ISLS Annual Meeting 2021

Reflecting the Past and Embracing the Future

Bochum, Germany, June 7-11

The ISLS Annual Meeting 2021 will be completely online

About the Conference

The Annual Meeting of the International Society of the Learning Sciences in 2021 is the first of its kind, the first of a new series of annual events that will bring together the international community of the Learning Sciences. The Annual Meeting introduces a New Format, consisting of two conference programs, each with its own proceedings: Learning Sciences (LS) and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL). We are honored to host the first ISLS Annual Meeting. It will take place in Bochum, a location with a history that reflects The Theme of the conference.

Keynote Speakers

Onur Güntürkün​

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Onur Güntürkün​​: Biography
Onur Güntürkün, he/him
Biopsychology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Biography: I’m a Turkish-born Professor for Biopsychology at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. I’m kept awake with questions like: “Can different kinds of brains produce the same cognition?” or “Why are brains asymmetrically organized?”.

I spent many years in different universities and science institutions on five continents and work (in descending order) with pigeons, humans, dolphins, crocodiles and magpies as experimental subjects. I would call myself a Cognitive and Comparative Neuroscientist who works with research approaches that reach from field work via single cell recordings up to brain imaging at ultrahigh magnetic fields.

I’m a member of the German National Academy of Sciences and received numerous national and international scientific awards, among them both the highest German and Turkish science award.

Carolyn Rosé

Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

Carolyn Rosé​​​: Biography
Carolyn Rosé, she/her
Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Pittsburgh, U.S.
Biography: Dr. Carolyn Rosé is a Professor of Language Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University.

She investigates computational modeling paradigms for understanding the social and pragmatic nature of discourse in order to build intelligent systems for improving collaboration. Her research group’s highly interdisciplinary work is represented in top venues of 5 fields, with awards in 3 of these fields.

She is Past President and Inaugural Fellow of the International Society of the Learning Sciences, Senior member of IEEE, Founding Chair of the International Alliance to Advance Learning in the Digital Era, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of CSCL.

Carol K.K. Chan

Faculty of Education
University of Hong Kong

Carol K. K. Chan​​: Biography
Carol K. K. Chan, she/her
Education, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Biography: Carol Chan is a Professor in the learning sciences at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She was a Co-Convenor of the interdisciplinary Sciences of Learning Strategic Theme at HKU and currently Research Leader of the Human Communication, Development and Information Sciences Unit.

For more than two decades, she has researched on socio-cognitive dynamics and pedagogical designs of Knowledge Building; she has led the Knowledge Building Teacher Network (KBTN), a large-scale professional development project. She is a Co-Editor of the International Handbook of Collaborative Learning and has published in flagship journals of learning sciences and education. She is Associate Editor of International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning and editorial board member of Journal of Learning Sciences and Learning and Instruction. She is also Convenor of the Knowledge Building theme at the EDUsummIT 2019 focusing on research, practice and policy integration.

Important Dates

November 13 2020

Submission Deadline for Papers, Posters, and Symposia – (Submission Closed)

Submission deadline @11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
January 12 2021

Deadline for Proposing Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials, for Applying for Doctoral Consortium, & Proposing Interactive Tools and Demos (Submission Closed)

Submission deadline @11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
January 19 2021

Deadline for applying for Early Career Workshop (extended)

Submission deadline @11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
January 26 2021

Deadline for applying for Mid Career Workshop (extended)

Submission deadline @11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
February 20 2021

Notification of acceptance

For Pre-Conference Workshops and Tutorials, Interactive Tools & Demos, Doctoral Consortium, Early Career and Mid Career Workshop
February 27 2021

Notification of acceptance (delayed)

For papers, posters, and symposia
March 15 2021

Camera ready submission deadline (extended)

For the final poster, short & long papers, and symposia for publication in conference proceedings
June 1 2021

Workshops (June 1-7 2021)

All workshops (Pre-conference Workshops & Tutorials, Doctoral Consortium, Early & Mid Career Workshop) will take place online during June 1-7 to accommodate for time zone differences.
June 7 2021

Conference (online)

June 7 – 11 2021

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