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Special Session
Special Session on
Interaction Design in Educational Environments
 - IDEE 2018

26 - 28 July, 2018 - Porto, Portugal

Within the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - ICSOFT 2018


Jose A. Gallud
University of Castilla-la Mancha

Brief Bio
Jose A. Gallud got his degree in Computer Science at Universidad Politecnica de Valencia in 1991 and the Ph.D. degree at the University of Murcia in 2001. He is a full professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Spain since 1993. Since 2002 he belongs to the Laboratory of Interactive Systems Everywhere (ISE) research group at the University of Castilla-La Mancha. He has been responsible for different research projects about the development of mobile applications and context-awareness systems.
Habib M. Fardoun
information Systems, King Abdulaziz University
Saudi Arabia
Brief Bio
Habib M. Fardoun has a PhD in techniques for the development of e-Learning systems with quality user interfaces. He is Associate Professor, Faculty of Computing and Information Technology and Advisor of Vice-President for International Relations and University Ranking in the King Abdulaziz University (KAU) of Saudi Arabia. His research areas concern the design and development of personalized education systems, Human Computer-Interaction, Cloud Computing and Web Services.
Ricardo Tesoriero
Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla-La Mancha

Brief Bio
Ricardo Tesoriero got a degree in Computer Science at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina in 2005 and got a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) in 2009, Spain. His main research interests are Human-computer Interaction in Ubiquitous Computing Environments and Model-based Development of User Interfaces.


Educational environments have been improving at the same time that technologies have arrived to the market. Those technologies bring with them new methodologies used for a better adaptation to the new devices. With this, interaction is one of the aspects, which has been increasing more to facilitate user's labour inside of the learning process. The special session goal will focus on applications, techniques or environments in which interaction design plays a central role by improving the learning process at all levels.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Conceptual models for educational applications
  • Educational pervasive environments
  • Educational Interface design
  • New devices and interaction techniques for educative environments
  • Instructional and Interaction design
  • Student/Teacher centered design
  • Educative Ambient intelligence
  • Human factors in Educative UI design
  • Collaboration, cooperation and coordination
  • Design patterns in collaborative educational environments
  • Classroom teaching techniques
  • Model-Based Development Environments


Paper Submission: June 5, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: June 19, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 27, 2018 (expired)


Cesar Collazos, Systems, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
Habib Fardoun, Ahlia University, Bahrain
Niki Lambropoulos, Independent Researcher, United Kingdom
Victor Peñeñory, Independent Researcher, Colombia
Nehme Safa, Educational Technology, Lebanese University, Lebanon

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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 and SCOPUS.
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


ICSOFT Special Sessions - IDEE 2018