“Smart Learning for Sustainable Society: Emerging Technologies and Applications”

The International Conference on Smart Learning Environments (ICSLE 2023) aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss issues related to the optimization of learning environments to enhance learning. The focus is on the interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the advancement of smart learning for sustainable society. Various components of this interplay include but are not limited to:

Track 1: AI and Smart Technologies in Education — Natural Language Understanding (text, speech), Educational Data Mining, Machine Learning in Education, Learning Analytics, Adaptive and Personalized Learning, Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Track 2: Innovative Applications of Smart Learning — Applications, case studies and best practices of domain-specific / subject-specific smart learning (e.g. STEM, language, healthcare, business, industry, sports, arts, culture, etc.)

Track 3: Pedagogy, Learning Approaches and Instructional Design — Collaborative & Group Learning; Game-based Learning & Gamification; Inquiry-based Learning; Work-Integrated Learning, Simulation

Track 4: Online & Digital Learning Spaces — E-learning; Blended/Hybrid Learning; Mobile Learning; MOOCs; Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality Learning


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings published under Springer’s Lecture Notes in Educational Technology (LNET) series.

Extended version of selected accepted papers will be considered for publication in Springer’s Smart Learning Environments journal (https://slejournal.springeropen.com/).

Past Conferences (websites / proceedings)

Types of submissions

  • Experience Reports: Experience reports describe research-based technological implementation for education that worked well and is now recommended to others.
  • Full-length Experience Reports (maximum 10 pages): Full-length Experience Reports may contain detailed descriptions of research behind the implementation, development, evaluation or other applications. Work reported in Full-length Experience Reports must be original.
  • Short Experience Reports (maximum 6 pages): Short Experience Reports may contain brief reports of technologies developed, techniques used or results of research. Work reported in Short Experience Reports must be original.
  • Research Studies: Research Studies present a careful study, with an appropriate use of methodology (e.g., case study, qualitative methods, quasi-experimental, experimental) to support the investigation and stated results. The methodology does not need to be quantitative; it does, however, need to be appropriate to support the claims made by the author.
  • Full-length Research Studies (maximum 10 pages): Full-length Research Studies may contain detailed description of the background research, details of methodology used, findings of the study, interpretation of the findings, and resulting recommendations for other researchers/practitioners. Work reported in Full-length Research Studies must be original.
  • Short Research Studies (maximum 6 pages): Short Research Studies may focus on small-scale research experiments that may be extensions of author’s previously validated research. However, the work reported in Short Research Studies must be original.
  • Work-in-progress Papers (maximum 4 pages): Work-in-progress Papers contain original research frameworks, architectures and implementations, where initial results are available but full validation are not yet done. The originality of the work must be clearly visible.
  • Reflection Papers (maximum 4 pages): Reflection papers are expected to present an argument – with rationale and justification – for a different approach or perspective on solving a current educational problem through the use of emerging technology or through innovative use of existing technology. The work presented in the Reflection Papers must not have been published or submitted for publication) elsewhere.
  • Posters (maximum 4 pages): Posters are expected to briefly explain the idea of your research and argue its novelty. Posters are not intended to provide background research or details of a rigorous experimental study. They provide opportunity to sell your ideas to the audience. The work presented in the Posters must not have been published (or submitted for publication) elsewhere.
  • Workshop proposals (maximum 6 pages): Workshops provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on hot topics in the scope of the conference. We particularly encourage workshops which devote time to hands-on activities by the attendees (which may include think-pair-share, group discussions, collaborative editing, programming etc.). Workshop organizers should use the ‘Workshop proposal details‘ below to submit their proposals. Workshop proposals will be evaluated for relevance, anticipated interest, quality, and availability of appropriate facilities. Please note that workshop organizers will be responsible for setting up the workshop website, coordinating the review process and collecting the camera ready papers. Workshop papers should be maximum 6 pages long and the accepted papers will be published in the main conference proceedings volume.

Important Dates

  • Workshop proposal submission: Mar 31st , 2023
  • Abstract submission: April 20th, 2023
  • Paper submission: May 1st , 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: June 16th, 2023
  • Camera ready papers: July 3rd , 2023
  • Early bird Author registration: July 3rd, 2023
  • Conference dates: August 31st- September 1st, 2023

Conference Organizing Committee

General Chairs

  • DJ. Liu, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Kinshuk, University of North Texas, USA
  • Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China
  • TBC

General Program Chairs

  • Chutiporn Anutariya, AIT, Thailand
  • Ahmed Tlili, Beijing Normal University, China
  • Junfeng Yang, Hangzhou Normal University, China
  • Maiga Chang, Athabasca University, Canada

Workshop Chair

  • TBD

Local Organizing Chair

  • Jintavee Khlaisang, Chulalongkorn University & ThaiCyberU, Thailand

Publicity Chair

  •  TBD

Technical Chair

  • Surapon Boonlue, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi & ThaiAECT, Thailand