Special Session on


Machine Learning in Education and Training


13-15 Dec. 2009, Miami, Florida, 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 techniques provide new challenges and solutions to problems in education and training and have found widespread applications in these domains. The aim of this special session is to invite researchers from various fields to discuss their approaches on education technology and training by using machine learning technologies and constructing intelligent learning environments.


Topics, but are not limited to

Fuzzy theory and neural net in education applications

Personalized mobile computing for learning and instruction 

Social computing in education applications

Personalized systems in education applications

Intelligent agent in education applications

CSCL technologies in education applications

Content authoring technologies

Knowledge management technologies in education applications

Knowledge representation and ontologies in education applications

E- testing and new test theories

Data mining, text mining, and web mining in education applications

Web intelligence in education applications

Human-Web Interaction in education applications



Paper Submission Deadline: August 1, 2009

Notification of acceptance: September 7, 2009

Camera-ready papers & Pre-registration: October 1, 2009

The ICMLA Conference: December 13-15, 2009




The special session will be held as a part of the ICMLA’09 conference. The authors would submit papers through the main conference submission website. Papers must correspond to the requirements detailed in the instructions to authors. Accepted papers must be presented by one of the authors to be published in the conference proceeding. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to direct your questions to witluo@ieee.org


All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Detailed instructions for submitting the papers are provided on the conference home page at




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


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