The annual Conference of the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM) is a meeting place for researchers and practitioners with a common ground in educational media, educational technology and technology enhanced learning.

ICEM is one of the oldest associations in the field, being established by European ministries of education and UNESCO in 1950.

The ICEM 2024 Conference will take place at the University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, from 25th-27th September 2024.

The conference is dedicated to the main theme "Tech Awakening of Intelligence for Education and Media".

The "Tech Awakening" signifies the pivotal role technology plays in revolutionizing education and media, ushering in a new era of possibilities and opportunities.

This conference aims to delve into the transformative power of technology in the realm of educational media, focusing on the groundbreaking potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other emerging fields, such as Cybersecurity, Financial Technology (FinTech), Smart Cities, Educational Technology, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, Robotics, and Social Computing.

With ICEM Conference there is the opportunity for presenting and discussing new educational tools and environments, experiences and best practices and case studies on innovative technology-based learning strategies, and institutional policies on educational media and computer supported education.

It will provide an overview of current technologies as well as upcoming trends, and promote discussion about the pedagogical potential of educational environments and technologies in the academic field.

Proposals in the field of educational media, educational technology and technology enhanced learning, written in English, are invited for presentation during the ICEM 2024 Conference.

THEMATIC TRACKS and areas (but not limited to):

  • Tech Awakening of Intelligence in Education (AIEDUTECH). [Main Track]
    Technology Enhanced Learning. Artificial Intelligence integration in education. Cybersecurity in education. Impact of IoT, Blockchain, and Robotics on Education. Online and Mobile Learning and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning. 3D Fabrication for Learning. Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence in Education and Training. Virtual Worlds, Gamification and Serious Games in the Classroom. Deep learning and education. Learning and computational thinking.
  • Innovation and Assessment in Digital Education (INEDU).
    Learning and Skills for the Digital Era. Educational Media and Media and Information Literacy. Digital competence modelling and assessment. Learning Ecosystems and Learning Design. Educational Media and Learning Analytics. STEAM education. Gender and education. Innovation and Digital Education. Technology Enhanced Learning and Assessment in Mathematics. Data-informed Management of Educational Innovations.
  • Communication, Education, Children and Youth Audiences (COMEDU).
    Communication and Education, children and youth audiences facing the opportunities and threats of algorithms and artificial intelligence. Audiovisual creation and production for children and young audiences. Media processes and effects, communication and education, analysis of media messages, and consumption and use of media oriented to children and young people. Study and empirical analysis of the contents, uses, processes and effects of media communication: press, television, radio, cinema, information technologies, and new interactive media (social networks, IA, video games, etc.) aimed at children and young people.
  • Fintech, Entrepreneurship, Labour, Education & Media in the Digital Economy (EDUFINTECH).
    Fintech, Education & Media: Transformative potential of Fintech on Financial Inclusion, Financial Education & Financial Health. Fintech in Education Curricula. Digital Entrepreneurship Education. Innovative technologies in entrepreneurship education. Entrepreneurship and management education. Curriculum development for technology-based entrepreneurship education. Research frontier in entrepreneurship education. Entrepreneurship education for university-industry technology transfer. Value creation in entrepreneurship education. Enterprise educators’ mindset for innovation in teaching methodologies. Digital Business Education. Education, social and labour relations in the digital economy. The impact of the technological and digital economy on labour relations.
  • Open Science and Education (OPENEDU).
    Open Science and Open Educational Resources. Social Computing, social networks, and collaborative platforms. Learning and Collaborative Technologies. Open Access Publishing. Open Data and Data Sharing Practices in Education. Collaborative Research and Innovation Networks. Transparency and Reproducibility in Educational Research. Building Open Science Communities. Open Science and Interdisciplinary Education: Fostering collaboration across disciplines for innovative teaching and research.
  • Smart Cities, Citizenship and Education (SMARTEDU).
    Smart Cities as (inclusive and sustainable) learning environment. Innovative and Inclusive Educational Approaches and Environments. Assistive technology as inclusive technology in education. Smart Learning Environments and Smart Cities. Urban Planning and Educational Infrastructure. Environmental Sustainability Education in Smart Cities. Data-driven Decision Making in Education: Utilizing smart city data analytics to inform educational policies and practices. Digital Literacy and Skills Development for Smart City Living. Smart Infrastructure for Educational Innovation: Implementing IoT, AI, and other technologies to enhance teaching and learning experiences in smart cities. Technology-based social innovation.
  • How tech can bring us back to nature (NATURTECH).
    Emerging technologies and Environmental Education. Technologies that inspire kids to play outside. Apps designed for outdoor adventures. Educational technologies for all ages to connect with nature. Technologies that can bring us closer to nature. Technological natural connections. Can Technology Help Deepen our Connection to Nature? Is technology changing our relationship with nature?

Important dates

  • Submission deadline

    3rd May, 2024
    24th May, 2024
    7th June, 2024

  • Notification of acceptance

    7th June, 2024
    21st June, 2024
    28th June, 2024

  • Camera-ready papers

    15th July, 2024

  • Early-bird registration

    22nd July, 2024

  • Conference Celebration

    25th-27th September, 2024

  • Publishing proceedings

    December, 2024