Call for Proposals

mLearn 2019

Call for Proposals

The 18th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2019)

Future Learning Through Experiences and Spaces

Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands – 16-18 September 2019

Submissions for On-Site and Virtual Presentations

Papers (long and short papers), Posters, and Workshops

Mobile Technologies dominate our lives and changed the ways entire societies look at and use information. Today, mobile technologies increasingly integrate with local infrastructures to augment spaces and to contextualize our experiences. This changes our ways to communicate, to collaborate and to interact with and through technologies. These developments have a profound impact on education and learning that expands almost daily as the technologies become increasingly integrated and available to learners of all ages. The recent and rapid advancements in mobile technologies, ambient information systems, and IoT create new educational technologies, shape new educational paradigms, and raise ethical questions on using technologies in education.

mLearn brings together a global community to discuss the latest findings in research and practice on mobile and contextual learning. mLearn provides a unique forum for sharing knowledge, research, and practices in a debate on the core challenges pertaining to the mobile and connected of future learning spaces. Every year delegates from more than 60 countries participate in interdisciplinary discussions on the latest research, development, and policy.

mLearn 2019 is hosted in cooperation between the International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn) and the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre for Education and Learning (LDE-CEL) at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands.

mLearn 2019 is collocated with the European Conference for Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2019). This creates a unique opportunity for meeting the most creative and innovative minds in the field of educational technologies from across the world.

Conference Theme

The overarching conference theme for mLearn 19 is “Future Learning through Experiences and Spaces.”

Concepts, Solutions and Evidence

The theme of mLearn 2019 calls for contributions on the latest findings and advances in research, practice, policy, and industry in connecting learning experiences in and across the various educational contexts through technologies. Interested contributors are invited to raise the challenges or the transformative role of smart spaces in shaping the future of education and learning. This includes personal, social, technological, organizational, as well as societal elements.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Seamless Learning and Mobile Experience Design
  • Learning across Contexts and Smart Spaces
  • Educational foundations of Mobile Learning
  • Technological foundations and Applications
  • Research Methods for Mobile and Contextual Learning
  • Mobile Games and Gamification
  • Organizational and Societal Mobility Challenges
  • Ethics and Privacy
  • Developing and Scaling Mobile and Contextual Learning


Full Paper and demonstration submissions for on-site and virtual presentations

  • Long Research Papers (8 pages) (full paper submission)
  • Short Research Papers (4 pages) (full paper submission)
  • Demonstrations* (Abstract-Only Submission Template, approx. 250 words and visualizations + references)
  • Posters** (Abstract-Only Submission Template, approx. 250 words + references)

Details on paper submissions for mLearn 2019, including access to the paper submission portal, are available on the Paper Submissions page of the conference website.

Publication of Paper Presentation Submissions

All contributions will be reviewed in a double-blind peer-review process. All accepted papers will be published in the open access conference proceedings, which will be hosted through LearnTechLib.

Long research papers must present completed research results, while short research papers offer the opportunity to present preliminary findings and ongoing research.

In addition, presenters at mLearn 2019 may be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a special conference edition of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL).


Authors of demonstrations are invited to submit abstract-only submissions by 15 July 2019. The illustrated abstract of 300 words is limited to 2 pages and will be included in the conference proceedings after review.

Cross-Over Events

**Poster Presentations

Poster and workshop proposals should be considered as “crossover” proposals, designed to appeal to the interests of the combined audiences of the mLearn 2019 and EC-TEL 2019 conferences. Accepted posters will be presented on a common poster and workshop presentation day.

Tutorials and Research Workshops

mLearn offers the opportunity for organizing preconference workshops on 16 September 2019.

mLearn and EC-TEL 2019 offer the opportunity to host half-day or full-day tutorials and workshops. Organizers interested in coordinating a workshop are requested to submit a proposal by filling out this form ( no later than 29 April 2019. Successful workshop proposals will be confirmed by 13 May 2019.

Doctoral Consortium

Ph.D. candidates in the field of mobile learning are encouraged to submit to the EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium. The EC-TEL Doctoral Consortium brings together Ph.D. candidates working on topics related to Technology Enhanced Learning providing them an exceptional opportunity to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research in an interdisciplinary and international atmosphere. Prominent professors and researchers in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning will provide formative feedback to the selected submissions through the review process and contribute actively to discussions at the workshop. The Doctoral Consortium will take place 16 September 2019, just before mLearn 2019.

The Doctoral Consortium 2019 has two submission categories:

  • Advanced Ph.D. candidates, who seek in depth feedback from the ECTEL Doctoral Consortium Board.
  • Early stage Ph.D. Candidates, who seek to receive methodological and conceptual feedback on their research ideas.

Stay Tuned for details on how to submit proposals for the Doctoral Consortium!

Important Dates

All deadlines are 23:59:00 HST (UTC -11).

  • Abstract Registration Deadline (Long and short research papers): 29 April 2019
  • Submission Deadline for Workshops and Tutorials: 29 April 2019
  • Full paper submission Deadline: 13 May 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium, advanced submissions: 20 May 2019
  • Accept/ Reject Notification: 17 June 2019
  • Doctoral Consortium, early stage submissions: 17 June 2019
  • Demonstrations and Solutions (Abstract only): 1 July 2019
  • Camera-Ready Submission of all papers: 1 August 2019
  • Conference: 16 – 18 September 2019



The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) is the official journal of the International Association for Mobile Learning.

Selected conference paper submissions will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in a forthcoming special issue of IJMBL dedicated to mLearn 2019.

Conference Proceedings

The Proceedings for mLearn 2019 will be hosted through LearnTechLib in an Open Access format.