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EDM 2018 : The 11th International Conference on Educational Data Mining – EDM 2018 Preliminary Call for Papers


Conference Series : Educational Data Mining
When Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 18, 2018
Where University at Buffalo, New York, United
Abstract Registration Due Feb 21, 2018
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2018
Notification Due Apr 11, 2018

Call For Papers

About the Conference
Educational Data Mining is a leading international forum for high-quality research that mines
data sets to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process.
These data sets may originate from a variety of learning contexts, including learning
management systems, interactive learning environments, intelligent tutoring systems,
educational games, and data-rich learning activities. Educational data mining considers a wide
variety of types of data, including but not limited to raw log files, student-produced artifacts,
discourse, multimodal streams such as eye-tracking, and other sensor data. The overarching
goal of the Educational Data Mining research community is to better support learners by
developing data-driven understandings of the learning process in a wide variety of contexts and
for diverse learners.
University at Buffalo, New York, United States.
Topics of interest
Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to.
● Deriving representations of domain knowledge from data.
● Detecting and addressing students’ affective and emotional states.
● Informing data mining research with educational theory.
● Contributing to theories of learning through data mining.
● Data mining to understand how learners interact with emerging genres of pedagogical
environments such as educational games, MOOCs, and exploratory learning environments.
● Analyzing multimodal and sensor data.
● Using data mining methods to provide support for teachers, parents and policy makers.
● Bridging data mining and learning sciences.
● Adapting state-of-the-art data mining approaches to the educational domain.
● Building an understanding of social and collaborative learning processes through data
● Developing generic frameworks, techniques, research methods, and approaches for
educational data mining.
● Closing the loop between education data research and educational outcomes.
● Automatically assessing student knowledge.
● Evaluating the efficacy of curriculum and interventions.
Submission Types
JEDM track papers should be formatted according to the JEDM guidelines and submitted to the
JEDM (cf.
Other papers should be submitted at
Other Submissions should be formatted using the following templates: Word, LaTeX.
JEDM Journal
Track Papers
Papers submitted to the Journal of Educational Data Mining track
(and accepted before April 11th) will be published in JEDM and
presented during the JEDM track of the conference.
Full Papers 10 pages​. Should describe original, substantive, mature, and
unpublished work.
Short Papers 6 pages.​ Should describe original, unpublished work. This
includes early stage, less developed works in progress.
Industry Papers 6 pages.​ Should describe innovative uses of EDM techniques in
a commercial setting.
Doctoral Consortium 2-4 pages​. Should describe the graduate/postgraduate student’s
research topic, proposed contributions, results so far, and
aspects of the research on which advice is sought.
Posters/Demos 2-4 pages​. Posters should describe original unpublished work in
progress or last minute results. Demos should describe EDM
tools and systems, or educational systems that use EDM
Workshop/Tutorials 2-4 pages​. Workshops should describe an emerging subfield and
the plan organizers have to build growth in this new area.
Tutorials should describe a tool or method, the organizers and
their expertise, and a plan for attendees to learn it in a hands-on
All accepted papers will be published in the open-access proceedings of the conference.
Important Dates
Workshop and Tutorial proposals January 14, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Abstracts for all papers, posters, and demos February 21, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Full and short papers February 28, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
JEDM track papers February 28, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Industry papers February 28, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Doctoral consortium papers March 19, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Acceptance notifications for workshops and tutorials February 4, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Acceptance notifications for all papers April 11, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Posters and demos April 25, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Acceptance notifications for posters and demos May 16, 2018, 11:59 PM PST
Due dates and acceptance notifications for workshops Set by workshop organizers
Conference dates July 15-18, 2018
Committee Members
General chair: Alexander Nikolaev (University of Buffalo).
Program chairs: Kristy Elizabeth Boyer (University of Florida) and Michael Yudelson (ACT, Inc.).
Hope to see you all at EDM 2018 in Buffalo, NY

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