December 10 - 13, 2018 | Cambridge, UK

Workshops and Panel Discussions

The WCSNE has been a prime international forum for both researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice, Accessible World, Assistive Technologies, Interaction and Cultural Models of Disability, Pedagogy, Arts, History, Open Learning, Distance Education, Math and Science Educution, ICT, Language Learning, Education (Early Year, Secondary, Post-Secondary and Higher), E-Learning, and identify emerging research topics.



The WCSNE-2017 encourages the submission of workshop proposals. Workshop duration is 90 minutes. All the accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. You can consider organising a workshop that is related to WCSNE-2017 topics.

The purpose of these workshops is to provide a platform for presenting novel ideas in a less formal and possibly more focused way than the conferences themselves. It offers a good opportunity for young researchers to present their work and to obtain feedback from an interested community. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers, but it is expected that they contain ample time for general discussion. The preference is for one day workshops, but other schedules will also be considered.


The proposal must include:

1. The name of the workshop.

2. A statement of goals for the workshop.

3. The names and addresses of the organisers.

4. The names of potential participants, such as program committee members.

5. A description of the plans for call for participation (e.g. call for papers).

6. The expected number of attendees and the planned length of the workshop.

7. The topic of the workshop should be relevant to the main conference and details of any previous workshops.

8. The URL of the workshop web site.

If you are interested in organising workshops for the WCSNE-2017, please email your proposal to the

Accepted Workshops

Workshop 1: How to Recognise and Support Students with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Your Setting


Our body naturally finds a way to regulate itself so we are able to concentrate, learn and attend. If you had a sensory processing disorder this is paramount to coping throughout your day and therefore can have a massive impact on learning. Commonly some of these characteristics are misunderstood and supported as behaviours. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) impacts 1 in 20 children ( and over 75% of autistic people. More and more schools are educating students with special needs so it is important they are able to recognise needs and know how to support them in a personalised way. This workshop will introduce SPD, how we can recognise needs and characteristics relating to SPD and how we can start to support these needs in the classroom to ensure all students are able to reach their potential. This workshop will be suitable to professionals from all levels of education as well as students looking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of students they are likely to teach. We will also bring along some of our experiential installations for the participants to gain an insight into how SPD might feel for them.

Objective and Motivations: The workshop’s goals:

  • introduce the importance of our senses;
  • what sensory processing disorder is;
  • identify the impact SPD has on our learning development;
  • how we can identify characteristics relating to SPD;
  • learn practical ways to begin supporting students with SPD in the classroom.

Organiser: Becky Lyddon, Founder of Sensory Spectacle, worldwide trainer, educator, experiential designer and speaker about SPD

Panel Discussions


Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panellists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.

The WCSNE-2017 will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before September 05, 2017. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 90 minutes).

All accepted Panel Discussion proposal will be published in the Conference Proceedings. If you are interested in organising Panel Discussion for the WCSNE-2017, please email your proposal to the Submissions should be in MS Word format.

Important Dates

Workshop/Panel Discussion Submission September 22, 2017
Notification of Workshop/Panel Discussion Acceptance September 28, 2017

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