11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 
mLearn 2012 - Mobile Learning in Context

Attention: Extended submission procedure. Learn more here

16-18 October 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

mLearn 2012 is now open for submissions from academic researchers, developers, professionals, practitioners, and educators from school education, higher education, industry, government, and international organisations.

mLearn 2012 pushes further the paradigm of learning and mobility in converging technological environments. This includes applications of trendy devices in various contexts, but also calls for investigating new educational and technological ways and concepts for supporting formal and informal learning as well as transitions between different types of learning.

mLearn was the first conference on Mobile Learning and is the premiere international conference on learning with mobile technologies and learning across contexts. The conference provides a unique forum for knowledge sharing and transfer for academia, developers, practitioners, industry, government, and organisations. Every year, mLearn attracts a great number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all continents. 

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Mobile learning in and across formal and informal settings
  • Ubiquitous and ambient learning and technology
  • Theories, models and ethics for mobile and contextual learning
  • Open and distance education with mobile devices
  • Mobile language learning
  • Interaction design and usability for mobile learning
  • Interoperability and standards for mobile learning
  • Challenges for mobile learning in developing countries
  • Mobile learning strategies in schools, higher institutions, industry, and organizations
  • Adaptive, virtual or collaborative environments for mobile learning 
  • Augmented reality for learning
  • Innovative approaches to learning of current and emerging mobile technologies
  • Toys and smart objects for learning
  • Mobile learning across cultures

The conference programme will highlight keynote talks, symposia/workshops, plenary sessions, parallel presentations, roundtables and debates, special Focus Sessions, poster sessions, technology and product/service demonstrations.

Submissions are invited for

  • Long papers (8 pages)
  • Short papers (4 pages)
  • Posters (250 words)
  • Workshops (3 pages)
  • Tutorials (2 pages)
  • Industry showcases (1-2 pages)
  • Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

All contributions will be reviewed in a non-blind peer-review process.

All accepted papers and posters will published in the conference proceedings. All submissions are handled through EasyChair. Top rated full papers are invited to a special issue in the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning.

Workshops and Tutorials

mLearn 2012 offers the opportunity to host several workshops and tutorials prior to the conference. Parties interested to organise a workshop or a tutorial are asked to submit a proposal of max 3 pages that indicate the relation to the main conference topics. Proposals for workshops are requested to include the workshop format, the expected participants, the addressed domains, programme committee, dissemination activities and organisational requirements into their proposal. 

Important: Workshop and tutorial proposals have a slightly different submission schedule. the separate Call For Workshops and Tutorials for details. 

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 3 June 2012 23:59 GMT (see detailed information)
  • Deadline for Doctoral Consortium Submissions: 15 July 2012
  • Notification of acceptance: 27th July 2012
  • Last date of early-bird registration: 10th of August 2012
  • Technology Showcases and demonstrators: 1 September 2012 
  • Workshops and Tutorials: 15 October 2012
  • Conference venue: 16-18 October 2012