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Name: Dr Patricia Charlton

Dr. Patricia Charlton is a researcher on artificial intelligence, cognitive science and technology enhanced learning. She is the author of several papers on artificial intelligence, education, ubiquitous computing and intelligent context-aware designs.  She has received a number of standards and invention awards for her contribution to the field of computer science research. She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate computer science and artificial intelligence courses. Before coming to the London Knowledge Lab Patricia worked at Motorola leading the Semantic Personal Services Technology Group providing innovative user centered solutions. She has led many international computer science and technology research projects. More recently she has designed an intelligent framework to assist in supporting the teaching community in using theory and practice and the advances in technology in the creation, sharing and use of Learning Designs. She is currently working with teachers, students, researchers and industry to bring a broader understanding of the importance in how and why to teach and learn about computational thinking and computer science.

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Charlton P., Magoulas G., Laurillard, D. Enabling Creative Learning Design through Semantic Web Technologies, Journal of Technology, Pedagogy and Education July 2012 

P. Charlton and R. Luckin, Time to re-load? Computational Thinking and Computer Science in Schools, What the research says briefing report. Computational Thinking and Computer Science in Schools


Laurillard, D., Charlton, P., Craft, B. Dimakopoulos, D., Ljubojevic, D., Magoulas, G., Masterman, E., Pujadas, R., Whitley, E.A., & Whittlestone, K.  A constructionist learning environment for teachers to model learning designs.  JCAL. 

Charlton P. & Magoulas G.D. (2011). Next Generation Environments for Context-aware Learning Design. In Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies. Springer, 2011 

Charlton P. and Magoulas G.D Context-aware Framework for Supporting Personalisation and Adaptation in Creation of Learning Designs: In Intelligent and Adaptive Learning Systems: Technology Enhanced Support for Learners and Teachers: Ed Graf & Kinshuk, IGI 

R. Pujadas, C. Roder, E.A. Whitley and P. Charlton, Teaching innovation and technology:

An analysis of a Learning Design Support Environment, CAL 2011 

Diana Laurillard, Dejan Ljubojevic, Patricia Charlton, Marion Manton, George Magoulas, Joanna Wild, Liz Masterman: Representing and sharing learning designs: A design support environment, Workshop at ALT-C 2011: 18th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Leeds 6-8 September 2011.


Charlton P. and Magoulas G.D. (2010), "Autonomic Computing and Ontologies to Enable Context-aware Learning Design". In Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence, October 27-29, 2010, Arras, France. 

Charlton, P., Magoulas, G., (2010), "Self-configurable Framework for enabling Context-aware Learning Design".  In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems, pp. 1-6, 2010. 

Laurillard, D., Masterman, L., Magoulas, G., Charlton, P., Manton, M., Ljubojevic, D.,Craft, B. & Pujadas, R. “Supporting innovative teaching with an intelligent collaborative design environment.” Workshop at ALT-C 2010: 17th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Nottingham, 7-9 September 2010.


Charlton P., Magoulas G.D., and Laurillard D. (2009), Designing for Learning with Theory and Practice in Mind. In Proceedings of the Workshop “Enabling creative learning design: how HCI, User Modelling and Human Factors help”, part of AIED 2009 Conference, pp. 52-61, 2009

Charlton P., & Poslad S. Intelligent Systems, Chapter 8, Ubiquitous Computing: Smart Devices, Environments And Interactions, 2009, Wiley, 978-0-470-03560 

Charlton P., & Poslad S. Intelligent System Interaction, Chapter 9, Ubiquitous Computing: Smart Devices, Environments And Interactions, 2009, Wiley, 978-0-470-03560 

Charlton, P,  Magoulas, G, and  Laurillard, D., Pedagogy meets Ontologies: Knowledge Representation for Creative Learning Design, ALT-C, 2009 


P. Charlton and J. Teh “A self-governance approach to supporting privacy preference-based content sharing in distributed environments”, the International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications (ITSSA) Journal (2006). 

P. Charlton and J. Teh, “The design of ‘intelligence’ for the management of personal multimedia content”, the international conference on Semantics And digital Media Technology (SAMT 2006). 

Patricia Charlton and Jonathan Teh, “Supporting the users’ privacy preferences when sharing personal content”  published by W3C, Workshop on Languages for Privacy Policy Negotiation and Semantics-Driven Enforcement,  held in Ispra, Italy on 17 and 18 October 2006. 


Steven Willmott, Simon G. Thompson, David Bonnefoy, Patricia Charlton, Ion Constantinescu, Jonathan Dale, Tianning Zhang: Agent Based Dynamic Service Synthesis in Large-Scale Open Environments: Experiences from the Agentcities Testbed. AAMAS 2004: 1318-1319


Patricia Charlton, Myriam Ribière: Rich service description for a smarter lifestyle. AAMAS 2003: 512-519


Patricia Charlton, David Bonnefoy, Nicolas Lhuillier: Agents and Their Cities. ECAI 2002: 53-57

Stefan Poslad, Patricia Charlton, Monique Calisti: Specifying Standard Security Mechanisms in Multi-agent Systems. Trust, Reputation, and Security 2002: 163-176


Patricia Charlton, David Bonnefoy, Nicolas Lhuillier: Dealing with interoperability for agent-based services. Agents 2001: 236-237

Stefan Poslad, Patricia Charlton: Standardizing Agent Interoperability: The FIPA Approach. EASSS 2001: 98-117

Patricia Charlton, R. Cattoni: Evaluating the Deployment of FIPA Standards when Developing Application Services. IJPRAI 15(3): 551-577 (2001) 

Jeremy Pitt, Abe Mamdani, Patricia Charlton: The open agent society and its enemies: a position statement and research programme. Telematics and Informatics 18(1): 67-87 (2001)


Patricia Charlton, R. Cattoni, A. Potrich, E. H. Mamdani: Evaluating the FIPA Standards and Its Role in Achieving Cooperation in Multi-Agent Systems. HICSS 2000 

Charlton, P., Kamyab, K. & Fehin, P. Evaluating Explicit Models of Affective Interactions. Workshop on Communicative Agents in Intelligent Virtual Environments, Autonomous Agents (2000)




LKL News

Patricia Charlton is featured in the following news items:
Monday, 01 September 2014LKL at ALT-C 2014
Friday, 27 July 2012What the Research says 20th July Event Report

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LKL Events

List of events at the London Knowledge Lab with Patricia Charlton:
Friday, 16 November 2012Re-Designing our Education - 2 day HackEvent
Friday, 20 July 2012What the Research Says
Friday, 27 April 2012Computer science and computational thinking in the classroom - What the research says?

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LKL Research

Patricia Charlton is participating in the following LKL research projects:
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The Learning Designer Building Community Knowledge

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