WS1 - Second Brazilian Workshop on Semantic Web and Education

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  • Evandro Costa (UFAL)
  • Edílson Ferneda (UCB)
  • Fernanda Lima (UnB)
  • Ig Ibert Bittencourt (UFAL e UFCG)
  • Seiji Isotani (Osaka University)
  • Sérgio Crespo (Unisinos)

Breve Descrição


Educational Systems are gradually incorporating Semantic Web technology. The general purpose is to make the Web more understandable by machines and then generate educational systems that are more adaptable and intelligent.

Motivated by this movement, WSWEd'07 was created to be the first workshop on Semantic Web and Education. Now, the second edition of the Workshop will be held in Fortaleza, Brazil in  conjunction with XIX Brazilian Symposium on Informatics and Education - (WSWEd'08@SBIE'08). It focuses on areas of the Brazilian Symposium of Informatics and Education through the use of Semantic Web Technologies such as ontologies, semantic web services, learning content, web-based educational systems, semantic web standards, authoring environments, and so on.

The idea is to provide to participants of this workshop an opportunity i) to get to know and discuss innovative educational environments by exploring different contributions through the use of semantic web technologies; ii) to investigate the construction of educational environments under the perspective of the semantic web and iii) to bring together researchers and graduate students in the area of the semantic web and education. In addition, this initiative has the objective of disseminating of the semantic web when used in the design and construction of educational environments.

Topics of Interest:

WSWED'08 invites the research community to submit papers on all aspects of the Semantic Web and Education. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Educational Applications of the Semantic Web

  • Educational applications with lessons learned
  • Evaluation of educational applications
  • Adaptation and personalization of educational applications
  • Intelligent Educational Systems
  • Authoring Systems
  • Semantic Weblogs
  • Semantic Wiki

* Ontologies

  • Adaptation and personalization
  • Learning Content
  • Educational Ontologies
  • Methodologies
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Ontology Engineering

* Semantic Web-based Educational Standards

  • Learning Objects
  • Semantic Web-based Standards for e-Learning

* Semantic Web Architectures

  • Semantic Web Services
  • Agents on the semantic web
  • Semantic Annotation

* Web 2.0

  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Social Network
  • Collaborative tagging and folksonomies
  • Blogs
  • Weblog, Social softwares, and others

* Social Semantic Web

  • Semantic Wikis
  • Semantic blogs
  • Semantic bookmarking
  • Semantically enabled Learning Management Systems

Format and Submissions:

Authors are invited to submit original, technical papers that have not been previously published or submitted to other workshops, journals or book chapters. We encourage authors to present novel ideas, critiques of existing work, and practical studies and experiments, which states the relationship between semantic web technology and education.

Technical papers should be submitted according to the SBC format. The papers should be at least 6 pages in length and must not exceed 10 A4 pages including text, references, appendices, and figures. Submitted papers can be written in Portuguese or English, though English is the preferred language. All submissions must be in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF). Please follow the guidelines established by the Brazilian Computer Society:

tag: "Eventos"
sub-window (on the left hand side): "Arquivos"
item: "Template para publicação de artigos" (instructions are in English)
or Download here: Latex Version, Doc Version, or OpenOffice Version.

Papers must be submitted electronically to the e-mail: (After the submission, a confirmation message must be received).

Submitted papers will be reviewed based on originality, relevance, technical soundness and presentation. All papers will be reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted papers will be published in a specific volume with ISBN.

All accepted papers will be candidates for Best Paper Awards. Authors of awarded papers (three  papers) will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the IEEE Multidisciplinary Engineering and Education Magazine MEEM (, ISSN 1558-7908.

Contact: Additional information regarding the workshop can be provided by Ig Ibert Bittencourt ( or

Important Dates:

Paper Deadline: October, 07th
Author Notification: October, 15
Camera Ready Version: October, 24th

Program Committee (to be confirmed):

  • Cláudio Baptista (UFCG, Brazil)
  • Clóvis Torres Fernandes (ITA, Brazil)
  • Darina Dicheva (Winston Salem State University, USA)
  • Dragan Gašević (Athabasca University, Canada)
  • Edílson Ferneda (UCB, Brazil)
  • Evandro Costa (UFAL, Brazil)
  • Fernanda Lima (UnB, Brazil)
  • Germana Nobrega (UCB, Brazil)
  • Giancarlo Guizzardi (UFES, Brazil/LOA-ISTC-CNR, Italy)
  • Gordon McCalla (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Jelena Jovanovic (University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro)
  • José M. Parente de Oliveira (ITA, Brazil)
  • Julita Vassileva (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Maria Alice Ferreira (USP, Brazil)
  • Ralph Deters (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Riichiro Mizoguchi (University of Osaka, Japan)
  • Rosario Girardi (UFMA, Brazil)
  • Sean Siqueira (UNIRIO, Brazil)
  • Sérgio Crespo (UNISINOS, Brazil)
  • Stefano Cerri (LIRMM - Montpellier, França)
  • Vania Dimitrova (Leeds Universitu, England)
  • Vladan Devedzic (University of Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro)

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