Call for Papers

The First International Workshop

on Education in the Cloud (EC2014)

run as a special session of CGCloud 2014

In conjunction with 7th IEEE/ACM UCC2014

8-11 December 2014, London, UK


Education in the cloud

Cloud computing represents a major shift in the way we develop and deploy systems and services. Virtualisation is used to make computational, storage and software resources available on demand as online services. Major levels of abstraction are categorised as Infrastructure as a Service, Software as a Service and Platform as a Service. Clouds are described as public, private or hybrid. Which models are useful for education? What benefits and risks are there for education in the cloud? What research is needed to better understand the potential and possibilities? In this workshop, we invite submissions that show research in the use of cloud computing for educational purposes in areas including computer science, engineering, health science and social sciences etc. Your research should highlight how new techniques and methods enabled by the cloud may solve challenges arising in those diverse areas.


Topics of interest

We welcome researchers and practitioners to submit pedagogic and technical papers which are related to (but not limited to) the following topics:

        Novel learning environments enabled by the cloud

        Cloud-based learning technologies

        Cloud support for mobile learning

        Cloud-based learning platforms

        Cloud-based assured information sharing

        E-learning in cloud computing

        Accessibility of Cloud-based education

        Learning analytics in the cloud

        Economics of cloud computing with reference to educational use

        Cloud computing support for collaboration in the education sector

        Privacy and security issues of using cloud computing in education

        Risks and compliance issues of using cloud computing in the educational sector

        Identity and access management of cloud computing in educational sector

        Interoperability issues of Cloud-based educational resources

        MOOCs and big data for learning technology through cloud


List of accepted papers

1.      A cloud-based experiment platform for computer-based education

Yu Liu, Bo Li, Jianwei Niu, Qinghua Cao

2.      Governance Strategies for the Cloud, Big Data and other Technologies in Education

Richard Self



Hilton London Paddington Hotel, London, UK



For further enquiries about the workshop please contact the organiser Shao Ying Zhu by email:


Chairs and Committee


Programme Co-Chairs

Richard Hill, University of Derby, UK

S.Y. Zhu, University of Derby, UK


Technical Program Committee

Colin Allison, University of St Andrews, UK

Ashiq Anjum, University of Derby, UK

Bo Li, Beihang University, China

Ian Clark, University of South Australia, Australia

Sandy Cope, University of Hull, UK

Lucia Maria Martins Giraffa, PUCRS, Brazil

Natasa Hoic-Bozic, University of Rijeka, Croatia

Jia Hu, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Uden Lorna, Staffordshire University, UK

Liu Lu, University of Derby, UK

Alan Miller, University of St Andrews, UK

Tomoharu Nakashima, Osaka Prefecture University, Japan

Kyparisia Papanikolaou, School of Pedagogical & Technological, Greece

Richard Self, University of Derby, UK

Jane Sinclair, University of Warwick, UK

Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Lorna Uden, Staffordshire University, UK

Stephen Weinstein, CTTC, USA

Yan Wu, Tongji University, China