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SET 2016 : IEEE IJCNN/WCCI 2016 Special Session on “Smart Educational Techniques in Big Data Age”


When Jul 25, 2016 - Jul 29, 2016
Where Vancouver, Canada
Submission Deadline Jan 15, 2016
Notification Due Mar 15, 2016
Final Version Due Apr 15, 2016
Categories    data mining   educational data mining   education   big data

Call For Papers

*** IJCNN/WCCI 2016 Special Session Call for Papers ***


IJCNN/WCCI 2016 Special Session on Smart Educational Techniques in Big Data Age

Submission System:

Accepted papers will appear in the IJCNN/WCCI 2016 proceedings to be published by IEEE.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due: 15/01/2016
Author Notification Due: 15/03/2016
Camera Ready Due: 15/04/2016

Conference Scope

Data mining provides educational institutions the capability to explore, visualize and analyze large amounts of data in order to reveal valuable patterns in students' learning behaviors without having to resort to traditional survey methods. Turning raw data into useful information and knowledge also enables educational institutions to improve teaching and learning practices, and to facilitate the decision-making process in educational settings. Thus, it is becoming important for researchers to exploit the abundant data generated by various educational systems for enhancing teaching, learning and decision making.

In addition, the development and training of teachers in regional area can be also improved by adopting smart techniques in the big data age. How to get these tasks done smartly and effectively is another important issue that could be potentially addressed in Big data age.

Topics of Interest

Papers are invited in the areas below, but do not exclude research in the general areas of the topic headings.

(1) Data mining in education
- Learning analytics
- "Big Data" applications and opportunities in learning and education
- Integrating data mining and pedagogical theory
- Data mining with emerging pedagogical environments such as educational games and MOOCs

(2) Smart Educational Techniques
- Recommender systems for learning
- Case studies in Educational Data
- Data Driven Performance Evaluation

Paper Submissions

Manuscripts submitted to special sessions should be done through the paper submission website of IEEE WCCI 2016.

Please make sure that papers submitted to their special session clearly indicate the name of the special session the paper belongs to.

Main Research Topic: "Ti: Smart Educational Techniques in Big Data Age"

All papers submitted to special sessions will be subject to the same peer-review procedure as the regular papers.


Dr Guandong Xu, University Technology Sydney, Australia
Dr Gang Li, Deakin University, Australia
Dr Wu He, Old Dominion University, USA

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