Workshop on advanced virtual environments and education - WAVE2 2018

First Workshop on Advanced Virtual Environments and Education — WAVE2 2018 ( in conjunction with the 24th CIAED Congresso Internacional ABED de Educação a Distância — CIAED 2018 (, October 04–05, 2018, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.

The WAVE2 is a joint organization of the Special Commission on Informatics in Education of the Brazilian Society of Computing (SBC) and the Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED). With it, they aim to bring together world-class research that addresses, with a high standard of quality, issues relevant to open education and Brazilian distance in order to effectively contribute to the advancement of international knowledge about the themes and their impact on Brazilian practice.

Considering the transdisciplinary nature of the phenomena of open and distance education, the two scientific societies understand that collaboration between researchers from related communities progressively improve research on aspects related to technology-mediated education.

This year, WAVE2 2018 will take place in Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. Its organization will be shared with the Cognitive Sciences and Educational Technologies Group (CCTE), at the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).

Target audience to the workshop brings together educational researchers, technologists and experts in an multidisciplinary forum to collaboratively define the various skills, methods, techniques, processes and frameworks needed for fostering the adoption of learning design and thus to stimulate targeted research.

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Call for Papers

We encourage the submission of original contributions investigating and studying the effectiveness of learning digital environments in mediated learning.

All submissions are peer-reviewed, and accepted papers published in the conference proceedings, with selected papers published in the portal of the Informatics in Education Commission of the SBC


Paper Submission: 21 may 2018 (JEMS’SBC:
Peer evaluation: May 21 to June 13, 2018
Notification of authors: 14 to 20 June 2018
Camera-ready version due: July 20, 2018
Workshop dates: 04 to 05 October 2018


We invite submissions that may include the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • ubiquitous learning
  • adaptive learning
  • mobile learning
  • social learning
  • smart learning
  • learning on demand
  • continuous learning
  • semantic LMS services
  • learning as a service
  • cloud learning environments
  • annotation-based learning
  • design and experiments of intelligent user interfaces for education
  • linked-data enhanced learning
  • semantically-enhanced cloud services
  • learning analytics for improving teaching and learning
  • technology-enhanced learning in developing countries
  • 1:1 learning
  • m-gaming
  • technology-enhanced learning
  • Web 2.0 educational resources and tools
  • game-based learning
  • t-learning
  • social networks and learning
  • augmented reality and learning
  • virtual reality
  • learning analytics
  • massively open online courses (MOOCs)
  • personal learning environments
  • collective intelligence, the internet of things (IoT)
  • natural user interfaces (NUIs)
  • wearable technology
  • smart city learning or learning cities

They are also topics of this conference, Smart Education:

  • Conceptual frameworks for smart education
  • Innovative smart teaching and learning technologies
  • Smart pedagogy
  • Smart classroom (features, characteristics, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Smart curriculum and courseware design and development
  • Smart assessment and testing
  • Smart education analytics
  • Faculty development and instructor's skills for smart education
  • University-wide smart systems for teaching, learning, research, collaboration, communication, management, security
  • Smart blended, distance, online and open education
  • Smart e-learning: concepts, strategies and approaches
  • Smart e-learning teaching strategies
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)
  • Small Personal Online Courses (SPOC)
  • Assessment and testing in smart e-learning
  • Serious games-based smart e-learning
  • Courseware design and development for smart e-learning
  • Smart e-learning environments
  • Hardware and software systems, portals and platforms for smart e-learning
  • Smart e-learning pedagogy
  • Smart e-learner modeling
  • Smart e-learning management, analytics, and quality assurance


English is the language of the conference and of all submissions. There are only two formats:

  • Research paper (full paper)
  • Research-in-progress (short paper)
  • Plenary Lectures

Authors interested that their article is considered for a later publication of the highlighted works must present their works in English. All submissions must be written in English and contain author names, affiliations, and email addresses. Submissions should follow the standard SBC format (Microsoft Word and LaTeX templates are available at) and submitted via SBC JEMS.

All proposals for articles must be anonymous, not containing the name of the author(s) or institution(s) of the author(s). These data should be reported only in the online submission form. We invite proposals of the following kind addressing conference themes:

  • Research paper (full paper)
  • Research-in-progress (short paper)
  • Plenary Lectures

Papers presented in the Research report category (full paper) should show results with substantial progress in empirical or theoretical research, ongoing projects, discussions on the state of the art, relevant aspects, case studies, implemented experiments, methodologies, innovations and other products that to foster the academic discussion of WAVE2's areas and lines of work.

Each individual paper proposal should take the form of a Research report (full paper) of up to 8 pages maximum (including references). The WAVE2 Organisers collects all papers from the authors, and precedes them with an outline of the symposium, stating title/theme and providing a rationale for the symposium. Symposia organisers are free to decide on how their Symposium is run e.g. as an interactive panel-participants discussion; ‘traditional’ presentation of papers with short questions and answers; some other method.

The papers presented in the Concept and main idea category (short paper) should analyze or describe innovative research in progress and work with preliminary results. All work in this category should follow the recommendations that are published on the Conference website.

Each short paper proposal should take the form of a Full Paper with a minimum of 2 pages and maximum of 4 pages (including references).

An invited Plenary Lectures consists of a mini-conference. We invite senior scientists who have a special interest in a specific conference topic to take responsibility for an invited session, gathering papers from a range of research expertise around the world. If you would like to submit a proposal for an Invited Session, please contact:
Acceptance or rejection of the works will be notified to the authors by email, according to the following dates. Rejected works can be recommended to be published in the main CIAED proceedings.

All submitted articles must be diagrammed following the SBC template available at:


The event wishes to constitute itself as a space for exchanges and debates. Understanding the importance of intellectual exchanges are important for rescheduling ongoing research and for training new generations of researchers.

In this sense, all presentation of research report and oral communication takes place in a single room with participation of all participants. The objective is to allow the participants' collective to actively act to raise the quality of the research presented to a world-class standard. At such times, more experienced researchers are invited to mentor works in progress.


Accepted papers will appear in the Proceedings of the CEIE conferences that will be published in the SBC CEIE Digital Library at

The authors of the best selected papers will be invited to extend them for publication in international journals indexed by ISI/SCI, SCOPUS, ESCI and DBLP, among others, such as:

  • Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET)
  • Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)
  • International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)
  • International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (IJTHI)


WAVE2 2018 is pleased to make a number of awards for contributions showing outstanding merit and deserving recognition to the Best Conference Paper award.


The workshop will consist of a part of accepted papers presentation and a part of discussion among participants. At least one of the authors should register and take part at the workshop to make the presentation. See details on full conference fees at


Brazilian Association of Distance Education (Associação Brasileira de Educação a Distância, ABED)
Special Commission on Informatics in Education of the Brazilian Computer Society (Comissão Especial de informática na Educação da Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, CEIE SBC)


Prof. Dr. Alex Sandro Gomes

General Coordinator

UFPE, Brazil

Prof. Dr. Fernando Moreira

Co-chair of the Program Committee

Universidade Portucalense, Portugal.

Prof. Dr. Francisco Kelsen de Oliveira

Co-chair of Program Committee

IF Sertão-PE, Brazil.


Adérito Fernandes-Marcos, Aberta University, Portugal
Alexandru Cristian Rusu, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Álvaro Rocha, AISTI & University of Coimbra, Portugal
Anabela Mesquita, ISCAP-IPP, Portugal
Andreas Pester, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences School of Engineering & IT IEEE and IAOE member, Greece
Arnaldo Martins, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Ben Lev, LeBow College of Business, Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA
Britta Ruhnau, University of Applied Sciences Europe, Germany
Cesar Collazos, Universidad del Cauca, Colombia
David Fonseca Escudero, La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Despo Ktoridou, University of Nicosia, Cyprus
Dieter Wuttke, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Douligeris Christos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Francisco Luis Gutierrez Vela, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Gillet Denis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Swiss
Janusz Kacprzyk, Polish Academy Sciences, Poland
Javier Alvarez, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico
Jean-Charles Marty, Université de Savoie Mont-Blanc, France
Jennifer DeBoer, Purdue University, USA
Jeremiah Sullins, Harding University, USA
João Manuel Tavares, FEUP, Portugal
Keng Siau, Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA
Letizia Jaccheri, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Liz Falconer, University of the West England,UK
Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, UK
Manuel Ortega Cantero, Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha, Spain
Maria José Sousa, Universidade Europeia, Portugal
Marjan Mernik, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University, USA
Nestor Dario Duque Mendez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombi
Philippe Palanque, University Toulouse 3 – Paul Sabatier, France
Ramiro Gonçalves, UTAD, INESC TEC, Portugal
Rishav Singh, Bennett University, India
Rosa Gil, Universitat de Lleida, Spain
Rushan Ziatdinov, Keimyung University, South Korea
Sajid Anwar, Institute of Management Sciences Peshawar, Pakistan
Samir Abou El-Seoud, The British University in Egypt, Egypt
Sandra Cano, Universidad de San Buenaventura Cali, Colombia
Teresa Restivo, FEUP, Portugal
Toni Granollers, Universitat de Lleida, Spain


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