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Charalampos Karagiannidis

ICT Applications in Learning & Special Education

Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly
Argonafton & Filellinon Str., Volos, GR-38221 Greece
Tel: (+30) 24210-74895, Fax: (+30) 24210-74799
Email:, Skype: ckaragian

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  • Professor, Department of Special Education, University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece (>2005)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Technology and Communication, University of the Aegean (DCTC-UOA), Mytilini, Lesvos, Greece (2003-2005)
  • Research Associate, Advanced e-Services for the Knowledge Society Research Unit (ASK, Director: Prof. Demetrios Sampson), Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology - Hellas (ITI-CERTH), Thessaloniki, Greece (2000-2003)
  • Research Assistant, Assistive Technology and Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory (AT-HCI Lab, Director: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis), Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (ICS-FORTH), Heraklion, Crete, Greece (1993-1998)


  • BD member of the Hellenic Scientific Society for ICT in Education (ETPE)
  • Co-Editor of the Bulletin of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (2010-2017, with Sabine Graf)
  • Organiser of ICALT Track on Technology Supported Education for People with Disabilities (2014-2019, with Silvia Baldiris, Mohamed Jemni and Fahriye Altinay), HCICTE Special Session on ICT in Special Education (2016-2017, with Athanasios Jimoyiannis), ICALT Doctoral Consortium (2010-2013, with Sabine Graf), HCICTE Special Track on ICT in Special Education (2013, with Nikos Fachantidis), 8th Panhellenic Conference on ICT in Education (2012, with Panagiotis Politis and Ilias Karasavvidis), INCoS Special Track on Networking and Collaboration for People with Special Needs (2010, with Demetrios Sampson), NL Symposium on Democratising Online Education through Innovative Methods and Tools: the case of Living Labs (2008, with Adamantios Koumpis)
  • Journal Reviewer (in different time periods) in Educational Technology and Society Journal, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, IEEE Transactions on Education, International Journal of e-Learning, User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Interacting with Computers, Journal of Interactive Media in Education, Journal of Learning Analytics, Computers in Human Behavior, Advanced Learning Technologies, WWW Journal, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, The Computer Games Journal, Interaction Design and Architecture Journal, International Journal on Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, Advances in Multimedia, International Journal on Mathematics Education, International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, Journal of Computer Systems Networks and Communications, Journal of Mobile Multimedia, Program: electronic library and information systems, IET Software, Frontiers in Education, SAGE Open Journal, Educational Research and Reviews, Campus-Wide Information Systems, Themes in Education
  • Conference Programme Committee Member/Reviewer (in different time periods) in IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT), IEEE Technology for Education Conference (T4E), IADIS International Conferences on e-Learning (EL), Mobile Learning (ML), Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) and Collaborative Technologies (CT), International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU), Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS), International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning (IMCL), International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI), Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference (LAK), International Conference on Education and New Developments (END), ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference (CHI), ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS), ACM Designing for the User Experience (DUX), ACM Computer-Supported Collaborative Work Conference (CSCW), BCS Human-Computer Interaction Conference (HCI), IEEE International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), International Conference on Workshop on Intelligent Support for Learning in Groups (ISLG), Advanced International Conference on Telecommunications (AICT), International Conference on Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning (eLmL), IEEE/ACM International Workshop on Context-Aware Mobile Learning (CAML), International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM), International Conference on Adaptive Hypermedia and Adaptive Web-Based Systems (AH), International Workshop on Internationalisation of Products and Systems (IWIPS), International Conference on Open and Distance Learning (ICODL), International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), and Hellenic Conferences on ICT in Education (HICTE), Teaching Informatics (DIDINF), the Development of Digital Learning Material (DDLM), and Human-Computer Interaction (HC-HCI)
  • Expert R&D Proposal Evaluator and/or Project Reviewer in EC TeLearn, ICT Policy Support, eContentplus, MEDIA and EU/US-Collaboration Programmes, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Netherlands Initiative for Education Research (NRO), Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education (CQAA), Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) and several National Programmes funded by the Greek Ministry of Education and Ministry of Development


  • Invited Speaker, UNESCO International Congress on ICT in Education, Qingdao, China, June 24-25, 2016
  • Outstanding Performance Award as TeDISABLE Track Co-Chair, 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 14), Athens, Greece, July 7-9, 2014
  • Best Poster Award, 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 10), Sousse, Tunis, July 5-7, 2010
  • Outstanding Performance Award as Doctoral Consortium Co-Chair, 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 09), Riga, Latvia, July 15-17, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, 1st IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 01), Madison, WI, USA, August 6-8, 2001


  • Ph.D. Electronic Engineering, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1998)
  • M.Sc. Information Technology, Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London, UK (1992)
  • B.Sc. Mathematics, Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1991)

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