University of SalamancaUniversity of L'AquilaFree University of Bozen-BolzanoUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulTechnical University of Madrid

Call for papers


Education is the cornerstone of any society and it is the basis of most of the values and characteristics of that society. Knowledge societies offer significant opportunities for new techniques and applications, especially in the fields of education and learning. Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) provides knowledge processing technologies to support learning activities in knowledge societies. The role of intelligent systems, rooted in artificial intelligence, has become increasingly relevant to shape TEL for knowledge societies. 

The MIS4TEL conference will build on the experience matured within a series of evidence based TEL workshops: ebTELebuTEL & iTEL. This 4th edition expands the topics of the evidence based TEL workshop series in order to provide an open forum for discussing intelligent systems for TEL and empirical methodologies for their design or evaluation. It intends to bring together researchers and developers from industry and the academic world to report on the latest scientific research, technical advances and methodologies.

MIS4TEL 2014 will be held in Salamanca (Spain) on June 4th-6th, 2014, in parallel with the PAAMS'14 International Conference.


Suitable topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Intelligent TEL systems
    • Agent-based TEL systems
    • Multi-agent simulation educational environments
    • Multiagent based Intelligent Collaborative Learning
    • Cognitive, emotion and personality modeling within intelligent TEL systems
    • Intelligent personalisation and recommendation in TEL systems
    • Knowledge representation, reasoning and management for TEL
    • Constraint-based reasoning for TEL
    • Semantic web for TEL
    • Natural language processing and generation for TEL
    • Information retrieval for TEL
    • AI-based games and game-based learning for TEL
    • Blending AI technologies and tools for TEL
    • Blending AI and human machine interaction for TEL
    • Blending AI and evidence-based medicine for TEL
  • Empirical design and evaluation methodologies for TEL
    • Methodologies for personalisation, user modelling and adaptation in TEL
    • Methodologies for recommendations in TEL
    • Methodologies for fostering learner motivations and engagements
    • Methodologies for the design of accessible and usable TEL systems
    • Methodologies for the evaluation of TEL systems
    • Methodologies for gamified or game-based learning
    • Methodologies for informal learning
    • Methodologies for fostering learning in small, medium and large companies
    • Methodologies for fostering learning of special need learners
    • Methodologies for learning beyond knowledge transfer
  • Technology enhanced learning environments
    • Gamified or game-based TEL environments
    • 3D virtual worlds for TEL
    • Mobile TEL environments
    • Social TEL environments
    • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) for TEL
    • Web 2.0 and social environments for TEL
    • Sensor networks for TEL
    • Self-regulated TEL environments
    • Sharing and interoperability between TEL environments

Submission Details

We invite the submission of papers (max. 8 pages in Springer format) reporting original research, not previously published, relevant to the MIS4TEL themes. In order to submit your contribution you can use Easychair:

All submissions will be carefully reviewed by an international program committee. All submitted papers will undergo a thorough review process: each paper will be refereed by at least two experts in the field based on relevance, originality, significance, quality and clarity.

The proceedings of the previous editions of ebuTEL are available via Springer at:

Special Issue:


Authors of selected papers from PAAMS 2014 and its collocated events (including mis4TEL) will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to a special issue published in Neurocomputing (JCR Impact Factor: 1.634).
The contributions of mis4TEL can be invited to this special issue if they are related with the journal's topic (neural networks and learning systems).

Presentation and Publication

All the accepted papers will be presented during the conference and published by Springer in the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing series. At least one of the authors will be required to register for the MIS4TEL in order to present the paper and have it included in the proceedings. MIS4TEL also foresees keynote presentations by experts in the TEL area.

Steering Committee

  • Fernando De la Prieta - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Tania Di Mascio - University of l'Aquila (Italy)
  • Rosella Gennari - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
  • Daniel Manrique - Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Rosa Vicari - University Fedaral do Rio Grande Do Sul (Brazil)
  • Pierpaolo Vittorini - University of l'Aquila (Italy)

Program Committee (Tentative)

  • Pekka Abrahamsson – Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
  • Silvana Aciar - Instituto de Informática, Universidad Nacional de San Juan (Argentina)
  • Barbara Arfé – University of Padova (Italy)
  • Yaxin Bi - University of Ulster (UK)
  • Amparo Casado - Pontifial University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Vincenza Cofini – University of L'Aquila (Italy)
  • Juan M. Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Néstor Darío Duque M - Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Colombia)
  • Juan Francisco De Paz - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Dina Di Giacomo - University of l'Aquila (Italy)
  • Gabriella Dodero - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
  • Peter Dolog - Aalborg University (Denmark)
  • Richard Duro - Universidade da Coruna (Spain)
  • Ana Belén Gil - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Carlo Giovannella – University of Roma, Tor Vergata (Italy)
  • Amparo Jiménez - Pontifical University of Salamanca(Spain)
  • Jon Mikel - Lund University (Sweden)
  • Ivana Marenzi - L3S, Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
  • Marc Marschark - Rochester Institute of Technology (USA)
  • António Mendes - University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Stefano Necozione - University of l'Aquila (Italy)
  • Wolfgang Nejdl - L3S, Leibniz University of Hannover (Germany)
  • Werner Nutt - Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy)
  • Margherita Pasini - University of Verona (Italy)
  • Carlos Pereira - ISEC (Portugal)
  • Elvira Popescu - University of Craiova (Romania)
  • Eliseo Reategui - UFRGS (Brazil)
  • Sara Rodríguez - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Eliseo Reategui - UFRGS (Brazil)
  • Maria Grazia Sindoni - University of Messina (Italy)
  • Marcus Specht - Open University of the Netherlands (Netherlands)
  • Laura Tarantino - University of l'Aquila (Italy)
  • Sara Tonelli - FBK-irst (Italy)
  • Fridolin Wild - Open University of the UK (UK)
  • Carolina Zato - University of Salamanca (Spain)

Organizing committee

  • Juan M. Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Javier Bajo - Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Juan F. De Paz - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Sara Rodríguez - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Fernando de la Prieta Pintado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Davinia Carolina Zato Domínguez - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Gabriel Villarrubia González - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Antonio Juan Sánchez Martín - University of Salamanca (Spain)


mis4TEL will take place in the city of Salamanca (Spain) at Congress Hall. Salamanca is the university city by excellence, known in the whole world for this and for its artistic richness: cathedrals, palaces and churches of artistic styles such as Romanesque, Gothic, Plateresque and Baroque.

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 20th January, 2014 -> 27th January, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 23rd February, 2014
  • Final version submission: 10th March, 2014
  • Conference: 4th-6th June, 2014


Tania Di Mascio
Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, University of L'Aquila

Fernando De la Prieta
Department of Computers Science and Automation Control, Faculty of Science, University of Salamanca