Many concepts of the agent technology, such as intelligence, autonomy and cooperation, have had a direct positive impact on many of the requests imposed on modern e-learning systems and educational processes.
This book presents the state-of-the-art of e-learning and tutoring systems and discusses their capabilities and benefits that stem from integrating software agents.
We hope that the presented work will be of a great use to our colleagues and researchers interested in the e-learning and agent technology.
The book represents the combined peer-reviewed proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Intelligent Distributed Computing (IDC 2017) and the 7th International Workshop on Applications of Software Agents (WASA 2017), both of which were held in Belgrade, Serbia from October 11 to 13, 2017.
A new approach to perform effective personalization based on Semantic web technologies achieved in a tutoring system is presented. This approach incorporates a recommender system based on collaborative tagging techniques that adapts to the interests and level of students' knowledge. These innovations are important contributions of this monograph.
Theoretical models and techniques are illustrated on a real personalised tutoring system for teaching Java programming language.
The monograph is directed to, students and researchers interested in the e-learning and personalization techniques.
The 21 full papers presented together with two keynote papers and one keynote abstract were carefully selected and reviewed from 85 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections such as data quality, mining, analysis and clustering; model-driven engineering, conceptual modeling; data warehouse and multidimensional modeling, recommender systems; spatial and temporal data processing; distributed and parallel data processing; internet of things and sensor networks.
The 11 short papers and one historical paper were carefully selected and reviewed from 85 submissions. The rest of papers was selected from reviewing processes of 2 workshops and Doctoral Consortium. The papers are organized in topical sections on ADBIS Short Papers, Third International Workshop on Big Data Applications and Principles (BigDap 2016), Second International Workshop on Data Centered Smart Applications (DCSA 2016) and ADBIS Doctoral Consortium.