IMCL2016 17-19 October 2016, San Diego, CA, USA

IMCL2016 17-19 October 2016, San Diego, CA, USA

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The IMCL 2016 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 IMCL2016 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, 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 IMCL2016 Doctoral Consortium fit to the area of ICT in education. Example topics are not limited to 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 (max 5 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 IEEE Xplore®, provided the author pays a special registration fee (US $ 225), under the category "Doctoral Consortium Authors" before September 12th 2016. For further questions, please contact the track chair: Mudasser F. Wyne (

Important Dates

20 May 2016Doctoral Consortium proposals
23 May 2016Notification of acceptance for doctoral consortium papers
12 Sep 2016Author registration deadline, Early bird registration, caera-ready due


Please read the instructions for authors and the submit your paper as "Special Session: IMCL2016 Doctoral Consortium (DC)".

Important Dates

20 May 2016Special Session proposals
23 May 2016Notification of acceptance/announcement of Special Sessions proposals
10 Jun 2016Submission of structured abstracts for the main conference
20 Jun 2016Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference
20 Jul 2016Submission of complete papers for Main Conference, Doctoral Consortium, Competition, Special Sessions
20 Aug 2016Notification of acceptance for all submission types
12 Sep 2016Camera-ready due, early bird registration deadline, author registration
17 Oct 2016Conference Opening


Mudasser F. Wyne, Conference Chair
Michael E. Auer, Steering Committee Chair

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