8th International Conference on Education Data Mining (EDM 2015)

EDM 2015: 8th International Conference on Education Data Mining
26-29 June 2015
Madrid, Spain


We invite submissions to the 8th International Conference on Education Data Mining (EDM 2015), to be held under auspices of the International Educational Data Mining Society at UNED, the National University for Distance Education in Spain.

The EDM conference is a leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process.

EDM 2015 will follow the AIED 2015 (22-26 June 2015) that is also organized by UNED in Madrid, Spain. Synergies between both EDM and AIED communities will be supported.


Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:
– Closing the loop between education data research and educational outcomes
– Stealth assessment and evaluating the efficacy of curriculum and interventions
– Deriving representations of domain knowledge from data
– Detecting and addressing students’ affective and emotional states
– Integrating data mining and pedagogical theory
– Data mining with emerging pedagogical environments such as educational games, MOOCs, and exploratory learning
– Multi-modal learning environments and sensor analysis
– Providing feedback to teachers, students & other stakeholders generated from EDM methods
– Papers that apply a previously used technique to a new domain, or that reanalyze an existing data set with a new technique
– Bridging EDM and Learning analytics
– Bridging learning sciences, learning theory and EDM
– Monitoring and mining results of automated feedback and grading
– Monitoring and mining results of learning resources usage logs
– Best practices for adapting the state of the art data mining, information retrieval, recommender systems and social network analysis  approaches to the educational domain
– Data mining in social and collaborative learning
– Generic frameworks, techniques, research methods and approaches for EDM


– (New!) JEDM Journal Track Papers:  Submit your best work to the Journal of EDM (submission is open already), get it accepted before April 20th, 2015 and have your work presented at EDM 2015. See further details at http://educationaldatamining.org/EDM2015/index.php?page=jedm
– Full Papers: 6-8 pages. Should describe original, substantive, mature and unpublished work.
– Short Papers: 4 pages. Should describe original, unpublished work. This includes early stage, less developed works in progress.
– Industry Papers: 4-6 pages. Industry papers should describe innovative ways in which data drives system features or processes in a commercial setting.
– Doctoral Consortium: 3 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. Should be solely authored by the student.
– Posters: 2 pages. Posters can be used both to describe original and unpublished work in progress, as well as to share last minute breaking results.
– Demos: 2 pages. Demos should describe educational data mining tools and systems, or educational systems that use EDM techniques, which are to be interactively presented at the conference.

All accepted papers will be published in the open-access proceeding of the conference. A selection of accepted papers for the conference will be invited to extend their submission (providing a significant contribution beyond the conference paper) for a special issue in the Journal of Educational Data Mining.

Submission guidelines are available at http://educationaldatamining.org/EDM2015/index.php?page=submission

IMPORTANT DATES (There will be no extensions)
Workshop and Tutorial proposal submissions:             12 January 2015
Notification of acceptance (Workshops and Tutorials):        26 January 2015

Abstract for Full/Short paper submissions:             2 February 2015
Full and Short paper submissions:                 9 February 2015
Doctoral Consortium submissions:                 19 February 2015
Notification of acceptance (Full/Short/DC):            2 April 2015
Poster/Demo/Workshop submissions:                 5 April 2015
Notification of acceptance (Posters/Demos/Workshops):        19 April 2015
Camera ready versions:                        26 April 2015
Conference days:                        26-29 June 2015

Conference chairs
Jesus G. Boticario (UNED)
Olga C. Santos (UNED)

Program chairs
Cristóbal Romero (UCO)
Mykola Pechenizkiy (TUE)

Industry track chairs
Agathe Merceron (BUAS)
Piotr Mitros (EdX)

Journal track chair
Michael Desmarais (UM)

Poster chairs
Jose Maria Luna (UCO)
Christian Mihaescu (UC)

Interactive Events/Demo chairs
Pablo Moreno (UCM)
Arnon Hershkovitz (TAU)

Doctoral Consortium chairs
Sebastián Ventura (UCO)
Amin Y. Noaman (KAU)

Workshop and Tutorial chairs
Katrien Verbert (VUB)
Kaska Poryaska-Pomsta (LKL)

Publicity chairs
Sergio Gutierrez-Santos (BBK/LKL)
Taylor Martin (UU)

Sponsor  chair
Dragan Gasevic (AU)

Awards chairs
Manolis Mavrikis (LKL)
Kalina Yacef (US)

Financial chair
Pilar Muñoz (UNED)

Local Arrangement chair
S. Salmeron-Majadas

Web chair
E. Gutiérrez y Restrepo