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Special Session
Special Session on
The Internet of Things for Educators and Learners
 - IoT-Education 2018

23 - 24 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Within the 13th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - ENASE 2018


Mohamad Kassab
Pennsylvania State University
United States
Brief Bio
Mohamad Kassab is an assistant professor in Software Engineering at Penn State Great Valley. He received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Kassab’s research interests include developing a formal, integrated and quantitative approaches, architectural frameworks and tools to modeling and assessing software quality requirements.
Joanna DeFranco
Pennsylvania State University
United States

Brief Bio
Earned her Ph.D. in computer and information science from New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.S. in computer engineering from Villanova University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Math from Penn State University. She is an Assistant Professor of Software Engineering with the Pennsylvania State University. She worked in industry for 12 years as an Electronics Engineer for the Navy as well as a Software Engineer at Motorola. Her research interests include software engineering teams, Internet of Things, and effective communication and collaboration in technical teams.


The IEEE IoT Community defines the IoT as: “… a self-configuring and adaptive system consisting of networks of sensors and smart objects whose purpose is to interconnect “all” things, including every day and industrial objects, in such a way as to make them intelligent, programmable and more capable of interacting with humans’’. According to information technology researcher Gartner, there are more than 6.4 billion devices connected to the Internet excluding tablets, cellphones and computers. That number is projected to hit 20.8 billion devices by 2020, as everything from a coffee maker to a kid toy is hooked up. The goal of this special session is to explore how IoTs can be applied in the field of education.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Current and future trends in applying IoTs in the field of education
  • Security, privacy and trust in IoT
  • IoT system design methodologies in the field of education
  • Big data processing in IoT systems
  • Educators and learners in the loop in IoT systems
  • Standards for IoT applications
  • Architectural Frameworks, patterns for IoTs applications
  • Experiments, Assessments of applying IoTs in the field of education
  • IoTs and Online learning, m-learning, u-learning.
  • Performance evaluation of IoTs


Paper Submission: January 11, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the special session program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support - and submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library


ENASE Special Sessions - IoT-Education 2018
e-mail: enase.secretariat@insticc.org