ICL2018 25-28 September 2018, Kos Island, Greece

ICL2018 25-28 September 2018, Kos Island, Greece

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ICL2018 will host the 1st ICL International Student Competition on Learning Technologies. The aims of the competition are:

  • To provide an opportunity for students to participate in the conference and demonstrate their Learning Technologies design and development skills under an International competition process;
  • To provide an opportunity for students who are Learning Technologies developers to peer-assess and peer-evaluate their technologies;
  • To provide ICL attendees with engaging and fresh Learning Technologies, that should demonstrate their functionality and impact in the Learning Technologies scene.

Learning Technologies (e.g. mobile applications, hardware components, systems, games, etc.) submitted for the competition are expected to accomplish an educational/learning goal. Learning Technologies developers should be students (at undergraduate or postgraduate level). They should be prepared to justify their design and evaluation process, demonstrate why it is innovative and indicate how they achieved (will achieve) the impact they seek.

Competition and judgement process

The competition process involves two rounds.

1st round: Online Submission, payment of the competition submission fee (i.e. 50 euros) and selection to the second round.

Competitors should complete the online abstract submission form. Submissions can be made on-line through ICL2018 submission system (https://www.conftool.com/icl-conference/) selecting “Special Session: Student International Competition on Learning Technologies”. The Learning Technology description part of the form can be up to 500 words and should include:

  • A description of the Learning Technology itself including the design and development process;
  • The positioning of the Learning Technologies in terms of related work, including references and an outline of the app’s unique educational contribution;
  • A Learning Technologies video link (optional but recommended);
  • A download link (if applicable) together with any other supporting documentation required (optional but recommended).
  • Expert reviewers will evaluate the submissions and choose the submissions which will go through to the second round and be invited to showcase their Learning Technologies at the ICL conference. During this evaluation round the best three (3) submissions will be selected.

    Although Learning Technologies can be in any language, all submissions must be in English and must include title and team members information, including author affiliations. Judging will be in English and competitors will have to be able to present their work in English.

    2nd round: Poster creation, judgement at ICL conference and awards.

    At least one member of each contestant team should attend the conference in order to demonstrate the app and to take part in the judging session and award ceremony. Therefore, at least one member of the team must register in the conference in order for their app to be considered for judging and demonstration. The registration fee (namely 180 euros) will be waived for each participating member.

    • Closed judging session: Judging and evaluation of the Learning Technologies at the conference will initially be in a closed judging session during the first day of the conference where competitors will present to a team of judges. Learning Technologies will be judged on the following aspects: scope, assessment, usability, socio-cultural aspects, administration tools as well as aspects specific to the type of Learning Technologies submitted. According to these aspects the criteria will be quality of Learning Technology, significance, originality and level of innovativeness, thematic relevance, and quality of presentation.
    • Demonstration: Competitors will demonstrate their Learning Technology to the conference participants, during the coffee breaks and poster sessions of both conference days. Please follow the instructions below closely to create your poster display:
      • Stands (height: 94cm, width: 66cm.) and tape will be provided by the conference secretariat.
      • In any case limit your display to the sizes indicated above.
      • It is recommended that lettering and drawings/figures should be large enough for easy reading from a distance of 2m.
    • Awards: The winners of the competition will be announced, the second day of the conference just after the keynote speech.

    Important Dates

    01 Jun 2018Submission & Payment of the Competition Submission fee (50 Euros) by a team member
    22 Jun 2018Notification of acceptance
    20 Jul 2018Team member registration as Student (the registration fee will be waived)
    26 Sep 2018Closed judging session (ICL2018 conference venue)
    27 Sep 2018Announcement of the winners (ICL2018 conference venue)

    ICL Students’ Competition Learning Technologies Program Committee


    • Andreas Pester, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria (TBC)


    • George Palaigeorgiou University of Western Macedonia, Greece & LearnWorlds (TBC)
    • Teresa Restivo, University of Porto, Portugal (TBC)
    • Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece (TBC)
    • Line Kloster Pedersen, Board of European Students of Technology (BEST)

    Supported by

    Important Dates

    28 Mar 2018Submission of
    - structured abstracts (full, short paper) for the main conference
    - Special Session Proposals
    20 Apr 2018- Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference
    - Special sessions notification and announcment
    04 Jun 2018Submission of complete papers for all submission types (plus trailer for GinEE Award)
    22 Jun 2018Notification of Acceptance
    30 Jun 2018Submission of Late Papers
    07 Jul 2018Notification of Acceptance of Late Papers
    27 Jul 2018Author Registration Deadline
    27 Jul 2018Camera-ready due
    25 Sep 2018Conference Opening


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