Dr. Yannis Dimitriadis
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Teachers as designers and orchestrators of technology-enhanced collaborative learning: Challenges and solutions

Design and orchestration of technology-enhanced collaborative learning can be very challenging for teachers or even instructional designers. This keynote presentation deals with design for effective and efficient collaborative learning, and how teachers as designers and orchestrators may be supported in complex ecosystems. We present the main challenges and solutions regarding conceptual and technological tools which may be developed, building on, and adapting to existing design knowledge. The talk will provide an overview of patterns, approaches, tools, and systems that should respect teachers’ agency while taking advantage of complex computational approaches, typically based on artificial intelligence. We pay special attention to recent research on how learning analytics solutions may be designed and implemented using human-centered approaches, and how socially shared regulated learning may be better supported. Several illustrating examples will be shown drawing on the literature and the research work of the presented during the last 25 years. Some prominent pending issues will be posed that may guide future research in supporting teachers as designers and orchestrators.

Dr. Yannis Dimitriadis is Full Professor of Telematics Engineering and ex Dean of the Doctoral School, University of Valladolid, Spain. He is also the coordinator of the GSIC/EMIC research group, an inter-disciplinary group, integrating over 20 researchers and practitioners from the field of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) and Pedagogy. His recent research work has focused on human-centered approaches for technology-enhanced learning (TEL), learning analytics and smart learning environments, alignment of learning design and learning analytics, design patterns, conceptual and technological support to the orchestration of computer-supported collaborative learning processes, active pedagogies at scale, and across-spaces (Web, 3D worlds and augmented reality) learning. He has participated in more than 50 competitive research projects on TEL, co-authored more than 80 journal papers and 200 conference papers, and organized several workshops and symposia, such as LAK 2021 and LAK 2022 workshops on Human-Centered Learning Analytics, ECTEL 2019 workshop on Hybrid Learning Spaces, CSCL 2015 invited symposium on computer science challenges in CSCL, or ICLS 2012 workshop on classroom orchestration. Dr. Dimitriadis is a senior member of IEEE, and member of ISLS and Solar, and spent his most recent sabbatical year (2017-2018) at Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, and EPFL.

Dr. Weiming Shen
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25 Years of CSCWD: Review and Perspective

Industries and societies require new technologies to address increasingly complex design issues for products, structures, buildings, systems, processes, and services while meeting the high expectation of customers. Computer Supported Collaborative Work in Design (CSCWD) emerged in response to this requirement. With the rapid advancement of Internet and Web based technologies, CSCWD has been a very active R&D area in the past two and half decades. Recent developments of Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, Blockchains, and Digital Twin technologies have brought new opportunities for CSCWD. This talk will presents a brief review of the 25-year history of CSCWD and discusses future research opportunities and challenges.

Dr. Weiming Shen is a Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China. Prior to joining HUST, he worked for 20 years at National Research Council Canada as Research Officer, Senior Research Officer, and Principal Research Officer. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). He is an internationally-recognized expert on Agent-Based Collaborative Technologies and Applications. He has published several books and over 500 papers in scientific journals and international conferences in the related areas. His work has been cited over 17,000 times with an h-index of 63. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing, an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of over ten international journals (including IEEE Transaction on SMC: Systems; IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering; IEEE SMC Magazine) and served as guest editor for several other international journals. He is the Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, has been Program Committee Co-Chair or General Chair of the CSCWD conferences since 2001, and served as General Chair/Co-Chair or Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for over 30 international conferences.