EDEN Annual Conference – Call for Contributions

eden2014Call for Contributions

Join the Conference in Zagreb to tell the professional and academic community about your research, projects and experiences.

Submissions for paper presentations, posters, workshops and demonstrations are welcome that relate to the conference themes. Furthermore EU projects and practices are invited to introduce themselves within the Synergy Strand, our newest collaboration initiative. Find out more on below.

The Conference will feature online participation elements, supporting and facilitating the activities by the use of ICT tools, sharing and social networking.

Please consult the Submission Guidance about submission procedure and format requirements.


Evaluation of submissions is done by double peer-review. Decisions on acceptance will be based on originality, innovation and quality of contribution, on the proposal’s relevance to the conference themes, further the proven experience of the author(s). Contributions not matching the conference themes will meanwhile also be considered if they bring new knowledge and benefit to delegates.

Acknowledgement of quality and excellence

Tradition of awarding the EDEN Conference Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.


Proposals should make relevant contribution to the field and meet customary academic requirements. Full text submissions are awaited (no abstract beforehand is required) in English, with careful language check.

Accepted contributions will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings (except demonstrations) with ISBN and their summary in the Book of Abstracts. Workshop descriptions will be published on the electronic Conference Proceedings if they are elaborated and submitted as papers.

The Proceedings and the Book of Abstracts will be available for downloading as pdf file two weeks before the conference to all delegates with settled registration status (payment received). The registered authors of the accepted contributions will receive its electronic off-print in pdf as part of the conference proceedings.

Submission Categories

Paper presentations can be submitted presenting research results or reviews existing results including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies, presentation of project results in their conclusive phase.

Posters are welcome about work-in-progress, achievements of initial research, projects in early stages of development, case studies, etc. Poster presentations will be themed and moderated in related sessions and published in the Proceedings.

A limited number of workshops – introducing a comprehensive theme from different perspectives, focused sessions on a particular topic, debates, discussions – are invited. Priority will be given to workshop submissions which foresee integrated virtual participation possibility via webinars.Please note that the workshop category is usually rather competitive.Demonstrations can showcase practical innovation, products, technologies and tools, to encourage the early exhibition of prototypes, focusing on user experience. They will offer opportunity to show and discuss, to exchange ideas and collect feedback from expert users.

Synergy Strand

EDEN will like to follow up its newest collaboration initiative. The recent Synergy Workshop was a highly inspirational event that needs to be continued (the recordings of the webcasted sessions are available on the website).The Synergy Strand in Zagreb will facilitate the sharing of project outputs and research findings, offer the participants platform to develop new ideas and plans, to create new partnerships by engaging remote and presential audiences in highly interactive working group activities during parallel sessions.To take advantage of this unique initiative and to ensure high visibility and attendance, EU projects and practices – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themes – are invited to introduce themselves in Zagreb. The list of the short introductions(submitted in frame of the online submission) will be available on the website and in the CC licensed Book of Projects.

Conference services for corporations

Corporate Showcases can be submitted, enabling companies to present recent developments and applications, informing on future directions and showcase their products and services. Showcases may be accompanied by small exhibitions to display companies’ latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth.

For details about conference services for corporations, please contact: [email protected]