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Call for Papers

EDM 2016: The Ninth International Conference on Educational Data Mining

June 29-July 2, 2016, Raleigh, NC, USA
We invite submissions to the 9th International Conference on Education Data Mining (EDM2016), to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, under the auspices of the  International Educational Data Mining Society on June 29-July 2, 2016, Raleigh, NC, USA at North Carolina State University.
The EDM conference is a leading international forum for high-quality research that mines large data sets in order to answer educational research questions that shed light on the learning process. These data sets may come from the traces that students leave when they interact, either individually or collaboratively, with learning management systems, interactive learning environments, intelligent tutoring systems, educational games or when they participate in a data-rich learning context. The types of data therefore range from raw log files to eye-tracking devices and other sensor data.
Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:
  • Closing the loop between education data research and educational outcomes
  • Deriving representations of domain knowledge from data
  • Detecting and addressing students' affective and emotional states
  • Data mining with emerging pedagogical environments such as educational games, MOOCs, and exploratory learning
  • Multi-modal learning environments and sensor analysis
  • Bridging EDM and Learning analytics
  • Bridging EDM with pedagogical theory, learning sciences, and learning theory
  • Mining user-system interaction logs, automated feedback, and grading
  • Best practices for adapting the state of the art data mining approaches to the educational domain
  • Data mining in social and collaborative learning
  • Generic frameworks, techniques, research methods and approaches for EDM
JEDM Journal Track Papers Submit your best work to the Journal of EDM (submission is open already; see details on the Call for JEDM papers), get it accepted before April 11th, 2016 and have your work presented at EDM 2016. Accepted papers will be published in JEDM shortly after the final versions are received.
Workshops/Tutorials 2 pages. Workshops describe an emerging subfield and the plan organizers have to build growth in this new area. Tutorials describe a tool/method, the organizers and their expertise, and a plan for attendees to learn it in a hands-on way.
Full Papers 8 pages. Original, substantive, mature and unpublished work.
Short Papers 4-6 pages. This includes early stage, less developed works in progress.
Industry Papers 4-6 pages. Innovative uses of EDM in a commercial setting.
Doctoral Consortium 3 pages. Summary of doctoral student’s research topic, proposed contributions, results so far, and aspects of the research on which advice is sought.
Posters/Demos 2 pages. Posters describe original and unpublished work in progress and last minute results. Demos describe educational data mining tools and systems, or educational systems that use EDM techniques.

All accepted papers will be published in the open-access proceedings of the conference. The EDM conference and the Journal of Educational Data Mining (JEDM) will share a common track this year, the EDM 2016 Journal Track. The intention is to accommodate researchers who want to make a more substantial contribution than space allows at the EDM conference, and yet share the opportunity to have a presence at the conference and present their work to a live audience.

See submission guidelines for more details.

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