The EDM conference and the Journal of Educational Data Mining (JEDM) will share a common track this year, the EDM 2017 Journal Track. The intention is to accommodate researchers who want to contribute 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.

Authors submitting a paper to the EDM 2017 Journal Track commit themselves to present their paper at EDM 2016 conference in case of their paper acceptance.


EDM 2017 Journal Track invites high-quality submissions that present original work in the area of Educational Data Mining. Accepted papers will be published in JEDM shortly after the final versions are received, and the authors will present their work at EDM 2017 conference. An abstract of accepted paper with the reference to the JEDM publication will also appear in the conference proceedings.

To submit to the journal track, authors should use the EDM 2017 EasyChair submission system and choose “EDM2017 Journal Track” submission type during the submission process. Authors should also notify the JEDM track chair by e-mail (pelanek at

JEDM track submissions should be formatted according to JEDM guidelines:

Submission system:


JEDM Editorial Team makes a commitment to keep reviewing cycles as short as possible keeping in mind the conference deadlines. For the initial submission of the paper, the authors can expect to receive the reviews within 12 weeks.

We encourage prospective authors to submit their work to the journal track as early as possible, but before 15 January 2017. As such, reviewing processes of papers submitted after this date have a high chance of not being completed in time to allow the papers to be included in the EDM 2017 program.


The submissions will be treated as regular JEDM submissions with the same quality criteria. Each paper will be reviewed by three experts in the field.
Depending on the received reviews and suggestions of the associate editors the EDM 2017 Journal Track chair can decide to:

  • “Accept” or “Accept conditional to revisions” in case the paper meets the journal acceptance criteria. If the final acceptance of the paper occurs before April 11th, 2017, a regular presentation slot for the paper will be allotted in the EDM 2017 program; if the final acceptance happens after April 2017, based on the authors’ preferences, the paper will either roll-over to the next EDM 2018 Journal track or be treated as regular JEDM accepted submission.
  • “Reject with encouragement to resubmit” in case the paper in its current form does not meet the quality criteria of JEDM, but the editor sees how the author(s) can improve their work to meet these criteria.
  • “Reject” in case the paper does not meet the quality criteria of JEDM.


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 11th) 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).