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WAVE 2018 : First Workshop on Advanced Virtual Environments and Education — WAVE2 2018


When Oct 4, 2018 - Oct 5, 2018
Where Florianópolis, SC, Brazil
Submission Deadline May 21, 2018
Notification Due Jun 20, 2018
Final Version Due Jul 20, 2018
Categories    technology enhanced learning   distance and open education

Call For Papers

** Please forward to anyone who might be interested **

— Paper submission deadline is less than two months away! Submit your papers by the
21st May 2018

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Brazilian Association of Distance Education (Associação Brasileira de Educação a Distância, ABED)
Special Commission on Informatics in Education of the Brazilian Computer Society (Comissão Especial de informática na Educação da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, CEIE SBC)

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General Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Alex Sandro Gomes, UFPE, Brazil
Chair of the Program Committee
Prof. Dr. Fernando Moreira, Universidade Portucalense, Portugal
Co-chair of the Program Committee
Prof. Dr. Francisco Kelsen de Oliveira, IF Sertão-PE, Brasil

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First Workshop on Advanced Virtual Environments and Education — WAVE2 2018 ( in conjunction with the 24th CIAED Congresso Internacional ABED de Educação a Distância — CIAED 2018 (, October 04–05, 2018, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.
The WAVE2 is a joint organization of the Special Commission on Informatics in Education of the Brazilian Society of Computing (SBC) and the Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED). With it, they aim to bring together world-class research that addresses, with a high standard of quality, issues relevant to open education and Brazilian distance in order to effectively contribute to the advancement of international knowledge about the themes and their impact on Brazilian practice.
Considering the transdisciplinary nature of the phenomena of open and distance education, the two scientific societies understand that collaboration between researchers from related communities progressively improve research on aspects related to technology-mediated education.
This year, WAVE2 2018 will take place in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Its organization will be shared with the Cognitive Sciences and Educational Technologies Group (CCTE), at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).
Target audience to the workshop brings together educational researchers, technologists and, experts in a multidisciplinary forum to collaboratively define the various skills, methods, techniques, processes and, frameworks needed for fostering the adoption of learning design and thus to stimulate targeted research.
Keywords: learning design, skills, competencies, continuous professional development, design thinking, service design, authoring tools, teacher communities, co-design, group concept mapping.

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We encourage the submission of original contributions investigating and studying the effectiveness of learning digital environments in mediated learning.
All submissions are peer-reviewed, and accepted papers published in the conference proceedings, with selected papers published in the portal of the Informatics in Education Commission of the SBC (

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Paper Submission: 30 April 2018 (JEMS’SBC:
Peer evaluation: May 1 to June 3, 2018
Notification of authors: 04 to 20 June 2018
Camera-ready version due: July 20, 2018
Workshop dates: 04 to 05 October 2018

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We invite submissions that may include the following topics, but are not limited to:
- ubiquitous learning
- adaptive learning
- mobile learning
- social learning
- smart learning
- learning on demand
- continuous learning
- semantic LMS services
- learning as a service
- cloud learning environments
- annotation-based learning
- design and experiments of intelligent user interfaces for education
- linked-data enhanced learning
- semantically-enhanced cloud services
- learning analytics for improving teaching and learning
- technology-enhanced learning in developing countries
- 1:1 learning,
- m-gaming,
- technology-enhanced learning,
- Web 2.0 educational resources and tools,
- game-based learning,
- t-learning,
- social networks and learning,
- augmented reality and learning,
- virtual reality,
- learning analytics,
- massively open online courses (MOOCs),
- personal learning environments,
- collective intelligence, the internet of things (IoT),
- natural user interfaces (NUIs),
- wearable technology,
- smart city learning or learning cities.
They are also topics of this conference, Smart Education:
- Conceptual frameworks for smart education
- Innovative smart teaching and learning technologies
- Smart pedagogy
- Smart classroom (features, characteristics, infrastructure, etc.)
- Smart curriculum and courseware design and development
- Smart assessment and testing
- Smart education analytics
- Faculty development and instructor’s skills for smart education
- University-wide smart systems for teaching, learning, research, collaboration, communication, management, security
- Smart blended, distance, online and open education
- Smart e-learning: concepts, strategies and approaches
- Smart e-learning teaching strategies
- Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
- Small Personal Online Courses (SPOC)
- Assessment and testing in smart e-learning
- Serious games-based smart e-learning
- Courseware design and development for smart e-learning
- Smart e-learning environments
- Hardware and software systems, portals and platforms for smart e-learning
- Smart e-learning pedagogy
- Smart e-learner modeling
- Smart e-learning management, analytics, and quality assurance

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English, Portugues and Spanish are the languages of the conference and of all submissions.
There are only two formats:
- Research paper (full paper)
- Research-in-progress (short paper)
- Plenary Lectures
Authors interested that their article is considered for a later publication of the highlighted works must present their works in English. All submissions must be written in English and contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses. Submissions should follow the standard SBC format (Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates are available at) and submitted via SBC JEMS at
All proposals for articles must be anonymous, not containing the name of the author (s) or institution (s) of the author (s). These data should be reported only in the online submission form.
We invite proposals of the following kind addressing conference themes:
- Research report (full paper)
- Concept and main idea (short paper)
- Plenary Lectures
Papers presented in the Research report category (full paper) should show results with substantial progress in empirical or theoretical research, ongoing projects, discussions on the state of the art, relevant aspects, case studies, implemented experiments, methodologies, innovations and other products that to foster the academic discussion of WAVE2’s areas and lines of work.
Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Research report (full paper) of up to 8 pages maximum (including references). The WAVE2 Organisers collects all papers from the authors, and precedes them with an outline of the symposium, stating title/theme and providing a rationale for the symposium. Symposia organisers are free to decide on how their Symposium is run e.g. as an interactive panel-participants discussion; ‘traditional’ presentation of papers with short questions and answers; some other method.
The papers presented in the Concept and main idea category (short paper) should analyze or describe innovative research in progress and work with preliminary results. All work in this category should follow the recommendations that are published on the Conference website.
Each short paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper with a minimum of 2 pages and maximum of 4 pages (including references).
An invited Plenary Lectures consists of a mini-conference. We invite senior scientists who have a special interest in a specific conference topic to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of research expertise around the world. If you would like to submit a proposal for an Invited Session, please contact:
Acceptance or rejection of the works will be notified to the authors by email, according to the following dates.
Rejected works can be recommended to be published in the main CIAED proceedings.

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The event wishes to constitute itself as a space for exchanges and debates. Understanding the importance of intellectual exchanges are important for rescheduling ongoing research and for training new generations of researchers.
In this sense, all presentation of research report and oral communication takes place in a single room with participation of all participants. The objective is to allow the participants’ collective to actively act to raise the quality of the research presented to a world-class standard. At such times, more experienced researchers are invited to mentor works in progress.

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Accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings of the CEIE conferences that will be published in the SBC CEIE Digital Library at
The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS, ESCI and DBLP, among others, such as:
- Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)
- Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)
- International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)

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WAVE2 2018 is pleased to make a number of awards for contributions showing outstanding merit and deserving recognition to the Best Conference Paper award

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The workshop will consist of a part of accepted papers presentation and a part of discussions among participants. At least one of the authors should register and take part in the workshop to make the presentation. See details on full conference fees at

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Alex Sandro Gomes, Centro de informática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil.
Francisco Kelsen de Oliveira. Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sertão, Brazil.

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Adérito Fernandes-Marcos, Aberta University, Portugal
Alexandru Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Anabela Mesquita, ISCAP-IPP, Portugal
Andreas Pester, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences School of Engineering & IT IEEE and IAOE member, Greece
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Ben Lev, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
David Fonseca Escudero, La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Despo Ktoridou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Douligeris Christos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Javier Alvarez, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, UK
Letizia Jaccheri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University, USA
Nestor Dario Duque Mendez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia
Ramiro Gonçalves, UTAD, INESC TEC, Portugal
Rosa Gil, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Teresa Restivo, FEUP, Portugal
Toni Granollers, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Sandra Cano, Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali, Colombia
Sajid Anwar, Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Pakistan
Álvaro Rocha, AISTI & University of Coimbra, Portugal
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy Sciences, Poland
Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Rushan Ziatdinov, Keimyung University, South Korea
Jeremiah Sullins, Harding University, USA
João Manuel Tavares, FEUP, Portugal
Jean-Charles Marty, Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Jennifer DeBoer, Purdue University, USA
Samir Abou El-Seoud, The British University in Egypt, Egypt
Arnaldo Martins, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Francisco Luis Gutierrez Vela, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Gillet Denis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss
Rishav Singh, Bennett University, India
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia

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Web page:

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Please note that the above deadlines are provisional and subject to change.
For further information on all the above, please visit the conference website at the top of the page.
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