Preliminary Call For Papers 

The 5th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2006)

Penang, Malaysia

July 19-21, 2006



General Co-Chairs

Qing Li, HKWS

Timothy Shih, Tamkang U, Taiwan


Program Chair

Liu Wenyin, HK CityU


Program Area Chairs

  Rynson W.H.Lau, U of Durham, UK

Qun Jin, Waseda U, Japan


Organization Chair

Howard Leung, HK CityU


Local Arrangement Chair

Daniel Su Kuen Soong, Univ. of Nottingham, Malaysia


Publication Chair

  Ling Feng, U Twente, Netherlands


Tutorial Workshop Co-Chairs

  Chong Wah Ngo, HK CityU

  Joseph Fong, HKWS


Publicity Co-Chairs


  Xiaoyi Jiang, U Münster, Germany

  Taku Kumora, HK CityU

  Vivek Gopalkrishnan, NTU, Singapore


Communications Officers

Ming Cheung, HK CityU

Reggie Kwan, OUHK


Industry Liaison

Kenneth Lau, ICON Ltd.


Steering Committee Liaison

Qing Li, HK CityU


Program Committee (TBA)



We are pleased to announce that the 5th International Conference on Web-based Learning (ICWL 2006), organized by the Hong Kong Web Society (HKWS) is to be held in Penang, Malaysia. ICWL is an annual international conference on web-based learning. The first ICWL was held in Hong Kong in 2002. Since then, it has been held in Melbourne, Australia (2003), Beijing, China (2004), and Hong Kong (2005). ICWL 2006 is to be held in July 19-21, 2006. Further details are available from HKWS website:



Penang is Malaysia’s second largest city. It is the home of numerous multinational electronic and IT assembly plants. It is a major tourist destination served by regular international airline connections. There are numerous beach Hotels and broadband connections are available. Penang is a food paradise.


Important Dates (tentative)

Submission Due:          March 15, 2006

Acceptance Notification:       April 20, 2006

Camera Ready:                    May 15, 2006


Conference Format

ICWL2006 will continue the success of previous four conferences to bring together high caliber researchers and practitioners in web-based learning. The technical program will feature keynote addresses, tutorials, technical presentations and demonstrations of refereed papers. Topics relevant to the conference theme include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         e-Learning Standards, Platforms and Tools

·         Learning Resource Deployment, Organization and Management

·         Practice and Experience Sharing

·         Pedagogical Issues

·         Web-based Learning for Oriental Languages


Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original papers reporting research results or novel applications in web-based learning. Papers for submissions should be formatted in single column, 1.5 spacing of no more than 12 pages for review. All papers should be submitted in PDF format according to the instructions of Springer’s Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS). The informal pre-conference proceedings will be available at the conferences. The papers presented at the conference will undergo another round of review and selected ones will be published as a volume in Springer’s LNCS (planned).


Special Issues and Awards

Authors of the best papers presented in the conference may be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for possible publication in a special issue of ACM Trans. on Internet Technologies and/or a special issue of World Wide Web: Internet and Web Information Systems (WWWJ) on Web-based Learning.. Best paper awards and best student paper awards will be given to the best papers presented in the conference.


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