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Call for Papers

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

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CSEDU 2015, 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 2015 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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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. UBIQUITOUS LEARNING


AREA 1: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORTING LEARNING


  • Authoring Tools and Content Development
  • AV-Communication and Multimedia
  • Classroom Management
  • eLearning Hardware and Software
  • eLearning Platforms, Portals
  • Tools for Educational Communication and Collaboration
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Learning Analytics
  • Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards
  • Security Issues
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning

AREA 2: LEARNING/TEACHING METHODOLOGIES AND ASSESSMENT


  • 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

AREA 3: SOCIAL CONTEXT AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS


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

AREA 4: DOMAIN APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES


  • Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
  • eLearning in Developing Countries
  • eLearning in Engineering Education
  • eLearning Success Cases
  • Industrial and Medical Applications
  • Intelligent Learning and Teaching Systems
  • Interdisciplinary Programs for Distance Education

AREA 5: UBIQUITOUS LEARNING


  • Accessibility to Disabled Users
  • Cloud-Based Learning and Assessment
  • Context Dependent Learning
  • Distance Education
  • Mobile Learning (M-Learning)
  • Smart Devices as Collaborative Learning Tools
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Glenn WintrichDell, United States
Rob KoperOpen University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Neil MorrisUniversity of Leeds, United Kingdom
Edmundo TovarMadrid Polytechnic University, Spain

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library 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 .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.

SECRETARIAT

CSEDU Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: csedu.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.csedu.org/

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Markus HelfertMaynooth University, Ireland
Maria RestivoFEUP, Portugal

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Susan ZvacekSMZTeaching.com, United States
James UhomoibhiUlster University, United Kingdom

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Universdad Carlos III, Spain
Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Nelma Albuquerque, Concepts and Insights, Brazil
Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Colin Allison, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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 Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Paul M. A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Adriano Baratè, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
Antonio Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Patrícia Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Clemens Bechter, TBS, Thailand
Mohammed Belkhatir, University of Lyon, France
Alvine Belle, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Canada
Kay Berkling, Cooperative State University Baden Württemberg, Karlsruhe, Germany
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open University, Netherlands
Lars Bollen, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas Bollin, Klagenfurt University, Austria
Katrin Borcea-Pfitzmann, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
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, XIWEN Studio, France
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Alberto Cardoso, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Thibault Carron, Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Line Clemmensen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Jo Coldwell-Neilson, Deakin University, Australia
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Ruth Cook, DePaul University, United States
Patrick Coppock, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno, Italy
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Beno Csapó, University of Szeged, Hungary
John Cuthell, Virtual Learning, United Kingdom
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean / Open University of Catalonia, Greece
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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
Ian Douglas, Florida State University, United States
Georg Dr. Schneider, Trier University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Toby Dragon, Ithaca College, United States
Amalia Duch, UPC- Politechnical University of Catalonia, Spain
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Michael E. Auer, Carinthia Tech Institute, Austria
Martin Ebner, Technische Universität Graz, Austria
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Si Fan, University of Tasmania, Australia
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Richard Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Davide Fossati, Emory University, United States
Rita Francese, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
José Franco, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Jun Fujima, Fraunhofer IDMT, Germany
Judith Gal-Ezer, The Open University of Israel, Israel
Mikuláš Gangur, Faculty of Economics, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Serge Garlatti, IMT ATlantique, France
Isabela Gasparini, UDESC, Brazil
Piotr Gawrysiak, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Sébastien George, Le Mans University, 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
Christian Glahn, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Nuno 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 Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Olivier Heidmann, University of Thessaly, Greece
Eva Heinrich, Massey University, New Zealand
Richard Helps, Brigham Young University, United States
Oriel Herrera, Universidad Catolica de Temuco, Chile
George Hloupis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Kin-chuen Hui, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Hans Hummel, Open university, Netherlands
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
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
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
ChanMin Kim, Penn State University, United States
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Jean-Marc Labat, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics and Business Administration, Finland
H. Lane, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Teresa Larkin, American University, United States
Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José 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
Frederick Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Veronica Liesaputra, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Cheng-Min Lin, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Yu-Tzu Lin, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Andreas Lingnau, Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Krystina Madej, Georgia Tech, United States
Massimo Marchiori, University of Padua, Italy
Jacek Marciniak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland
Ivana Marenzi, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Kai Mark, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
José Marques, FEUP, Portugal
Lindsay Marshall, School of Computing, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Alke Martens, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Alke Martens, Universität of Rostock, Germany
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Roger McDermott, Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
António 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
Riichiro Mizoguchi, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Susan Moisey, Athabasca University, Canada
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
Alejandra Martínez Monés, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain
Roberto Moriyón, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Antao Moura, Federal Universisty of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil
Jogesh Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Osaka Electro-Communication 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
Bolanle Olaniran, Texas Tech University, United States
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Thomas Ottmann, University of Freiburg, Germany
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Pantelis Papadopoulos, Aarhus University, Denmark
Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Educational and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Emanuel Peres, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/Inesc-Tec, Portugal
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Leonard Plugge, Cooperative SURF, Netherlands
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Khalid Rabayah, Arab American University, Palestinian Territory, Occupied
Maria Rasteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eliseo Reategui, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Manuel Reis, University of Trás-os-montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Manuela Repetto, INDIRE, Italy
Fernando 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
Libuse Samkova, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ian Sanders, University of South Africa, South Africa
Ian Sanders, University of South Africa, South Africa
Sabine Schlag, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Karsten Schmidt, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Edgar Seemann, Furtwangen University, Germany
Abhishek Shukla, R. D. Engineering College, India
Pei Siew, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
Juarez Bento da Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
John Simmons, Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Ole Smørdal, University of Oslo, Norway
Filomena Soares, Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University Linz, 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
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
Uwe Terton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
A. Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stefan Trausan-Matu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Harald Vranken, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University; Shanghai International Studies University, United States
Alf Wang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Edgar Weippl, SBA & FHSTP, Austria
Martin Wessner, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Leandro Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Jie Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Amal Zouaq, University of Ottawa, Canada
Javier García Zubía, Universidad de Deusto, Spain

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