Call for Contributions

Join the Conference in Zagreb to tell the professional and academic community about your research, projects and practices.

Synergy Strand

EDEN would like to follow up its newest collaboration initiative. The recent Synergy Workshop was a highly inspirational event that needs to be continued (the recordings of the webcasted sessions are available on the pilot event’s website).

The Synergy Strand in Zagreb will facilitate the sharing of project outputs and research findings, offer the participants platform to develop new ideas and plans, to create new partnerships by engaging the conference audience in highly interactive working group activities during parallel sessions.

To take advantage of this unique initiative and to ensure high visibility and attendance, EU projects and practices – preferably that display thematic cross sections with the Conference Themesare invited to introduce themselves in Zagreb. The list of the short introductions (submitted in frame of the online submission) is available on the website and will be published in the CC licensed Book of Projects.

Call for further categories

Submissions for paper presentations, posters, workshops and demonstrations are welcome that relate to the conference themes.

The Conference will feature online participation elements, supporting and facilitating the activities by the use of ICT tools, sharing and social networking.

Please consult the Submission Guidance about submission procedure and format requirements.

The Call for Contributions is available for download in PDF.


Evaluation of submissions is done by double peer-review. Decisions on acceptance will be based on originality, innovation and quality of contribution, on the proposal’s relevance to the conference themes, further the proven experience of the author(s). Contributions not matching the conference themes will meanwhile also be considered if they bring new knowledge and benefit to delegates.

Acknowledgement of quality and excellence

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Conference Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.


Proposals should be written in English, please make sure that your document is spell checked and proofread before submission. Contributions are expected to make relevant contribution to the field and meet customary academic requirements. Full text submissions are awaited – abstracts are not required in advance.

Accepted contributions (with the exception of demonstrations) will be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings with ISBN, the summaries will be printed in the Book of Abstracts. Workshop descriptions may be published in the electronic Conference Proceedings if the submitted document meets the criteria set for ordinary papers.

Please note that all fully registered conference delegates (with payments received) will gain electronic access to the pdf versions of the Proceedings, the Book of Abstracts and the CC licensed Book of Projects two weeks before the conference. The registered authors of accepted contributions will receive an electronic off-print in pdf of their individual papers edited and adopted for the official publication.

Submission Categories

Paper presentations can be submitted presenting research results or reviews of existing results including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies, and presentation of project results, if they are in their conclusive phase.

Posters are welcome about work-in-progress, achievements of initial research, projects in early stages of development, case studies, etc. Poster presentations will be themed and moderated in related sessions and published in the Proceedings.

A limited number of workshops – introducing a comprehensive theme from different perspectives, focused sessions on a particular topic, debates, discussions – are invited. Priority will be given to workshop submissions which foresee integrated virtual participation possibility via webinars.

Please note that the workshop category is usually rather competitive.

Demonstrations can showcase practical innovation, products, technologies and tools, to encourage the early exhibition of prototypes, focusing on user experience. They will offer opportunity to show and discuss, to exchange ideas and collect feedback from expert users.

Conference services for corporations

Corporate Showcases can be submitted, enabling companies to present recent developments and applications, informing on future directions and showcase their products and services. Showcases may be accompanied by small exhibitions to display companies’ latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth.

For details about conference services for corporations, please contact: