Special Track on XR & Immersive Learning Environments

The Special Track on XR & Immersive Learning Environments at IEEE TALE 2018 will focus on the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and related technologies for creating environments and experiences that excite, inspire and engage learners in immersive ways. Of interest are reports of both research studies and applications covering the entire spectrum of immersive platform types, including desktop, mobile, wearable and room-based (e.g., CAVE). Authors and presenters are encouraged to think creatively in terms of how they might frame their work to accommodate different conceptions of and perspectives on immersion.

Contribution Types Accepted by this Special Track

Guidelines for Papers (Academic Stream)

Guidelines for Abstract-Only Proposals (Practitioner Stream)

Guidelines for Special Sessions

Guidelines for Panel Sessions

Guidelines for Pre-Conference Workshops

Journal Publication Opportunities

Authors of selected papers from the Special Track may be invited to submit revised and expanded versions of their work for possible publication in special issues of the Taylor & Francis journal Interactive Learning Environments  (2017 JCR Impact Factor: 1.604) and/or the Springer journal Virtual Reality (2017 JCR Impact Factor: 1.375), subject to the journals' normal peer-review processes.

Authors may also choose to submit manuscripts for consideration for the special issues independently of TALE 2018; however, it is recommended that they take advantage of the opportunity to present shorter, preliminary versions of their papers at the conference, with a view to further developing and expanding their papers for the special issue following feedback received from the conference.

Track Chairs

  • Jonathon Richter, Salish Kootenai College, USA

  • Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University, USA

  • Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yet-sen University, Taiwan

  • Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia


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Track Program Committee

  • Dennis Beck, University of Arkansas, USA

  • Abdelhalim Benachenhou, University of Mostaganem, Algeria

  • Chwen Jen Chen, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia

  • Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

  • Athanasios Christopoulos, University of Bedfordshire, UK

  • Thomas Donald Cochrane, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

  • José Cravino, Universidade de Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Portugal

  • Amanda Davies, Rabdan Academy, United Arab Emirates

  • Sara de Freitas, University of Cumbria, UK

  • Andreas Dengel, University of Passau, Germany

  • Debayan Dhar, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

  • Robert Dongas, The University of Sydney, Australia

  • Ali Fardinpour, Wise Realities, Australia

  • Mikhail Fominykh, Molde University College, Norway

  • Belma Gaukrodger, Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology, New Zealand

  • Scott Grant, Monash University, Australia

  • Christopher Headleand, University of Lincoln, UK

  • Ray Yueh-Min Huang, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

  • Gwo-Jen Hwang, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

  • Jason Jerald, NextGen Interactions LLC, USA

  • Morris S. Y. Jong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Pradeep Khanna, Global Mindset, Australia

  • Ralf Klamma, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Jan Kruse, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

  • Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia

  • Julia Leeson, Willow Glen Middle School, USA

  • Zhi Li, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Zhen Liu, South China University of Technology, China

  • Aliane Loureiro Krassmann, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

  • Rui Neves Madeira, ESTSetúbal/IPS, Portugal

  • Manish Malik, University of Portsmouth, UK

  • Eleni Mangina, University College Dublin, Ireland

  • Bruce Maxim, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

  • Sophie Claire McKenzie, Deakin University, Australia

  • Tassos Anastasios Mikropoulos, University of Ioannina, Greece

  • Hiroyuki Mitsuhara, Tokushima University, Japan

  • Judith Molka-Danielsen, Molde University College, Norway

  • Sasha Nikolic, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Daithí Ó Murchú, Dublin West Education Centre - Department of Education and Skills, Ireland

  • Yutaro Ohashi, Nippon Institute of Technology, Japan

  • Mitesh Patel, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

  • Anasol Peña-Rios, University of Essex, UK

  • Isidoros Perikos, University of Patras, Greece

  • Elena Railean, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Russia

  • Jonathon Richter, Salish Kootenai College, USA

  • Montserrat Ros, University of Wollongong, Australia

  • Jungwoo Ryoo, Penn State Altoona, USA

  • Demetrios Sampson, Curtin University and University of Piraeus, Australia

  • Rustam Shadiev, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

  • Madhavan Shanmugavel, Monash University, Malaysia

  • Antonio J. Sierra, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain

  • Luca Sorbello, University of Tor Vergata, Italy

  • Ahmed Tlili, LaTICE Laboratory, Tunisia

  • Michael Vallance, Future University Hakodate, Japan

  • Radu Adrian Vasiu, Politehnica University of Timisoara, Romania

  • Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University, USA

  • Wenting Weng, Texas A&M University, USA

  • Kurt Winkelmann, Florida Institute of Technology, USA

  • Gary K. W. Wong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

  • Seng Yue Wong, University of Malaya, Malaysia

  • Xuesong (Michael) Zhai, Beijing Normal University, China

This Special Track is being organised in cooperation with:

Important Dates

16 Apr 2018

First-time author OPTIONAL  submission (CLOSED)


15 May 2018

Feedback to first-time authors (COMPLETE)

24 Aug  2018

Paper subsmission deadline (EXTENDED)

17 Aug 2018

Notification of review outcomes


01 Oct 2018

Camera-ready papers due

08 Oct 2018

Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018

Conference opening

04 Dec 2018

05 Dec 2018

06 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018 

Pre-Conf Workshops + Opening + Welcome Reception

Main Technical Program + Conf Dinner

Main Technical Program + Closing Ceremony

Social Program (optional tours)

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Contact:     secretariat@tale2018.org

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