Call for Papers

The main focus of the conference is on Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence to support teaching and learning in all contexts of education; bringing together researchers from different countries and various disciplinary traditions. Participants are encouraged to present their latest research in the field of Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in education; to examine the use of related methods to support learning, and to discuss the role of education and educational science in Learning Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. The conference addresses both junior and senior scholars, teachers, practitioners, and all interested stakeholders.

We welcome empirical, theoretical and review contributions that address the broad themes of artificial intelligence or learning analytics in education including (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Personalized Learning
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Curriculum Design
  • Pedagogical perspectives on Learning Analytics or AI
  • Learning design for teaching/learning Learning Analytics or AI
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Adaptive Learning Technologies
  • Student Support
  • Data Privacy and Security
  • Games and Gamification
  • Special Education
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • Ethics and privacy
  • Trustworthiness
  • Transparency and explainability
  • Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration
  • Policy-making
  • Multimodal data

The organizers are calling for three tracks: 1) full original papers (A1), 2) other types of papers (Incl. project descriptions, descriptive articles, case studies from the field or research-in -progress) or 3) abstract submissions (for presentation only). The deadline for submission is April 1st (23:59, anytime in the world). Papers will be peer reviewed, and notification of acceptance will be sent to the corresponding author by May 10th. A rejected full paper may be accepted either as “other types of papers” -category or as an oral presentation.

Oral presentation time for both will be 15 minutes including discussion. Further information about presentations will be published closer to the conference.

We aim to publish a Special Issue of selected papers in the International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), which according to Finnish classification system of Scientific journals belong to JUFO 1-level.

Please, note that Submission are made through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flaiec24 

Please indicate in your submission the category of submission that you aim at.

Please carefully follow the stylistic guidelines of the International Journal of Education and development using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT):

http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/submissions.php#guidelines

Submissions to be included in the Special Issue are invited for several sections (correspond to the categories of paper submissions for FLAIEC 2024) in the journal:

  • Full original papers: Refereed research articles should be between 3,500 and 8000 words in length.
  • Other types of papers:
    • Project descriptions for the “Project Sheets” section should be between 500-1500 words in length.
    • Descriptive articles and case studies for the “From the Field” section should be 2500-5000 words in length.
    • Research-in-progress, reviews, reports, notes and other submissions can be any length (within reason).

Abstract-only submissions will not be published in the Special Issue.

Preparing proposals

You can submit for oral presentation:

  1. a full paper which will be included in Special Issue if accepted (3,500 and 8000 words) or
  2. other types of papers (i) Project descriptions for the “Project Sheets” (500-1500 words), ii) Descriptive articles and case studies for the “From the Field” section (2500-5000 words), iii) Research-in-progress, reviews, reports, notes and other submissions can be any length (within reason))
  3. an abstract (200-500 words): presentation only.

All abstracts/full papers should be written in English. Language check should be done by the author(s) before submission. Online system, EasyChair, is used for submission. All paper submissions will be checked for originality using “Turnitin”. Kindly note, that it is not possible to submit via email. Please see below for more detailed instructions.

Paper manuscript

  • The length of the manuscript depends on the type of article category. Please follow the  guidelines of General formatting information below.
  • The manuscript should include: abstract (150-200 words), introduction, theoretical background, methods, results, and discussion/conclusions. Depending on the topic and field of research, also other structure is possible.
    • Add at least three to five keywords, that describe your research
  • The research should be original and not published elsewhere.
  • For references, please follow the Harvard editorial style described below (Style)
  • Please prepare a blind review version of your manuscript for submission.
  • The final/revised versions of the accepted papers are due June, 30, 2024.

Abstract for an oral presentation

  • The length of the abstract should be 200-500 words
  • Please, include the following:
    • background,
    • research questions,
    • results, and
    • conclusions
  • For submission, think at least three keywords, that describe your research

Instructions for proposal submission on EasyChair

Creating an EasyChair account

Go to the EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=flaiec24 

  • Select “Create an account”
  • Enter your name and e-mail
  • You will receive an email from noreply@easychair.org. If you do not receive the email, please check the spam folder.
  • Click the link on email to create a username and password

Submitting in EasyChair

  • Log in to EasyChair and choose “New Submission”
  • Choose the type of submission
  • When submitting your proposal, please choose if you would prefer presenting in Joensuu or online

Paper manuscripts:

  • Fill the author information
  • Add the title, the abstract of your manuscript, biographies and the keywords as plain text in their respective text fields
  • Submit a blind review version of your paper as an attachment in EasyChair. Kindly note, that the manuscript must be in PDF format.
  • When ready, click Submit

Abstract for an oral presentation:

  • Fill the author information
  • Enter the title, the abstract (200-500 words), and the keywords as plain text in their respective text fields in EasyChair.
  • When ready, click Submit

General Formatting Information of the papers

  • Do not use Microsoft Word “styles” – instead use the simple formatting “bold” or “italic”.
  • Please use Arial 12-point black font for the Title, which should be in bold case and NOT all in CAPITALS.
  • Use Arial 10-point black font for the remainder of your article.
  • Use single spacing throughout. Use for a space between paragraphs (do not use Word style to give the space).
  • Do not indent first line of paragraph.
  • First level headings should be in bold upper case, and second level headings in bold upper and lower case.
  • No endnotes please – instead use footnotes.
  • Photographs, maps, diagrams and other audio-visual aids are encouraged. Please include these in the text where and as they should appear. Please provide images in gif or jpeg formats.
  • Also – check to see that your article “looks like” others in IJEDICT in terms of format before submitting.
  • Submissions that fail to meet the guidelines will be rejected.

Biography

Please supply a short (100 word) biography for each author. This should include the name, rank, institution, institutional address, and email address. Do not place the biography in your submission file but copy it into the appropriate text box during the on-line submission process.

Style

Submitted manuscripts must be written in the Harvard editorial style, brief details of which are included below:

References should relate only to material cited within the manuscript and be listed in alphabetical order, including the author’s name, complete title of the cited work, title of the source, volume, issue, year of publication, and pages cited. See the following examples:

  • Marshall, S. 1991. “A genre-based approach to the teaching of report-writing”. English for Specific Purposes, vol. 10, no.1, pp. 3-13.
  • Taylor, W. & Marshall, S. 2002. “Collaboration: the Key to Establishing Community Networks in Regional Australia”, Informing Science, vol. 5, pp. 155-162.
  • Marshall, S., Taylor, W., & Yu, X. (eds.) 2003. Closing the Digital Divide: Transforming Regional Economies and Communities with Information Technology, Greenwood Publishing, Westport CT.

Citations in the text should include the author’s name and year of publication where you use the source in the text, as in the following examples:’

  • In this way, information technology can be seen to effect and influence changes in organisational structure (Orlikowski & Robey 1991).
  • Edwards (1995, p.250) views the globalising of distance education as “invested with the uniform cultural messages of modernity – of mastery, progress and moral superiority through the development of reason”.
  • Globalisation, especially in relation to open and distance education, will reduce the tolerance of difference and so “how can local issues and contexts be addressed?” (Evans 1995, p.314).

Further information about the Harvard editorial style can be found at:

http://guides.is.uwa.edu.au/harvard

Submission Preparation Checklist

(All items required)

  • The submission has not been previously published nor is it being considered by another journal.
  • The submission file is in Microsoft Word or Open Source document file format.
  • I have read the “Author Guidelines” and understand that if the manuscript does not follow those guidelines, it will be rejected.
  • Some of these guidelines are shown in the following text.
    • The title is Arial 12-point bold font (not all in CAPITALS). The rest of the text uses Arial 10-point font.
    • All text is single-spaced; does NOT use underlining; uses simple formatting such as “bold” (i.e., does NOT use Microsoft Word “styles”); uses the “Return” key to create spaces between paragraphs (i.e., does NOT use the Microsoft Word paragraph spacing facility).
    • Figures and tables are placed within the text (NOT at the end).
  • A 150-200 word abstract has been prepared and included in the manuscript as well as placed separately in the appropriate text box at the time of upload of metadata.
  • A 100 word biography of the author has been prepared but NOT included in the manuscript (the biography will be submitted separately with the other metadata).
  • The text is written in the Harvard editorial style.
  • All the authors’ names in their correct order have been included in the article submission.
  • In the next stage of the submission process I will ensure that the names of all authors have been added in the metadata, before proceeding to the next stage. I understand that these cannot be added afterwards. The names are all in normal case – not all in CAPITALS.
  • I understand that the article will be submitted to Turnitin, and that if it is found to contain the unreferenced work of others, it will be rejected immediately.