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


CSEDU 2018, 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 2018 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
  • Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
  • Educational Data Mining
  • 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


  • 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
  • Architectures for AI-based Educational Systems
  • Gamification for Learning


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


  • Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Theoretical Bases of e-Learning Environments
  • Social Computing for Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • 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


  • 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


CSEDU 2018 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 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 (final approval pending) .
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 15 - 17 March, 2018

Paper Submission: October 16, 2017
Authors Notification:
December 15, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 4, 2018

Paper Submission: November 22, 2017
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018

Workshop Proposal: October 31, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: October 31, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018

Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018

Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018


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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Dor Abrahamson, University of California, Berkeley, United States
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Shirley Agostinho, University of Wollongong, Australia
Fernando Albuquerque Costa, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Efthimios Alepis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Eleftheria Alexandri, University of Patras, Greece
Vassil Alexandrov, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain
Zehra Altinay, Near East University, Cyprus
Ioannis Anagnostopoulos, University of Thessaly, Greece
George Anastassakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Luca Andrea Ludovico, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Francisco Arcega, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sanchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Juan Ignacio Asensio, University of Valladolid, Spain
Harrison Atagana, University of South Africa, South Africa
Anders Avdic, Dalarna University, Sweden
Breno Fabrício Terra Azevedo, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia Fluminense, Brazil
Nilufar Baghaei, Unitec, New Zealand
Paul M. A. Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Patrícia Brandalise Scherer Bassani, Universidade Feevale, Brazil
Emad Bataineh, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Patricia Alejandra Behar, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Pavol Bistak, Slovak University of Technology, Slovak Republic
Paulo Blickstein, Stanford University, United States
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
François Bouchet, Laboratoire d'Informatique de Paris 6, France
Patrice Bouvier, XIWEN studio, France
Martin Bush, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Egle Butkeviciene, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Santi Caballé, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
Manuel José Cabral Dos Santos Reis, University of Trás-os-montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez, University of Vigo, Spain
Pasquina Campanella, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Italy
Chris Campbell, Griffith University, Australia
Martin Cápay, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovak Republic
Vítor Carvalho, IPCA & Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Manuel Castro Gil, National University for Distance Education, Spain
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Mohamed Amine Chatti, Rwth Aachen University, Germany
Maria Chroni, University of Ioannina, Greece
Maria Cinque, LUMSA Università, Italy
António Coelho, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Marc Conrad, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Gennaro Costagliola, Università di Salerno, 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
Giuliana Dettori, Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD-CNR), Italy
Danail Dochev, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Toby Dragon, Ithaca College, United States
Benedict du Boulay, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Ishbel Duncan, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Richard E. Ferdig, Kent State University, United States
Rogério Eduardo da Silva, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina -UDESC, Brazil
Paula Escudeiro, Instituto Superior De Engenharia Do Porto, Portugal
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Ramon Fabregat Gesa, Universitat de Girona, Spain
Helen Farley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Ali Fawaz Shareef, The Maldives National University, Maldives
Rosa M. Fernandez-Alcala, University of Jaen, Spain
Filomena Ferrucci, Università di Salerno, Italy
Davide Fossati, Emory University, 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
Francisco García Peñalvo, Salamanca University, Spain
Iván García-Magariño, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain
Sébastien George, Université du Maine, France
Biswadip Ghosh, Metropolitan State University of Denver, United States
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Maria João Gomes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
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
Judith Good, The University of Sussex, United Kingdom
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
Francisco L. Gutiérrez Vela, University of Granada, Spain
Ibrahim A. Hameed, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Ålesund, Norway
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Cecilia Haskins, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Paul Hayes, National College of Ireland, Ireland
Antonio Hervás Jorge, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
George Hloupis, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece
Carmen Holotescu, University Ioan Slavici Timisoara, Romania
Janet Hughes, The Open University, United Kingdom
Dzintra Ilisko, Daugavpils University, Institute of Sustainable Education, Latvia
Tomayess Issa, Curtin University, Australia
Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, United States
Malinka Ivanova, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria
Marc Jansen, University of Applied Sciences Ruhr West, Germany
Jose Janssen, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Stéphanie Jean-Daubias, Université Claude Bernard - Lyon 1 / LIRIS, France
Michail Kalogiannakis, University of Crete, Greece
Atis Kapenieks, Riga Technical University, Latvia
Ilias Karasavvidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
Mizue Kayama, Shinshu University, Japan
Samer Khasawneh, The College of Wooster, United States
ChanMin Kim, The University of Georgia, United States
Rob Koper, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Maria Kordaki, University of the Aegean, Greece
Tom Krajnik, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Leandro Krug Wives, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Miroslav Kulich, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Manoj Kumar Saxena, Central University of Himachal Pradesh, India
Lam-for Kwok, City University of Hong Kong, China
H. Chad Lane, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Rynson Lau, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC and Institute for Education Research and Scholarships, United States
Marie Lefevre, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Veronica Liesaputra, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Cheng-Min Lin, Nan Kai University of Technology, Taiwan
Andreas Lingnau, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
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
Scheila Martins, Pontificia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais - PUC Minas, Brazil
Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, United States
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
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
Gaëlle Molinari, Distance Learning University Switzerland, Switzerland
Gyöngyvér Molnár, University of Szeged, Hungary
António Moreira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Maria Morras, Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona, Spain
Jerzy Moscinski, Silesian University of Technology, Poland
Maria Moundridou, School of Pedagogical and Technological Education (ASPETE), Greece
Wolfgang Mueller, Weingarten University of Education, Germany
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
Antoanela Naaji, Vasile Goldis Western University, Romania
Hiroyuki Nagataki, Okayama University, Japan
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Stavros Nikolopoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece
Kazunori Nozawa, Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Fátima L. S. Nunes, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Ebba Ossiannilsson, The Swedish Association for Distance Education (SADE), Sweden
Kuo-liang Ou, National TsingHua University, Taiwan
Yannis P. Psaromiligkos, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences, Greece
George Palaigeorgiou, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Manuel Palomo Duarte, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain
Stamatis Papadakis, University of Crete, Greece
Kyparisia A. Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece
Mário Paulo Teixeira Pinto, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Emanuel Peres, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/Inesc-Tec, Portugal
Paula Peres, ISCAP, Portugal
Isidoros Perikos, University of Patras, Greece
Donatella Persico, Consiglio Nazionale Ricerche (CNR)- Italian National Research Council, Italy
Zinayida Petrushyna, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Antonio Ramón Bartolomé Pina, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Niels Pinkwart, Humboldt University, Germany
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Tamara Powell, Kennesaw State University, United States
Augustin Prodan, Iuliu Hatieganu University, Romania
Franz Puehretmair, Competence Network Information Technology to Support the Integration of People with Disabilities (KI-I), Austria
Clark Quinn, Quinnovation, United States
Fernando Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Altina Ramos, Universidade do Minho, Portugal
Eliseo Reategui, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Petrea Redmond, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Fernando Reinaldo Ribeiro, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Leon Rothkrantz, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Rebecca Rutherfoord, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Juan M. Santos, University of Vigo, Spain
Georg J. Schneider, University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany
Wolfgang Schreiner, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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
Jane Sinclair, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Filomena Soares, Algoritmi Research Centre, UM, Portugal
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
J. Michael Spector, University of North Texas, United States
Eliza Stefanova, Sofia University, Bulgaria
Craig Stewart, Indiana University, United States
Jarkko Suhonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Patricia Sullivan, Purdue University, United States
Katsuaki Suzuki, Kumamoto University, Japan
Karen Swan, University of Illinois at Springfield, United States
Brendan Tangney, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland
Steven Tanimoto, University of Washington, United States
Marco Temperini, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Uwe Terton, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia
Neena Thota, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
A. Min Tjoa, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Stephan Trahasch, University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany
George Tsihrintzis, University of Piraeus, Greece
Avgoustos Tsinakos, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece
James Uhomoibhi, University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Maria Uther, University of Winchester, United Kingdom
Mario Vacca, Italian Ministry of Education, Italy
Leo van Moergestel, HU Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Ioanna Vekiri, Independent Researcher, Greece
Maria Virvou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Giuliano Vivanet, University of Cagliari, Italy
Xinli Wang, Michigan Technological University, United States
Edgar Weippl, SBA Research, Austria
Christopher Wells, McGraw-Hill Education, United States
Katarina Zakova, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Denis ZAMPUNIERIS, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Thomas Zarouchas, Computer Technology Institute and Press Diophantus, Greece

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