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

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Conference Closure and Conclusions

Dear Authors,

The 11th Pan-Hellenic and International Conference "ICT in Education" was successfully completed on Sunday Oct, 21 in Thessaloniki.

On behalf of ETPE and the Steering committee we thank you for your participation and valuable contribution.

Also, we would like to inform you about the following:

1) Soon the Participation Certificates will be sent to you at your email addresses.

2) The Proceedings are under preparation and will be uploaded on the Conference and ETPE website for you to download.

3) Also soon, a Call for Chapters will be launched for the forthcoming volume (to be published by Springer) relevant to the thematic domains of the Conference. You can submit extended and improved versions of your work which will undergo peer review before been accepted for inclusion in the volume.

4) The presentation slides of the keynote speakers have been uploaded to the Conference webpage for you to download.

Dimitrios Psillos - The use of digital technologies in education: capacity, transformations and pedagogical approaches

Armin Weinberger - Orchestrating ICT for Education

Carlo Giovannella - How to get smart: the ASLERD vision on Smart Learning Ecosystems

Looking forward to meeting you in Volos 2019 and Florina 2020!

We thank you once again for your participation and contribution,

Kind Regards,

The Chairs,

Stavros Demetriadis,
Vasilis Dagdilelis,
Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos

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

Keynote Speaker

Photo of Dimitrios Psyllos

The use of digital technologies in education: capacity, transformations and pedagogical approaches
Δημήτρης Ψύλλος - Καθηγητής της Διδακτικής των Φυσικών Επιστημών και της Εκπαιδευτικής Τεχνολογίας Παιδαγωγική Σχολή ΑΠΘ, Ελλάδα

In this presentation it is argued that digital technologies have the capacity to enhance exploration and construction of knowledge by students in new and unique ways in comparison with the past. Learning environment have been and are being developing that provide for several new affordances like processing and visualizing data, creative expression and ideas, communication, simulation and modeling of phenomena that can support meaningful learning, active and collaborative construction of knowledge by students and teachers as well as innovative pedagogical approaches . The use of technologies can contribute to enrichment and under certain circumstances to transformation of education process. In the presentation will be examined the potential of creative and transformational pedagogical use of digital technologies, the importance of design research for developing and investigating appropriate technology enhanced didactical interventions, and the contribution of technologies in shaping professional development programs for teachers aiming at enhancing their role as designers of powerful learning activities rather than transmitters of knowledge. Examples from international, national and personal research will be presented.

He has been Professor of Didactics of Science and Educational Technology, School of Education Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece. He teaches in Postgraduate courses in AUTH and University of W. Macedonia. He is member of the central scientific committee of the long term nation- wide project led by Institute Diofantos concerning the professional development of teachers in integrating ICT in educational practice . President of the National Committee supervising Experimental Schools and member of the Administration Committee of Hellenic International University. He got a Physics Degree from University of Thessaloniki and PhD in Science Education from Exeter University UK. He has organized and taught several undergraduate and postgraduate courses n Didactics of Science and Educational Technology. Psillos has published books and papers to national and international journals, participated and presented works in international and national conferences, delivered invited talks and has coordinated several research projects. His research interests include modeling of students’ and teachers’ reasoning and skills in science and ICT, developing and evaluating evidence based innovative teaching, ICT based environments for improving science teaching and professional development of science teachers in ICT. He has served as president of the European Association for Science Education (ESERA) and the Hellenic Association for Education In Science and Technology.

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Keynote Speaker

Photo of Armin Weinberger

Orchestrating ICT for Education
Armin Weinberger - Professor of Educational Technology at Saarland University, Germany

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.

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Armin Weinberger is founding professor and head of the Department of Educational Technology and Knowledge Management at Saarland University. His main research interests lie in analyzing and facilitating the generation, construction and sharing of knowledge in teams, groups of learners, and larger communities. Armin has a 20-year experience in designing, implementing, and investigating computer-supported collaboration scripts that orchestrate roles and activities of learners in technology-enhanced environments. Armin has recently co-founded the Special Interest Group of EARLI on Argumentation, Dialogue, and Reasoning and has an above average publication output. Of the top ten most cited articles in ijCSCL, Armin is an author of four of them and the most published author in said journal 2006-2014. Recent publications concern the design and investigation of mass collaboration platforms for learning, such as social networking sites like Facebook, to leverage argumentation for learning online.

Keynote Speaker

Photo of Carlo Giovanella

How to get smart: the ASLERD vision on Smart Learning Ecosystems
Carlo Giovannella - Department of Educational Science and Technology - University of Rome Tor Vergata

How smart are our schools, our universities, etc.? How happy are students, teachers, parents, stakeholders? It may depend on what we intend for smart! In this talk the people centered and multidimensional model of smartness will be presented together with its implications for learning ecosystems and their governance, for new literacies, for alternance schemes, for the social innovation, for the mediation role of the technologies. Becoming smart, or smarter, is for an ecosystem, like for the human, an ongoing process and requires a predisposition to a dynamical resilience to achieve the expected goal.

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Graduated in Physics, he worked long time in solid state physics as an expert of complex systems. Nowadays can be considered a 'Designer for the experience': expert in the technology-enhanced learning, interaction design, computer-mediated communication, design and management of processes, process and product innovation. It has been the Scientific Director of the Creative Industries Area at the Consorzio Roma Ricerche and since 2015 is the President of ASLERD (Association for Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development) He is member of the Dept. of History, Cultural Heritage, Education & Society of the University of Rome Tor Vergata, where he is chair of the ISIM_garage (Interfaces and Multimodal Interactive Systems), a research lab. As physicist was editor of 5 books and published more than 80 papers. As 'Designer for the experience' - in the domains of Technology Enhanced Learning and Interaction Design - he acted as guest editor for 10 special journal issues or volumes and published around 100 papers. He is regularly in the scientific committee of many international conferences devoted to TEL, IxD and HCI. He has been scientific and artistic chair of 6 editions of 'Interfacce' and co-chair of several conferences and workshops. He has been editor of the Journal F&D till 2000, vice-editor of the magazine JeLKS till 2006, managing editor of IJDLDC in 2015. Currently is the scientific editor of IxD&A journal.

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: 15 minutes (12 min author presentation + 3 min question answering).

Short papers: 15 minutes (12 min author presentation + 3 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 .

Submission Deadline has expires.

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 Hippokratis
  • Atmatzidou Soumela
  • Bekiari Chrisanthi
  • Chaldogeridis Αgisilaos
  • Demetriadis Nikolaos
  • Fintanidou Eleni
  • Magnisalis Ιoannis
  • Mavridis Αpostolis
  • Meimaridoy Dafni
  • Peana Vasiliki
  • Politopoulos Νikolaos
  • Psathas Georgios
  • Saakian Susanik
  • Stavroulakis Stavros.
  • Stylianidis Panagiotis
  • Tegos Stergios.
  • Terzidou Lia
  • Totta Eleni
  • Tzimas Dimitrios.
  • Voulgaridou Eui


Registration options

Author's Registration*

  • Inclusion of your work in the proceedings,
  • Conference binder,
  • certification of attendance,
  • coffee, lunch

Attendee's Registration

  • Deadline: Anytime
  • Conference binder,
  • certification of attendance,
  • coffee, lunch
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  • Deadline: Anytime
  • Conference binder,
  • certification of attendance,
  • coffee, lunch
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Student's Attendance

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* For every article of work only one Author's registration for the presenter is required.


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