Special Session


Machine Learning in Education and Training


The Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’08)


December 11-13, 2008, San Diego , California, USA



With the rapid development of Web-based learning, a new set of learning environments including virtual classrooms, virtual laboratories and virtual universities are being developed. These new learning environments, however, also introduce new problems that need to be addressed. On the technical side, there is a need for the deployment of effective technologies on web-based education. On the learning side, the cyber mode of learning is very different from traditional classroom-based learning. Machine Learning provides new challenges and solutions to the education and training in applications. Machine Learning techniques have found widespread applications in education and training. The aim to invite researchers from various fields to discuss their ideas on education technology and training by using machine learning technologies and construct intelligent learning environments.


Topics, but are not limited to

Fuzzy theory and neural net in education

Personalized mobile computing for learning and instruction 

Social computing

Personalized systems

Intelligent agent

CSCL technologies

Content authoring technologies

Knowledge management technologies in education

Knowledge representation and ontologies

E- testing and new test theories

Data mining, text mining, and web mining in education

Web intelligence in education

Human-Web Interaction in education



Papers submitted for this special session should be submitted by June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008, at the regular paper submission website (http://www.cs.csubak.edu/~icmla/icmla08/). Papers should not exceed a maximum of 6 pages (including abstract, body, tables, figures, and references), and should be submitted as a pdf in 2-column IEEE format. Detailed instructions for the authors can be found at the conference website. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, as a hardcopy. All accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceedings.


If you have any questions do not hesitate to direct your questions to the special session organizer Qi Luo, witluo@mail.wit.edu.cn


Important Date

Paper submission due:                   June 15, 2008   July 15, 2008

Notification of acceptance:                September 1, 2008

Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration:     October 1, 2008

The ICMLA Conference:                  December 11-13, 2008


Special Session Chair:

Qi Luo, IEEE SMC TC Chair on Education Technology and Training Chair,


Qihai Zhou, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, China,



Committee members

Fei Yu, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Russia.

Yanwen Wu, Central China Normal University, China

Harrison Hao Yang, State University of New York at Oswego, USA

Jim X. Chen George Mason University, USA.

Tianshu Zhou George Mason University, USA.

Kurt Squire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Weitao Zheng, Wuhan University of Technology, China.

Alfredo Tirado-Ramos, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Bing Wu, Loughborough University, UK.

Toshio Okamoto, University of Electro-Communications, Japan