iLRN 2016


Important Dates

Papers submission deadline (main conference and special tracks): March 14, 2016 (final)
Author notification of acceptance:  April 7, 2016
Camera-ready deadline:  May 8, 2016

Workshop/poster submissions: March 15, 2016
Workshop/poster notification of acceptance: May 1, 2016
Workshop/poster camera-ready deadline: May 29, 2016

Main conference and special tracks: June 27th – July 1st, 2016

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Join immersive learning experts and practitioners from around the world and across the disciplines at iLRN 2016! The 2nd Annual International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network will be an innovative hands­-on and scholarly meeting for an emerging global network of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning.

Following an outstanding inaugural event in Prague in 2015, this conference will be held on the campus of The University of California, Santa Barbara from June 27th ­ – July 1st, 2016. Organized by Salish Kootenai Tribal College and Appalachian State University in conjunction with Oregon State University, Graz University of Technology and the University of Essex, the theme of this 2nd Annual iLRN conference will be “The Versatilist”, which is also the title of iLRN’s official podcast hosted by iLRN General Chair Patrick O’Shea: found at

2nd Annual ILRN Conference Theme: “The Versatilists” logo

Immersive Learning is a complex enterprise. Creating effective learning experiences using immersive technologies requires the coordination of multiple types of expertise and effort. People engaged in the production of high quality immersive learning experiences, thus, must be a specialist in one or more disciplines with the ability to appreciate and work effectively from the lens of other specialties. Immersive Learning professionals need to be “versatilists”. As such, this conference is focused on providing opportunities for individuals from a wide variety of areas to share their information across the fields involved with the development, scholarship and business of immersive learning.

Continuing the initiators previous success in workshops and conferences on immersive environments for learning and training purposes, and building on the success of previous iLRN events, this international conference series spans the topic range from innovative research, technologies and tools to successful services and products of immersive environments to foster learning, training and other activities in motivational and engaging ways. The objective is to uncover and discuss emerging trends and technologies, sound research and best practices, successful products and services within an international and interdisciplinary community. This includes but not limits its focus to virtual and augmented worlds, learning and motivational games, educational simulations, mixed/augmented reality, and related learning and teaching tools, techniques, technologies, and standards.

Topics of interest in the context of immersive environments for the main conference include:

  • Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices
  • Natural and Built Environments as Immersive Learning Spaces
  • Cognitive and Pedagogical Analysis
  • Learning and Training Applications
  • Non­-leisure Games and Gamification
  • A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
  • Games and Entertainment
  • Art and Creativity
  • Cultural Heritage


CCIS-LogoSpringer_LogoAll accepted full papers will be published in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) conference proceedings series (see also

All other accepted contributions are published as online proceedings linked to an ISSN number, see also

Authors of selected papers will also be invited to extent their contribution to be published in selected journals, such as the EAI Transactions on Future Intelligent Educational Environments journal ( ).

About iLRN’s Annual International Conference

ILRN’s annual conference provides an intensive face-­to­-face opportunity for the emerging professional community of immersive learning to collaborate and create the immersive learning future at world­-class destinations. ILRN conferences offer knowledge exchange and open discussions in scientific presentation streams, poster sessions and panels. The Hands­-on demonstration stream combines short paper presentations with hands-­on opportunities for attendees. We seek members of the ILRNetwork, itself, to propose pre­-conference Workshops and Special Tracks throughout covering emerging topics and trends relevant to the community. Additionally, “Ignite Sessions” further enable participants to present and share their work or interest in a fun and speedy way. The international conference offers a platform to explore and initiate new research development collaborations, and provide research consortiums, new products, and entrepreneurs room to share their work.

Come and immerse yourself in scholarship, innovation, and fun!