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


CSEDU 2017, 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 2017 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
  • 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
  • Educational Data Mining


  • Tools to Assess Learning
  • Blended Learning
  • Educating the Educators
  • Game-based and Simulation-based Learning
  • Higher Order Thinking Skills
  • Immersive Learning
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Instructional Design
  • Mentoring and Tutoring
  • Metrics and Performance Measurement
  • Project Based Learning and Engineering Education


  • Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
  • Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Community Building
  • Vocational Training
  • Course Design and e-Learning Curriculae
  • Distance and e-Learning in a Global Context
  • Active Learning
  • Constructivism and Social Constructivism
  • Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training and Development
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Theoretical Bases of e-Learning Environments
  • Social Computing for Learning and Knowledge Sharing


  • Distance Learning Strategies
  • e-Learning in Developing Countries
  • e-Learning in Engineering Education
  • e-Learning Success Cases
  • Health Sector Applications
  • Intelligent Learning and Teaching Systems
  • Children's Education using Computer Support and K12 Students


  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Cloud-based Learning and Assessment
  • Context Dependent Learning
  • Distance Education
  • Mobile Learning (M-learning)
  • Smart Devices as Collaborative Learning Tools
  • Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
  • Massive Open Online Courses
  • Ethics


  • Adaptive Educational Systems
  • Intelligent Teacher Dashboards
  • Intelligent Modelling of Affect for Learning
  • Authoring Tools for Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Empirical Studies of Learning with AI Educational Systems
  • Agent-based Learning Environments
  • Natural Language Interfaces for Instructional Systems
  • Intelligent Agents on the Web
  • Architectures for AI-based Educational Systems
  • Real-world Applications of AIED Systems
  • Gamification for Learning


CSEDU 2017 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.


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 ( 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 .
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: 25 - 27 April, 2017

Paper Submission: November 28, 2016
Authors Notification:
January 30, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 13, 2017

Paper Submission: January 17, 2017
Authors Notification:
February 20, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 6, 2017

Workshop Proposal: January 10, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 24, 2017
Authors Notification: March 10, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 26, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: March 2, 2017

Demo Proposal: March 2, 2017

Panel Proposal: March 2, 2017


CSEDU Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


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


Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Shakeel Ahmed Khoja, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan
Esma Aïmeur, University of Montreal, Canada
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universdad Carlos III, Spain
Nelma Albuquerque, People-Inspired Technologies, Netherlands
Fernando Albuquerque Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
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
Francisco Arcega, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Ivon Arroyo, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
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
Clemens Bechter, TBS, Thailand
Mohammed Belkhatir, University of Lyon, France
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Pavol Bistak, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Lars Bollen, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas Bollin, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Katrin Borcea-Pfitzmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Ivana Bosnic, University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Croatia
Federico Botella, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
Rosa Bottino, Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche, Italy
François Bouchet, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, France
Ghizlane El Boussaidi, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Patrice Bouvier, XIWEN studio, France
Krysia Broda, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
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
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
Alison Clark-Wilson, University College London, United Kingdom
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Deakin University, Australia
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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
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
Amalia Duch, UPC- Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
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
Si Fan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Rosa M. Fernandez-Alcala, University of Jaen, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Panos Fitsilis, TEI Thessaly, Greece
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
Francisco García Peñalvo, Salamanca University, Spain
Serge Garlatti, TELECOM Bretagne, France
Isabela Gasparini, UDESC, Brazil
Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, United States
Sébastien George, Université du Maine, France
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
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
Blandine Ginon, University of Birmingham, France
Anabela Gomes, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, 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
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, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Oriel Herrera, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
George Hloupis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Kin-chuen Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Romina Jamieson-Proctor, Australian Catholic University, Australia
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
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Ilias Karasavvidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
Samer Khasawneh, The College of Wooster, 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
H. Chad Lane, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Tobias Lauer, Offenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
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
Chiu Pin Lin, National Hsinchu University of Education, Taiwan
Cheng-Min Lin, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan
Andreas Lingnau, SGM, Germany
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
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
Oscar Martinez Bonastre, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
Scheila Martins, Loyola University Maryland, United States
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
António José Mendes, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
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
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
António Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Leonel Morgado, Universidade Aberta, 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
Stavros N. Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Okayama University, Japan
Ryohei Nakatsu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Sotiris Nikolopoulos, Technological Educational Institute of Larissa, Greece
Stavros Nikolopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Thomas Ottmann, University of Freiburg, Germany
George Palaigeorgiou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Manuel Palomo Duarte, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Pantelis papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
Kyparisia A. Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Paul Peachey, University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Emanuel Peres, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/INESC-TEC, Portugal
Donatella Persico, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR)- Italian National Research Council, Italy
Antonio Ramón Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Leonard A. Plugge, Cooperative SURF, Netherlands
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Petra Poulová, University of Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Alexandra Poulovassilis, Birkbeck College, University of London, United Kingdom
Khalid Rabayah, Arab American University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
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
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Unitec, New Zealand
Anthony Savidis, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Greece
Eileen Scanlon, Open University UK, United Kingdom
Georg J. Schneider, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
María Luisa Sein-Echaluce, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Abhishek Shukla, R. D. Engineering College, India
Pei Hwa Siew, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
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
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, United States
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, United States
Tamara Sumner, University of Colorado Boulder, 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, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Uwe Terton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Neena Thota, University of Saint Joseph, Macau
A Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Edmundo Tovar, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
Hariklia Tsalapatas, University of Thessaly, Greece
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University, Canada
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Harald Vranken, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Xinli Wang, Michigan Technological University, United States
Martin Wessner, Darmstadt University of Apllied Sciences, Germany
David Whittinghill, Purdue University, United States
Michalis Xenos, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Amel Yessad, Laboratoir d'Informatique de Paris 6, France
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
Iveta Zolotova, Technical University in Kosice, Slovak Republic

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