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


CSEDU 2010 (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-2010 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. Domain Applications and Case Studies
  5. 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


Michael Gould, ESRI, U.S.A.
Hermann Maurer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Robert M. Panoff, The Shodor Education Foundation, U.S.A.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
The proceedings will be indexed by INSPEC and DBLP. Awaiting confirmation of indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index and EI.


Valencia was founded by the ancient Romans in 137 BC and has been pillaged, burned and besieged numerous times by various conquerors over the centuries since, but the vivacious Spanish city has sailed into the second millennium as Europe's quintessential sophisticated modern holiday city, a favoured location for the America's Cup yacht race. Situated on the Mediterranean coast about four hours south of Barcelona, Valencia is spread out around its busy port and backed by the hills which give way to the plains of Aragon.
Valencia oozes traditional character, particularly in its old town (El Carmen), and has retained its cultural heritage not only in the form of medieval architecture but also in its quirky, exuberant festivals (like the Battle of the Flowers, the fireworks of Fallas and one dedicated to tomato-hurling). The Valencians even have their own language. Amid the old, Valencia has very much that is new, including its major attraction, the ultra-modern City of Arts and Sciences, which draws around four million appreciative visitors each year.
Outdoors it is hard to beat the golden beaches which fan out from the port along the coast, and the sprawling city offers plenty of green parks for strolling, cycling or simply lolling on a bench to get your breath back after indulging in the vibrancy of the city. Football is also a local passion, Valencia's team being at the top of the game, and fans should not miss the atmosphere at one of the carnival-like matches.
When night falls, dine on paella, which originated here, and then hit the high spots, because Valencia is renowned for its lively collection of bars and clubs. It may sound clichéd, but Valencia does indeed fit the bill as the holiday city, which 'has it all'.


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


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


Kyparisia A. Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Leonard A. Plugge, Stichting SURF, Netherlands
Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Kirsti Ala-Mutka, Consultant, Spain
Grigore Albeanu, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Peter Albion, Univ. of Southern Queensland, Australia
Jasir Alherbish, General Organization for Technical Education and Vocational Training, Saudi Arabia
Colin Allison, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom
Ezendu Ariwa, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Roger Austin, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Azita Bahrami, Armstrong Atlantic State University, United States
Madhumita Bhattacharya, Athabasca University & Massey University, New Zealand
Andreas Bollin, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Stephen Bostock, Keele University, United Kingdom
Federico Botella, UMH, Spain
Ch. Bouras, University of Patras and Racti, Greece
Paul Brna, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
David Chodos, University of Alberta, Canada
José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Gennaro Costagliola , Università di Salerno , Italy
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Danco Davcev, University Ss Cyril & Methodius, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
Sara de Freitas, Coventry University, United Kingdom
John Dempsey, University of South Alabama, United States
Michael Derntl, University of Vienna, Austria
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD)-CNR, Italy
Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering. University of Valladolid, Spain
Ian Douglas, Florida State University, United States
Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan
Heinz Dreher, Curtin University of Technology, Australia
Howard Duncan, Dublin City University, Ireland
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Owen Foley, Galway Mayo IT, Ireland
Victor Manuel Garcia-Barrios, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Mouzhi Ge, Dublin City University, Ireland
Song Gilsun, Zhejiang University, China
Anna Grabowska, PRO-MED sp. z.o.o., Poland
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Michael Grahame Moore, The Pennsylvania State University, United States
Nuno Guimarães, Lasige/Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Laurence Habib, Oslo University College, Norway
John Hamer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Thanos Hatziapostolou, CITY College, International Faculty of the University of Sheffield, Greece
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Tali Heiman, The Open University, Israel
Eva Heinrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Denis Helic, TU Graz, Austria
Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
Hsien-Sheng Hsiao, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Janet Hughes, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Kin-chuen Hui, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Kamini Jaipal, Brock Univ. Faculty of Education, Canada
Mohamed Jemni, University of Tunis, Tunisia
Patrick Johnscher, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Kan Kan Chan, Univ. of Macau, Macau
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Gwendolyn Kolfschoten, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Maria Kordaki, Computer Institute of Technology, Greece
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, University of Athens, Greece
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Reneta Lansiquot, New York City College of Technology, United States
A. Lazakidou, University of Peloponnese, Greece
Frederick Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Andrew Lian, Western Illinois University, United States
Hwee Ling Lim, The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Eva Lindh Waterworth, Umeå University, Sweden
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
Jana M. Willis, Univ. of Houston - Clear Lake, United States
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
Felix Mödritscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Roberto Moriyón, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Chrystalla Mouza, University of Delaware, United States
Muhanna Muhanna, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Ryohei Nakatsu, Interactive & Digital Media Institute, Singapore
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Rocco Oliveto, University of Salerno, Italy
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Pam Parker, City University, United Kingdom
Thoa Pham, Dublin City University, Ireland
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Clayton R. Wright, International Education Consultant, Canada
T. Ramayah, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
Felipa Reis, Portuguese Open University, Portugal
Griff Richards, Athabasca University, Canada
Cristobal Romero Morales, University of Cordoba, Spain
Maria Roussou, Makebelieve design & consulting, Greece
Pasi Sahlberg, CIMO, Finland
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Unitec, New Zealand
Giuseppe Scanniello, Università Degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy
Jane Seale, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Miguel Angel Sicilia, University of Alcalá, Spain
Peter Sloep, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Marc Spaniol, Max Planck Institut für Informatik, Saarbrücken, Germany
Martin Sperka, Bratislava School of Law, Slovak Republic
Karl Steffens, University of Cologne, Germany
Ian Stimpson, Keele University, United Kingdom
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Becky Sue Parton, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States
Lily Sun, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Antonio Teixeira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
John Thompson, Buffalo State College, State University of New York, United States
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Ikaros Tsantekidis, SEERC, Greece
Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Wim Veen, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Alexander Verbraeck, TU Delft, Netherlands
Kimberly Voll, University of British Columbia, Canada
Charalambos Vrasidas, CARDET, Cyprus
Les Watson, leswatsondotnet, United Kingdom
Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, United Kingdom
Tina Wilson, The Open University, United Kingdom
Takami Yasuda, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan, Japan
Qingsheng Zhang, Athabasca University, China
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, United States
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