2nd International Conference on Smart Learning Ecosystems and Regional Developments

Aveiro, Portugal

22-23 June 2017

co-organized by University of Aveiro and ASLERD 


and supported by


SLERD 2017 aims at promoting reflection and discussion concerning R&D work, policies, case studies, entrepreneur experiences with a special focus on understanding how relevant are the smart learning ecosystems (schools, campus, working places, informal learning contexts, etc.) for regional development and social innovation and how the effectiveness of the relation of citizens and smart ecosystems can be boosted. This forum has a special interest in understanding how technology mediated instruments can foster the citizen’s engagement with learning ecosystems and territories, namely by understanding innovative human-centric design and development models/techniques, education/training practices, informal social learning, innovative citizen-driven policies, technology mediated experiences and their impact. This set of concerns will contribute to foster the social innovation sectors and ICT and economic development and deployment strategies alongside new policies for smarter proactive citizens. 

new hard deadline for paper submission:

March 13, 2017




Keynote speakers

Digital transformation and social innovation: the role of learning ecosystems and the contributions from EU research and innovation projects

Building Bridges Between Education and Territory : The Power of Mixed Reality and Gamification


International ASLERD Student Contest
People Centered Smart Learning Ecosystems
call for ideas and proofs of concept
winner: 500 €
3 best proofs of concept: free conference attendance and presentation + stay expenses (hotel and meals)
deadline to submit idea abstracts - first phase: March 10, 2017 -> March 25, 2017 (hard deadline)

on occasion the University of Aveiro organizes also
a local student competition
University of Aveiro Student Competition @ SLERD 2017
reserved to students attending the Aveiro University
1st prize - WAVECOM prize: 300 €; 2nd prize: 150 €
free conference  attendance and presentation
deadline to submit titles and abstracts: February 20, 2017 -> expired


Proceedings will be published by Springer in the Series

Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies

that will be indexed by SCOPUS, EI-Compendex and Springerlink

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in the special issue

Citizen, Territory and Technologies: Smart Learning Contexts and Practices

of  IxD&A Journal - Winter 2017


indexed by SCOPUS and Web of Science


Full conference announcement


Information of the previous edition can be found here: SLERD 2016

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