We decided to postpone JTELSS20 because of COVID-19 pandemic.

We will give all applicants (both instructors and PhD candidates) a choice to keep their submissions valid for next year. And we will organize a small online meetup for the JTELSS community during the last week of May 2020.


General chair

Mikhail Fominykh

Mikhail Fominykh

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Mikhail Fominykh is a researcher, developer and enthusiast in the area of technology-enhanced learning. Mikhail holds a researcher position in the IMTEL research group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU, Norway. At NTNU and previously at other organizations, Mikhail has been working as a project coordinator or as a technical coordinator […]


Marco Kalz

Heidelberg University of Education, Germany

Marco Kalz is a full professor of technology-enhanced learning at the Heidelberg University of Education. He is also affiliated to the UNESCO chair of open education of the Open University of the Netherlands. His research interest lies on the use of open education, pervasive technologies and formative assessment to support self-directed lifelong learning. He has […]

Local chairs

Venue and local partnerships

Maria Perifanou

University of Macedonia, Greece

Logistics and Excursions

Tina Papathoma

The Open University, United Kingdom

Logistics and Excursions

Paraskevi Topali

University of Valladolid, Spain

Local partnerships and advice

Avgoustos Tsinakos

International Hellenic University, Greece

Local partnerships and advice

Anastasios Economides

University of Macedonia, Greece

Organization Team


Alejandro Ortega-Arranz

Universidad de Valladolid, Spain


Daniele Di Mitri

DIPF, Germany

Daniele Di Mitri is a research group leader at the EduTec group at DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. Daniele holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University “Aldo Moro” of Bari (2014) and an MSc degree in Artificial Intelligence from Maastricht University (2016). Daniele received his PhD title at […]

Program Committee

Alexander Mikroyannidis, The Open University, United Kingdom
Ana Loureiro, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Ana Luísa Torres, Polytechnic Institute of Santarém, Portugal
Anastasios Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece
Angela Fessl, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Anna Nicolaou, Cyprus University of Technology
Antigoni Parmaxi, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
Avgoustos Tsinakos, International Hellenic University, Greece
Birgy Lorenz, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia
Carlos Santos, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Davinia Hernandez-Leo, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
José A. Ruipérez Valiente, University of Murcia, Spain
Kairit Tammets, Tallinn University, Estonia
Laia Albó Perez, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Luis Pedro, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Luis P. Prieto, Tallinn University, Estonia
Manuel Leon, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Maria Impedovo, Aix-Marseille University, France
Maria Jose Loureiro, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Mikhail Fominykh, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Milos Kravcik, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Patricia Santos, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain
Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Roland Klemke, Open University of the Netherlands
Sandy Ingram, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland
Sebastian Kelle, University of Illinois, United States
Maria Victoria Soule, Cyprus University of Technology
Viktoria Pammer-Schindler, Graz University of Technology, Austria
Zacharoula Papamitsiou, Norwegian University of Science and Technology