Call: IEEE TALE 2020 Special Track on XR and Immersive Learning Environments


at IEEE 2020: An International Conference on Engineering, Technology & Learning
8-11 December 2020

Submission Deadline: 17 August 2020

Organized in conjunction with the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN at, the Special Track on XR & Immersive Environments for Learning at IEEE TALE 2020 will focus on the use of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR) and related technologies for creating environments and experiences that excite, inspire and engage learners in immersive ways. Of interest are reports of both research studies and applications covering the entire spectrum of immersive platform types, including desktop, mobile, wearable and room-based (e.g., CAVE). Authors and presenters are encouraged to think creatively in terms of how they might frame their work to accommodate different conceptions of and perspectives on immersion.


  • Hirokazu Kato, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University, USA
  • Ekaterina Prasolova-Førland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • Henry B. L. Duh, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Mark J. W. Lee, Charles Sturt University, Australia

KEY DATES (2nd Round CFP)

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 17 August 2020 (Hard Deadline)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 1 October 2020
  • Camera-ready submission: 8 October 2020
  • Early-bird and Presenter Registration: 8 October 2020
  • Conference: 8-11 December 2020 (Online/Virtual)


  • Full (6-8 pages) Paper for Oral Presentation
  • Short (4-6 pages) Paper for Oral Presentation
  • Short (4-6 pages) Paper for Poster Presentation
  • Work-in-Progress Paper (2-4 pages) for Poster Presentation


Prospective authors are invited to prepare submissions of two (2) to eight (8) A4 pages (including tables, figures and references) in standard IEEE double-column format, using the following template:

Use of any other IEEE templates is NOT acceptable as there are subtle differences between those templates and the conference template that will affect the consistency in appearance of papers published in the proceedings. Importantly:

  • Do not change the paper size (A4) or margins in the template.
  • The headers and footers must remain empty. (They should not contain page numbers or anything else!)
  • Formatting of the paper must be done using the pre-defined MS-Word styles in the template, rather than manually. The paper must use all the predefined font styles, sizes etc. as per the template.
  • Basic examples of citations and references are included in the template, but authors are required to fully adhere to the guidelines and instructions stipulated in the IEEE Reference Guide at (Where there are conflicts between the template and the IEEE Reference Guide, the IEEE Reference Guide prevails.)
  • Please ensure that all template text (guidance text for composing and formatting conference papers) is removed from your conference paper prior to submission.
  • Papers will be accepted only by electronic submission through the conference website, from which guidelines and templates are available. Submissions will not be accepted via e-mail. A blind peer-review process will be used to evaluate all submitted papers.

Please note that due to the tight timelines, in this second CFP round, authors whose papers are accepted or conditionally accepted will have only about one week to complete their revisions and submit their camera-ready versions. Consequently, in this round papers requiring extensive revisions are more likely to be rejected outright than in the first round.


All accepted and registered full, short and work-in-progress papers that are presented at TALE 2020 as well as all extended abstracts describing the nontraditional sessions presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to the IEEE Xplore(r) digital library. Content loaded into Xplore is made available by IEEE to its abstracting and indexing partners, including Elsevier (Scopus, Ei Compendex), Clarivate Analytics (CPCI-part of Web of Science) and others, for potential inclusion in their respective databases.

In addition, the authors of selected papers may be invited to submit revised and expanded versions of their papers for possible publication in the IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies (2019 JCR Impact Factor: 2.714) or another Scopus and/or Web of Science-indexed journal, subject to the relevant journal’s regular editorial and peer-review policies and procedures.


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