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CSEDU is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


CSEDU 2016, 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 2016 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 the section “Conference 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.


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:



  • Authoring Tools and Content Development
  • AV-Communication and Multimedia
  • Classroom Management
  • e-Learning Hardware and Software
  • e-Learning Platforms, Portals
  • Tools for Educational Communication and Collaboration
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Learning Analytics
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Virtual Worlds
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning


  • Tools to Assess Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Educating the Educators
  • Game-based and Simulation-based Learning
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Immersive Learning
  • Immersive Learning and Multimedia applications
  • Instructional Design
  • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Metrics and Performance Measurement
  • Project Based Learning and Engineering Education
  • Virtual Communities of Practice


  • Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
  • Collaborative Learning
  • Community Building
  • Cooperation with Industry in Teaching
  • Course Design and e-Learning Curriculae
  • Distance and e-Learning in a Global Context
  • Active Learning
  • International Collaboration
  • K-12 Students
  • Constructivism and Social Constructivism
  • Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training and Development
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Theoretical Bases of e-Learning Environments
  • Discussion-based Learning
  • Web 2.0 and Social Computing for Learning and Knowledge Sharing


  • Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
  • e-Learning in Developing Countries
  • e-Learning in Engineering Education
  • e-Learning Success Cases
  • Industrial and Medical Applications
  • Intelligent Learning and Teaching Systems
  • Learning by Example
  • Children's Education using Computer Support


  • Accessibility to Disabled Users
  • Cloud-based Learning and Assessment
  • Context Dependent Learning
  • Distance Education
  • Mobile Learning (M-learning)
  • Smart Devices as Collaborative Learning Tools
  • Interoperability and Integration Frameworks
  • Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Transparency, Trust and Privacy


Alison Clark-WilsonUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Francisco ArcegaUniversidad de Zaragoza, Spain


Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
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.
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 21 - 23 April, 2016

Paper Submission: October 28, 2015
Authors Notification:
January 28, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 12, 2016

Paper Submission: January 5, 2016
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 19, 2016

Workshop Proposal: November 9, 2015

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 16, 2016
Authors Notification: February 24, 2016
Camera Ready and Registration: March 4, 2016

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 18, 2015

Tutorial Proposal: December 14, 2015

Demo Proposal: December 14, 2015

Panel Proposal: December 14, 2015


CSEDU Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: csedu.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.csedu.org/


Our event will take place at the Barceló Aran Mantegna Hotel, strategically located in the city of Rome due to the proximity with the city center and the International Airports Fiumicino and Ciampino.


Bruce McLaren (honorary)Carnegie Mellon University, United States


Susan ZvacekUniversity of Denver, United States
James UhomoibhiUniversity of Ulster, United Kingdom
Gennaro CostagliolaUniversità di Salerno, Italy


Aurora A. C. Teixeira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Shakeel Ahmed Khoja, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universdad Carlos III, Spain
Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Nelma Albuquerque, People-Inspired Technologies, Netherlands
Fernando Albuquerque Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Colin Allison, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada
George Anastassakis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Galia Angelova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Anders Avdic, Dalarna University, Sweden
Breno Fabrício Terra Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Cristina Azevedo Gomes, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal
Paul M. A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Adriano Baratè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
Patrícia Brandalise Scherer Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Clemens Bechter, TBS, Thailand
Patricia Alejandra Behar, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Mohammed Belkhatir, University of Lyon, France
Stephen Benton, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Lars Bollen, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas Bollin, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Elmar-Laurent Borgmann, Hochschule Koblenz, University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Ivana Bosnic, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Federico Botella, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
Ghizlane El Boussaidi, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Patrice Bouvier, Université de Lyon, France
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Manuel José Cabral Dos Santos Reis, University of Trás-os-montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Chris Campbell, University of Queensland, Australia
Alberto Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Thibault Carron, Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Manuel Castro Gil, National University for Distance Education, Spain
Isabel Chagas, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Chia-Hu Chang, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Lilia Cheniti Belcadhi, University of Sousse, Tunisia
Jie Chi Yang, National Central University, Taiwan
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Deakin University, Australia
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Patrick John Coppock, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline M. Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
John Philip Cuthell, Virtual Learning, United Kingdom
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean / Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Luis de la Fuente Valentín, Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain
Claudia Deco, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD-CNR), Italy
Tania Di Mascio, University of L'Aquila, Italy
Alicia Diaz, La Plata Nacional University, Argentina
Darina Dicheva, Winston-salem State University, United States
Yannis Dimitriadis, School of Telecommunications Engineering, University of Valladolid, Spain
Danail Dochev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Toby Dragon, Ithaca College, United States
Jon Dron, Athabasca University, Canada
Amalia Duch, UPC- Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
John E. L. Simmons, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Joseph Ekstrom, Brigham Young University, United States
Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior De Engenharia Do Porto, Portugal
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Si Fan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Davide Fossati, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU- Qatar), United States
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
Vittorio Fuccella, Università Di Salerno, Italy
Judith Gal-Ezer, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Mikuláš Gangur, Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Ruth Gannon Cook, DePaul University, United States
Francisco García Peñalvo, Salamanca University, Spain
Serge Garlatti, TELECOM Bretagne, France
Alessio Gaspar, University of South Florida, United States
Isabela Gasparini, UDESC, Brazil
Sébastien George, Université du Maine, France
Biswadip Ghosh, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
David Gibson, Curtin University, Australia
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Mercè Gisbert, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Anabela Gomes, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
Maria João Gomes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Nuno Pina Gonçalves, Superior School of Technology, Polithecnical Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
Ana González Marcos, Universidad de la Rioja, Spain
Anandha Gopalan, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Maria Grigoriadou, University of Athens, Greece
Angela Guercio, Kent State University, United States
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Nathalie Guin, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1, France
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning, United States
Leontios Hadjileontiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ibrahim A. Hameed, Alesund University College, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Olivier Heidmann, University of Thessaly, Greece
Richard Helps, Brigham Young University, United States
Oriel Herrera, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
George Hloupis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Clive Holtham, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Janet Hughes, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Kin-chuen Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Marc Jansen, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Jelena Jovanovic, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Ilias Karasavvidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
ChanMin Kim, The University of Georgia, United States
Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Leandro Krug Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Chronis Kynigos, University of Athens and CTI, Greece
Jean-Marc Labat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
Teresa Larkin, American University, United States
Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José Paulo Leal, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto, Portugal
Celina Leão, University of Minho, Portugal
Dominique Leclet, UPJV, France
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Marie Lefevre, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Andrew Lian, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
Veronica Liesaputra, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Cheng-Min Lin, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan
Andreas Lingnau, SGM, Germany
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
Alessandro Longheu, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Laura M. Justice, Ohio State University, United States
Krystina Madej, Georgia Tech, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Jacek Marciniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ivana Marenzi, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
José Couto Marques, FEUP, Portugal
Lindsay Marshall, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Alke Martens, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Scheila Martins, Loyola University Maryland, United States
Manolis Mavrikis, London Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Roger McDermott, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
Robert Meolic, University of Maribor, Slovenia
José Carlos Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Bakhtiar Mikhak, Harvard University, United States
Michihiko Minoh, Kyoto University, Japan
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Gaëlle Molinari, Distance Learning University Switzerland, Switzerland
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
António Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Antao Moura, Federal Universisty of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Muhanna Muhanna, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Jordan
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Okayama University, Japan
Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Magda Nikolaraizi, University of Thessaly, Greece
Sotiris Nikolopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Stavros Nikolopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Cathleen Norris, University of North Texas, United States
Fátima L. S. Nunes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Marcel Oliveira, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Thomas Ottmann, University of Freiburg, Germany
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Manuel Palomo Duarte, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Viktoria Pammer, Know-Center, Austria
Kai Pan Mark, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Robert M. Panoff, The Shodor Education Foundation, Inc., United States
Pantelis Papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
Kyparisia A. Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Emanuel Peres, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/INESC-TEC, Portugal
Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Antonio Ramón Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
María Paz Prendes-Espinosa, University of Murcia, Spain
Ricardo Queirós, DI/ESEIG & CRACS, Portugal
Khalid Rabayah, Arab American University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Maria da Graça Rasteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Liana Razmerita, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Eliseo Reategui, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Miriam Reiner, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Martin Reisslein, Arizona State University, United States
Manuela Repetto, INDIRE, Italy
Fernando Reinaldo Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Laura Ricci, University of Pisa, Italy
Martin Rich, Cass Business School, United Kingdom
Razvan Rughinis, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania
Rebecca Rutherfoord, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Libuse Samkova, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Demetrios Sampson, Curtin University, Australia
Ian Sanders, University of South Africa, South Africa
Lucila Santarosa, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Unitec, New Zealand
Georg J. Schneider, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Edgar Seemann, Furtwangen University, Germany
Abhishek Shukla, R. D. Engineering College, India
Pei Hwa Siew, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Martin Sillaots, Tallinn University, Estonia
Juarez Bento da Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ole Smørdal, University of Oslo, Norway
Zacharoula Smyrnaiou, University of Athens, Greece
Filomena Soares, University of Minho, Portugal
Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, United States
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, United States
Karl Steffens, University of Cologne, Germany
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, United States
Masanori Sugimoto, Hokkaido University, Japan
Wayne Summers, Columbus State University, United States
Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Ekaterina Talalakina, NRU HSE, Russian Federation
Bénédicte Talon, ULCO, Université Lille Nord de France, France
Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Uwe Terton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Neena Thota, University of Saint Joseph, Macau
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Harald Vranken, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Charalambos Vrasidas, CARDET, Cyprus
Pieter de Vries, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Alf Inge Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research / TU Wien, Austria
Martin Wessner, Darmstadt University of Apllied Sciences, Germany
Su White, Web and Internet Science, United Kingdom
David Whittinghill, Purdue University, United States
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Qinghua Zheng, Xi’an Jitaotong University, China
Amal Zouaq, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada

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