Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez is Associated Teacher (Profesor Contratado Doctor) in the Department of Telematics Engineering at the University of Vigo. In 2007 he completed his PhD thesis on Educational Modeling Languages with the development of the PoEML proposal. He received the award for the best doctoral thesis from the Spanish Chapter of the Education Society of the IEEE (CESEI). His experience in the field of e-learning goes back to his beginnings as a researcher in 1999, making different contributions: collaborative learning, problem-based learning, game-based learning, simulators, remote laboratories, standards, learning analytics, self-regulated learning, etc.

He was the coordinator of the TELGalicia research network from 2012 to 2015, in which 8 research groups from the three Galician universities and the e-learning groups of CESGA and Gradiant, focused on the development of educational innovations based on ICT. He is currently interested in the open movement, especially open educational resources and open data.

Manuel is a Senior Member of the IEEE since 2010. For the period 2018-2019 he has been elected as president of the Spanish Chapter of the IEEE Education Society (CESEI)

At the 2006 FIE Congress he received an award in recognition of his academic work. Manuel actively collaborates with other research groups both in Spain and in other countries. He has carried out research stays in Coimbra and Porto (Portugal), Rennes (France), Budapest (Hungary) and Kumamoto (Japan).

Main Interests

  • Web Application Development
  • Software systems
  • E-learning
  • EMLs, IMS Learning Design
  • Web services, Ontologies Workflow, Groupware, CSCW

Academic Positions

  • Present2009

    Associate Professor

    University of Vigo, «Contracted Doctor» in the Spanish university staff categories

  • Present1999


    University of Vigo

  • 20092000

    Associated Teacher - Dep. Telematic Engineering

    University of Vigo

  • 20082007


    CoreGRID Network of Excellence (INRIA / MTA SZTAKI)

  • 20062006

    Research Stays

    University of Coimbra

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2007

    Ph.D. in Telecommunications (Degree of European Doctor)

    ETSI of Telecommunications University of Vigo

  • PG.Dip. 2001

    Diploma of Advanced Studies ETSI of Telecommunication

    University of Vigo

  • D.I. 1999

    Telecommunications Engineer

    University of Vigo

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2006/2007
    Award for the best doctoral thesis
    Prize for the best doctoral thesis 2006/2007 of the Spanish Chapter of the Education Society of the IEEE
  • 2006
    New Faculty Fellowship
    “New Faculty Fellowship” en la 36th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference de la IEEE Education Society, celebrada en San Diego en 2006
  • 2015
    Award for the “Best STEM Report” for the eCity Project report “ECity Environment Specification”
    Award for the ``Best STEM Report`` for the eCity Project report ``ECity Environment Specification``. Authors: Manuel Caeiro Rodríguez, Melisa Rodríguez Bermúdez, Martín Llamas Nistal, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho
  • 2002
    Education Track Best Paper and Conference Best Paper Finalist
    ``Education Track Best Paper`` and ``Conference Best Paper Finalist``. Best work in the track of Electronic Learning and selected among the 8 best works of all presented in the 11th International World Wide Web Conference, 2002
  • 2001
    Highlight Paper
    ``Highlight Paper``. Best work of the ``Web and Education Area`` at the 10th International World Wide Web Conference, 2001