CESA2008: International Workshop on Collaborative e-Learning Systems and Applications


(In conjunction with CISIS'2008:


March 4-7, 2008

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain



*Workshop Chairs


Thanasis Daradoumis, Joan Manuel Marquès, Santi Caballé

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

{adaradoumis, jmarquesp, scaballe} 



The Kaleidoscope Learning Grid SIG (, the European FP6-IST-EU project grid4all ( and the MosaicLearning project (




Collaborative learning systems have caused a drastic change in the way people focus work and learning, especially at a distance. An influencing issue concerns the analysis of both the systems performance and group interactions. The latter constitutes an important factor for group monitoring, support and performance. To support and enhance collaboration and learning, P2P and grid middleware and applications have opened new interesting possibilities. One the one hand, P2P allows collaborators to share their own resources; on the other hand, grid facilitates the access to remote learning services and resources not affordable locally as well as the increase of the participants’ capacity to carry out specific tasks. Special emphasis is given to systems and applications that focus on participants that provide their own resources for the achievement of their goals.


This workshop aims at providing a forum for academic researchers, professionals and practitioners to exchange their experiences and their ideas about problems and solutions related to the design, development and use of groupware learning systems and applications. Researchers can report their ideas, models, designs and experiences on the proposed topics.





The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:




Leandro Navarro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Miguel Bote, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

Simos Retalis, University of Piraeus, Greece

Josep Jorba, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Pedro García, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia, Spain

Giorgos Tsekouras, University of Aegean, Mytilini, Greece

Pilar Herrero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Nicola Capuano, Centro di Ricerca in Matematica Pura ed Applicata, Salerno, Italy

Àngel Juan Pérez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Xavier Vilasojana, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Oscar Ardaiz, Pamplona, Universidad Pública de Navarra, Spain

Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck University of London, United Kingdom

Abelardo Pardo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Daniel Lazaro, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Catalonia, Spain

Ruby Krishnaswamy. France Telecom. France



Regular Papers, Oral Presentations and Posters.


* Instructions to Authors

The manuscripts should closely reflect the final paper as it will appear in the Proceedings, which will be maximum 6 pages in IEEE double column format. Please format your paper, as described in the IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines where you can find instructions (Word,   PDF,   Postscript).


See details at main conference website




All accepted papers (presented orally or as a poster) with paid registration will be included in the Proceedings of CISIS'08. CESA 2008 papers will be published by IEEE Computer Society.

After the conference, authors of best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for possible inclusion in special issues of a selection of international journals.


Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.




The submission site for CESA-2008 paper will be available on the first week of October-2007.


The format of the initial submissions can be PDF. The file of the final accepted papers should be in either Word or Latex.





Submission Deadline: October, 25th 2007 November, 25th 2007

Author Notification: December, 10 2007

Author Registration: December, 20 2007

Proceedings Version: January, 2nd 2008


*For further inquiries please contact:


Workshop Chairs


Thanasis Daradoumis, Joan Manuel Marquès, Santi Caballé

Open University of Catalonia

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

{adaradoumis, jmarquesp, scaballe}