Call for Papers

Organized by:

ITHET International Conferences Incorporated, Australia, and

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 (Emeritus) and Invited Speakers

Okyay Kaynak, (Bogazici Univ. TR)

General Chair (Association)

Robin Braun (UTS, AU)

Technical Program Chair

Zenon Chaczko (UTS, AU)

Local Organisation Chair

Ergun Gide (CQU, AU)

Registration Chair

Yesim Oniz (Bilgi Univ., TR)

Special Sessions Co-chairs

  • Vladimir Trajkovik (SS Cyril and Methodius Univ., MK)

  • Olivier Bonnaud (University Rennes, FR)

Publicity Chair

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

Publication Chair

Yesim Oniz (Bilgi Univ., TR)

Address for Correspondence

Robin Braun, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Submission deadlines:

Submission of Full Papers for review Friday 24 September

Notification of acceptance Friday 08 October

Submission of Final Papers and registration to Participate Friday 15 October

Publication of the Program Friday 22 October


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, bring together telecommunication, computer and networking technologies, learning theories and cognitive sciences to form meaningful environments that provide for a variety of learner needs.

ITHET 2021 will have Artificial Intelligence and how it empowers education as its special theme.


The organizing committee of ITHET extends a cordial invitation to you to come to Sydney, Australia to attend the conference. If you are unable to attend the conference in person because of Covid-19, you are very welcome to attend virtually.


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

Special topics for 2021

  • AI: Artificial Intelligence (DL, DS, ML and RL) in education

  • IoT: Smart technologies and applications in education

  • BD: Big Data and Data Analytics in education

  • BC: Blockchain technology in education

  • IT: Immersive (VR, AR, MR and ER) technologies in education

  • Online: New online delivery in the era of the pandemic (includes social networks)

  • Complexity: Complex Social Systems and their role in education

Contemporary Topics

  • 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 IEETeL, PRASAE and RePSTEL will be co-located with this conference. More information will soon be available at our website.