First Call for Papers: ISLS Annual Meeting 2021

ISLS 2021 Annual Meeting Bochum logo

Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany, June 7-11

The Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences in 2021 is the first of a new series of annual events that will bring together the international community of the Learning Sciences. The Annual Meeting will be presented in a New Format, building on the past two programs: Learning Sciences (LS) program and Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) program., each addressing the 2021 Annual Meeting theme Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future. A common set of keynotes and workshops bring the entire international community together. The Annual Meeting in 2021 will be hybrid. Both on-site and online events are planned.

We are inviting submissions for:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Carol K.K. Chan, Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong
  • Onur Güntürkün​, Biopsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Carolyn Rosé, Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Important Dates:

  • Full and short Papers, Posters, Symposia: November 6, 2020
  • Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials: December 11, 2020
  • Acceptances announced: February 20, 2021
  • Proposing Interactive Demos: To be Announced
  • Applying for Doctoral Consortium, Early and Mid-Career Workshop: To be Announced
  • Applying for Pre-conference Workshops and Tutorials: To be Announced
  • Camera Ready – Papers, Posters, Symposia, Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials: March 8, 2021

Further information:

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About ISLS

ISLS is a professional society dedicated to the interdisciplinary empirical investigation of learning as it exists in real-world settings and how learning may be facilitated both with and without technology. The ISLS Annual Meeting hosts two professional conferences in parallel, CSCL and LS. Visit the ISLS site at

Welcome to Bochum!

Nikol Rummel, Ulrich Hoppe and Astrid Wichmann
On behalf of the ISLS 2021 steering committee

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