CSEDU is organized by INSTICC (Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication)


CSEDU 2009 (the International Conference on Computer Supported Education) aims at becoming a yearly meeting place for presenting and discussing new educational environments, best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, institutional policies on computer supported education including open and distance education, using computers. In particular, the Web is currently a preferred medium for distance learning and the learning practice in this context is usually referred to as e-learning. CSEDU-2009 is expected to give an overview of the state of the art as well as upcoming trends, and to promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of new learning and educational technologies in the academic and corporate world.

CSEDU seeks papers reporting research work, academic or business case-studies, on topics indicated below, in section “Main Topic Areas”. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Both technological and social-oriented papers are accepted. All papers must describe original work, not previously published or submitted to another conference. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of CSEDU under an ISBN, and will be indexed by major indexes.

Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports (regular papers) and work-in-progress reports (position papers) are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website (http://www.csedu.org).


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:
  1. Information Technologies Supporting Learning
  2. Learning/Teaching Methodologies and Assessment
  3. Social Context and Learning Environments
  4. Legal and Cultural Management Issues
  5. Domain Applications and Case Studies
  6. Quality, Evaluation and Accreditation Policies
    - Web-based learning, Wikis and Blogs
    - Virtual learning environments
    - e-learning platforms, portals
    - Authoring tools and content development
    - Groupware Tools
    - Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
    - Security Aspects
    - AV-communication and multimedia
    - Mobile learning
    - Ontologies and meta-data standards
    - Intelligent Tutoring Systems
    - e-learning hardware and software
    - Digital Libraries for e-learning
    - Supervising and managing student projects
    - Simulated communities and online mentoring
    - Pedagogy enhancement with e-learning
    - Educating the educators
    - Immersive Learning
    - Blended learning
    - Mobile learning (M-learning)
    - Computer-aided assessment
    - Metrics and performance measurement
    - Assessment software tools
    - Assessment methods in blended learning environments
    - e- testing and new test theories
    - Learning Organizations
    - Collaborative Learning
    - Community Building
    - Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training & Development
    - Theoretical bases of e-learning environments
    - International Partnerships in Teaching
    - Distance and e-learning in a global context
    - Cooperation with Industry in teaching
    - Context dependent learning
    - Higher Education vs. Vocational Training
    - Marketing of study programs
    - Cross-cultural education
    - Cultural, social and gender issues
    - Education and ethics
    - Corporate training and change management
    - Legislation for the success of e-learning
    - Breaking Barriers / Removing Constraints & Disadvantages
    - Employability
    - Flexible study modes (e.g. for professionals)
    - Management styles for distance and e-learning
    - Economic models for distance and e-learning activities
    - e-learning success cases
    - Errors in e-learning
    - Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
    - e-learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Information Engineering
    - Medical Applications
    - Interdisciplinary programs for distance education
    - Impact and achievements of International initiatives
    - Joint-degrees
    - Virtual Labs: Examples, Architecture and Organization
    - Virtual Universities and Classrooms
    - Benchmark metrics for broad domain learning
    - Standards and interoperability
    - Course design and e-learning curriculae
    - Emerging and best practices
    - Managing quality in e-learning
    - e-learning tactics and strategies
    - Course/program evaluation
    - Teacher Evaluation
    - Accessibility to disabled users
    - Quality Assurance: Recognition; Accreditation; Certification
    - Assessment and accreditation of courses and institutions


Manuel Castro Gil, National University for Distance Education, Spain
Mats Daniels, Uppsala University, Sweden
Edmundo Tovar, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
Thao Le, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia
Wim Veen,Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Itiel Dror, University College London, United Kingdom


Authors should submit an original paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, using the on-line submission procedure. Please check the paper formats so you may be aware of the accepted paper page limits.
The guidelines for paper formatting provided at the conference web site must be strictly used for all submitted papers. The submission format is the same as the camera-ready format. Please check and carefully follow the instructions and templates provided.
Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable.
Papers that are out of the conference scope or contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Remarks about the on-line submission procedure:
1. A "double-blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper, WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors. This means that is necessary to remove the authors personal details, the acknowledgements section and any reference that may disclose the authors identity.
LaTeX/PS/PDF/DOC/DOCX/RTF format are accepted.
2. The web submission procedure automatically sends an acknowledgement, by e-mail, to the contact author.

Paper submission types
Regular Paper Submission
A regular paper presents a work where the research is completed or almost finished. It does not necessary means that the acceptance is as a full paper. It may be accepted as a "full paper" (30 min. oral presentation) , a "short paper" (20 min. oral presentation) or a "poster".

Position Paper Submission
A position paper presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that your opinion is valid and worth listening to, without the need to present completed research work and/or validated results. It is, nevertheless, important to support your argument with evidence to ensure the validity of your claims. A position paper may be a short report and discussion of ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research (bibliographic, experimental, theoretical, or other) focused on one of the conference topic areas. The acceptance of a position paper is restricted to the categories of "short paper" or "poster", i.e. a position paper is not a candidate to acceptance as "full paper".

After the reviewing process is completed, the contact author (the author who submits the paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. The authors are required to follow the reviews in order to improve their paper before the camera-ready submission.

All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
The proceedings will be indexed by INSPEC and DBLP.


CSEDU Secretariat
Address: Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq.
              2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 100 033
Fax: +44 203 014 8596
Email: csedu.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.csedu.org


Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is the westernmost city in continental Europe. Greater Lisbon has an area of approximately 1,000 km2. The city lies more or less in the centre of the country, approximately 300 km from the Algarve in the south and 400 km from the northern border with Spain. Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometres away from the city centre.Approximately 600,000 people live in Lisbon. However, if one includes the various satellite towns, the population of Greater Lisbon rises to approximately 1.9 million people. Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the summer months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city. Although the temperatures may fall somewhat in the autumn and winter months, sunshine is almost always a constant feature.


José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Boris Shishkov, University of Twente / IICREST, The Netherlands


Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland

Leonard A. Plugge, Stichting SURF, Netherlands
Kirsti Ala-Mutka, IPTS – Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, European Commission, Joint Research Center, Spain
Grigore Albeanu, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Peter Albion, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Australia
Heejung An, William Paterson Univ., United States
Panagiotes Anastasiades, University of Crete, Greece
Leigh Ausband, UNC Charlotte, United States
Roger Austin, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Anders Avdic, Örebro University, Sweden
Roger Azevedo, University of Memphis, United States
Elarbi Badidi, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Jay Bahlis, BNH Expert Software Inc., Canada
Azita Bahrami, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
David Baume, University of London, United Kingdom
Andreas Bollin, Alpen-adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Kerstin Borau, Distance Education College of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Ch. Bouras, University of Patras and Racti, Greece
Mark Brown, Massey University, New Zealand
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Faculty of Automation, Computers and Electronics, Romania
Viv Caruana, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Vanessa Chang, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Jie Chi Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
John Cook, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Gennaro Costagliola , Università di Salerno , Italy
Beno Csapó, University of Szeged, Hungary
Phillip D. Long, University of Queensland//Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Australia
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
John Dempsey, University of South Alabama, United States
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD)-CNR, Italy
Jeanne Dexter, Florida State University, United States
Darina Dicheva, Winston-salem State University, United States
Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering. University of Valladolid, Spain
Heinz Dreher, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Itiel Dror, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven., Belgium
Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, University of Duisburg-Essen, United States
Margaret Farren, DCU, Ireland
Fausto Fasano, University of Salerno, Italy
Bekim Fetaji, South East European University, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Philip Frame, Middlesex University Business School, United Kingdom
Victor Manuel García-Barrios, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Song Gilsun, Zhejiang University, China
Sabine Graf, National Central University, Taiwan
Michael Grahame Moore, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Nuno Guimarães, Lasige/faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning/Columbia University, United States
Laurence Habib, Oslo University College, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Barry Harper, Univ. of Wollongong, Australia
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Tali Heiman, The Open University, Israel
Eva Heinrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Kin-chuen Hui, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Patrick Johnscher, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
António José Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Linda Kieffer, Eastern Washington Univ., United States
ChanMin Kim, University of Georgia, United States
Ralf Klamma, Rwth Aachen University, Germany
Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Maria Kordaki, Computer Institute of Technology, Greece
Elsebeth Korsgaard Sorensen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, University of Athens, Greece
Uwe Krebs, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Reneta Lansiquot, New York City College of Technology, United States
Shahram Latifi, University of Nevada, United States
Rynson Lau, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Thao Le, University of Tasmania, Australia
Frederick Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Andrew Lian, Western Illinois University, United States
Peter Liddell, University of Victoria, Canada
Hwee Ling Lim, The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Eva Lindh Waterworth, Umeå University, Sweden
Kecheng Liu, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Jacques Lonchamp, Loria, University of Nancy, France
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Caroline M. Crawford, Univ. of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Ann M. Shortridge, University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, United States
Paolo Maresca, Università Federico II, Italy
Oscar Martinez Bonastre, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
José Carlos Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Silvia Mirri, University of Bologna, Italy
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Osaka University, Japan
Felix Mödritscher, Vienna Univ. of Economics and Business Administration, Austria
Chrystalla Mouza, University of Delaware, United States
Dieter Müller, University of Bremen, Germany
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Hannele Niemi, University of Helsinki, Finland
Margaret Niess, Oregon State Univ., United States
Cathleen Norris, University of North Texas, United States
Rocco Oliveto, University of Salerno, Italy
Katherine Squires Pang, University of Texas at Tyler, United States
George Papadourakis, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Pam Parker, City University, United Kingdom
Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Clayton R. Wright, International Education Consultant, Canada
Roy Rada, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Felipa Reis, Portuguese Open University, Portugal
Frank Rennie, Lews Castle College, United Kingdom
Ann Riedling, Mansfield Univ., United States
Daniela Romano, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Cristobal Romero Morales, University of Cordoba, Spain
Pasi Sahlberg, European Training Foundation, Italy
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Fion Sau Ling Lee, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Giuseppe Scanniello, Università Degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy
Thomas Schmidt, HAW Hamburg, Germany
Jane Seale, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Timothy K. Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Beth Simon, University of California-San Diego, United States
Peter Sloep, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Keppler University, Austria
Marc Spaniol, Max Planck Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
Mafalda Stasi, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Krassen Stefanov, Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Bulgaria
Karl Steffens, University of Cologne, Germany
Carlo Strapparava, Itc-irst, Italy
Becky Sue Parton, Southeastern Louisiana Univ., United States
Lily Sun, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Ramayah T., Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
John T. Thompson, Buffalo State, State University of New York, United States
Kathy Takayama, Brown University, United States
Arun Kumar Tripathi, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Avgoustos Tsinakos, TEI OF KAVALA, Greece
Doris U. Bolliger, Univ. of Wyoming, United States
Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Marten Van Sinderen, University of Twente, Netherlands
Wim Veen, University of Technology, Netherlands, Netherlands
Steven Verjans, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Charalambos Vrasidas, CARDET, Cyprus
Les Watson, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Martin Wolpers, Fraunofer Institute for Applied Information Technology, Germany
Sean Tung-Xiung Wu, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan
Sabine Zauchner, University of Continuing Education Krems, Austria
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, United States
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