The objective is to uncover and discuss emerging trends and technologies, sound research and successful services, as well as to identify and share best practices, within an international and interdisciplinary community. It will provide the opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their latest work on exploring more complex and more information rich data sources, identifying new suitable measures of learning and success, focusing on theoretical concepts for understanding learning, and proposing sophisticated learning environments and applications to appropriately support STEM-learners and instructors.

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Topics of Interest

To ensure complete coverage of the advances in this field, the LAA-STEM’15 workshop solicits original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Analytic methods and tools for behavior modeling in STEM education,
  • Measures of motivation, participation, dropout and satisfaction in STEM education,
  • Measures of affect, attention, and expectations in STEM education,
  • Measures of attendance and retention (as predictors of learning), attitudes, degree of competence and educational assessment and performance in STEM education,
  • Detecting and addressing STEM-learners' affective and emotional states,
  • Analytics for Serious and Adaptive Games and Gamification for enhancing STEM education,
  • Emerging STEM-oriented learning and pedagogical environments enhanced with analytics: mobile platforms, wearable computing and immersive learning environments, intelligent tutoring systems, shared workspaces, social networking media, multi-modal learning environments, MOOCs, etc.,
  • Analytic approaches for collaborative learning and assessment in STEM education,
  • Methods and approaches for automated reasoning and recommendation strategies for personalization of learning environments to STEM-learners characteristics,
  • Learning activities, applications, and interventions in STEM education,
  • Best practices for adaptation of analytic techniques to information retrieval, opinion mining and auto scoring in STEM education,
  • Privacy and ethics for Learning and Assessment Analytics in STEM education.

LAA-STEM’15 Special Session Chairs

  • Anastasios A. Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece, Email: economid@uom.gr
  • Zacharoula Papamitsiou, University of Macedonia, Greece, Email: papamits@uom.edu.gr/li>

LAA-STEM’15 Program Committee

  • Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain
  • Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Yannis Dimitriadis, University of Valladolid, Spain
  • Erik Duval, KULeuven, Belgium
  • Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Davinia Hernández-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
  • Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands
  • Riccardo Mazza, University of Lugano, Switzerland
  • Xavier Ochoa, Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador
  • Carmen Padron, ATOS, Spain
  • Abelardo Pardo, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Martin Wolpers, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany


Before preparing your paper, please read carefully the instructions for authors, then submit it to the Conference Submission System. Presented papers will be published in the ICL2015 Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Explore (more details here: Proceedings). The Special Session LAA-STEM’15 Organizers will look for possibilities of later submissions of reworked papers in International Journals.

Important Dates

01 Jun 2015Submission deadline for full and short papers, work in progress, special sessions’ papers, posters, workshops, tutorials
23 Jun 2015Notification of Acceptance
15 Jul 2015Author registration and payment deadline & Final/Camera-ready Due
20 Sep 2015Conference Opening


Important Dates

10 Apr 2015Submission of structured abstracts (full, short paper), Special Session Proposals
27 Apr 2015Invitation for complete paper submission (full, short papers)
01 Jun 2015Submission deadline for full and short papers, work in progress, special sessions’ papers, posters, workshops, tutorials
23 Jun 2015Notification of Acceptance
07 Jul 2015Author registration and payment deadline
27 Jul 2015Final/Camera-ready Due
20 Sep 2015Conference Opening


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