Workshops and Tutorials
Workshops and Tutorials Chairs
- Hiroaki Ogata, Kyoto University
- Laura Allen, Mississippi State University
Workshops provide an efficient forum for community building, sharing of perspectives, and idea generation for specific and emerging research topics or viewpoints. Tutorials aim to educate stakeholders on a specific learning analytics topic or stakeholder perspective. Proposals should be explicit regarding the kind of activity participants should expect, for example from interactive/generative participatory sessions, to mini-track/symposia sessions. The Chairs will seek to balance proposals from across the continuum.
Please note that up to three workshop/tutorial organisers may attend their own workshop without charge, however all attending organisers must register (for catering purposes, etc.).
Proposals should be a maximum of four pages using the Companion Proceedings Template and should include the following information in order to enable reviewers to judge the importance, quality, and benefits for the LAK community.
- Workshop/tutorial title
- Workshop/tutorial background – indicating the motivation for the workshop/tutorial topic. Why is this topic of particular interest for LAK 2019? What is its contribution to the research field? If a similar relevant workshop or tutorial has been organised at past learning analytics-oriented conferences then you should describe how your proposal builds upon these past events.
- Organisational details of proposed event:
- Type of event (workshop or tutorial)
- Proposed schedule and duration (half-day or full-day)
- Type of participation: e.g., ‘by application’ (i.e., only persons with a paper submission may attend), ‘open’ workshop (i.e., any interested delegate may register to attend), or ‘mixed participation’
- The workshop/tutorial activities that participants should expect: e.g., symposia elements, birds of a feather, group-based demos, discussion groups, presentations, poster sessions, etc.
- Expected participant numbers and planned dissemination activities to recruit attendants
- Required equipment for the workshop/tutorial
- Workshop/tutorial objectives or intended outcomes – What are the objectives that the workshop or tutorial aims to achieve? How will these outcomes be disseminated? (e.g. #hashtag of the event, mailing lists, etc.)
For workshops with a submission/application process, we suggest that workshop chairs follow this timeline:
- 29 October 2018 – Workshop calls for participation announced
- 10 December 2018 – Workshop papers submission deadline
- 4 January 2019 – Notifications sent out (prior to early-bird registration deadline of 8 January 2019)
- 5 February 2019 – Final version of paper due for Companion Proceedings
Workshop and Tutorial selection will be handled competitively; proposals will be ranked according to six criteria:
- Overall relevance to LAK
- Relevance to the theme of LAK 2019
- Overall quality, including potential value for attendees
- Extent of interaction
- Comprehensiveness of planning
- Workshop/tutorial organisers are encouraged to propose innovative and interactive formats, which will be given priority in the selection process. The proposals will be reviewed and evaluated in a double-blind fashion. In case of overlapping proposals, the workshop/tutorial Chairs may propose to merge two workshops or tutorials into a single one.
Workshop/tutorial descriptions and website links will be collated on the main LAK19 website.
Four-page workshop and tutorial descriptions will be published in the Companion proceedings. Additionally, workshop organisers may choose to publish papers presented in their workshop in the Companion Proceedings, using the Companion Proceedings Template.
In addition to this publication in the Companion Proceedings, workshop/tutorials are encouraged to produce open access documents or notes synthesising key outcomes and agreed follow-on activities – these could be produced during the workshop.