Learning Analytics Summer Institute Spain 2020
(LASI Spain 20)
Valladolid, June 15-16 2020

CoVid-19 Official Statement

To authors and potential participants in LASI Spain 2020: 

SNOLA, as organizer of LASI Spain 2020 is aware of the current situation of uncertainty derived from the CoVid-19 outbreak regarding the actual celebration of the event as it is planned. In order to facilitate your plans regarding this event, we communicate these decisions: 

  • We have adapted the deadline for paper submissions (all tracks) to April, 26th May, 3rd, 23:59h CET. 
  • We will hold an event, and the authors will have the opportunity to present their work to the community. We are constantly monitoring the situation, and while we maintain at this moment the planned face-to-face format, we are ready to change it to an on-line event if the circumstances do not allow us to celebrate the face-to-face event. 
  • In case of a decision to move to a hybrid format or a fully on-line event, we will communicate the decision with enough time so that all authors will be able to adapt to the final format.
  • Accepted papers will be published in CEUR, which has opened the possibility to include virtual events, as an extraordinary measure derived from the CoVid-19 outbreak. 

We encourage all interested researchers and practitioners to maintain their plans and send their contributions to LASI Spain 2020. Regardless the final format it takes, it will be a great opportunity for scientific interchange and will help flourish the LA community in our local context.

Learning Analytics: Time for adoption?
Learning Analytics has been called to improve learning practice by transforming the ways we develop and carry out learning and teaching activities and processes. The Horizon Report 2019 considers Learning Analytics a technology ready for short-term adoption, a signal of the maturity this area has reached in a relatively short period of time. However, many challenges still remain to reach all the potential benefits attributed to this field, and there exist open debates regarding the evolution of learning analytics and its consequences on learning and on the educational system overall.
The ninth edition of the Learning Analytics Summer Institute Spain 2020 (LASI Spain 2020) (http://lasi20.snola.es), organized by the Universidad de Valladolid and SNOLA (Spanish Network of Learning Analytics) (http://snola.es), is part of the global LASI network (https://www.solaresearch.org/events/lasi/), conceived as a platform to catalyze educators, technologists, researchers, enterprise and policymakers around shaping the next generation of learning infrastructures to truly serve the needs now facing the education sector.
The Call for Papers of LASI Spain 2020 invites researchers across the globe to submit original research and work in progress that further contributes to advances in the field.
LASI Spain 2020 welcomes both quantitative and qualitative work related to the topics of interest within the broad theme of adoption of learning analytics, and aims to cross interdisciplinary boundaries that help expanding our understanding of current and future trends in learning analytics.

LASI Spain 2020 aims to address state-of-the-art advances in learning analytics, and to gather multidisciplinary but complementary approaches from different fields, such as Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Education, Sociology and Psychology.
This Call for Papers is open for submissions covering the following topics:
●      Learning analytics oriented to assessment of competences.
●      Learning analytics and self-regulated learning.
●      Adaptive learning.
●      Theoretical advances in learning analytics.
●      Ethical and privacy issues of learning analytics.
●      Institutional adoption of learning analytics.
●      Technological developments and learning analytics: interoperable systems.
●      Multimodal learning analytics.
●      Physical spaces, virtual environments and virtual worlds.
●      Discourse and sentiment analytics.
●      Social learning analytics.
●      Data transformation processes for learning analytics.
●      Connection of learning analytics with learning design.
Learning analytics in personal learning environments (PLEs)
●     Learning analytics in Smart Learning Environments (SLEs)

Research papers
●      26 April 2020 3 May 2020 – Papers submitted
●      25 May 2020 – Acceptance notification
●      31 May 2020 – Camera ready papers


Workshop Proposals
●       26 April 2020 3 May 2020 – Submission of workshop proposal (see webpage)
●      25 May 2020 – Workshops notification
●      1 June 2020 – Workshops sites launched
●      14-15 June 2020 – Workshops at LASI Spain 2020

Doctoral Consortium (More information)
●       26 April 2020 3 May 2020 – PhD candidate application deadline
●      25 May 2020 – Doctoral Consortium acceptance notification
●       1 June 2020 – Doctoral Consortium reviews
●      14 June 2020 – Doctoral Consortium at LASI Spain 2020

Submission Formats
Research papers, doctoral consortium submissions and workshop proposals will be handled through EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lasi2020). Apart from the Doctoral Consortium submissions, all papers will be reviewed through a double blind review process, i.e., the papers should not include any information about the authors and should be in English.

Workshop/tutorial proposals can be delivered through the form available at https://snola.es/2020/03/09/lasi-spain-2020-workshop-proposals/)

Submissions must strictly follow Springer Conference Proceedings guidelines for contributions (https://www.springer.com/gp/authors-editors/conference-proceedings/conference-proceedings-guidelines).
Accepted research papers will be published the Conference Proceedings, via CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS).
●      Long Papers: 12-15 pages, published in CEUR Conference Proceedings
●      Short Papers: max. 6-8 pages, published in CEUR Conference Proceedings
●      Doctoral Consortium: 6 pages, specific track, not published in Proceedings
●      Workshop proposals: 4 pages, online form, not published in Proceedings

More information
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