Last week saw the 6th edition of the LILE workshop focused on learning & education with the Web of data and strongly related to AFEL research. Following  previous editions, LILE2016 was collocated with the 25th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2016) in Montreal, Canada. The interactive nature of the event was underlined by engaging talks and keynotes, the latter held by Michel Desmarais and Cristina Conati, covering topics such as the analysis of learner traces, the extraction of structured data and concept maps from user data and learning resources or the use of Web markup for learning resources on the Web.

#LILE2016 also featured a best paper award, kindly sponsored by AFEL team member The decision was made by a panel of experts
consisting of LILE2016 keynote speakers Cristina Conati and Michel Desmarais. Based on paper quality, review scores and the presentations,
the panel decided on a split best paper award jointly shared among the following two submissions:

  • Prerequisite Concept Maps Extraction for Automatic Assessment.
    Shuting Wang (Pennsylvania State University), Lei Liu (HP Labs)
  • Towards embedded markup of Learning Resources on the Web: a quantitative analysis of the use of LRMI properties.
    Davide Taibi(Italian National Research Council), Stefan Dietze (L3S Research Center)

As one of the workshop organisers has been among the co-authors of one of the selected submissions, the authors will donate the respective
share of the award to a charity, namely the education program of the “UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe” which is part of the Educate A Child initiative.

We’d like to thank all speakers, authors and participants for helping to make LILE2016 a fantastic workshop and are looking forward to an
inspiring LILE2017, most likely collocated with WWW2017 in Perth, Australia.



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