Call for Papers

SLERD 2019 is proud to invite and welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners that in their daily activity strive to put in place a people in place centered approach and foster the development of smart learning ecosystem where technologies are supportive of the human wellbeing and help learning places in recovering the central role in the education of future citizens, in the design and achievement of social innovation and territorial development. We welcome contributions from people that fight to reify the above vision as a contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve, in particular, a better learning for a better world.

Topics of interests can be grouped under three big themes: places for learning, people in place centered design, supportive learning technologies

Places for learning

  • future of institutional learning
  • interplay between formal and informal learning
  • new educational models and settings
  • continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, process
  • sharing & participatory practices
  • dual education and other alternate scheme approaches
  • open access to any resource and disparity
  • cultural influences

People in place centered design

  • general frameworks and methodological advancement
  • design, data and other relevant literacies
  • relation with digital skills & competences
  • literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens
  • community involvement in smart learning
  • learning through designing
  • learners as content providers for digital learning
  • monitoring and benchmarking of smartness (individual, institution, city, region)

Supportive Learning technologies

  • open & smart data management
  • application of open & smart data in education
  • role of and case studies of games in education
  • interoperability of data & services
  • safety & security
  • privacy
  • trustability and quality control
  • IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technological supports
  • geolocalized information
  • adaptability to contexts and citizens
  • role of VR in education

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 1st February -> 15th February 2019 (extended), 23:59 GMT (expired)
  • Notification of acceptance: 20th March 2019 -> 27th March 2019, 23:59 GMT
  • Camera-ready submission: 31st March 2019 -> 10th April 2019, 23:59 GMT

Submission Instructions

Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies that will be indexed by SCOPUS, EI-Compendex and Springerlink.

Extended version of selected papers will be also included in a special issue of IxD&A Journal (ISSN 1826-9745, e-ISSN 2283-2998) that is indexed by SCOPUS and Emerging Sources of Web of Science.

Papers should be written according to the Springer Instruction for Authors of the series Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies.

Submission categories: SLERD welcomes short (max. 8 pages) and long contributions (max. 12 pages).

Submission procedure: Paper submission is handled through Easychair. SLERD follows a double-blind reviewing process, thus papers need to be fully anonymized. Authors need to upload their papers by means of this link: EasyChair SLERD 2019