Call for Papers

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic SLERD 2020 will be in a full blown virtual conference format and has been postponed to  29-30 June 2020.

the physical to virtual switch and the conference postponement has been considered as an opportunity to share with a larger number of colleagues the efforts about the development of smart learning ecosystems and, as well, to build together a brilliant post pandemic future; because of this the call for paper will be re-opened for a narrow window
till 19th of April (see important dates below)


5th International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystem and Regional Development

Pedagogical Approaches, Ludic and Co-Design Strategies & Tools supporting Smart Learning Ecosystems and Smart Education

SLERD 2020 is proud to invite and welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners that  foster the development of smart learning ecosystems and smart education to help learning places to recover their central role in the education of future citizens, and in the promotion of social innovation and territorial development. We welcome contributions from people that fight to reify the above vision and to achieve a better learning for a better world as a contribution to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

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

Places for smart education

  • future of institutional learning
  • interplay between formal and informal learning
  • new educational models and settings
  • continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, process in learning
  • role of and case studies of games and gamification in smart education
  • dual education and other alternate scheme approaches
  • monitoring and benchmarking of smartness (individual, institution, city, region)

People in place centered design for smart education

  • general frameworks and methodological advancement
  • design, data and other relevant literacies
  • literacies, skill and competences of smart citizens
  • communities and co-design in smart learning
  • sharing & participatory practices
  • open access to any resource and disparity
  • cultural influences

Supportive technologies and tools for smart education

  • intelligent tutoring systems and interfaces
  • semantic web technologies and applications
  • text/opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • real/virtual communities and social network analysis
  • interoperability and application of open/smart data and services
  • safety & security in education
  • IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technologies
  • adaptability to educational contexts and citizens
  • role of VR in education

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 10th February  ->  19th April 2020, 23:59 GMT (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 11th May 2020
  • Camera-ready submission: 25th May 2020

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 long contributions (max. 12 pages), short contributions (max. 8 pages) and position papers (max 5 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 2020