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We are pleased to announce our first LinkedUp Challenge post project end!

Linked Learning Challenge


Following on from the successful LinkedUp Veni, Vidi and Vici competitions we are organising the Linked Learning Competition. In this competition we seek prototypes and demos that use open and linked web data for educational purposes. Submissions should showcase novelty with respect to their techniques, application, or educational purpose. A formal evaluation of your application is not required, but you should provide sufficient evidence to convince the program committee why your submission should win. The Linked Learning competition accepts both ongoing work and prototypes exclusively created for the competition (the latter may be smaller scale and less mature than the former category). We compiled a catalogue of datasets to get you started – see

To enter the competition, submit a 3-page research paper (following the guidelines indicated below) via EasyChair to the competition category of the workshop, in which you briefly introduce your prototype or demo and provide a link to the online demonstration or download. Accepted submissions will be included in the proceedings and presented at the workshop. The winners will be selected by the program committee and workshop organisers, based on the received reviews and presentations during the workshops.


The Linked Learning Competition is part of LILE2015.

The emergence of the Web of Data and its gradual adoption in learning or education-related settings has led to the creation of an embryonic “Web of Educational Data” including institutional data from universities, as
well as Linked Data about publicly available educational resources. However, while the very nature of the Linked Data approach offers promising solutions that can potentially transform education and learning, adoption and take-up is still hindered by issues which are both technical as well interdisciplinary. Building on the success of earlier LILE editions, LILE2015 aims at addressing such challenges by providing a forum for researchers and practitioners who make innovative use of Linked Data for educational purposes. LILE2015 will take place on 19 May in Florence, Italy and be collocated with WWW2015.

The LILE2015 workshop aims to be a highly interactive research forum for exploring the promises of the Web of Linked Data in the broad area of learning by gathering researchers from the areas of the Semantic Web,
Social Web, Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL), and Education. We will welcome high-quality papers about actual trends in (a) how education takes advantage of the Web of Data, especially through Linked Data technologies and (b) how Linked Data principles are being applied in educational contexts. We will seek application-oriented, as well as more theoretical papers and position papers in the following, non-exhaustive
list of topics:

  • Linked data for informal learning and Web-based education
  • Using the Web of Data for personalisation and context-awareness in
  • and LRMI for annotating and exploring educational related
    Web content
  • Light-weight educational metadata schemas
  • Usability and advanced user interfaces in learning environments and
    linked data
  • Exposing learning objects & resources to the Web of Data
  • Semantic & syntactic mappings between educational metadata schemas
  • Controlled vocabularies, ontologies and terminologies for E-Learning
  • Learning flows and designs with Semantic Web technologies
  • Linked data in learning analytics and educational data mining
  • Visual analytics of educational data
  • Linked data in organizational learning and learning organizations
  • Assessment item generation from Linked Data/Web Data
  • Linked data for harmonizing individual learning goals and
    organizational objectives
  • Competency management with linked data
  • Collaborative learning on the Web of Data
  • Linked-data enhanced social learning

We welcome the following types of contributions.

  • Short (up to 3 pages) and full (up to 6 pages) research papers
  • Linked Learning Competition submissions (up to 3 pages)

All submissions must be written in English and must be formatted according to the ACM format. Please submit your contributions electronically in PDF format via the LILE2015 submission system at

Papers will be evaluated according to their significance, originality, technical content, style, clarity, and relevance to the workshop. At least one author of each accepted paper is expected to attend the workshop and register for the conference. The main workshop proceedings will be published through the ACM Digital Library. Furthermore, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a dedicated journal special issue.

Best paper awards for both submission types, research papers and LinkedUp Challenge submissions, will be kindly provided by the workshop sponsors, i.e. the SIG DataTEL.

Important Dates

  • 24 January 2015: Research paper & Linked Learning Challenge submission
  • 22 February 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • 8 March 2015: Camera-ready paper
  • 19 May 2015: Linked Learning 2015 workshop day


  • Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center, Germany)
  • Mathieu d’Aquin (The Open University, UK)
  • Eelco Herder (L3S Research Center, Germany)
  • Dragan Gasevic (Athabasca University, Canada)

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