EACP'08: International Workshop for Communities of Practice - Call For Papers

The EACP’08 workshop ("Environnements d'Apprentissage pour les Communautés de Pratique") will take place on 18-20 November 2008 at the Aboubekr Belkaid University, Tlemcen, Algeria. The workshop is organized under the European project PALETTE (Pedagogically sustained Adaptive Learning Through the exploitation of Tacit and Explicit knowledge) which aims at facilitating and augmenting individual and organizational learning in Communities of Practice.

The Aboubekr Belkaid University is a partner of PALETTE project and has a major role in the dissemination activities of the project throughout the South Mediterranean countries’ Communities of Practice.

Launched in the 90’s, personal learning environments have known a spectacular development with the fast evolution of information and communication technologies. According to Christine Vanoirbeek, PALETTE Scientific Coordinator, EPFL, “The management of shared and personalized space which allows incremental collection of resources, social networks’ development and peer discussion, clearly contributes to knowledge acquisition and information sharing. Communities of Practice represent an environment in which individuals, experts and novices, learn together to improve and develop their professional practices.”

Two categories of submissions are solicited: research papers and posters, with respective deadlines of 10 October and 21 October 2008. All proposals should be submitted through easychair.org. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive login information.

Research Paper submission: Extended deadline 10th October 2008
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Expected proposals should give multidisciplinary added value to the learning environment for communities of practice. They will address together technological, educational and sociological aspects. The language of the workshop will be French; however, presentations in English are also accepted.

Scientific coordination of PALETTE is headed by EPFL and University of Fribourg while the management of the project is ensured by ERCIM, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics.

For more information: http://palette.ercim.eu and http://eacp08.univ-tlemcen.dz/

Contacts:
Azeddine Chikh             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Christine Vanoirbeek      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.