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Special Session
Special Session on
Using Technology for Scalable Research Supervision
 - TSRS 2019

2 - 4 May, 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Within the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - CSEDU 2019


Pramod Pathak
Faculty of Digital & Data, Technological University Dublin

Brief Bio
Dr Pramod Pathak is currently the Dean of School of Computing at the National College of Ireland. He is passionate about and deeply committed to ensuring the highest quality learning and teaching experience for students. Dr Pathak has wealth of knowledge, experience in Senior Management & Academic Leadership; experience in Learning & Teaching Innovation and student-centred learning; Research & Innovation excellence in the area of student learning; development of high-quality cutting-edge higher education programmes; expertise in the student experience, and a strong commitment to the mission of helping student and faculty to succeed. He has been active researcher. Currently his main area of research is applying technology, computing and analytics/AI to improvement of learning. He has secured research funding over €9.6 million during his career. He has a good track record, with external agencies, committees and stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. He has been awarded number of National and International awards including research and innovation funding.
Christos Grecos
National College of Ireland

Brief Bio
Christos Grecos is currently a Professor of Visual Communication Standards and the Vice Dean of Postgraduate Studies and Research in the National College of Ireland. Previously, he has worked as a Chair in Computer Science in the Central Washington University (USA), as Dean of the Faculty of Computing & Information Technology in Sohar University (Oman), as Head of the School of Computer Science in the University of the West of Scotland, as well as in the Universities of Loughborough and Central Lancashire in academic roles. His main research interests are in the areas of image and video processing, analysis, compression, transmission and deep learning. He has published more than 190 papers on top class conferences and journals. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, SPIE and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
Paul Stynes
School of Computing, National College of Ireland

Brief Bio
Dr Paul Stynes is Vice Dean of Academic Programmes at the National College of Ireland. He completed a PhD in 2015 at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests are in the area of Collaborative requirements elicitation, Educational Management and Intelligent Systems specifically semantic web, and ontologies.


Traditionally supervision takes place on a face-to-face basis in individual sessions. With the increase in number of taught postgraduate students this supervision model is not only not sustainable but also may result in poor engagement and pass-rate for students and higher education institutions. There are number of ways to address the problem such as, use of technology (VLE), peer engagement and support, appropriate methods for monitoring and feedback via technology, efficiency and resource management supported by a technological environment. This special session will evaluate the effect of the above factors on the growing number of taught post-graduate students that needs to be supported by Universities worldwide. 


Authors are welcome to submit papers, discuss theory or research issues, demonstrate tools:
  • Taught postgraduate programmes Dissertation supervision
  • Use of technology to support supervision
  • Use of Peer review and assessement in supporting supervision
  • Supports related to supervision


Paper Submission: March 6, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019 (expired)


H. Chad Lane, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Catherine Mulwa, Dublin City University, Ireland
Dympna O'Sullivan, TU Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Anu Sahni, School of Computing, National College of Ireland, Ireland
James Uhomoibhi, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Susan Zvacek,, United States

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by DBLP, Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index, EI, Microsoft Academic, SCOPUS, Google Scholar and Semantic Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


CSEDU Special Sessions - TSRS 2019