Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU)

  Call for Papers

In line with this year’s theme, ‘Innovate, Disrupt, and Transform’, the Conference Organizing Committee is seeking contributions from individuals as well as institutions focusing on theories, paradigms, policies, practices and tools to foster innovation in a cross-section of fields. Submissions must be made through the Online Submission System. All full papers reviewed and accepted by members of the Technical Committee will be published in the Conference proceedings following the conference. The Conference Organizing Committee invites abstracts, full papers, case studies and poster presentations for the following focus areas:

Focus Areas

Design-based Smart Learning

  • Responsive Design
  • Innovative Learning Design
  • Learning Analytics
  • Pedagogical Analytics
  • Micro-Learning Credentials
  • Smart and Personalized Learning Designs

Re-shaping the Future of Smart Learning

  • Networking and Cloud-based Learning
  • Augmented Reality
  • Ambient Learning
  • Sensory Emotive Learning Spaces
  • Gesture-based Smart Learning
  • Future Schools

Corporate Learning

  • Emergent Digital Knowledge Ecologies of Work
  • Smart Learning Organizational Behavior
  • Digital Ecosystems of Learning
  • Ownership of Learning
  • Smart Learning Design to Enhance Corporate Leadership
  • Global Identity and Portable Education
  • Hybrid Social Learning Networks for Corporate Learning

Innovative Higher Education

  • Societal and Cultural Aspects of Future Innovative Learning in Higher Education
  • Disruptive Open Education (Changing Pedagogies for Open Education)
  • Innovative and Sustainable Quality of Higher Education
  • Universities as Agile Learning Organizations
  • Virtual Universities 2030
  • Re-designing Institutional Business Models

Emergent Issues in Smart Learning

  • Leadership Role: Future Disruptions
  • Cybernetics: Closing the Learning Gap for Displaced Leaners
  • Smart Learning Solutions for Special Needs Learners
  • Digital Empowerment and Learner centricity
  • Collective Online Assessment
  • Evaluation of Smart Learning Paradigms

Download the useful comprehensive style guidelines on abstract, case study submissions and poster presentations to guarantee submission acceptance.



All presented papers will be reviewed for their inclusion in the refereed International Journal of Excellence in Education published by HBMSU (ISSN: 1993-8675). Papers can be presented virtually without physical attendance.