12/12/2016 21:27:56

Acepted Special Sessions


Organisers of Special Sessions are responsible for:

  • Select a topic of interest to conference delegates.
  • Obtain papers on this topic, normally at least 5 for an invited special session, but often more. At least 60% of the papers must be by authors who are neither session chairs from their team nor reviewers for the session. 
  • If there are insufficient papers, the final accepted papers will be moved to the general track.
  • Manage the review process for these papers on due time and deadlines.
  • Provide suitable reviewers for the reviews of the papers.
  • Ensure the final versions of the papers are uploaded before the deadline.
  • Attend the conference and chair the session.
  • Provide a list of international reviewers (name, affiliation, country) who have already accepted to review the papers.
  • Disseminate a call for papers for the special session widely.


Special Session 1

Innovation in Computer Science Higher Education (ICSHE)

  • José F. Torres, Data Science & Big Data Lab, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
  • David Gutiérrez-Aviles, Department of Computer Science, University of Seville, Spain.
  • Perla Sosa de Wood, Facultad de Ciencias y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de Itapúa, Paraguay.
  • Elmer Arturo Carballo Ruiz, Facultad de Ingeniería y Arquitectura, Universidad de El Salvador
  • José Luis Vázquez Noguera, Facultad Politécnica, Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay.
  • Ángela Troncoso-García, Data Science & Big Data Lab, Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
  • María Martínez-Ballesteros, Department of Computer Science, University of Seville, Spain.


The practice of effective and meaningful teaching can benefit immensely when educators experiment and apply new or different pedagogical approaches, technologies, curricular enhancement, course design and organization, and assessments. The special session is focused on innovative aspects of teaching and learning in computer science in higher education and all its related degrees. In this sense, authors are encouraged to share new methodologies that have improved academic results. I will discuss my innovative practices in all aspects of teaching and learning. Ongoing experiences with preliminary results are also welcome.

Topics of interest for this special session include, but are not limited to:

  • Virtual Learning
  • Virtual Reality in Education
  • E-learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Interactive Teaching Tools
  • Model-Based Methodologies
  • Data Mining for Education
  • Explorative Learning
  • Problem-Based Learning
  • Web-based Training
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Internet and Information Systems Learning by Game-Building


Special Session 2

New Trends and Advances in Teaching and Evaluation Methodologies in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Elsa RodriguesPolytechnic Institute of Beja, Portugal.
  • Ana Loureiro – Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal.


An article published in 2022 on the World Economic Forum website identified  4 new trends in teaching in higher education:

  • Learning from everywhere
  • Replacing lectures with active learning
  • Teaching skills that remain relevant in a changing world
  • Using formative assessment instead of high-stake exams.

These ideas echoed in many forums and became quite popular in a post-pandemic new world, seemingly with increasing acceptance.

 What balance can we do now of their implementation, two years gone by? To what extent did these proposals generate examples of true reform, addressing the root causes of the education challenge? This session promotes discussion on these topics, evaluating the actions taken and contributing to a redefinition (if needed) of the proposed goals.