Call for Papers

You are cordially invited to participate in the 17th International Conference on Blended Learning (ICBL 2024) to be held in University of Macau, Macao SAR, China from 29 July to 1 August 2024.

Blended learning is a promising pedagogical approach that integrates traditional learning with new and innovative means, such as social media, mobile technology, augmented reality, big data and analytics, with an aim to improve learning effectiveness and enrich learning experience. In the last couple of years, the use of intelligent computing and technology such as generative AI started to evolve as mature tools that change people's business and activities. Teaching and learning would not be an exception. In ICBL 2024, we would timely explore this topic in the perspective of blended learning.

Under the theme Blended Learning: Intelligent Computing in Education, ICBL 2024 aims to provide a platform for knowledge exchange and experience sharing among researchers and practitioners in the field. Original papers reporting research findings and novel applications are welcome. ICBL 2024 covers the topics related to the theme, but not limited to:

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Application of AI in Teaching and Learning
  • Assessment for Blended Learning
  • Computer Supported Collaborative Learning
  • Content Development for Blended Learning
  • Enriching Learning Experience with Blended Learning
  • Improved Flexibility of Learning Processes
  • Intelligent Assessment Tools
  • Intelligent Student Advising
  • Intelligent Tutoring System
  • Interactive Blended Learning Systems
  • Learning Analytics and Education Big Data
  • Pedagogical and Psychological Issues
  • Personalized Learning with AI
  • Practices in Borderless Education
  • Strategies for Blended Learning

Paper Submission: Original papers should be written in English and submitted by 31 January 2024 18 March 2024 (final). Your paper should follow the Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science format in around 12 pages. The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer under the Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series. Best/Excellent Paper Awards will be granted to authors of papers with exceptional merits. Authors of selected good papers will be invited to submit extended papers with substantial new contents to Sustainablity Special Issue "Sustainable Inspiration of Flexible Education - Second Edition" (SCIE and SSCI indexed), SN Computer Science (Springer) (Scopus-indexed) and Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (USM) (Scopus-indexed).


ISSN: 2071-1050
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen
Abstracting/ Indexing: SCIE and SSCI (Web of Science), Scopus, DOAJ, GEOBASE, GeoRef, Inspec, AGRIS, RePEc, CAPlus / SciFinder, ProQuest, Google Scholar, etc.

SN Computer Science

ISSN: 2661-8907
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Umapada Pal & Prof. Dr. Chau Yuen
Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus, ACM Digital Library, SCImago, EBSCO Discovery Service, DBLP, CNKI, Wanfang, Google Scholar, etc.

Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange

ISSN: 1941-8027 (Print), 1941-8035 (Online)
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Harrison Hao Yang
Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus, DOAJ, EBSCO, Cabell Publishing, The Standard Periodical Directory, Ulrich's Periodical Directory, ASCI Database, Google Scholar

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: 31 January 2024 18 March 2024 (final)
  • Notifcation to authors: 31 March 2024
  • Early-bird registration: on or before 30 April 2024


Prof. Ray Cheung
Associate Provost (DL)
City University of Hong Kong
Keynote: Building a Learner-Centric Citywide Digital Literacy Ecosystem: Train-the-Trainer, Community-Based Learning, and Gifted Education

Prof. Josep Duart
Educational Technology in Higher Education
Keynote: Trends and Challenges in Digital Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Junjie Shang
Associate Professor
Peking University
Keynote: How to Design Scientific, Happy, and Effective Educational Games: Research on the Design of Educational Games from the Perspective of Learning Sciences

Prof. Katrine Wong
Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement
University of Macau
Keynote: Blended Learning and AI: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Prof. Di Wu
Central China Normal University
Keynote: Digital Literacy: Evolution, Evaluation and Enhancement

Registration Fees

Early-bird Rate

On or before 30 April 2024

Full Registration: HK$4,000

  • Admission to all sessions.
  • Conference proceedings included.
  • Enjoy coffee breaks and lunches.
  • Conference banquet included.

Regular Rate

After 30 April 2024

Full Registration: HK$5,000

  • Admission to all sessions.
  • Conference proceedings included.
  • Enjoy coffee breaks and lunches.
  • Conference banquet included.

Participation Only: HK$2,000

  • Admission to all sessions.
  • Conference proceedings NOT included.
  • Enjoy coffee breaks and lunches.
  • Conference banquet included.