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CSEDU 2014 : 6th International Conference on Computer Supported Education

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Conference Series : International Conference on Computer Supported Education
 
Link: http://www.csedu.org/
 
When Apr 2, 2014 - Apr 4, 2014
Where Barcelona, Spain
Submission Deadline Oct 1, 2013
Notification Due Jan 15, 2014
Final Version Due Jan 29, 2014
Categories    education   information technology   e-learning
 

Call For Papers

CSEDU 2014, 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 2014 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

Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs
e-Learning Platforms, Portals
Authoring Tools and Content Development
Groupware Tools
Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
Security Aspects
AV-Communication and Multimedia
Ontologies and Meta-Data Standards
e-Learning Hardware and Software
Security and Privacy
Classroom Management
Learning Analytics

AREA 2: LEARNING/TEACHING METHODOLOGIES AND ASSESSMENT

Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
Educating the Educators
Immersive Learning
Blended Learning
Computer-Aided Assessment
Metrics and Performance Measurement
Assessment Software Tools
Mentoring and Tutoring
Higher Order Thinking Skills
Instructional Design
Immersive Learning and Multimedia applications
Virtual Communities of Practice
Project Based Learning and Engineering Education
Game-based and simulation-based learning

AREA 3: SOCIAL CONTEXT AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

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

AREA 4: DOMAIN APPLICATIONS AND CASE STUDIES

e-Learning Success Cases
Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
Interdisciplinary Programs for Distance Education
Impact and Achievements of International Initiatives
e-learning in Engineering Education
Industrial and Medical Applications
Intelligent Learning and Teaching Systems
e-Learning in Developing Countries

AREA 5: UBIQUITOUS LEARNING

Accessibility to Disabled Users
Mobile Learning (M-learning)
Context Dependent Learning
Standards and Interoperability
Technology Enhanced Learning
Technology Support for Pervasive Learning
Virtual Labs and Virtual Classrooms
Distance Education
Cloud-based Learning and Assessment
Smart devices as collaborative learning tools

Keynote Speakers
José Carlos Lourenço Quadrado, ISEL - Lisbon Superior Engineering Institute, Portugal and IFEES - International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, United States
Steve Wheeler, Plymouth Institute of Education, Plymouth University, United Kingdom
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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
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 Index) and Scopus.
Important Dates

Conference Date: 2 - 4 April, 2014
Regular Papers
Paper Submission: October 1, 2013
Authors Notification: January 15, 2014
Camera Ready and Registration: January 29, 2014

Position Papers
Paper Submission: December 11, 2013
Authors Notification: January 27, 2014
Camera Ready and Registration: February 6, 2014

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