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Dear all,

I'm happy to forward you below the Cal for Papers of this year's European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, ECTEL 2019.

If you're working on learning and technologies - do consider contributing with a research paper, a demo or poster/works-in-progress or practitioner paper (new format since 2018)!

A longer Call for Papers can be found at the conference website.

Kind regards,
Viktoria Pammer-Schindler


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*** Call for Papers EC-TEL 2019 ***
The 14th European Conference on Technology-­Enhanced Learning
TRANSFORMING LEARNING WITH MEANINGFUL TECHNOLOGIES
16th-19th September 2019, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
http://www.ec-­tel.eu
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CALL FOR PAPERS
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We live in a world where the use of data and technology has, for many of us, become part of our everyday life. The buzzword of the data revolution is ‘insight’. Once people have insight into their behaviour, they can work more efficiently and more effectively. Using technology and analysing data to detect patterns and improve processes has been a staple in business and commerce for decades and has over time also become more and more common in the educational domain. Insight only, however, is not enough. In an era of increased machine learning and artificial intelligence, we need to make sure to not only gain insights into the learning processes but to also look into interventions that can support these processes. There is a need for a shift from mainly data-driven approaches where large amounts of data are first collected and then analysed, to more actionable, contextualised and pedagogically-driven approaches.

Creating this balance between technology- and education-driven approaches offers us the opportunity to not only enhance the users’ learning experiences but to also help in the design and implementation of technologies required to achieve these educational goals. This transformation plays a key role in the wide acceptability and adoption of future and innovative TEL solutions by the learning community. Users need more transparent and meaningful technology to understand the rationale behind it and to gather evidence of its benefits for enhanced education. As was also pointed out by the European Commission's ET2020 Working Group on Digital Skills and Competences, it is extremely important to pay attention as to why we use technology and collect data, i.e., the reason and value behind enhancing learning with technology and collecting education data needs to be clear.

The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, educational developers and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. This year’s theme of “Transforming learning with meaningful technologies” addresses how emerging and future learning technologies can be used in a meaningful way to enhance human-machine interrelationships, to contribute to efficient and effective education, and to assess the added value of such technologies.

The conference calls for papers focusing on this theme and addressing many topics: intermediation between learning systems, learners and educators; guidelines and methodologies to enhance learning experience through technologies; bridges between technology and learning; assessment of technologies’ educational added value; promotion of coherence and unity of technology and learning; and improvement of complementarity between technology and learning. We encourage participants to extend the debate around the role of and challenges for cutting-edge 21st century technologies and advances such as artificial intelligence and robots, augmented reality and ubiquitous computing technologies and at the same time connecting them to different pedagogical approaches, types of learning settings, and application domains that can benefit from such technologies.

We invite contributions for research papers, demonstrations and posters as well as practitioner papers and workshops. A doctoral consortium will be organised concurrently with the workshops.

EC-TEL 2019 will be co-located with the 18th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2019 – http://iamlearn.org/mlearn/) which focuses on mobile and contextual learning, so there is a good opportunity to visit both conferences at the same time.



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IMPORTANT DATES
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*Research Papers, Practitioner Papers, Posters & Demonstrations*
29 April 2019 - Mandatory submission of an abstract
13 May 2019 - Submission of full version
17 June 2019 - Notification of acceptance
1 July 2019 - Camera-ready versions

*Workshop Proposals*
29 April 2019 - Submission of workshop proposal
13 May 2019 - Workshops notification
3 June 2019 - Workshops sites launched
16 & 17 September 2019 - Workshops, Delft


*Doctoral Consortium*
13 May 2019 - advanced PhD candidate application deadline
14 June 2019 - advanced PhD candidate acceptance notification
17 June 2019 - early stage PhD candidate application deadline
1 July 2019 - early stage PhD candidate acceptance notification
29 July 2019 - Doctoral Consortium reviews
16 September 2019 - Doctoral Consortium
1 December 2019 - Camera-ready version of the improved submission

* All submission deadlines are 11:59pm UTC-12


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SUBMISSION FORMATS
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Research, practitioner, poster and demo paper submissions will be handled through EasyChair (https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ectel2019). All papers will be reviewed through a double blind review process so, please, upload your papers without any reference to the authors. Accepted research papers, as well as demo and poster papers will be published in the conference proceedings. As every year, we will publish proceedings within Springer “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS) Series. The use of supplied template is mandatory: https://www.springer.com/de/it-informatik/lncs/conference-proceedings-guidelines Practitioner papers have to comply with the LNCS template as well, and will be published in Companion Proceedings via CEUR. Workshop proposals as well as industry contributions will be handled separately.

Research Papers: 6-14 pages, published in proceedings
Poster Papers: max. 4 pages, published in proceedings
Demonstration Papers: max. 4 pages (published in proceedings) plus max. 2 additionals pages describing the demo (not published in proceedings)
Practitioner Papers: 6-14 pages, published in ceur-ws.org proceedings
Workshop proposals: online form (see subsection), not published in proceedings
Industry contributions: to be announced



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CONFERENCE ORGANISATION
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General Chair:
Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Technische Universität Graz and Know-Center, Austria

Programme Chairs:
Julien Broisin, University of Toulouse, France
Maren Scheffel, Open University of the Netherlands

Workshop Chairs:
Rawad Hammad, King's College London, UK
Maria Jesus Rodriguez Triana, Tallinn University & École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Estonia

Poster and Demonstration Chairs:
Andri Ioannou, Cyprus University of Technology
Jan Schneider, Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education, Germany

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Christian Glahn, University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur, Switzerland
Marcus Specht, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Local Organisation Chair:
Marcus Specht, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Industry Chairs:
Ruben Kranendonk, YES!Delft Incubator
Timo Kos, Director of Education & Student Affairs, TU Delft

Practitioner Chair:
Angela Fessl, Know-Center, Austria

Steering Committee Representative:
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany


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