5th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies, affiliated Conference of HCI International 2018

5th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies

A Thematic Affiliated Conference of HCI International 2018

Co-chairs: Panayiotis Zaphiris and Andri Ioannou
Cyprus Interaction Lab, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus


In the today’s knowledge society, learning and collaboration are two fundamental and strictly interrelated aspects of knowledge acquisition and creation. Learning technology is the broad range of communication, information and related technologies that can be used to support learning, teaching, and assessment, often in collaborative way. Collaboration technology, on the other hand, is targeted to support individuals working in teams, towards a common goal, which may be an educational one, by providing tools that aid communication, the management of activities as well as the process of problem solving. In this context, interactive technologies do not only affect and improve the existing educational system, but become a transformative force that can generate radically new ways of knowing, learning and collaborating.

The LCT conference, affiliated to the HCI International conference, addresses theoretical foundations, design and implementation, as well as effectiveness and impact issues related to interactive technologies for learning and collaboration, including design methodologies, developments and tools, theoretical models, instructional design, as well as technology adoption and use in formal and informal educational contexts.

Areas of interest of the LCT conference include, but are not limited to those listed below:
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Systems for Learning
  • Wearable Technologies, Mobile learning and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning
  • Serious Games and Gamification
  • Robotics and their Potential for Learning
  • Mobile learning and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning
  • Human-Computer Interfaces and Technology Support for Collaboration and Learning
  • Cultural Issues in Learning with Collaboration Technologies
  • Theoretical Perspectives for Learning via Collaboration Technologies
  • Collaboration Technology and Children with Special Needs
  • Collaboration Technology for Elderly People
  • Collaborative Learning in Online Environments/CSCL
  • Security and Policies on Collaboration Technologies and Web 2.0
  • Design, Methodology and Architecture of Collaborative Learning Systems
  • Socio-economic and Political Uses of Collaboration Technology
  • Sense of Community and Relationship Building with Collaboration Technology
  • Digital Divide and Gender Discrepancies in Collaboration Technology


Past HCI International Conferences were attended by more than 2.000 participants from more than 70 countries around the world.


The best paper of LCT 2018 will be given an award.


The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in a multi-volume set. Papers will appear in the LNCS series, while Extended Poster abstracts will be published in the CCIS series. All volumes will be available on-line through the SpringerLink Digital Library, readily accessible by subscribing libraries, and indexed by a number of services, including ISI CPC, EI Engineering Index, ACM Digital Library, Google Scholar, etc.

Organizing Parallel Sessions

We are inviting experienced academics, researchers and professionals in the field of Learning and Collaboration Technologies to propose the organization of parallel session(s) as part of the 5th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies in the context of HCI International 2018. Session organizers will be able to organize the review of invited papers through the Conference Management System – CMS (i.e., they will be able to assign reviewers for each submission, send an automated invitation, monitor the responses of the reviewers, send to the authors the review results). Subsequently, authors will be asked to upload on the CMS the camera-ready version of their accepted papers for inclusion in the Conference proceedings. If you are interested in organizing a Parallel Session, please contact the LCT program co-chair: andri@cyprusinteractionlab.com

Parallel Session on Social Computing for Social Change

You are cordially invited to consider submitting a paper and participate to the parallel session entitled ‘Social Computing for Social Change’. Your paper will appear in the Conference Proceedings to be published by Springer. In order to receive an official invitation to submit please send an email to:
andri@cyprusinteractionlab.com (Deadline: December 10).

Process open until camera-ready deadline: 09 February 2018

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