2nd International Workshop on Research 2.0 at EC-TEL 2010

Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Research 2.0

The proceedings of the workshop are now online available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-675/

Please refer to this proceedings as:

Erik Duval, Thomas Daniel Ullmann, Fridolin Wild, Stefanie Lindstaedt & Peter Scott (eds.): Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Re- search 2.0. At the 5th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learn- ing: Sustaining TEL. Barcelona, Spain, September 28, 2010, CEUR-WS.org/Vol- 675, ISSN 1613-0073.

As a follow-up to a successful workshop on the same theme at ECTEL09, we are organizing a workshop on Research2.0 approaches to TEL research at ECTEL10.

Research2.0 is in essence a Web2.0 approach to how we do research. Research2.0 creates conversations between researchers, enables them to discuss their findings and connects them with others. Thus, Research2.0 can accelerate the diffusion of knowledge.

Research 2.0

Research2.0 is in essence a Web2.0 approach to how we do research. Research2.0 creates conversations between researchers, enables them to discuss their findings and connects them with others. Thus, Research2.0 can accelerate the diffusion of knowledge.


As concluded during the workshop, at least four challenges are vital for future research.

The first area is concerned with availability of data. Access to sanitized data and conventions on how to describe publication-related metadata provided from divergent sources are enablers for researchers to develop new views on their publications and their research area. Additional, social media data gain more and more attention. Reaching a widespread agreement about this for the field of technology-enhanced learning would be already a major step, but it is also important to focus on the next steps: what are success-critical added values driving uptake in the research community as a whole?
The second area of challenges is seen in Research 2.0 practices. As technology-enhanced learning is a multidisciplinary field, practices developed in one area could be valuable for others. To extract the essence of successful multidisciplinary Research 2.0 practice though, multidimensional and longitudinal empirical work is needed. It is also an open question, if we should support practice by fostering the usage of existing tools or the development of new tools, which follow Research 2.0 principles. What makes a practice sustainable? What are the driving factors?
The third challenge deals with impact. What are criteria of impact for research results (and other research artefacts) published on the Web? How can this be related to the publishing world appearing in print? Is a link equal to a citation or a download equal to a subscription? Can we develop a Research 2.0 specific position on impact measurement? This includes questions of authority, quality and re-evaluation of quality, and trust.
The tension between openness and privacy spans the fourth challenge. The functionality of mash-ups often relies on the use of third-party services. What happens with the data, if this source is no longer available? What about hidden exchange of data among backend services?


Topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluation of existing Research2.0 tools and infrastructures from a TEL perspective
  • Development of TEL-related use case scenarios for Research2.0 tools and infrastructures
  • Influence of Research2.0 tools and technologies on scientific practices in TEL
  • Formats and protocols for Research2.0 data exchange (linked data, RSS, BuRST, …)
  • Ownership and privacy of research information
  • Practices of the diverse Technology Enhanced Learning disciplines, and how Research2.0 can influence them


9h00-9h30: Welcome, introductions, goal of the workshop, logistics

9h30-9h55: Peter Kraker, Angela Fessl, Patrick Hoefler and Stefanie Lindstaedt. Feeding TEL: Building an Ecosystem Around BuRST to Convey Publication Metadata

9h55-10h20: Gonzalo Parra and Erik Duval. Filling the Gaps to Know More! About a Researcher

10h20-10h50: Coffee

10h50-11h15: Marie Joubert and Rosamund Sutherland. Research 2.0: Drawing on the wisdom of the crowds to develop a research vision

11h15-11h40: Bram Vandeputte and Erik Duval. Research at the table

11h40-12h05: Till Nagel and Erik Duval. Visualizing the origins and connections of institutions based on co-authorship of publications

12h05-13h15: Lunch

13h15-13h40: Jim Hensman, Dimoklis Despotakis, Ajdin Brandic and Vania Dimitrova. Tools to Find Connections Between Researchers – Findings from Preliminary Work with a Prototype as Part of a University Virtual Research Environment

13h40-14h05: Fridolin Wild and Thomas D. Ullmann. The afterlife of ‘living deliverables’: angels or zombies?

14h05-14h35: Coffee

14h35-15h00: Herbert Mühlburger, Martin Ebner and Behnam Taraghi. @twitter Try out #Grabeeter to Export, Archive and Search Your Tweets

15h00-15h25: Nina Heinze, Marie Joubert and Denis Gillet. Connecting Early Career Researchers: Investigating the Needs of Ph.D. Candidates in TEL Working with Web 2.0

15h25-16h25: Towards a Research 2.0 Infrastructure for TEL research

16h25-17h00: Wrap-up, conclusions

Format of the presentation

The presentation should not be longer than 15 minutes. Each presentation follows 10 minutes of discussion. This gives every slot 25 minutes.


Format of the paper
Authors are invited to submit original unpublished work. The following types of contributions are possible:

  • Short papers (3-5 pages) that state the position of the authors on issues relevant to the workshop or work in progress, even when in very early state.
  • Full papers: (8-12 pages) that describe problems, needs, novel approaches and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. In this category, empirical evaluation papers and industrial experience reports are welcome for submission.

The presentation of unfinished ideas, tools under development and especially failures is explicitly encouraged. This includes the presentation and discussion of tools and their real-world usability.

The aim of this group is to:

  • facilitate discussions among participants before and after the conference;
  • post submitted papers for an open peer review;
  • publish information and news about the workshop;
  • collect reactions through social media on the workshop.

First steps:

To get you started see the short notice “First steps for the Research 2.0 workshop” in the “Group page” section at the bottom of this page.

Twitter, Delicous, etc.

The hashtag for this event and for further information sharing is: #res2tel (Research 2.0 for technology-enhanced learning)

As a short URL to this page you can use: http://qone.eu/s2t

Important Dates

The submission deadline for the workshop papers is extended!

  • Paper submission: 04 July 2010
  • Paper acceptance: 18 July 2010
  • Final camera ready: 04 September 2010
  • Workshop date: 28 September 2010

Paper submission and questions
Please submit your paper at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=research20.

Feel free to contact erik.duval@cs.kuleuven.be if you have any questions!

Programme Committee

First Workshop on Research 2.0 for TEL, see the call for papers here: