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

CSEDU 2011, 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 2011 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:



  • › Web-based Learning, Wikis and Blogs
  • › Virtual Learning Environments
  • › e-Learning Platforms, Portals
  • › Authoring Tools and Content Development
  • › Groupware Tools
  • › Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning
  • › Security Aspects
  • › AV-Communication and Multimedia
  • › Mobile Learning
  • › Ontologies and Meta-data Standards
  • › Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • › e-Learning Hardware and Software
  • › Digital Libraries for e-Learning


  • › Supervising and Managing Student Projects
  • › Simulated Communities and Online Mentoring
  • › Pedagogy Enhancement with e-Learning
  • › Educating the Educators
  • › Immersive Learning
  • › Blended Learning
  • › Mobile Learning (M-Learning)
  • › Computer-aided Assessment
  • › Metrics and Performance Measurement
  • › Assessment Software Tools
  • › Assessment Methods in Blended Learning Environments
  • › e-Testing and New Test Theories


  • › Learning Organizations
  • › Collaborative Learning
  • › Community Building
  • › Lifelong Learning: Continuing Professional Training & Development
  • › Theoretical Bases of e-Learning Environments
  • › International Partnerships in Teaching
  • › Distance and e-Learning in a Global Context
  • › Cooperation with Industry in Teaching
  • › Context Dependent Learning
  • › Higher Education vs. Vocational Training


  • › e-Learning Success Cases
  • › Errors in e-Learning
  • › Critical Success Factors in Distance Learning
  • › e-Learning in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil and Information Engineering
  • › Medical Applications
  • › Interdisciplinary Programs for Distance Education
  • › Impact and Achievements of International Initiatives
  • › Joint-degrees
  • › Virtual Labs: Examples, Architecture and Organization
  • › Virtual Universities and Classrooms


  • › Benchmark Metrics for Broad Domain Learning
  • › Standards and Interoperability
  • › Course Design and e-Learning Curriculae
  • › Emerging and Best Practices
  • › Managing Quality in e-Learning
  • › e-Learning Tactics and Strategies
  • › Course/Program Evaluation
  • › Teacher Evaluation
  • › Accessibility to Disabled Users
  • › Quality Assurance: Recognition; Accreditation; Certification
  • › Assessment and Accreditation of Courses and Institutions

Keynote Speakers

Ivan Ivanov, SUNY Empire State College, U.S.A.
Rachelle Heller, The George Washington University, U.S.A.
Lauri Malmi, Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Finland
Friedrich Hesse, Knowledge Media Research Center, Germany


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.


The conference will be held at the NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.
The NH Hotel Leeuwenhorst is located in Noordwijkerhout, in the middle of the bulb area and near Noordwijk aan Zee and Katwijk. The North Sea coast is easy to reach and cities as Amsterdam, Leiden and Den Haag (The Hague) can be reached in about 30 minutes by car.

Conference Co-chairs

José Cordeiro, Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal
Boris Shishkov, IICREST, Bulgaria

Program Co-chairs

Alexander Verbraeck, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland

Program Committee

Grigore Albeanu, Spiru Haret University, Romania
Peter Albion, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Antonia Lucinelma Pessoa Albuquerque, Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil
Colin Allison, University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom
Stamatina Anastopoulou, University of Athens, Greece
Miguel Rodríguez Artacho, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain
Anders Avdic, Örebro University, Sweden
Jorge Barbosa, UNISINOS, Brazil
David Baume, University of London, United Kingdom
Adriana Berlanga, Open University of The Netherlands (OUNL), Netherlands
Markus Bick, ESCP Europe Wirtschaftshochschule Berlin, Germany
Marlies Bitter-Rijpkema, Open Universiteit, Netherlands
Emmanuel G. Blanchard, Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia
Lars Bollen, Universiteit Twente, Netherlands
Andreas Bollin, Alpen-Adria Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
Federico Botella, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche, Spain
Paul Brna, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Dumitru Burdescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Manuel Ortega Cantero, Castilla - La Mancha University, Spain
Carlos Vaz de Carvalho, ISEP, Portugal
Kan Kan Chan, University of Macau, Macau
Weiqin Chen, University of Bergen, Norway
Gennaro Costagliola , Università di Salerno , Italy
Manuel Perez Cota, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Caroline M. Crawford, University of Houston-Clear Lake, United States
Valentina Dagiene, Vilnius University Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Lithuania
Lorenzo Dalvit, Rhodes University, South Africa
Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Sergiu Dascalu, University of Nevada, Reno, United States
Alessandro D'atri, LUISS Guido Calrli University, Italy
John Dempsey, University of South Alabama, United States
Michael Derntl, University of Vienna, Austria
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
Peter Dolog, Aalborg University, Denmark
Chyi-Ren Dow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, China
Erik Duval, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Larbi Esmahi, Athabasca University, Canada
Mingyu Feng, SRI International, United States
Reva Freedman, Northern Illinois University, United States
Victor Manuel Garcia-Barrios, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Xun Ge, University of Oklahoma, United States
Henrique Gil, Escola Superior de Educação de Castelo Branco & CAAP da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal
Song Gilsun, Zhejiang University, China
Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada
Maria Grigoriadou, University of Athens, Greece
Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Nuno Guimarães, Lasige / Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Guralnick, Kaleidoscope Learning / Columbia University, United States
Laurence Habib, Oslo University College, Norway
John Hamer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Yasunari Harada, Waseda University, Japan
Roger Hartley, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Stylianos Hatzipanagos, King's College London, United Kingdom
Orit Hazzan, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Denis Helic, TU Graz, Austria
Davinia Hernández-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
Mark van 't Hooft, Kent State University, United States
Chun Hu, University of Sydney, Australia
Janet Hughes, University of Dundee, United Kingdom
Kin-chuen Hui, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Kamini Jaipal, Brock University Faculty of Education, Canada
Katerina Kabassi, Tei of the Ionian Islands, Greece
Achilles Kameas, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Bill Kapralos, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Göran Karlsson, KTH Stockholm, Sweden
Jalal Kawash, University of Calgary, Canada
ChanMin Kim, University of Georgia, United States
Maria Kordaki, Computer Institute of Technology, Greece
Georgios Kouroupetroglou, University of Athens, Greece
Milos Kravcik, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Birgit Krogstie, Norwegian University of Science of Technology, Norway
Timo Lainema, Turku School of Economics, Finland
Reneta Lansiquot, New York City College of Technology, United States
Quynh Le, University of Tasmania, Australia
Newton Lee, Newton Lee Laboratories LLC, United States
Frederick Li, University of Durham, United Kingdom
Andrew Lian, Western Illinois University, United States
Hwee Ling Lim, The Petroleum Institute, United Arab Emirates
Andreas Lingnau, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Martin Llamas-Nistal, University of Vigo, Spain
Jacques Lonchamp, Loria, University of Nancy, France
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Stephan Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Paolo Maresca, Università Federico II, Italy
Lindsay Marshall, Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Alke Martens, Universität Rostock, Germany
Manolis Mavrikis, London Knowledge Lab, United Kingdom
Bruce McLaren, Carnegie Mellon University, CeLTech - Saarland University, United States
José Carlos Metrôlho, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Portugal
Felix Mödritscher, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Susan Moisey, Athabasca University, Canada
Cristobal Romero Morales, University of Cordoba, Spain
Roberto Moriyón, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Chrystalla Mouza, University of Delaware, United States
Jari Multisilta, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
Minoru Nakayama, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Kia Ng, ICSRiM - University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Andreas Ninck, Berne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Brian Nolan, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Ireland
José Palma, Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Portugal
Viktoria Pammer, Know-Center, Austria
Kyparisia A. Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological Education, Greece
Jan Pawlowski, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Paul Peachey, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Niels Pinkwart, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
Leonard A. Plugge, Stichting SURF, Netherlands
Elvira Popescu, University of Craiova, Romania
Kaska Porayska-Pomsta, Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Philippos Pouyioutas, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Roy Rada, University of Maryland Baltimore County, United States
Ponnusamy Ramalingam, Aarupadai Veedu Institute of Technology, India
Leena Razzaq, University of Massachusetts, United States
Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia
Griff Richards, Athabasca University, Canada
Pasi Sahlberg, CIMO, Finland
Abdolhossein Sarrafzadeh, Unitec, New Zealand
Giuseppe Scanniello, Università Degli Studi della Basilicata, Italy
Ulrik Schroeder, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
José Luis Sierra, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Michael Sonntag, Johannes Kepler University, Austria
Safeeullah Soomro, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia
Martin Sperka, Pan European University, Slovak Republic
Carlo Strapparava, FBK-IRST, Italy
Eleni Stroulia, University of Alberta, Canada
Steven Tanimoto, University of Washington, United States
John Thompson, Buffalo State College, State University of New York, United States
Thanassis Tiropanis, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Edmundo Tovar, Madrid Polytechnic University, Spain
Carsten Ullrich, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Andreas Veglis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Jari Veijalainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Charalambos Vrasidas, CARDET, Cyprus
Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University, United States
Les Watson, leswatsondotnet, United Kingdom
Jana M. Willis, University of Houston - Clear Lake, United States
Tina Wilson, The Open University, United Kingdom
Clayton R. Wright, International Education Consultant, Canada
Sean Tung-Xiung Wu, Shih Hsin University, Taiwan, China
Jie Chi Yang, National Central University, Taiwan, China
Takami Yasuda, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University, Japan
Kun Yuan, RAND Corporation, United States
Diego Zapata-Rivera, Educational Testing Service, United States
Fani Zlatarova, Elizabethtown College, United States
Amal Zouaq, Simon Fraser University / Athabasca University, Canada