20th European Conference on e-Learning
28-29 October 2021, Berlin, Germany

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If when it draws close to the time  of the event we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details and regular updates please click here or contact

University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin

Welcome to ECEL 2021

The European Conference on e-Learning was established 20 years ago. It has been held in France, Portugal, England, The Netherlands, Greece and Portugal 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 2021 is being hosted by University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, Germany.  

This conference will also host the 7th e-Learning Excellence Awards.

Conference co-Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Busch
Prof. Dr. Tilo Wendler



      Programme Chair

Martin Steinicke

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

Welcome to Berlin and to the University of Applied Sciences HTW Berlin, host of the 20th European Conference on e-Learning (ECEL 2021).

ECEL 2021 will be another opportunity for the presentation of research, theory, application, practice and validation in the field of e-Learning. In addition, participants will be able to enjoy the city of Berlin. 

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance16 April 2021
Full paper due for review27 May 2021
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)05 August 2021
Earlybird registration closes19 August 2021
Final paper due (with any changes)02 September 2021
Final Author registration date07 October 2021
Excellence awards abstract submission19 May 2021
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance28 May 2021
Excellence awards full case history submission07 June 2021
Excellence awards finalists announced16 August 2021

Conference Publications

Papers accepted for ECEL after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations



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

      •  listed in the Web of Science (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.