IMCL2017 30 November - 01 December 2017, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

IMCL2017 30 November - 01 December 2017, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

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The IMCL 2017 Doctoral Consortium (DC) is an interdisciplinary workshop that provides an opportunity for doctoral students to present their research projects and get valuable feedback from a panel of distinguished researchers. We invite doctoral students (especially those in the first years of their research) in ICT in Education and related areas to apply for this unique opportunity to share their ideas and current work with senior researchers in the field and other students as well.

The IMCL2017 DC will also provide a forum where PhD students can interact, share ideas, and receive constructive feedback on ongoing work from established researchers and fellow students through the Doctoral Consortium Special Session, which will be a session, dedicated to DC Students as part of the program of the main conference.

During the Doctoral Consortium Special Session, each participant (i.e. PhD student) will have the opportunity to present ongoing research to the audience of the main conference by means of an oral presentation. Moreover, during this session each DC attendee will meet the members of the DC program committee who are in charge of providing feedback and suggestions on topics of research, career and trends in ICT in Education.


The topics of the IMCL2017 Doctoral Consortium fit to the area of ICT in education. Examples are the following:

  • Smart learning environments
  • Adaptive learning
  • Affective learning
  • Game-based learning
  • Virtual environments/virtual worlds to support learning
  • Augmented reality for supporting learning process
  • Natural interaction technologies in education
  • Innovative solution for re-using and distributing interactive educational content and services
  • New ways to support assessment and feedback
  • Mobile learning issues, applications as well as interactive communication technologies and infrastructures (as they have been described in the main conference topics)

Contribution Types

Proposals for participation in the doctoral consortium can be submitted as a full paper Research Summary (min. 10 max. 12 pages), which addresses the following aspects (possibly organized in separate sections):

  • Introduction and Motivation: The main problem you are trying to tackle and why it is relevant
  • Background: What is the state-of-the-art in relation to existing solutions to the problem
  • Goals and Results: Advances beyond the state-of-the-art in terms of your specific contribution and research plan, as well as expected achievements and possible evaluation metrics to establish the level of success of your results
  • Research Plan: Current status of the research plan, and already accomplished results (if any)
  • Bibliographical References

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published through Springer, provided the author pays a special registration fee (160 euros), under the category “Doctoral Consortium Authors”) before September 8th 2017. For further questions, please contact the track chairs: Stavros Demetriadis (, Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos (

Important Dates

08 Sep 2017Submission of complete papers for special sessions and the main conference and ICBL2017: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters
29 Sep 2017Notification of acceptance
20 Oct 2017Author registration deadline
27 Oct 2017Camera-ready due
30 Nov 2017Conference Opening


Please visit the instructions for authors and the submit your paper as "Special Session: IMCL2017 Doctoral Consortium (DC)".

Program Committee

Chairs of the session

  • Stavros Demetriadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


  • Dionisios Politis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (tbc)
  • Anastasios Economides, University of Macedonia, Greece (tbc)
  • Vasilios Dagdilelis, University of Macedonia, Greece (tbc)
  • Iraklis Paraskakis, South East European Research Centre, Greece (tbc)
  • Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece (tbc)
  • George Palaigeorgiou, University of Western Macedonia (tbc)
  • Tharrenos Bratitsis, University of Western Macedonia (tbc)

Important Dates

07 Jul 2017Submission of:
(i) structured 2-page abstracts (for full papers, short papers, WiP, and posters) for the main conference and for ICBL2017
(ii) Special Session proposals
21 Jul 2017Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference and ICBL2017.
Special Sessions notification and announcement
17 Sep 2017Submission of complete papers for special sessions and the main conference and ICBL2017: Full Papers, Short Papers, WiP, Posters, Doctoral Consortium, Students' Competition
06 Oct 2017Notification of acceptance
27 Oct 2017Author registration deadline
27 Oct 2017Camera-ready due
30 Nov 2017Conference Opening


Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
Michael E. Auer, Steering Committee Chair

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