Professional learning workshop at EC-TEL: CfP

Call for Papers

Analysis of requirements for professional learning from multiple stakeholder perspectives

2nd Sig-ProTEL workshop to be held in conjunction with the 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL10), Barcelona, Spain, September 28th – October 1st 2010.


Professional learning is one of the key success factors for industry today, because by continuous learning, companies are able to acquire new market shares or open new markets and employees are empowered to fill new functions and professions. The SIG ProTEL aims to foster research in the area of professional technology enhanced learning. Specifically, we will be focussing on the use of technology to improve the education of employees at or near the workplace. For professional learning is still not perceived as one research domain in its own right,  only little advancement is made that improves the state of the art despite the many individual efforts spent on the domain.

Starting with two SIG ProTEL kick-off events last year, where collaboratively a number of topics for the SIG ProTEL community were identified, we now want to leverage the activities concerning ProTEL.

The aim of this workshop is to focus on the analysis of requirements of professional learning from multiple stakeholder perspectives. With this workshop we want to establish a baseline for ProTEL which indentifies the differences and unique challenges which TEL for professionals face (in contrast to TEL for schools or higher education organizations). We are looking for use cases, scenarios, requirements, insights, etc. which will help us define the scope of ProTEL and shed light on the manifold research challenges to be tackled.

Relevant topics include, but are not limited to:

•             Use cases of ProTEL
•             Requirements specific to ProTEL
•             Success stories of ProTEL
•             Lessons learned of ProTEL applications/activities within companies
•             Identification of differences between ProTEL and TEL at schools or higher education
•             Frameworks for crystallizing/analyzing a magnitude of requirements for ProTEL
•             Evaluations of ProTEL applications in companies
•             Insights into ProTEL processes


The workshop will be highly interactive: presentations will be clustered and presenters will not only discuss their own work, but also to explicitly comment on the work of the other presenters in their session. We will make all the papers available beforehand in order to facilitate this.

Accepted submissions will be published in the Journal of Universal Computer Science (JUCS) – . In addition we will publish a summarizing journal paper within one of the TEL journals.


The workshop will be a full-day workshop with the aim to bring people together in the area of professional technology enhanced learning.

The SIG-ProTEL workshop is organized by

•             Stefanie Lindstaedt (Know-Center, Austria)
•             Martin Wolpers (Fraunhofer FIT.ICON, Germany)
•             Angela Fessl (Know-Center, Austria)


Authors are invited to submit original unpublished research as papers (8 pages). Including demonstrations is explicitly encouraged. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by at least three members of the program committee for originality, significance, clarity, and quality.

All questions and submissions should be sent to:

Important Dates

•             Paper Submission: June 27, 2010
•             Paper acceptance: July 11, 2010
•             Workshop Date: September 28, 2010

Programm Committee

Burgos Daniel, Univ. Rioja, Spain
Duval Erik, KULeuven, Belgium
Gillet Denis, EPFL, Swiss
Glahn Christian, Open University NL, The Netherlands
Kalz Marco, Open University NL, The Netherlands
Kieslinger Barbara, ZSI, Austria
Kloos Carlos Delgado, Univ. Carlos3 Madrid, Spain
Makropoulos Konstantin, NCSR Demokritos, Greece
Manouselis Nikos, GRNET Greek Research & Technology Network, Greece
Naeve Ambjörn, Univ. Uppsala, Sweden
Pawlowski Jan, Univ. Jyväskylä, Finland
Schmidt Andreas, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany
Scott Peter, Open University UK, UK
Specht Marcus, Open University NL, The Netherlands
Woitsch Robert, BOC, Austria
Zimmermann Volker, imc, Germany

About EC-TEL10

ECTEL 2010 will bring together technological developments, learning models, and implementations of new and innovative approaches to training and education. The conference will explore how the synergy of multiple disciplines, ranging from Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science, can provide new, more effective and more especially more sustainable, technology-enhanced learning solutions to learning problems. The conference welcomes researchers and developers from European and Non-European countries and industries to present recent advancements from technologies, applications, and learning models in all areas of technology enhanced learning. See for more details.