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EC-TEL 2013 : 8th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning


Conference Series : European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
When Sep 17, 2013 - Sep 21, 2013
Where Paphos, Cyprus
Abstract Registration Due Mar 25, 2013
Submission Deadline Apr 2, 2013
Notification Due Jun 4, 2013
Final Version Due Jun 28, 2013
Categories    technology enhanced learning   e-learning    TEL   educational technology

Call For Papers

Call for Papers:

EC-TEL 2013: Eighth European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning
"Scaling Up Learning for Sustained Impact"

17-21 September 2013, Paphos, Cyprus

The European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) is a unique opportunity for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. Through EC-TEL, established and emerging researchers as well as practitioners, entrepreneurs, and technology developers explore new collaborations, strengthen networks, and complement their core experience.

While Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) has created enormous changes in schools, universities and at the workplaces, innovations have tended to be unsustainable. Too often, initiatives need a high degree of effort to be sustained, and are consequently endangered when funding stops. Many initiatives now focus on scaling up bottom-up initiatives to create higher and more sustainable impact. These initiatives require an interdisciplinary perspective in TEL research and development, drawing on core disciplines of Computer Science, Education, Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Social Science. This blend of research traditions has always been a strength of EC-TEL and its vibrant community.

We invite contributions for demonstrations, workshops and project meetings, as well as original research papers. A doctoral consortium will also be organized concurrently with the workshops. See the website for more details:

Note: the European Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (eCSCW) conference will be hosted from 21-25 September at the same location as EC-TEL 2013. So there is a good opportunity to visit both conferences at the same time.


* Papers, posters, demonstrations abstracts: 25 March 2013
* Papers, posters, demonstrations full submissions: 2 April 2013
* Papers, posters, demonstrations acceptance notifications: 4 June 2013
* Camera ready versions: 28 June 2013
* Room reservation deadline for project meetings: 15 June 2013
(On-site meeting rooms available 16-18 & 21 September 2013)
* Workshop proposals: 2 April 2013
* Workshop acceptance notification: 30 April 2013
* Workshops: 17, 18, 21 September 2013
* Main conference: 18-20 September 2013


Submissions will be handled through EasyChair ( All papers will be reviewed through a non-blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Proceedings will be published by Springer within their Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series which is ranked in the ISI Web of Knowledge. The use of the LNCS template is mandatory:

* Full Papers: max. 14 pages, published in proceedings
* Short Papers: max. 6 pages, published in proceeding
* Demonstration Papers: max. 4 pages, published in proceedings
* Poster Papers: max. 4 pages, 2 page summary published in proceedings
* Workshop Proposals: max. 4 pages, not published in proceedings


Please submit a concise, max. 4 pages description of a (running!) prototype, clearly showing how your technological innovation realises a learning innovation. All accepted demonstrations will be invited to participate in the EC-TEL 2013 Demo SLAM session. The audience will vote for the best EC-TEL prototype in this session and the winner will be awarded. We encourage demonstration submissions that complement an EC-TEL research paper submission.


Posters report on significant work in progress. We are planning an interactive poster and demonstration session in which you can present your work and elicit feedback from EC-TEL participants.


EC-TEL 2013 offers the opportunity to host several workshops. Parties interested to organize a workshop are asked to submit a proposal of maximum 4 pages long outlining the theme of the workshop, workshop format, expected participants and domains addressed, dissemination activities, workshop organizing committee, and organizational requirements. Proposals should be submitted via the EasyChair system of EC-TEL. We are exploring possibilities for arranging publication of all workshop papers in a post-conference proceedings volume to be published by Springer. Workshop organizers should indicate in their proposals whether they would like to contribute to such a post-conference proceedings volume, or whether they are targeting other high-quality publication outlets such as international peer-reviewed journals.


In addition to the regular sessions and workshops, EC-TEL offers a unique opportunity for European Projects in TEL to hold face-to-face meetings. Please contact the local organization chair at your earliest convenience to book meeting rooms.


In contrast to regular conference papers, doctoral consortium submissions should address specifically PhD student work. All submissions will be reviewed after acceptance by at least two senior researchers and one of the accepted doctoral candidates. Additionally, two discussants, members of the doctoral consortium committee, will be appointed to each paper. Discussant comments will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper.


General Chair:
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Program Chairs:
Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Tobias Ley, Tallinn University, Estonia
Industry Chair:
Lucia Pannese, Imaginary, Italy
Workshop Chair:
Anoush Margaryan, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Poster and Demonstration Chair:
Andreas Harrer, Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt, Germany
Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Katherine Maillet, Telecom SudParis, France
Tomaz Klobucar, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Dissemination Chair:
Michael Derntl, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Local Organization Chair:
George Angelos Papadopoulos, University of Cyprus

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