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 that 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
Using Machine Learning techniques in Educational and Healthcare Settings: a path towards precision intervention (MLEHS)
- María Consuelo Sáiz Manzanares – University of Burgos, Spain
The use of Machine Learning techniques (supervised and unsupervised) facilitates the monitoring of students’ learning process in the educational field, especially in universities, and allows the knowledge of learning patterns, promoting the development of personalized teaching.
Likewise, using Machine Learning techniques (supervised and unsupervised) makes it easier for early care professionals (intervention with children aged 0-6 years) to diagnose and intervene with precision, enhancing prevention and early Therapeutic intervention.
Special Session 2
Innovation in Computer Science Higher Education (ICSHE)
- José F. Torres – Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
- Laura Melgar-García – Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
- David Gutiérrez-Aviles – University of Seville, Spain.
- María Martínez-Ballesteros – University of Seville, Spain.
- Alicia Troncoso – Pablo de Olavide University, Spain.
- José Luis Vázquez Noguera – Universidad Nacional de Asunción, Paraguay.
- Francisco Martínez-Álvarez – Pablo de Olavide University, 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
- 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 3
Online or In-Perso ? Measurable Benefits, Downsides, Challenges, and Risks of Technology in Education (TE)
- Monika Ciesielkiewicz – Universidad Villanueva, Spain.
- Matilde Santos – Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
- Clarence Chen – University of New York, EEUU.
- David Méndez Coca – Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Spain.
Technology in education is inevitable, especially after the recent pandemic when it became widespread and almost mandatory. Educators worldwide had little choice but to use instructional technology during that challenging time. He trend exists, persists, and will continue. Nevertheless, now post-Covid, when most educational institutions returned to normal, we need to reflect and pose an important question: whether technology is the silver bullet and the best way to teach the knowledge and skills students need to acquire. s it used to be done before the pandemic, specific skills can be ideally developed through traditional activities. Therefore, research is required to prove which skills are better learned with the help of technology and which are through more conventional means and actions. The pandemic also has shown us numerous downsides and risks of using technology in education that educators must consider while choosing whether or not to use technology in their teaching.
This session aims to share research and experiences on the effectiveness and proven measurable benefits of educational technology tools, as well as the challenges, downsides, and risks suchstudents’nts’ privacy, misusestudents’nts’ data, and cybersecurity issues. This session will welcome papers on research and experiences during live, virtual, hybrid, blended, flipped, and online learning.
Session topics include but are not limited to:
- Development of skills & competencies using educational technology
- Presenting measurable and tangible benefits of educational technology
- Best practices for the implementation of educational technology
- Designing technology-enhanced learning experiences
- Incorporating cutting-edge educational technology tools for effective teaching and learning
- Educational technology challenges
- Students’ privacy
- Cybersecurity issues