September 16, 2016 –  Lyon, France
co-located with the
11th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2016)


The WAPLA workshop aims at analyzing with an applied and practical perspective different issues and challenges related to learning analytics. The correct practical application of learning analytics can bring a lot of advantages. Many issues should be considered for a successful application of learning analytics in courses and in the organizations as a whole.

The first edition of the WAPLA workshop took place in Toledo, Spain at EC-TEL 2015. The web page of WAPLA 2015 is available at where several videos of the workshop are available. Due to the success of this event, we would like to propose a second workshop on this topic at this year’s EC-TEL conference.

The topics of the workshop include but are not limited to the following:

  • Experiences of application of learning analytics
  • Combination of existing software tools of learning analytics
  • Deployment of learning analytics in an institution
  • Evaluation results based on learning analytics
  • Application of adaptive learning based on learning analytics
  • Actuator decisions based on learning analytics
  • Design and implementation of useful detectors to infer intelligent information from low level data, e.g. emotion detection, effectiveness, user profiles or user behaviors
  • Application of personalization and adaptive learning based on learning analytics
  • Application of recommenders
  • Ethical issues and data protection
  • Visual analytics
  • Predictive modelling
  • Clustering
  • Relational mining

Important Dates

  • 20 June: Deadline for paper submission
  • 8 July: Notification of acceptance
  • 20 July: Camera ready versions of papers due
  • Workshop: 16 September 2016


  • Full papers. 8-10 pages.
  • Short papers. 2-4 pages.

Submissions must follow LNCS format. The manuscripts will be evaluated by at least two members of the Program Committee. All accepted papers (full and short) will be invited to make an oral presentation in the workshop. Accepted papers will be published in CEUR workshop proceedings ( (pending of confirmation). The manuscripts must be submitted through easy chair:

Workshop Chairs

  • Carlos Delgado Kloos, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Alfred Essa, McGraw-Hill Education, USA
  • Hendrik Drachsler, Open University of the Netherlands
  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Programme Committee

  • Ryan Baker, University of Columbia, USA
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos,Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES
  • Hendrik Drachsler, OUNL, NL
  • Alfred Essa, McGraw-Hill Education, USA
  • Baltasar Fernández-Manjón, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, ES
  • Mariluz Guenaga, Universidad de Deusto, ES
  • Seiji Isotain, University of Sao Paulo, BR
  • Martin Llamas, Universidad de Vigo, ES
  • Julià Minguillón, UOC, ES
  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, ES
  • Abelardo Pardo, University of Sidney, AU
  • Salvador Ros, UNED, ES
  • Teresa Sancho, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya,ES
  • Anne Tervakari, University of Tampere, FI
  • Fridolin Wild, Open University, UK
  • Simon Buckingham-Shum, University of Technology Sydney, AU
  • Rebecca Fergusson, Open University, UK
  • Dragan Gasevic, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Sharon Hsiao, University of Columbia, USA
  • Jelena Jovanovic, U Belgrade, RS
  • Tobias Ley, Tallinn University of Technology, EE
  • Peter van Rossmalen, Open Universiteit, NL
  • Katrien Verbert, KU Leuven, BE
  • Davinia Hernández-Leo, UPF, ES
  • Juan Cruz-Benito, USAL, ES
  • Angel Hernández-García, UPM, ES
  • Kairit Tammets, Tallinn U, EE
  • Mikel Larrañaga Olagaray, UPV, ES