7th CADGME Conference on Digital Tools in Mathematics Education: 26-29 June, 2018 Coimbra, Portugal

By on 09/10/2017

After successful conferences held in Hungary (2007), Austria (2009), Czech Republic (2010), Serbia (2012), Germany (2014) and Romania (2016) we are delighted to announce that the CADGME conference continues. The team from Department of Mathematics and Center for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra has volunteered to host the conference in 2018 in the beautiful city of Coimbra.

As for the last CADGME conferences, we want to create a forum for all European colleagues, and for all interested academics from around the globe to exchange ideas and nurture collaboration. We hope that you will join us in Coimbra on 26 – 29 June 2018.

In Coimbra, we will have amazing keynote lectures, regular talks and posters, but additionally we will discover several new areas in the already proposed working groups:
1) Assessment in CASDGS environments; 2) Evaluation of step-wise problem solving with TPS; 3) TAME – Technology, Arts and Mathematics Education.


Beyond these topics we are still waiting for submissions for other working groups and workshops. Futhermore, the will be an opportunity to participate in an Educational Research Design workshop mainly catered for masters and PhD students, but colleagues interested in learning about educational research methodologies are welcome to attend.

More details of the programme are below…


Keynote speakers

Jaime Carvalho e Silva (University of Coimbra, Portugal): The challenges schools face with the development of Computer Algebra

Kristóf Fenyvesi (University of Jyväskylä, Finland): STEAM-ing Up Learning with GeoGebra: from Explorations in Arts and Design to Robot-making Activities

Philippe R. Richard (University of Montréal, Canada): The Utility of the Automatic Reasoning Tools for Performing Mathematical Work

Ornella Robutti (University of Torino, Italy): Mathematics teachers working in collaboration with the use of technology

Katarzyna Winkowska-Nowak (SWPS University, Poland): GeoGebra role in building mental models and improving computational thinking skills

Call for papers

The aim of the conference is to continue offering a forum for academics in Europe in closer connection with Western European colleagues to share their experiences and practices with technology-assisted mathematics teaching with colleagues from all around the world. Hence, we kindly invite colleagues – everyone from everywhere – to participate and contribute to the conference. The conference language is English.

How to contribute?

Contributed talks

The talks will be given in parallel sessions; the length is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.


Research results can be presented on posters. There will be time allocated to present and discuss posters.

Working groups

Talks will be organised around topics (proposed list is below). We welcome proposals of working groups by 29 January, 2018 in which participants can contribute talks/papers. In working group sessions plenty of time will be allocated for in-depth discussion of talks/papers. Already accepted working groups:
1) Assessment in CAS-DGS environments;
2) Evaluation of step-wise problem solving with TPS;
3) TAME – Technology, Arts and Mathematics Education


We encourage participants and software developers to organize workshops. Proposals (max. 500 words) should be submitted by 29 January, 2018. Please let us know about the technical facilities needed for the workshop. The time limit is 90 minutes per workshop.

Electronic submission of proposals and abstracts

Submission of proposals for workshops/working groups and abstracts of contributed talks and posters will be made electronically through a dedicated EasyChair Web page, announced later.

Publication, proceedings


The abstracts of contributed talks and posters will be available on the conference Web page. Authors should comply with Easy-Chair, “Instructions For Authors” regarding the style/template to use.

Post Conference Publication

We are in discussion with several journals that might publish a special issue with papers presented at CADGME-2018.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Working group proposals 29 January 2018
  • Workshop proposals 29 January 2018
  • Acceptance notifications (WG/WS) 10 February 2018
  • Abstract of contributed talks and posters 28 February 2018
  • Acceptance notifications 31 March 2018
  • Final Papers 30 September 2018

Topics for contribution

The conference will be arranged around four important themes — Teaching, Learning, Curriculum and Assessment — using any digital tools. In the past years, we paid particular attention to Computer Algebra Systems (CAS), Dynamic Geometry Software (DGS), Theorem Proving Systems (TPS) and combinations of these technologies, but we would like to open to new horizons in technology-related areas not only mathematics, but science, engineering, technology and arts education (so called STEAM disciplines). This includes, but is not restricted to, contributions to the following fields:

 The impact of technology uses on mathematics and STEAM teaching
 The changing role of the teacher
 Teacher learning
 Distance learning and digital tools
 Connections between arts, design and technology in mathematics education

 The impact of digital tools on students’ learning
 Students’ attitudes toward digital tools
 Understanding and knowledge with respect to digital tools
 Algebraic skills and digital tools
 Instrumentation
 Creativity and digital tools

 Design of learning environments and curricula
 Implementation of curricula and classroom practices
 Innovative practices
 Promises of digital tools for curriculum development and administration

 Assessment with digital tools
 Web-based assessment systems
 Problem solving and stepwise use of digital tools
 Intelligent Assessment

Registration and further information

Regular (early bird, before 1 May) 220.00 €
Regular (late) 280.00 €
Students (early bird) 120.00 €
Students (late) 160.00 €

Electronic Registration

Electronic registration for the conference will be available on the conference Web page.

Information about hotels will be available on the conference Web page.

Directions and instructions will be found on the conference Web page.


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