The 12th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEl 2017)

Call for Papers EC-TEL 2017

The 12th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning

12-15 September 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

The European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL) engages researchers, practitioners, educational developers, entrepreneurs and policy makers to address current challenges and advances in the field. This year’s theme of ‘Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education’ focuses on the new possibilities and challenges brought by the digital transformation of the education systems. The increasing amount of data that can be collected from learning environments but also various wearable devices and new hardware sensors provides plenty of opportunities to rethink educational practices and provide new innovative approaches to learning and teaching. This kind of data can provide new insights about learning, inform individual and group-based learning processes and contribute to a new kind of data-driven education for the 21st century.

The conference will explore how data can be used to change and enhance learning in different ways and to collect evidence for technological innovations in learning: for instance multimodal data, personal data stores, data visualisations for learner and teacher awareness, feedback processes, predictions of learning progress, personalisation and adaptation, as well as data-driven learning designs, or ethics and privacy policies for the data-driven future.

Papers should consider data at different scales (individual, group, class, massive) and different dimensions (cognitive, emotional, behavioral) of learner engagement with the technology. We are looking forward to receiving papers that address the conference themes and are informed by theories of pedagogy and evidence of effective practice. Qualitative papers offering robust meta-analyses or having visionary new educational designs are also welcome.

Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters & Demonstrations:

  •  3 April 2017 – Mandatory submission of an abstract
  • 10 April 2017 – Submission of full version
  • 29 May 2017 – Notification of acceptance
  • 26 June 2017 – Camera-ready versions

Workshop Proposals

  • 10 April 2017 – Submission of workshop proposal (Abstract not needed)
  • 5 May 2017 – Workshops notification
  • 12 and 13 September 2017 – Workshops

Project Meetings

  • 20 June 2017 – Room reservation for project meetings
  • 11, 12 and 13 September 2017 – Project Meetings


  • 24 July 2017 – Early-bird registration ends
  • 14 and 15 September 2017 – Main conference, Tallinn University, Estonia

Doctoral Consortium

  • 22 May 2016 – Doctoral Consortium application submission
  • 19 June 2016 – Doctoral Consortium application notification
  • 31 July 2016 – Doctoral Consortium reviews
  • 28 August 2016 – Doctoral Consortium camera-ready versions
  • 13 September 2016 – Doctoral Consortium

Submission Formats

Submissions will be handled through EasyChair ( All papers will be reviewed through a single blind review process. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. As every year, we will publish proceedings within Springer “Lecture Notes in Computer Science” (LNCS) Series”. The use of supplied 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) plus max. 2 additionals pages describing the demo (not published in proceedings)
  • Poster Papers: max. 4 pages (published in proceedings)
  • Workshop proposals: use the provided form, (not published in proceedings)

Conference Organization

General Chair:

Katrien Verbert, KU Leuven, Belgium

Programme Chairs:

Élise Lavoué, Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, France
Hendrik Drachsler, Open University & ZUYD University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Workshop Chairs:

Olga C. Santos, UNED, Spain
Luis P. Prieto, Tallinn University, Estonia

Poster and Demonstration Chairs:

Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, PUC Chile
Julien Broisin, University of Toulouse, France

Dissemination Chair:

Sharon Hsiao, Arizona State University, USA

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:

Katherine Maillet, Institut Mines-Télécom, Télécom Ecole de Management, France
Lone Dirckinck-Holmfeld, Aalborg University, Denmark
Ellen Rusman, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands

Local Organization Chair:

Tobias Ley, Tallinn University, Estonia
Kairit Tammets, Tallinn University, Estonia

Steering Committee Representative:

Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Industry Chairs:

Kadri-Liis Kusmin, Proekspert and Tallinn University, Estonia

Ralf Klamma has diploma, doctoral and habilitation degrees in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. He leads the research group “advanced community information systems” (ACIS) at the information systems chair, RWTH Aachen University. He is coordinating and working in major EU projects for Technology Enhanced Learning (Learning Layers, GALA, METIS and BOOST), He is member of the research excellence cluster "Ultra High Speed Mobile Information and Communication" (UMIC) specialized in mobile multimedia. Ralf organized doctoral summer schools and conferences in Technology Enhanced Learning, and Social Network Analysis. He is on the editorial board of Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) and other journals. His research interests are community information systems, multimedia metadata, social network analysis and technology enhanced learning.