16th European Conference on eLearning
26 - 27 October 2017, Porto, Portugal

Location of Conference

Porto, Portugal

Welcome to ECEL 2016

Welcome to ECEL 2017

The European Conference on e-Learning was established 15 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece, Denmark to mention only a few of the countries who have hosted it. ECEL is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of e-Learning. Among other journals, the Electronic Journal of e-Learning publishes a special edition of the best papers presented at this conference.

ECEL 2017 is being held in Porto, Portugal on 26-27 October

This conference is also host to the e-Learning Excellence Awards. A recent addition to this conference are three Workshops which are held on the day preceding the conference.


ECEL Chairs

Conference / Programme Co-chairs

Dr Anabela Mesquita - ECGBL Conference/ Programme Co-chair

Dr Anabela Mesquita

Dr Paula Peres, ECGBL Conference/ Programme Co-chair

Dr Paula Peres

A personal message from the Conference Chair

The advent and development of technologies as well as the rapid changes in our environment together with a certain uncertainty are forcing education institutions to change and adapt. Citizens have realized by now that they need to continuously learn in order to survive (whether they want to enter the job market or to change career). Additionally, students, use more and more technologies in their everyday life and situations. Schools need, once more, to cope with these changes bridging the existing gap between the world outside school and inside school. The use of technologies emerges as one possible solution to help to deal with all these situations. And as a consequence we witness the development of distance learning, elearning, mobile learning and ubiquous learning. However, this evolution poses diverse questions and problems that need to be addressed and discussed.

This 16th European Conference on eLearning seeks to establish a platform where academics and professionals can share and learn. This will be an opportunity to bring together interested parties, be they practitioners, scholars or doctoral students to share examples, cases, theories and analysis of elearning.

We look forward to welcoming you to Porto, considered the best tourist destination of 2013, and specifically to the School of Accounting and Administration at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline6 April 2017 Extended until 20 April 2017
Notification of abstract acceptance19 April 2017
Full paper due for review25 May 2017
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)3 August 2017
Earlybird registration closes17 August 2017
Final paper due (with any changes)31 August 2017
Final Author registration date21 September 2017
Excellence awards abstract submission9 May 2017
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance19 May 2017
Excellence awards full case history submission28 June 2017
Excellence awards finalists announced17 August 2017

ECEL Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

ECEL Publication Opportunities

Papers accepted for the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment.

Papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and publication in:

ECEL Conference Proceedings Accreditations

Accreditations & Listings




ECEL Conference Proceedings Accreditations

The ECEL conference proceedings are published with an ISSN (2048-8637) and an ISBN will be issued on publication. These proceedings are:

  •  indexed in the Thomson Reuters ISI  (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  •  indexed by SCOPUS
  •  indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK.
  • indexed by the Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC) - US Department of Education
  • listed by EBSCO
  • listed by ProQuest
  • indexed by Google Books
  • indexed by Google Scholar
  • Ranked by the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take up to several months.