We invite submissions to the 10th International Conference on Educational Data Mining (EDM2017), to be held in Wuhan, China, under the auspices of the International Data Mining Society on June 25th – 28th, 2017.

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.

EDM 2017 will be collocated with the 18th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education – AIED 2017 – June 28 – July 2, 2017 in Wuhan, China.


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
  • Integrating data mining and educational theory
  • Data mining with emerging pedagogical environments such as educational games, MOOCs, and exploratory learning environments
  • Multi-modal learning environments and sensor analysis
  • Using EDM methods to provide support for teachers and other stakeholders
  • 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
  • Automatic assessment of student knowledge
  • Evaluation of the efficacy of curriculum and interventions


JEDM Track Papers The EDM conference will invite selected JEDM papers (accepted before April 15th) to be presented during the JEDM track of the conference.
Full Papers 7-8 pages. Should describe original, substantive, mature, and unpublished work.
Short Papers 4-6 pages. Should describe original, unpublished work. This includes early stage, less developed works in progress.
Industry Papers 4-6 pages. Should describe innovative uses of EDM techniques in a commercial setting.
Doctoral Consortium 3 pages. Should describe the graduate/postgraduate student’s research topic, proposed contributions, results so far, and aspects of the research on which advice is sought.
Posters/Demos 2 pages. Posters should describe original unpublished work in progress or last minute results. Demos should describe EDM tools and systems, or educational systems that use EDM techniques.
Workshop/Tutorials 2 pages. Workshops should describe an emerging subfield and the plan organizers have to build growth in this new area. Tutorials should describe a tool or method, the organizers and their expertise, and a plan for attendees to learn it in a hands-on way.

All accepted papers will be published in the open-access proceedings of the conference.


February 21st, 2017 Workshop proposal submissions
March 7th, 2017 Full, Short & Industry paper submissions
April 1st, 2017 Poster/Demo/Tutorial/DC submissions
April 11th, 2017 JEDM Journal Track papers

* All deadline times are 11:59 pm Hawaii Standard Time (UTC-10:00).