Date: Friday June 21 (full day event)
Place: Delft University of Technology
Name: International Symposium on Learning, Design and Technology

Why Symposium?

A symposium is generally defined as a meeting organized so that experts in a given field can meet, present papers, and discuss issues and trends or make recommendations for a certain course of action.

The main difference between a conference or a workshop and a symposium lies in the size and sometimes the scope of the event. Conferences tend to be larger in size than symposiums, while workshops are smaller, and more focused on a given subject or theme within a larger research field. The symposium is, typically, wider than a workshop with several subjects being contemplated within a research field.

Calls for papers:

The 2nd Annual Symposium on Learning, Design and Technology (LDT’24) aims to provide an interdisciplinary playground for researchers and professionals across the areas of interaction design and technologies (e.g., human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, participatory design) and learning (e.g., educational technology, educational research, learning sciences). LDT aims to develop a critical discussion, debate and co-development of ideas and approaches about the next generation of learning environments and literacies, and the way they can be identified, utilised and enhanced in order to help us improve learning experiences and outcomes. LDT research encompasses the design, development, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computer systems to support and amplify human learning and cognition, and the wider impact of learning and technology on the society and the respective actors (e.g., students, teachers, parents).

To explore future literacies and technologies to support learning, we aim to build a research community around this topical area. This will allow us to support the development of new literacies (including media literacy and computational literacy) and brainstorm about what the next generation of technologies might look like, what kind of learner-generated data can be collected, and how these data can help us to better understand and improve the learning experience. 

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to: ‍

  • design issues and methodologies with and for learners and teachers.
  • development of new literacies (e.g., media and computational literacy) and the role of tools such as robotics, 3D printing, and intuitive programming languages.
  • new contexts of learning that illuminate opportunities to design for, and study, learning with technology.
  • intelligent and interactive technologies to support learning (e.g., mobile, tablet, VR, AR & MR, multimodal and adaptive interfaces, wearables, AI-powered systems), 
  • learner-centered AI, opportunities and implications.
  • contemporary and emerging intelligent technologies to support teaching and learning, 
  • evaluation studies of new and emerging technologies for learning.
  • studies discussing the involvement of students and teachers in the design process. 
  • ethics in approaching interaction design and learning research.
  • future vision articles, discussing trends and directions pertinent to LDT.
  • development of theories about how people learn with and about technology.

Registration and Venue: Further details about the symposium’s exact location and registration will be announced here.

Dates (in AOE):

  • EasyChair opens for submissions: Feb. 1
  • Abstract submission deadline: March 4
  • Paper submission deadline: March 18 
  • Notification of acceptance: April 15
  • Camera ready submission: April 30
  • Registration (required): See IDC’s registration details
  • Full day Symposium: June 21


  • Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens, Clemson University, USA
  • Hillary Swanson, Utah State University, USA

PC Members 

  • Michalis Giannakos, NTNU, Norway
  • Mike Horn, Northwestern University, USA
  • Julia Chatain, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Rotem Israel-Fishelson, University of Maryland, USA
  • Panos Markopoulos, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
  • Areej Mawasi, Technion, Israel
  • Joseph Michaelis, University of Illinois in Chicago, USA
  • Ha Nguyen, Utah State University, USA
  • Prajakt Pande, Southern Methodist University, USA
  • Jessica Roberts, Georgia Tech, USA
  • Tanmay Sinha, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • JaCoya Thompson, Clemson University, USA
  • Justice Toshiba Walker, University of Texas, El Paso, USA

Submission template

All submissions should use the new single column ACM Paper Format, specifically one of the following:

(*) Important note: in LaTeX or LaTex Overleaf, use the “manuscript” call to create a single column format, rather than “acmsmall”: \documentclass[sigconf, manuscript]{acmart}

Please refer to this page for all documentation: ACM Template Workflow Page.


Manuscripts submitted to the research papers track should report original work in any of the areas listed in the conference topics. Manuscripts must identify and cite relevant published work and explain how the paper furthers research within the field.

Please prepare your paper in a way that preserves the anonymity of the authors. Content will be rigorously reviewed by members of the program committee. Each paper will receive feedback in the form of at least two peer review reports. The final selection will be made by the Program Committee based on the review reports.

Submission Information:

  • Page limit: 9 to 12 pages (excluding references)
  • Abstract of maximum 150 words
  • Submissions should use the new single column (see submission template) and be made directly to EasyChair 
  • Review process: double-blind peer review – anonymization required

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (similarly with the previous version of LDT, we will publish the proceedings in the ACM Digital Library, see LDT’2023 proceedings) on the condition that at least one author of the paper registers for and participates in the conference. Moreover, extended versions of papers will be invited to a special issue.


Manuscripts submitted to the Work-in-Progress track should report new and exciting contributions from ongoing research that showcase innovative technologies to support learning. Examples of contributions are early designs of learning systems, conceptual works, untested or lightly tested technology designs and provocations for new work. This track intends to help researchers who wish to share and discuss their ideas, experiences, and early findings with the community.

Submission Information:

  • Page limit: 3 to 6 pages (including references)
  • Abstract of maximum 150 words
  • Submissions should use the new single column (see submission template) and be made directly to EasyChair
  • Selection process: single-blind peer review – no need for anonymization

Submissions should include the author(s) name and affiliation – in other words, they are not blind. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings (in the  ACM Digital Library) on the condition that at least one author of the paper registers for and participates in the conference.