Call for Papers: CROSSMMLA @ LAK 2023 Workshop: Leveraging Multimodal Data for Generating Meaningful Feedback

To be held face-to-face on March 13, 2023, in Arlington, Texas, United States, in conjunction with the LAK 2023 conference.

The CROSSMMLA workshop series has focused on collecting and analysing multimodal data across the physical and virtual spaces for understanding and optimising learning processes. 

In this year’s CROSSMMLA workshop,  we invite all submissions focusing on multimodal learning analytics, with a particular interest in approaches to “closing the feedback loop” by leveraging multimodal data for generating meaningful feedback. The workshop will be conducted as a synchronous face-to-face one-day workshop on March 13, 2023, in Arlington, Texas, United States. The workshop will serve as a forum to exchange ideas on how we, as a community, can use our knowledge and experiences from CROSSMMLA to design new tools to analyse evidence from multimodal and multichannel data. 

Workshop topics

In this Call for Proposals, we invite submissions for position papers and demonstrations for discussion during the workshop. 

The submissions for the position papers are focused more directly on the theme of this year’s: “closing the loop in multimodal learning analytics”. A particular focus will be on how MMLA can contribute to research and practice to support learning along with these themes:

  • Logistical: organisation and planning of multimodal data collection, implementations of MMLA in real-world settings, fidelity issues, and real-world evaluations; 
  • Methodological: methods, analyses, technical improvements, data cleaning; 
  • Pedagogical: integrating our tools in existing educational settings, evaluating their impact on learning gains, and adoption by instructors and students;
  • Ethical: related to the moral principles and aspects of the MMLA work, fairness, inclusion, transparency, accountability, surveillance, performance orientation etc.

The submissions for the demonstration may include one or more of the following topics:

  • Sensor data gathering setups and prototypes, data analysis and annotation methods and tools 
  • Learning activities and pedagogical designs that could benefit significantly from CROSSMMLA techniques
  • Examples of CROSSMMLA research designs or case studies.

Please check the workshop website for more information about topics and expected contributions:

Submission guidelines

  • Accepted papers will be presented and included in the workshop proceedings. We invite submissions between 5 pages, including references. 
  • Submissions should follow the CEUR-ART style. We invite the authors to use either the LaTeX template (on OverLeaf) or the DOCX template. On the website, you can find more information concerning the submission guidelines. 
  • Submissions should be properly blinded from authors’ identities and affiliations.
  • Submissions should be uploaded in PDF format through the EasyChair system:
  • Each of the submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two members of the Workshop Program Committee. 
  • The submissions will be grouped into themes.

Important dates

  • 16 Dec 2022: Deadline for submission of papers to individual workshops that issue calls
  • 13 Jan 2023: Notification of acceptance for posters/demos and papers submitted to individual workshops
  • The paper notification will be sent out before January 14, 2023, for participants to plan accordingly and to have the opportunity to register by the Early Bird deadline.

Workshop organisers

  • Daniele Di Mitri, DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Germany
  • Namrata Srivastava, Monash University, Australia
  • Roberto Martinez-Maldonado, Monash University, Australia
  • Mutlu Cukurova, University College London, United Kingdom
  • Daniel Spikol, Copenhagen University, Denmark

We look forward to your contributions to the CROSSMMLA workshop!