Call for Papers


19th International Conference on Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training

TBA, Side, Antalya, Turkey

Organized by:

  • UNESCO Chair on Mechatronics, Bogazici University, TR

Technically Co-sponsored by:

  • IEEE Education Society
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
  • EAEEIE European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering.
  • GEDC Global Engineering Dean's Council
  • IFEES International Federation of Engineering Education Societies
  • IGIP International Society for Engineering Pedagogy
  • SEFI European Society for Engineering Education
  • UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network

International Advisory Board

  • Michael E. Auer (GEDC)
  • Yolande Berbers (SEFI)
  • Tuncay Dogeroglu (Anadolu Univ., TR)
  • Jaromir Hrad (EAEEIE)
  • Hanno Hortsch (IGIP)
  • Hans J. Hoyer (GEDC, IFEES)
  • Ramiro Jordan (IFEES)
  • Russ Meier (IEEE Education Soc., US)
  • Imre Rudas (Obuda Univ. HU)
  • Victor Schutz (IEEE Education Soc., US)
  • Sirin Tekinay (Sabanci Univ., TR)
  • Martin E. Vigild (Tech. U. of Denmark, DK)
  • Anthony E. Ward (Univ. of York, UK)

General Chair

  • Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici Univ. TR

Invited Speakers

  • TBD

Technical Program Chair

  • Robin Braun (UTS, AU)

Local Organisation Co-Chair

  • Yesim Oniz (Bilgi Univ., TR)

Registration Chair

  • Yesim Oniz (Bilgi Univ., TR)

Special Sessions Co-chairs

  • Ergun Gide (CQ University, AU)
  • Vladimir Trajkovik (SS Cyril and Methodius Univ., MK

Publicity Chair

  • Eftim Zdravevski (SS Cyril and Methodius Univ., MK)

Publication Chair

  • Yesim Oniz (Bilgi Univ., TR)

Address for Correspondence

Okyay Kaynak, Bogazici University, Bebek, 34342 Istanbul, Turkey


Submission deadlines:

  1. Deadline for electronic submission of full papers TBA - in 2021
  2. Notification of acceptance and registration TBA - in 2021
  3. Submission of final papers TBA - in 2021


The convergence of current technologies provides the infrastructure for transmitting and storing information faster and cheaper. For information to be used in gaining knowledge, however, environments for collecting, storing, disseminating, sharing and constructing knowledge are needed. Such environments, knowledge media, brings together telecommunication, computer and networking technologies, learning theories and cognitive sciences to form meaningful environments that provides for a variety of learner needs.

ITHET 2019 continued with the traditional themes of previous events. However, ITHET 2020 will have Artificial Intelligence and how it empowers education as its special theme.

Location: The organising committee of ITHET 2020 extends a cordial invitation to you to come to Side in Turkey to attend the conference. Sede is a one hour drive from Antalya International airport, which has numerous connections to the major airports of Europe.

Topics: The scope of the conference will cover but not be limited to:

    • AI: The role of Artificial Intelligence
  • Curriculum: Curricula for global technical challenges
  • Pervasive: Pervasive information technology influencing higher education
  • Virtual: Virtual laboratories, classrooms and universities
  • Delivery: Changing delivery patterns and asynchronous learning
  • Quality: Quality management and accreditation in technology rich environments
  • Studio: Studio based learning
  • Roles: Changes roles and relationships of learners and teachers in technology mediated environments
  • Innovation: Innovative use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Assessment: The impact of technology on assessment
  • Plagiarism: The impact of technology on plagiarism and cheating

Paper Submission: Prospective participants are invited to electronically submit their full papers following the instructions available on the conference web site. This is a change from previous years where papers were accepted for presentation on abstract, and then full papers were invited for accepted abstracts.

Special Sessions: Prospective participants of ITHET 2020 are encouraged to organise special sessions (5-6 papers) in a particular area within the conference topics. Those interested should contact either Oliver Bonnaud at or Vladimir Trajkovik at for details.

Co-located Events: The workshops RePSTEL 2020 and PRASAE 2020 will be co-located with this conference. More information will soon be available at our website.