Important Dates

16 Apr 2018 - Paper submission
6 June 2018- Authors’ Notification
30 June 2018 - Final Camera-Ready Submission
30 June 2018 - Authors’ Registration & Early Registration
19 Oct 2018 - Conference Opening

See Also

Call for Papers: .pdf

Paper Submission: easychair



HICICTE is the official scientific conference of the Hellenic Association of ICT in Education (HAICTE).

HICICTE 2018 addresses the main issues of concern within ICT in Education and e-Learning.

After the 1st Conference in Ioannina (1999) entitled “Informatics in Education”, the Conference has been organized by the following Universities: Patras (2000), Aegean (2002), Athens (2004), Thessaloniki (2006), Cyprus (2008), Peloponnese (2010), Thessaly (2012), Crete (2014) and Ioannina (2016).

The 11th Conference is organized by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and University of Macedonia. in Thessaloniki

HICICTE 2018 addresses all contemporary topics of interest in the ‘ICT in Education’ and e-Learning scientific domains. The conference program features keynote talks, thematic sessions, workshops and panels, in addition to presentations of refereed papers. All submissions are subject to a double blind refereeing process. Acceptance of any contribution is primarily based on its originality, scientific significance and quality. All accepted papers will be included in the online open conference proceedings.

Springer Volume: Selected papers will be further considered for publication to a volume in the series ,“Research on e-learning and ICT in Education: Technological, Pedagogical and Instructional Issues”, published by Springer.

Topics of Interest

HCICTE 2018 aims to serve as a forum for academics and researchers from around the world to present their current work. The Conference especially welcomes articles coming from the Greek Diaspora, as well as the Mediterranean and Balkan countries.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • • Technology-enhanced Learning
  • • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • • Learning Theory and Pedagogy
  • • Learning Technologies
  • • Computational Thinking in Education
  • • ICT and Instructional Design
  • • e-Content: Development and Delivery
  • • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
  • • Open content – Open data in education
  • • Learning analytics
  • • Educational policy and ICT
  • • Education for sustainable development, Sustainable School and ICT
  • • ICT and Teachers’ Professional Development
  • • Sociology of Education and ICT
  • • ICT-enhanced Science Education
  • • ICT-enhanced Language Learning
  • • Educational Gaming
  • • Educational robotics
  • • Virtual Learning Environments
  • • Augmented reality in education
  • • Web 2.0 applications in Education
  • • Social Networks for Learning and Knowledge Sharing
  • • Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning
  • • e-Learning in Higher and Tertiary Education
  • • e-Learning and lifelong Learning
  • • ICT and lifelong Learning
  • • Distance Learning – Models, Systems and Architectures
  • • Digital Literacy and Digital Competence
  • • e-Assessment – Theories and Methodologies
  • • Research methodologies in Technology-enhanced learning

HCICTE 2018 especially welcomes innovative contributions that may not appear in the list of topics above but are relevant to ICT in education and eLearning in various ways.

Keynote Speakers


Armin Weinberger Professor of Educational Technology at Saarland University, Germany

Orchestrating ICT for Education

The concept of orchestration has recently emerged as a useful metaphor in technology‐enhanced learning research, because of its explanatory power and appeal in describing how different learning activities, tools, and arrangements could be combined to promote learning in an ecology of devices.

More than a buffet of tools offering possibilities to the teachers, orchestration refers to the purposeful mixture of different aspects of the learning experience, serving a particular set of learning goals. In this presentation, current potentials and open issues in orchestrating technology‐enhanced learning arrangements will be discussed and exemplified with current scenarios of technology-enhanced learning such as MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), learning with social media, e.g., Facebook, and learning with mobile and multi‐touch devices.

Call for papers

Authors are invited to submit original papers on research results or novel applications of ICT in education and e-Learning. A list of indicative topics is available at the Conference website. The Conference accepts the following types of papers:

Full papers: These include mainly accomplished original research results. Full papers should be written following the Conference submission template and may have up to eight (8) pages maximum.

Short papers: These typically report on work in progress, new developments, ongoing projects or ongoing work of PhD students. Short papers should be written following the Conference submission template and may have up to four (4) pages maximum.

Poster paper:  These accompany a poster and report on a work appropriate for poster presentation (for example, a new software/hardware product, a design proposal, a not yet evaluated ICT-based approach, etc.). Poster papers are of the ‘short papers’ format (up to four (4) pages maximum).
 - Papers of all the above types are submitted to the Conference through the easychair system and will be reviewed by at least 2 reviewers. All accepted papers will be included in the Conference proceedings. Paper accpetance/rejection depends on their scientific quality and innovative content.

Doctoral Consortium Paper: Presents the ongoing work of a PhD project. The objective is for PhD students to present their ongoing work and get valuable feedback from expert members of the community. Especially welcome are PhDs in their early years (up to 3rd) so that they benefit the most from expert reviews. Doctoral consortium papers are of the ‘short papers’ format (up to four (4) pages maximum). These papers will not be included in the Conference proceedings and no conference fees are paid by PhD students presenting.

A “Best Paper Award” and a “Best Student Paper Award” will be given to the author(s) of a full paper presented at the conference, selected by the Coordinating Committee of the Conference based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, assessed by the Program Committee.

The awards will be announced at the conference closing session.

Each author of an awarded paper, and co-authors if any, will be entitled to:

  1. An official award certificate.
  2. The announcement of their achievement on a special conference webpage.
  3. The invitation for an extended and revised version publication in a book or a journal.
  4. A one year free membership of HICICTE (
  5. A voucher for a free registration fee in the next HICICTE Conference.
  1. The Conference languages are Greek and English.
  2. Each author could appear in four (4) at most papers (full or short).
  3. Each accepted paper (full or short) should be accompanied by one author registration before June, 15, 2018, in order to be included in the conference proceedings. The same registration cannot accompany more than one paper. Therefore, authors appearing in more than one paper should take care to register (the same or different author) as many times as their papers, indicating also which registration accompanies which paper id.
  4. The paper page limits (8 for full papers, 4 for short papers) refer to the complete content of the paper (that is, tables, figures, list of reference, etc. are all included).
  5. The authors are requested to carefully apply the APA style specifications for referencing others’ work both in the body and in the reference list at the end of their papers. Each entry in the reference list should appear at least once in the body of the manuscript. Also, the reference list should be alphabetically sorted. For more details the authors should review the reference list of the submission template and also find advice in relevant online APA tutorials (for example, ‘The Basics of APA style’)
  6. All conference papers will be submitted through the Easychair Conference submission online system (see further below) and will be critically reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance/rejection of the submitted papers strongly depends on their scientific quality (innovative work not presented in another journal/conference) and format presentation (adhering to the Conference template).

Full papers: 20 minutes (15 min author presentation + 5 min question answering).

Short papers: 15 minutes (10 min author presentation + 5 min question answering).

Equipment: All conference rooms will be equipped with computer, internet connection and necessary projection hardware. Presenters should bring their presentations in digital format, preferably on a flash stick ready to be downloaded to the presentation computer.

All papers should follow the Conference submission template available in MS Word format and should be submitted as MS Word file (.docx or .doc).

In order for the papers to undergo blind review, authors are requested to remove all author relevant information form their paper (MS Word file). Author information will be added after the paper has been accepted during camera-ready submission.

To prepare their submission paper authors should use the Conference submission template, available for downloading at: HCICTE2018 Submission Template .

To submit your paper go to Conference easychair submission system: Easychair Submission HCICTE2018 .

Special Tracks

Thematic Sessions: Are organized by high-profile coordinators who first submit a proposal and –if accepted by the Conference organizers- they invite afterwards at least four (4) papers to be presented in a thematic session as part of the main conference program. The papers presented in a thematic session are relevant to the session theme which is pertinent to the Conference topics of interests. Thematic session papers are ‘full papers’ (up to eight (8) pages maximum) and are submitted and critically reviewed (accepted or rejected) as full papers. If accepted they will be included in the Conference proceedings.

  • o How do i submit a proposal for a Thematic Session:  Click here
  • o How do i submit a paper for a Thematic Session: Authors can submit their article in the easychair system ( After submitting the article, please contact the co-ordinators of the special track via email by writing a message titled "Submission of paper XXXX in the special session" where XXXX is the code of the paper that easychair will automatically assign to your paper after the completion of its submission in the easychiar system.

Co-ordinator: Anna Mavroudi - Researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Richard Glassey - KTH Royal Intitute of Technology

"In the context of the 11th Pan-Hellenic and International Conference “ICT in Education” organised by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki from 19 October until 21 October a special session will take place in the topic “Tutors as Designers of Technology Enhanced Learning”. There is a strong need to contribute to the ongoing debate on the topic (Kali, McKenney, & Sagy, 2015). The aim of this special session is to bring together researchers, tutors, tutor trainers and other practitioners, as well as educational policymakers to exchange experiences, ideas and best practices. Different kinds of contributions that extend the existing knowledge on the topic are welcomed: empirical studies, systematic reviews, policy papers, and theoretical papers that provide solid conceptual foundations. Also, the term 'tutors' is meant to be used herein as an inclusive term that encompasses designers of TEL in one (or a combination of) setting(s): faculty members, school teachers, adult trainers etc. This special session covers a wide range of different aspects on the topic, which involve (but are not limited to) the following: • Faculty members as designers of TEL • Teachers as designers of TEL in school education • Tutors as designers of TEL in distance education • Considerations for supporting tutors as designers of TEL • Methodologies or (software) tools that enable tutors as designers of TEL • Conceptual frameworks for tutor design work • Policy recommendations for enabling tutors as designers of TEL • Communities of tutors engaging in design of TEL The submission of papers is done via the Easychair System ( ) and at the same time, by e-mail to Anna Mavroudi (, Olga Viberg (, Björn Hedin (, or Olle Bälter( by 30/05/2018. Reference: Kali, Y., McKenney, S., & Sagy, O. (2015). Teachers as designers of technology enhanced learning. Instructional Science, 43(2), 173-179."

Round Tables: A session organized as a ‘discussion panel’. The coordinator first submits a proposal describing and documenting the discussion topic and its importance. If the proposal is accepted, the coordinator invites at least 4 speakers. During the session the speakers first make short introductions on the discussion topic (for example, 5 or 7 minutes each) and then the discussion goes on with the audience also participating. A ‘Round table’ could report conclusions that could be included in the Conference proceedings.

  • o How do i submit a proposal for a Round Table:  Click here
  • o How do i submit a paper for a Round Table: ΤΒΑ

Tutorial:: A session of ‘tutorial’ format, with specific learning objectives for the participants (for example, to learn how a software/hardware tool operates). The coordinator submits a proposal and –if accepted- those interested should be register in order to participate, paying also the necessary fee (if any). A tutorial is not included in Conference proceedings.

  • o How do i submit a proposal for a Tutorial: Click here
  • o How do i participate in a Tutorial: ΤΒΑ

Workshop:a session promoting interaction between presenters and audience. The coordinator submits a proposal and –if accepted- invites at least four (4) presenters. Those presenting should submit papers of ‘short’ format (up to four (4) pages maximum) which will be critically reviewed (accepted or rejected). If accepted they will be included in the Conference proceedings. The objective of a Workshop session is to bring together various research and development groups, to serve as a forum for establishing new collaborations, to attract both research results and work in progress, and to define main enablers and future challenges within a specific research domain. The coordinator is responsible for arranging the paper presentations, the time allocated to presenters and to discussants, the type of interaction, etc. A ‘Workshop’ may also report conclusions which could be included in the Conference proceedings.

  • o How do i submit a proposal for a Workshop:  Click here
  • o How do i participate in a Workshop:ΤΒΑ


  • Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Vassilios Dagdilelis, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Vassilios Dagdilelis, University of Macedonia, Greece
  • Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Tharennos Bratitsis, ETPE Board, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
  • Charalambos Karagiannidis, ETPE Board, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Christos Panagiotakopoulos, ETPE Board, University of Patras, Greece
  • Chariton Polatoglou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Baron G.-L., University of Paris 5 (La Sorbonne), France
  • Baroso J., INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Cartelli A., University of Cassino, Italy
  • Chen Chwen Jen, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Chen W., Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Dalgarno B., Charles Sturt University, Australia
  • Depover C., University of Mons – Hainaut, Belgium
  • Dimitriadis Y., University of Valladolid, Spain
  • dos Santos, R. P., Lutheran University of Brazil, Brazil
  • Foreman N., Middlesex University, UK and ITMO University, Russia
  • Giannakos, M., NTNU, Norway
  • Hadzilacos Th., Open University of Cyprus, Cyprus
  • Jausovec N., University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Karsenti T., University of Montreal, Canada
  • Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
  • Lan Yu-Ju, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
  • Magoulas G. D., University of London, UK
  • Mavrikis, M, University College of London (UCL), UK
  • Mercier J., Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
  • Miesenberger K., University of Linz, Austria
  • Morch A., University of Oslo, Norway
  • Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
  • Papadopoulos P.M., Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Paredes H., INESC TEC and University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal
  • Passig D., Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Sandnes F., Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Spector M. J., University of Georgia, USA
  • Valanides N., University of Cyprus
  • Weinberger, A., Saarland University, Germany
  • Anastasiades P., University of Crete
  • Angeli C., University of Cyprus
  • Antoniou P., University of Thrace
  • Avouris N., University of Patras
  • Bikos K., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Bratitsis T., University of Western Macedonia
  • Chronaki A., University of Thessaly
  • Dagdilelis V., University of Macedonia
  • Daradoumis A., University of the Aegean
  • Demetriadis S., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Drenoyianni H., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Fahantidis N., University of Macedonia
  • Fesakis G., University of the Aegean
  • Gregoriadou M., University of Athens
  • Hatzikraniotis E., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Hatzileontiadis L., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Hatzileontiadis S., Hellenic Open University
  • Katsanos C., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Kalogiannakis M., University of Crete
  • Kameas A., Hellenic Open University
  • Karagiannidis C., University of Thessaly
  • Karasavvidis E., University of Thessaly
  • Kekkeris G., University of Thrace
  • Kollias V., University of Thessaly
  • Komis V., University of Patras
  • Kordaki M., University of the Aegean
  • Kotsiantis S., University of Patras
  • Kynigos Ch., University of Athens
  • Ladias A., HAICTE, Secondary Education
  • Livieris I., University of Patras
  • Makrakis V., University of Crete
  • Michailidis P., University of Crete
  • Nikolopoulou K., University of Athens
  • Palaigeorgiou G., University of Western Macedonia
  • Pange J., University of Ioannina
  • Papanikolaou K., ASPETE
  • Papastergiou M., University of Thessaly
  • Polatoglou, Ch., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Politis P., University of Thessaly
  • Psillos D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Raptis A., University of Athens
  • Ravanis K., University of Patras
  • Retalis S., University of Piraeus
  • Sampson D., University of Piraeus & ASK
  • Sofos A., University of the Aegean
  • Spantidakis I., University of Crete
  • Toki E., Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Epirus
  • Tselios N., University of Patras
  • Tsiatsos Th., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Tsitouridou M., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Tsolakidis K., University of the Aegean
  • Xesternou M., University of Peloponnese
  • Xinogalos S., University of Macedonia
  • Zaranis N., University of Crete
  • Zervas P., University of Piraeus
  • Apostolidis Ι.
  • Atmatzidou S.
  • Magnisalis Ι.
  • Mavridis Α.
  • Meimaridoy D.
  • Peana V.
  • Politopoulos Ν.
  • Psathas G.
  • Stavroulakis S.
  • Stylianidis P.
  • Tegos S.
  • Terzidou L.
  • Tzimas D.
  • Xaldogeridis Α.




The Conference will take place on the premises of Grand Hotel Palace


  • • Online open access proceedings: HCICTE2018 online open access proceedings (including all accepted papers) will be available in digital format only and will be accessible through: a) the Conference website, and b) the Greek National Documentation Centre (EKT).
  • • Springer Volume: All authors of highly ranked papers (based on reviewers assessment) will be invited to submit an updated and extended version of their work to be included (after new review process) to a Springer volume of the series: “Research on e-learning and ICT in Education: Technological, Pedagogical and Instructional Issues”. More information on this will be available in next Calls and also through the Conference website.