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Special Session
Special Session on
Analytics in Educational Environments
 - A2E 2017

21 - 23 April, 2017 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2017


CHAIR

Ana Azevedo
CEOS.PP-ISCAP/IPP
Portugal
 
Brief Bio
Ana Azevedo is an associate professor in the Information Systems Department, ISCAP/ Polytechnic of Porto, Porto, Portugal. She holds a PhD in Information Systems and Technologies, University of Minho, Portugal. She published several articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters, as well as edited books. She is associate editor of the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI). She is a member of the Editorial Review Board of the International Journal of Decision Support System Technology (IJDSST), of the International Journal of Business Intelligence Research (IJBIR), and of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL). She also serves as a regular reviewer as a member of the program committee for several conferences. Her primary areas of research interests are Decision Support Systems, Data mining, and Business Intelligence. Her research interests also include e assessment.

SCOPE

Analytics is a topic of growing interest in the research communities. INFORMS defined analytics as the scientific process of transforming data into insights with the purpose of making better decisions. Being grounded on the area of decision support systems, the area of analytics has got a vast range of applications. One important application concerns educational environments, where the three types of analytics, namely, descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive are being applied.
We can say that one of the main applications is related to assessment, in order to improve its quality. The use of LMS where the activity of the students’ can be easily accessed, potentiated the use of analytics to understand their route during the learning process, thus they can be helped to improve during that process. Also, the use of analytics from the school’s managers, can help them to take better decisions.

TOPICS

Authors are welcome to submit papers, discuss theory or research issues, demonstrate tools:
  • Analytics in e-assessment applications
  • Analytics in e-learning environments
  • Decision support systems in learning environments
  • Data mining, text mining, web mining
  • Educational analytics
  • Others considered relevant to this area

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: February 23, 2017 (extended)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017

SPECIAL SESSION PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Elsa Gomes, ISEP-IPP, Portugal
Anabela Mesquita, ISCAP / IPP, Portugal
Wieslaw Pietruszkiewicz, West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland
Adriana Schiopoiu Burlea, University of Craiova, Romania
Anthony Scime, The College at Brockport, State University of New York, United States
Steven Vermeulen, University College Ghent, Belgium

PAPER SUBMISSION

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.

PUBLICATIONS

After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee complemented by members of the main conference program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on CD-ROM support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library

SECRETARIAT CONTACTS

CSEDU Special Sessions - A2E 2017
e-mail: csedu.secretariat@insticc.org
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