Welcome to WWW2016 Workshop on Web Science and Technology for Education

WWW2016 Workshop on Web Science and Technology for Education

A workshop of WWW 2016 (The 25th International World Wide Web Conference)

WebED 2016 Chairs’ Welcome

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the ACM WWW2016 Workshop on Web Science and Technology for Education (WebED2016), co-located with the 2016 International WWW Conference.  This workshop series began as The Workshop on Web-based Education Technologies (WebET) at WWW2014 in Seoul, Korea. However, this year’s workshop has expanded its scope to explore the influence the growing field of Web Science. By doing so it is our goal to bring together educational technologists, Web researchers, and members of social science communities seeking to investigate the impact of Web technology on teaching and learning. The mission of the workshop is for attendees to share novel solutions that fulfill the needs of heterogeneous applications and environments and identify new directions for future research and development. It is also our hope that WebED2016 attendees might identify others with similar interests possibly leading to new collaborations and joint efforts.

We encourage workshop attendees to attend the keynote speaker presentation, the submitted paper presentations, and the expert panel discussion.

  • Keynote: “Technology for Education, A Web Science Perspective,” Dame Wendy Hall, University of Southampton,
  • Panel: “Evaluating Educational Software in the Web Era,” Jutta Treviranus (Ontario College of Art and Design University), Jean-Philippe Bradette (Ellicom), Irwin King (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Beverly Woolf (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and Irina Muhina (iecarus, moderator)

Putting together WebED2016 was a team effort. We first thank the authors for providing the content of the program. We are grateful to the program committee for reviewing papers and providing feedback to the authors. Finally, we thank the hosting organization, WWW2016, and its organization team.

We hope that you will find this program interesting and thought provoking and that the workshop will provide you with a valuable opportunity to share ideas with other researchers and practitioners from institutions around the world.


Jacqueline Bourdeau
WebED2016 Co-Chair


Bebo White

WebED2016 Co-Chair
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

Irwin King
WebED2016 Co-Chair
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

WebED 2016 Organization

General Co-Chairs: Jacqueline Bourdeau, Irwin King, Bebo White

International Program Committee: Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Anadolu University, Turkey

Ig Ibert Bittencourt, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

Erik Cambria, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Ken Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University, Taiwan

Chih-Hung Chang, Hsiuping University of Science & Technology, Taiwan

Catherine Faron-Zucker, INRIA & Université de Nice, France

Jakab Frantisek, Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia

Serge Garlatti, Telecom Bretagne, France

Horace Ip, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Seiji Isotani, Sao Paulo University, Brazil

Jelena Jovanovic, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Zuzana Kubincová, Comenius University, Slovakia

Kam Cheong Li, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Marcelo Fabián Maina, Univesitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

Roger Nkambou, UQAM, Canada

Riichiro Mizoguchi, Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece

Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, Australia

Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Barbara Wasson-Lillehaug, Bergen University, Norway

Masanori Yamada, Kyushu University, Japan

Raymond Yuen, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong