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ECEL 2010 : 9th European Conference on e-Learning - ECEL 2010


When Nov 4, 2010 - Nov 5, 2010
Where Porto, Portugal
Abstract Registration Due Sep 30, 2010
Submission Deadline Apr 15, 2010
Notification Due Apr 22, 2010
Final Version Due Jun 3, 2010
Categories    e-learning    game based learning   e-benchmarking   content development

Call For Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS, Action Research, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research, Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations

E-Learning is one of the most active fields of research and practice in Europe, in all the education and training sectors. The use of new and innovative technologies for learning is raising enormous expectation and motivation between researchers, teachers, students and other education stakeholders.

The European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL) is an annual event that has been at the forefront of this revolution. It brings together groups of people in a variety of areas related to e-Learning seeking to combine cutting-edge research with practical, real-life applications, in order to advance the state of e-Learning around Europe.

To achieve this goal, we are inviting researchers to present their findings and new ideas, and practitioners to demonstrate actual products. The 9th European Conference on e-Learning - ECEL 2010 will take place in Porto, Portugal and will profit from the excellent relations of this country with Latin America and Africa to create the conditions to cross the European experience in e-learning with the research and practice that has been growing very fast in those continents. Therefore offers an opportunity for those involved in the study, implementation and delivery of e-learning to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.

The conference committee welcomes contributions on a wide range of topics using a range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Submissions (see details below) are welcomed from academics, teachers, practitioners, vendors and government departments. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Beyond Web 2.0
Innovative educational tools for e-Learning

Immersive environments and avatars
Widening access and inclusive curriculum

Affective computing in higher education
Addressing the research/practice gap

Work based learning
Learner experience/impact on policy

Resolving/restructuring organisational dimensions
Application design/participatory design

Serious games
Adaptive learning

B-learning and EHEA
Addressing life-long learners needs

Staff adoption issues
Learner focused content

Pedagogical models and strategies
Collaborative online learning

Course design methodologies
Online mentoring

Emerging and best practices
Game-based learning

e-Learning effectiveness, evaluation and quality assurances
Educating the educators

Social benefits of e-Learning
Cultural, social and gender issues

National/international strategies

Ambient intelligence
Training and learning organizations

Blended learning
Global trends in e-Learning

Social benefits of e-Learning
Cross-cultural education

Social learning
Partnerships in e-Learning

Academic participation and freedom

Learner autonomy
Computer-aided assessment

Security and confidentiality
Assertive and assistive educational technology

Ontologies and metadata standards
e-Learning platforms, portals and Virtual learning environments

Learning content management systems
Context-aware learning environments

AV-communication and other media
Corporate training

Digital classrooms
Content repositories

Web 2.0 technologies and applications for learning
Open models for platforms, content and educational resources

Intelligent and adaptive learning systems
Mobile and ubiquitous learning

Cultural, social and gender issues

Virtual laboratories
National/international strategies

Authoring systems
Cognitive and affective modeling

Academic Paper submissions

Papers should address one of the topics listed in this call for papers and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period. See the submission details given below.

Work in Progress/Posters

Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress. In the first instance you should submit an abstract describing the project. If your abstract is selected you will be asked to produce a short positioning paper of no more than 2000 words (including abstract, keywords, references). The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed and if accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation of the work at the conference will take the form of a Poster. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research.

PhD Research

Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. To be eligible, it is necessary for the paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted.

Case Study Submissions

Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and the processes as research papers.

Non-Academic Contributions

The conference committee welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration. In the first instance and abstract should be submitted describing the work to be presented. If the abstract is selected you will be asked whether you wish to produce a paper, a poster or just give a presentation. You will need to register for the conference to have a confirmed timetabled slot.

Round Table Proposals

The Programme Committee invites topical subjects to be proposed for discussion. In the first instance an abstract describing the proposed topic should be submitted. If selected the convener will be given a timetabled slot for the round table and will be expected to register to attend the conference.

Product Demonstrations and Exhibitor Opportunities

If you are contributing to the conference in any of the above categories you can also request the opportunity to give a product demonstration. If you would like to exhibit and/or demonstrate a product at the conference we suggest that you apply for one of our exhibitor packages.

Submission details

Abstract details: All submission types require an Abstract in the first instance. The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 15 April 2010. Please read the online guidelines

Submission: Via the online submission form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.

Full paper: Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 3 June 2010. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the conference manager, Julia Hawkins.

Important information

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Publication opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. Selected papers from the Conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning. (

Conference and Journal Accreditations

The ECEL conference proceedings are:

· listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP),

· listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings)

· listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP)

· listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings).

· indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.

· indexed by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) – US Department of Education

The Electronic Journal of e-Learning (EJEL) is:

· rated level 1 in the Danish Government bibliometric lists.

· ranked by the Australian Business Deans Council list

· listed in the Norwegian Social Science Data Services

· listed in the Open Access Journals database

· listed in the EBSCO database of electronic Journals

· listed in the Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities

· listed in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory

· indexed by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) – US Department of Education

Proceedings for previous ECEL conferences can be purchased from our bookshop by clicking on the Purchase proceedings button.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
15 April 2010

Notification of abstract acceptance:
22 April 2010

Full paper due for review:
3 June 2010

Notification of paper acceptance:
12 August 2010

Earlybird registration closes:
26 August 2010

Final paper due (with any changes):
9 September 2010

Final author registration date:
30 September 2010

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