Presentation

This track hosts the 9th International Workshop on Software Engineering for E-Learning (ISELEAR’18). This workshop is focused on all the Software Engineering aspects of the e-Learning application domain.eLearning systems are technological ecosystems that integrate very heterogeneous components such as Learning Managements Systems (LMS), digital repositories, educational external tools, social tools, etc. Designing these kinds of ecosystems involves different profiles such as teachers, developers or educationalists, and should also take into account the heterogeneity of final users as teachers, students or tutors. This requires studying the different kinds of necessities and interaction that each stakeholder has. For this reason, the design and development of an eLearning system is very complex. In this sense, the complexity and specificity of e-Learning projects require the adaptation of the methodologies of software design and development (agile methodologies, model-driven techniques, domain engineering approaches, web application frameworks, methods and metrics for effort estimation, etc.). Therefore, in order to address these eLearning ecosystem requirements new domain-specific methods, techniques and tools are needed.

Given this context, institutions, companies and educational tool developers have made an important effort to define ad-hoc tools and methodologies specifically conceived for e-learning (production of learning contents by multidisciplinary groups, application of e-learning recommendation and standards, formative assessment approaches, etc.), and standards for different aspects of e-Learning systems. For these reasons, it is possible to consider a new emerging discipline, that of e-Learning Software Engineering, which addresses all the aspects of the systematic conception, design, development and maintenance of e-Learning solutions.

However, Software Engineering topics are treated in a light way in typical eLearning scientific conferences, which generally are focused on pedagogical and user-centered aspects of advanced technologies and educational systems, while aspects like modeling, design, project planning, life-cycle, etc. are barely addressed or treated as collateral matters. The ISELEAR Workshop series are oriented to bridge this gap.

Topics

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Software Requirements Engineering in eLearning. 
  • Software architectures, modeling, specification, design and programming of eLearning systems.
  • Software technologies applied to the development of complex eLearning systems.
  • Management of multidisciplinary teams of instructors, domain experts, and developers in the production and maintenance of e-Learning systems, applications and content.
  • Testing, verification and validation of software in eLearning.
  • Software Quality Assurance in eLearning.
  • Empirical methods in E-Learning Software Engineering.
  • Model-Driven Software Engineering for e-Learning.
  • Domain Analysis and Domain Engineering for e-Learning.
  • Software Language Engineering and e-Learning.
  • Metrics and estimation methods for Engineering Education.
  • Development methods of elearning ecosystems.
  • Evaluation of the usability of applications, systems and platforms, and user satisfaction in Engineering Education.
  • Process models for Engineering Education.
  • Standardization and normalization.
  • Certification of Quality Software.
  • Development of methodologies for Engineering Education.
  • Practical experiences and lessons learned.

Track Scientific Committee

Miguel Ángel Conde (Universidad de León, Spain) – Chair

José Luis Sierra Rodriguez (Complutense University of Madrid , Spain) – Chair

Antonio Sarasa Cabezuelo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain) – Chair

Ángel Velázquez (University of Rey Juan Carlos, Spain)

Antonio Mendes (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

Camino Fernández Llamas (University of León, Spain)

Carina González (University of La Laguna, Spain)

Christos Bouras (University of Patras, Greece)

Cristina Gomes (Polytechnic Institute of Viseu, Portugal)

Francisco José García Peñalvo (University of Salamanca, Spain)

Georgios Kambouralis (University of the Aegean, Greece)

Ivan Lukovic (University of Novi Sad, Serbia)

José Ramón Hilera González (University of Alcalá, Spain)

Juan Manuel Dodero (University of Cadiz, Spain)

Lilia Cheniti (University of Sousse, Tunisia)

Maha Khemaja (University of Sousse, Tunisia)

Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez (University of Vigo, Spain)

Martín Llamas (University of Vigo, Spain)

Miguel Rodríguez Artacho (National Open University, Spain)

Miguel Angel Redondo (University of Castilla-La-Mancha, Spain)

Miguel Angel Sicilia (University of Alcalá, Spain)

Antonio Navarro Martín (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

María Visitación Hurtado Torres (University of Granada, Spain)

Pilar Rodríguez (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain)