8th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2009)

Venue: University of Bari, Italy

Location: Bari, Italy, Italy

Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 30, 2009
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Call for Papers Posters Round Table Proposals Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

Over the last ten years, the way in which education is delivered has changed considerably with the advent of new technologies. e-Learning is one such development, so much so that it is now regarded as a field in it’s own right. This, the 8th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2009); offers an opportunity for those involved in the study, implementation and delivery of e-learning to meet and exchange ideas and experiences.

The conference committee welcomes both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Action research, case studies and research-in-progress are welcomed approaches. Research in progress, case studies, poster submissions, proposals for roundtable discussions, practitioner contributions, and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.

Submission details

Abstract details: The Abstract should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 9 April 2009. Please read the online guidelines

Submission: Via the online submission form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the paper, the full names first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author.

Full paper: Only required when the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 28 May 2009. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the conference manager, Julia Hawkins.

Important information

The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the submission deadline to ensure that the proposed paper is relevant to the Conference.
The authors of abstracts that describe a relevant paper will receive a notification of abstract selection.
All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English.
Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee only allows an author to present one paper. Therefore if multiple papers are accepted for presentation different co-authors need to present each paper.

Publication opportunity

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration. The proceedings for this conference are listed in the Thomson ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP), the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Scientific and Technical Proceedings (ISTP/ISI Proceedings), the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP) and the Thomson Reuters ISI Index to Social Sciences & Humanities Proceedings (ISSHP/ISI Proceedings)

Selected papers from the Conference will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of e-Learning The latest issue is now available online.

Proceedings for previous ECEL conferences can be purchased from our bookshop by clicking on the Purchase proceedings button.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:
9 April 2009

Notification of abstract acceptance:
16 April 2009

Full paper due for review:
28 May 2009

Notification of paper acceptance(with any changes):
6 August 2009

Earlybird registration closes:
20 August 2009

Final paper due:
3 September 2009

Final author registration date:
24 September 2009


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