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OCCE.2018 Conference - Empowering Learners for Life in the Digital Age

Title: Empowering Learners for Life in the Digital Age

Date:25th – 28th June 2018 OCCE.2018 Conference, 24th June 2018 Doctoral Consortium

Co-chairs: Cathy Lewin UK, Eric Sanchez CH

Venue: Linz, Austria

OCCE.2018 is an open conference hosted by the OCG (Austrian Computer Society). In 2018, we will explore challenges and opportunities emerging, together with the societal impact of digital technologies.

The conference themes are:

  • Computational thinking and design and systems thinking
  • Computer science education
  • Creativity and leadership
  • Datafication and learning analytics
  • Digital and media literacy and agency
  • Digital citizenship, responsibility, ethics and digital security
  • Digital natives versus digital natives
  • Game-based learning and behavioural patterning
  • Inclusion and adaptive technologies
  • Innovative learning with emerging technologies
  • Scalability and sustainability
  • Shifting landscapes in strategies, policies and curricula
  • Schools and technology addiction
  • Tech-free schools
  • OER Open educational resources

As a participant, you will be involved in our community of stakeholders in the fields of ICT, computing and digital media in education. OCCE.2018 will offer a forum, to follow latest research, see and discuss innovative technology, share your knowledge and experiences, network with colleagues, be inspired by leading experts, and offer your ideas to other professionals.


OCCE.2018 is a conference that encourages different forms of submission - researchers can submit scientific papers, policy makers can submit policy papers, and practitioners can submit examples of practice.


Scientific papers will be reviewed by International Programme Committee members and reviewers according to the form of submission. As well as scientific papers there are many other formats of presentation.

Selected papers will be published in a post-conference book and in a special edition of the Official Journal of the IFIP Technical Committee on Education (Education and Information Technology) published by Springer.

Please have a look at the “Call for Papers” provided for download on the conference website.

Practitioners / Teachers

OCCE.2018 will be an opportunity for practitioners in ICT in education to showcase their experiences, and to meet researchers who can share the results of their work. Teachers have the opportunity to meet colleagues from many other countries.

Decision makers

We welcome decision and strategy makers from all over the world to share their experiences and questions, and to explore research and practice of ICT in education in a variety of settings, to gain new ideas and discuss their challenges and successes with other experts.


Developers and those concerned with commercial, business and industry applications of educational technologies in education can showcase their latest developments, receive responses from their users, and find new ideas for future developments and products.

Doctoral Consortium

A Doctoral Consortium will provide an opportunity for PhD students to discuss and explore their research ideas, to practice presenting at an international conference and to receive feedback from active senior researchers in IT and ICT education. You can find more about the Doctoral Consortium on our website.

Conference venue - Why come to Linz?

Linz was the European Cultural Capital of 2009, and is the UNESCO City of Media Arts, which is genuinely unique. The superbly-preserved Old Town isn’t the only place where the connection between this legendary eco-friendly city and its long history is evident.

The conference venue is in the centre of the town. All conference sites and most of the hotels will be in walking distance of the conference site. Linz is not only situated in the middle of Europe, but is also easily reachable from all directions and by all forms of transport.

If you need more information about your participation in OCCE.2018, please have a look on the conference website ( or contact the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) by email at

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