Special issue on “Exploring Immersive Technologies in Learning” – Journal of Universal Computer Science


Journal of Universal Computer Science

SPECIAL ISSUE on Exploring Immersive Technologies in Learning

Journal Citation Reports impact factor (2017): 1.066, 5-year impact factor: 0.863

This special issue is edited in cooperation with the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN). iLRN is an international organization of developers, educators, and research professionals collaborating to develop the scientific, technical, and applied potential of immersive learning (https://immersivelrn.org/). The iLRN vision is to develop a comprehensive research and outreach agenda that encompasses the breadth and scope of learning potentialities, affordances and challenges of immersive learning environments. To achieve this, the iLRN mission is to invite and organize scientists, practitioners, organizations, and innovators across the disciplines to explore, describe, and apply the optimal use of immersive worlds and environments for educational purposes. For this special issue, we are looking for original submissions on innovative research, technologies, and/or tools to enable 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
Topics of interest in the context of immersive environments include, from a computer science and technology perspective:
  • Immersive Technologies, Systems and Devices in learning
  • Immersive Environments and Multidimensional Spaces in learning
  • Learning Analytics & Immersive Data Visualizations
  • Wearable Technology for learning
  • Virtual, augmented and mixed-reality for education
  • Collaboration and Social Computing in Education
  • Context-aware Computing in Immersive Spaces
  • Assessment and Learning Analytics in High-tech Environments
  • Multi-modal Learning Environments
  • Human Factors and Affective Computing for Learning
  • Natural and Built Environments as Immersive Learning Spaces
  • Personalized and Adaptive Recommender Learning Technology
  • Learning and Training Applications
  • Game-based Learning and Serious Games
  • A Glance into the Future: Innovations, Challenges and Applications
Authors of selected papers from the iLRN 2019 conference will also be invited to submit extended versions, with at about 50% new material.
Important dates
  • Paper submission deadline: January 13th, 2020 February 3rd, 2020 (extended)
  • First notification of acceptance: March 30th, 2020
  • Revised papers submission deadline: April 27th, 2020
  • Second round of reviews received by: June 15th, 2020
  • Final notification of acceptance: June 29th, 2020
  • Expected Special Issue publication: August 2020
Submission Guidelines

Please note that you will need to create an account in the EasyChair submission system before uploading your file(s).

Special Issue Guest Editors

  • Anasol Peña-Rios, British Telecom, United Kingdom
  • Daphne Economou, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
  • Markos Mentzelopoulos, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Editorial Board
  • Ahmed Alzahrani, Umm Al-Qura University, KSA
  • Alexander Nussbaumer, Graz University of Technology, Austria
  • Andri Ioannou, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
  • Aristidis Protopsaltis, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Germany
  • Carlos Roberto Jaimez-González, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico
  • Charalampos Karagiannidis, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Christian Eckhardt, Cal Poly, USA
  • Christos-Nikolaos Anagnostopoulos, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Damianos Gavalas, University of the Aegean, Greece
  • Diana Urbano, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Fridolin Wild, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Giuliana Dettori, Istituto di Tecnologie Didattiche del CNR, Italy
  • Indika Perera, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Ioana Andreea Stefan, Advanced Technology Systems, Romania
  • Ioannis Doumanis, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Kai Erenli, UAS bfi Vienna, Austria
  • Leonel Morgado, Universidade Aberta, Portugal
  • Louis Nisiotis, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
  • Malek Alrashidi, University of Tabuk, KSA
  • Michael Gardner, University of Essex, UK
  • Nelson Zagalo, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Petros Lameras, Coventry University, UK
  • Pilar Lacasa, University of Alcalá, Spain
  • Vassiliki Bouki, University of Westminster, UK
  • Victor Zamudio, Instituto Tecnologico de Leon, Mexico
  • Wulfrano Arturo Luna-Ramirez, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Or view the CfP in the J.UCS website.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to: jucs.ilrn@immersivelrn.org