Forum .LRN Q&A: OpenACS / .LRN conference in Valencia (Spain)

The next .LRN and OpenACS Autumn Conference will be hosted in Valencia (Spain) by the Valencia University, from Novembre 18th - 21th, 2008. The conference program is not ready, in the next weeks will be sent the agenda of the event.

- Topics:
Systems cluster
Web services
Open Source
eLearning 2.0 platforms
Mobile 2.0 Learning
Collaborative environments
Web 2.0, AJAX
Synchronous Learning
Multimedia Services
Accessible standards
Educational standards support (IMS, QTI, LD, LAMS, SCORM)
Design Usability Interfaces
Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area.

- Organization Committee: Salvador Roca, Agustin Lopez, Dario Roig, Jesus Martinez, Sergio Cubero

- Program Committee: Vicente Cerveron, Barry Pennock, Miguel Frances, Rogelio Montañana, Rafael Pastor, Olga C. Santos, Emmanuelle Raffenne, Gustaf Neumann, Rocael Hernandez, Rafael Calvo. (Attendance to be confirmed)

- Conference program:

- Visit Valencia:

- Conference Sponsors: CISCO, SUN, Conselleria de Educacion, Adobe, Apple, (not confirmed)

This is also a call for abstracts (max 250 words) for posters, demos, talks/presentations, workshops, etc. All abstracts should be sent to


Posted by Don Baccus on
You guys will be setting some deadlnes for submissions soon?

Thanks for hosting our upcoming conference, Valencia University!

Posted by Dario Roig on
Important Dates:

October 1st, 2008: Submissions of proposals for Abstracts, posters, Workshops & Tutorials (2 pages, min 250 words)
October 13rd, 2008: Notification of Acceptance abstracts, workshops, papers and posters.
October 24th, 2008: Versions of papers (6 pages Springer LNCS style)
November 18th, 2008: Pre-Conference Program: Tutorials and BOFs
November 19th - 20th, 2008: Main Conference
November 21st, 2008: Developers Day (Bug-bash)

Thanks Don!

Posted by Brian Fenton on
Great to hear - this might be my first OpenACS meetup (after 9 years working with ACS and OpenACS!).

Should this be posted in the News section?

Hi Dario,

following Brian suggestion for dissemination, why don't you send also a CFP to mailing lists on these topics?


Posted by Malte Sussdorff on
Are the topics going to be focused solemnly on Learning (.LRN) related issues or are you opening this to other OpenACS based solutions and their topics of interest?
Is OpenACS meeting as well, so any OpenACS related solution is good place to be.

The is an airline pilot's strike planned for November 14-17 affecting Air France. Details can be found at Click on the red link at the top of the page ("National Pilots' Strike from November 14th to 17th") for details.

I'll start an informal count of people affected if that will help:

I am one of 2 people who are bringing posters that happen to be booked through Air France on the 16th.