LODL 2006


Workshop on

"Learning Object Repositories as Digital Libraries: 

Current challenges"


as part of the 10th

European Conference on Digital Libraries



Alicante (Spain) 17-22 Sept 2006

Workshop Call for Participation

!!! Please Register at: LODL 2006 !!!

Workshop event: 

Sept, 22nd 2006

Preliminary programme available
 Workshop  NEW EARLY REGISTRATION DEADLINE:     10h August 2006
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Repositories of learning objects are a key component to support authoring of educational material. 

While search and retrieval solutions for educational resources are advancing, the semantic richness of data and metadata remains limited. At the same time, these digital libraries are increasingly turning into "soally aware", open repositories where user behaviour is reflected in attention metadata, ratings and other kinds of quality feedback.  

As a result, on one hand, some current developments focus on incorporating a semantic layer in digital learning libraries, often based on ontologies, like for instance a conceptualization of the subject domain. On the other hand, other approaches focus more on the development of web communities and social software to enhance Learning Object repositories.


The goal of the workshop is to be an informal meeting which facilitates the dissemination of knowledge and expertise in this field. A certain amount of time will be devoted to discussions, depending on the number of participants. 

The workshop will focus on (but is certainly not limited to)  the following topics:


Since this is a workshop, we welcome papers that describe speculative ideas, work in progress, and discussions of important issues. 

Accepted papers will be made available before the workshop, so that we can focus on discussion and demonstration, and thus take full advantage of the opportunities of a face-to-face meeting.

Authors are expected to submit papers 4-8 pages long formatted accordingly with ECDL 2006 guidelines.


Preliminary programme

LODL 2006 Workshop programme

Friday, 22nd Sept 2006

9:00-9:30 Welcome -- Workshop chairs
9:30-11:2 Session 1

- I. Mayorga et al.: Accessing A Learning Object Repository Through A Semantic  Layer

- M. A. Marzal, J. Calzada et al.: The Construction of a Spanish Educational  Repository:  Advances and Future Directions of the DOTEINE Project - Alvaro

11:20-11:40 Coffee Break
11:40-13:30   Session 2

 R. Figueira & Michael Kaufmann: Disaggregation and reutilization of Sharable  Content Objects

- E. Rodriguez, Miguel-Angel Sicilia & S. Arroyo: Bridging the semantic gap in standards-based  learning object repositories

13:30-15:00 LUNCH
15:00-15:50 Session 3

- Michael C. Harris & James A. Thom: Challenges Facing the Retrieval and Reuse of  Learning Objects

15:50-16:20 Coffee Break

Keynote talk: Dr. Edward Fox (Virginia State University) --by videoconference--

17:30-18:00 Conclusions & Debate



Submission & Technical Requirements

Please submit your paper via e-mail directly to the Workshop Chairs. Email Addresses are listed below.

Demonstrations are strongly encouraged: presenters will preferably bring their own laptops for this purpose.


Important dates


Programme Committee

Rafael Carrasco  -- U.Alicante , SPAIN
Monique Grandbastien   -- LORIA, France
Andreas Harrer  -- U. Duisburg-Essen Germany

Daniele Herin  --  Montpellier II University, France
Carlos D. Kloos -- CECI Dept. MIT, US
Karin Lundgren-Cayrol --  U. du Quebec, Canada



Selected papers will be published in  "Learning Media & Technology" Journal (ISSN: 1743-9884). Papers will follow the journal usual peer review procedures.

Workshop fee &


Workshop fee (Before 10th August) is 95 EUR which includes executive lunch, coffee breaks and conference bag.

Workshop Venue:  Campus of the University of Alicante at San Vicente del Raspeig (7 km outside Alicante). A shuttle service from the city (Hotel Melia and Hotel Spa Porta Maris place) to the conference and back will be arranged for the participants.

Room: To be assigned

See ECDL 2006 Venue information


Workshop chairs

Miguel Rodriguez-Artacho --  UNED University 

UNED  ETSI Informatica
c/ Juan del Rosal, 16
Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 913 987 924 

Erik Duval -- KU Leuven, 

Celestijnenlaan 200 A
B-3001 Leuven
Dept. Computerwetenschappen
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Leuven, Belgium