It is now open the Call for papers for the 9th International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development, which will take place in France, on June 27-28, 2024, as well as on a hybrid format. 

Deadline for paper submission:  March 8, 2024

More information below.


9th International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Development


June 27-28, 2024
Troyes, France (hybrid)

1st: ines [dot] di_loreto [at] utt [dot] fr  (conference chair)
2nd: aslerd [dot] org [at] gmail [dot] com

Deadline for paper submission: March 8, 2024
call for papers
SLERD 2024 will host also the 5th edition of the International Student Design Contest -> see call for proposal and demo

SLERD 2024 is organized by Université de Technologie de Troyes in collaboration with ASLERD.

Please Note: SLERD 2024 will be held in precence but a possibility to attend it virtually is provided (hybrid format).


Short Intro

In the context of smart learning ecosystems and regional development it is vital to adopt a forward-thinking mind-setting that takes into account the future needs of the learners and the changing economic landscape.
Such a mind-setting can benefit from a more holistic perspective that considers the social and cultural context of the region, as well as the skills and capabilities of its workforce and the wellbeing of all involved actors. This requires a deeper understanding of the community and its needs, as well as a commitment to inclusive and equitable development.
Ultimately, identifying traces and latent images of the future in the present smart learning ecosystems and regional contexts means laying the foundations for a long-term view that enables wellbeing growth in fair contexts. Indeed, embracing a holistic approach, investing in education and training, and promoting inclusive development, is what we need to create a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.
The general topics of the conference reflect the above perspective aiming to provide in-depth discourse among academics, students and practitioners. SLERD 2024 is proud to invite colleagues – researchers and practitioners – from all over the world to share the efforts concerning the development of smart learning ecosystems capable to promote smart learning, social innovation and equally accessible quality education.

Topics of interests

SLERD 2023 is proud to invite colleagues – researchers and practitioners – from all over the world to share the efforts concerning the development of smart learning ecosystems and, contributions on how to build together a brilliant future, where smart learning ecosystems and smart education will be even more central in the education of future citizens, and in the promotion of social innovation and territorial development.

General topics of interests can be grouped under three big themes:

• places for smart education

  • future of institutional learning
  • interplay between formal and informal learning
  • new educational models and settings
  • continuity-discontinuity of time, technology, place/space, processes in learning
  • role of, and case studies of, games and gamification in smart education
  • dual education and other alternate scheme approaches
  • monitoring and benchmarking of smartness (individual, institution, city, region)
  • people in place centered design for smart education
  • general frameworks and methodological advances
  • design, data and other relevant literacies
  • smart citizen’s literacies, skill and competences
  • communities and co-design in smart learning
  • sharing & participatory practices
  • open access to any resource and disparity
  • cultural influences
  • supportive learning technologies for smart education
  • AI for smart learning ecosystems: ethical aspects, tools and H-AI interaction
  • semantic web technologies and applications
  • text/opinion mining and sentiment analysis
  • real/virtual communities and social network analysis
  • interoperability and application of open/smart data and services
  • safety & security in education
  • IoT, ubiquitous and wearable technologies
  • adaptability to educational contexts and citizens
  • role of VR in education

Important dates:

• Deadline for papers submission: March 8, 2024
• Notification to the authors: April 19, 2024
• Camera ready paper: May 3, 2024
• Conference: June 27-28, 2024

SLERD welcomes contributions composed by min. 4500 words. The max. length of the contributions should not overcome 16 pages.

Papers should be written according to:

Link to the paper submission page on easy chair:

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