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The focus of 'Mirror' is the creation of an easily used set of applications ('Mirror' apps), that enable employees to learn lessons from their own and others experiences to perform better in the future. The project facilitates learning 'on the job', at the workplace, through collaboration and reflection technologies.

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Are you working on the role of affective aspects in TEL? or Are you doing research on motivation in TEL?

Then this is your workshop! The Fourth Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects in Technology Enhanced Learning (MATEL) will be organized at the EC-TEL 2013 in Paphos.

We are looking forward to your submissions! Here you can find more details about the workshop:


Call for Participation - MATEL Workshop 2013


Fourth Workshop on Motivational and Affective Aspects in Technology Enhanced Learning (MATEL)


September 17-18, 2013
Co-located with: EC-TEL 2013


In this workshop we bring together different perspectives on the topic to foster the formation of a community between psychology, sociology, pedagogy, human resources, CSCW and computer science. The MATEL workshop has a successful history with its first edition at EC-TEL 2010 and second and third editions at EC-TEL 2011 and 2012, and continued to provide an engaged forum for the subject area, which helped to form a community around the topic. This year, we want to develop the format further towards more extensive opportunities for analysing and discussing concrete examples, including both prototypes and systems in use. This includes the opportunity for participants to suggest their own discussion topic.


Important Dates

Submission of Papers: July 8, 2013

Review Notification: July 31, 2013

Final Manuscript Due: August 18, 2013


Within a one day workshop, we plan to complement one session on position statements and short scientific contributions on, e.g., empirical results, with a second session on tool demonstrations where participants analyse and discuss the motivational and affective aspects of those tools. More or less in-depth evaluation results by the presenters are welcome, but not a prerequisite. The participants should be given the opportunity for an intense moderated discussion. Where possible, we encourage presenters of tools to provide access to the tools prior to the workshop to allow workshop participants to prepare themselves. As a concluding session of the workshop, we want to synthesize the discussion results and further develop research priorities from last year’s edition of the workshop.

Schedule: Tuesday 17 September at 15:00-18:00, continuing on Wednesday 18 September at 09:00-15:00.


  • Models for understanding motivational and affective aspects/emotions from disciplines like psychology, human resources management and economics, sociology, usability engineering (e.g., joy of use driven approaches), or computer science (e.g., context ontologies for affective and motivational factors)
  • Design methodologies for incorporating motivational and affective factors
    • Experiences with participatory design
    • Engineering socio-technical systems
    • Experiences with concrete research instruments
    • Indicators for evaluation
  • Approaches, services, or tools to address motivational and affective aspects
    • Feedback mechanisms
    • Organizational incentives
    • Detecting affective states via sensors
    • Exploiting curiosity
    • Life logging and Quantified Self inspired approaches
    • Learning about emotions (e.g., coping strategies) through reflection
    • Gamification and playful design
  • Organizational aspects
  • Role of context (social, cultural) on motivation to learn or share knowledge
  • Role of affective aspects for daily work routines
  • Experience reports and lessons learnt from introduction of technology en-hanced learning support as enablers (success and failures), e.g.,
    • Knowledge management and workplace learning
    • CSCW and Web 2.0
    • Enterprise 2.0
    • Serious Games


    Topics for Tool Demos and Discussions

    We invite developers and researchers of tools and systems in the area of Technology Enhanced Learning, such as:


    • Tools for supporting individual or team reflection
    • Quantified Self approaches and use of sensors
    • Mobile learning support apps, e.g., for e-coaching, e-learning
    • Personal Learning Environments
    • Tools for informal learning and knowledge management in organizations
    • Innovative enterprise social media approaches
    • Serious games


    Organization committee

    The organization committee consists of individuals from various disciplines (psychology, CSCW, sociology, human resources management, and computer science) to ensure and promote the interdisciplinary perspective on the topic.

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    • Teresa Holocher-Ertl (ZSI Center for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria)
    • Christine Kunzmann (Pontydysgu, UK)
    • Lars Müller (FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany)
    • Verónica Rivera-Pelayo (FZI Research Center for Information Technology, Germany)
    • Andreas Schmidt (Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

    Programme committee

    • Jenny Bimrose, University of Warwick, UK
    • Alan Brown, University of Warwick, UK
    • Steffen Lohmann, University of Stuttgart, Germany
    • Johannes Moskaliuk, University of Tübingen, Germany
    • Alexander Richter, Uni BW Munich, Germany
    • René Peinl, Hof University of Applied Sciences, Germany
    • Cüneyt Sandal, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
    • Kristin Knipfer, TU Munich, Germany
    • Michael Prilla, Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany
    • Katja Niemann, Fraunhofer FIT, Germany
    • Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    • Jose Luis Santos Odriozola, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
    • Abelardo Pardo, University of Sydney, Australia
    • Barbara Kieslinger, ZSI Center for Social Innovation, Austria
    • Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu, UK
    • Carmen Wolf, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    • Sandra Burri Gram Hansen, Aaalborg University, Denmark
    • Christian Voigt, ZSI Center for Social Innovation, Austria