The First International Workshop on

Collaborative Learning Applications of Grid Technology

CLAG 2004

To be held in conjunction with the

IEEE International Symposium on Cluster Computing and the Grid (CCGrid 2004)

 April 19 - 22, 2004, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Scope || Program || Committee || Submission (Closed)


Short Description of the Field:

Grid technology was originally conceived to provide support for applications belonging to scientific domains. However, the grid is currently embarked on a maturation process derived from the definition of the Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA) which could allow the expansion of grid technology within new domains such as business and education. On the other hand, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) is one of the major research fields in technology-enabled education that focuses on the use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a mediational tool within collaborative methods of learning (e.g. peer learning and tutoring, reciprocal teaching, project or problem-based learning, simulations, games). In this workshop we would like to explore the use of the grid for education in general and collaborative learning in particular.


Grid technology may enable new applications for education and collaborative learning derived from the new possibilities offered by the grid. These include access to remote laboratories and educational resources, 3D virtual environments or collaboration and knowledge sharing among students in different organizations. This way, learning methodologies such as learning by doing, learning by discussion or learning by examples could be applied to new learning scenarios. This could provide significant benefits for education at different levels: K-12, high school, university, skill training and learning for life. The workshop goal is to bring together researchers in grid, education and collaborative learning to present their latest work integrating these fields. Particularly, a desired outcome of this workshop will be the identification of research issues aiming at making the grid an effective platform for education and collaborative learning applications.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


Tuesday, April 20:

10:30-12:30 Session 1

Workshop introduction: Why Collaborative Learning + Grid? (Presentation)

O. Ardaiz, M. Bote


Adaptive QoS for Collaborative Service-Oriented Learning Environments, (Presentation)

C Allison, M Bateman, R Nicoll, A Ruddle


GRIDCOLE: A Grid Collaborative Learning Environment (Presentation)

ML Bote-Lorenzo, LM Vaquero-Gonzalez, G Vega-Gorgojo, JI Asensio-Perez, E Gomez-Sanchez, YA Dimitriadis


On Distributed Systems and CSCL (Presentation)

L Navarro, JM Marques, F Freitag


ULabGrid Framework for Computationally Intensive Remote and Collaborative Learning Laboratories (Presentation)

O Ardaiz, L Diaz de Cerio, A Gallardo, R Messeguer, K Sanjeevan


14:00-15:30 Session 2

Towards a Generic Platform for Developing CSCL Applications Using Grid Infrastructure (Presentation)

S Caballe, F Xhafa, T Daradoumis, JM Marques


A Workflow-Based Architecture for e-Learning in the Grid  (Presentation)

LAM Pereira, RN Melo, FAM Porto, B Schulze


Agent Mediated Grid Services in eLearning (Presentation)

 Z Shen, C Miao, A Goh, R Gay


Paper Submissions:

CLAG 2004 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work. CLAG 2004 also encourages the submission of outstanding "work-in-progress" papers. Authors are invited to submit papers of not more than 8 pages of double column text using single spaced 10 point size type on 8.5 x 11 inch pages, as per IEEE 8.5 x 11 manuscript guidelines, see Authors should submit a PostScript (level 2) or PDF file that will print on a PostScript printer. Electronic submission by email is strongly encouraged. Hard copies should be sent only if electronic submission is not possible. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper. Please email your papers to, which is the preferred method for submission. Put "CLAG 2004 submission" in the subject of the email.


All papers selected for this workshop are peer-reviewed and will be published as a part of the CCGrid 2004 Proceedings. It is expected that the proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society Press, USA.

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