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Call for Participation - SE@M 2010

EC-TEL 2010

Fourth International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials (SE@M’10)

27-28 September 2010, Barcelona, Spain

SE@M 2010, the 4th International Workshop on Search and Exchange of e-le@rning Materials aims at bringing together researchers and professionals working with learning resources —publishers of learning resources and technologies, managers of learning infrastructures and learning resource repositories, learning professionals and practitioners. SE@M 2010 is organized in coordination with EC-TEL 2010.

Programme (PDF)

For any questions, please contact seam[at]eun[dot]org


  • David Massart, European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium
  • Elena Shulman, European Schoolnet (EUN), Belgium


All are welcome. The delegate fee is 60 €. This fee is for all participants including speakers and attendees and it covers coffee breaks and lunch.


The workshop will take place at Hotel Catalonia Plaza, Barcelona, the same venue as EC-TEL 2010.
Address: Plaza España, 6-8, 08014 Barcelona, Spain

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Over the last fifteen years, considerable effort has been spent on the development of standards and specifications in order to improve the interoperability of e-learning systems, repositories, and content. These efforts have led to significant improvements in the arena of technical interoperability enabling the emergence and expansion of successful federations and alliances of learning object repositories such as the LRE, GLOBE, etc. Building blocks for this success have been the creation, evolution and adoption of standards such as the IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM), the Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH), and the Simple Query Interface (SQI). More recent developments in this field include the definition of a Simple Publishing Interface (SPI) and the ongoing work within the IMS Global Learning Consortium on the Learning Object Discovery & Exchange (LODE) specification to facilitate the discovery and retrieval of learning objects stored across more than one collection. The development of best practices (for example by projects like ASPECT and ICOPER), enabling more efficient use of these standards and specifications, has also proven instrumental in the successes of current learning content retrieval infrastructures.

To further developments in this field, the main goal of this international workshop is to offer a forum where 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 exchanging and describing learning content. This year's workshop will include presentations of both long and short refereed papers as well as keynotes and demonstrations.

Dowload here the Workshop Programme (PDF).

The SE@M workshop will be followed by a public meeting of the CEN/ISSS WSLT project team working on Social Data. The meeting will last from 5pm to 8pm and will cover the following points:

  • Introduction and demonstration of the Social Metadata Broker and its future use in the Educational Linkedscape by Jeroen Hamers
  • Social Metadata in all of our projects
  • General discussion on the road ahead and future planning of the social data workgroup
  • CEN Workshop meeting in Helsinki on october 5.
  • AOB

Further topics can be added by sending an email to Dr. Joris Klerkx (joris[dot]klerkx[at]cs[dot]kuleuven[dot]be). People wishing to attend the meeting are invited to contact Joris directly.


  • Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Jean-Noel Colin, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Ingo Dahn, University of Koblenz, Germany
  • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Joris Klerkx, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Manuel Kolp, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Robert Kristoefl, BMUKK, Austria
  • Eugenijus Kurilovas, ITC, Centre of Information Technologies of Education, Lithuania
  • Tien-Dung Le, European Schoolnet, Belgium
  • Nikos Manouselis, Greek Research & Technology Network, Greece
  • Jon Mason, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
  • Nick Nicholas, Link Affiliates, Australia
  • Tomasz Orzechowski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
  • Fredrik Paulsson, Umea University, Sweden
  • Jan Pawlowski, JYU, Finland
  • Alain Pirotte, Universite catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Daniel Rehak, ADL, USA
  • Griff Richards, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Bernd Simon, WU-Wien, Austria
  • Stefaan Ternier, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands
  • Frans Van Assche, Ariadne Foundation, Belgium
  • Riina Vuorikari, European Schoolnet, Belgium
  • Tsuneo Yamada, Open University, Japan


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