iLRN 2018

Join the growing network of immersive learning experts and practitioners from across the disciplines in beautiful Missoula, Montana for iLRN 2018! 

The 4th 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. Workforce trainer, higher education, and K12 practitioners are also invited to participate in iLRN 2018.

Thank you for attending iLRN 2018, please have a look at our proceedings.

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Important Dates
  • Full papers submission deadline: March 15th, 2018 (Final) 
  • Short papers submission deadline: April 6th, 2018 (Extended)
  • Posters and Demos submission deadline: April 15th, 2018 (Extended)
  • Author notification of acceptance (full papers): March 29th, 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline (full papers): April 29th, 2018
  • Author registration deadline (full papers): May 7th, 2018
  • Author notification of acceptance (short papers and posters): April 29th, 2018
  • Camera-ready deadline (short papers and posters): May 15th, 2018
  • Author registration deadline (short papers and posters): May 22th, 2018
  • Main Conference, Special Tracks and Workshops: June 24th – June 29th, 2018

[ iLRN 2018 author guidelines]

[iLRN 2018 flyer (pdf)]

About iLRN’s Annual International Conference

ILRN’s annual conference provides an intensive face-to-face opportunity for the emerging immersive learning professional community to collaborate and create the future of immersive learning and planting seeds of innovation locally in the education, technology, and entertainment sectors. ILRN conferences offer knowledge exchange and collaborative opportunities in scientific presentation streams, poster sessions and panels complemented with hands-on demonstrations and immersive local conference experiences. The iLRN Conference is, itself, designed to be an immersive learning environment making great use of the physical location and stocking it with immersive learning experiences across the Augmented and Virtual Reality spectrum. We seek members of the iLRNetwork, itself, to propose Workshops and Special Tracks throughout covering emerging topics and trends relevant to the community. We are seeking K12, higher education, and workforce trainer practitioners to save the date and participate in iLRN 2018.

Continuing the previous success of 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.

1. Selected high quality papers from the main track and from the special tracks will be selected to be published as full papers in Springer’s Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) conference proceedings series (see also; the acceptance rate for the Springer proceedings will be approximately 35 % of the submitted papers.

CCIS Springer Proceedings are indexed by:2. The remaining accepted contributions will be published in iLRN’s online proceedings volume with individually linked DOIs and an overall ISBN number. Please note that this proceedings volume is published by the publishing house of the Graz University of Technology (Austria) and is not yet indexed by SCOPUS. Previous years’ proceedings are available online at:

3. Further, a select number of manuscripts published in either of the proceedings volumes will be invited to submit an extended version of their conference papers for publication in a special issue. Papers centering on Educational Research will be invited to submit to an special issue of the Journal of Educational Computing Research (Social Sciences Citation Index. Journal Citation Reports impact factor 2016: 0.678). Papers centering on Technology & Computer Science will be invited to submit to an special issue of the Journal of Universal Computer Science (Journal Citation Reports impact factor 2016: 0.696).