About Conference

Learning, which originates in a desire for knowledge, has always been fundamental in the shaping of social life. It has lost nothing of its importance with developments in technology. Under the influence of Information Technology (IT), learning has acquired new dimensions, discussed quite regularly on many levels.

The aim of this conference is to discuss future innovations in the field of learning. The conference will encourage a debate on strategies for the development of the most effective methods, techniques, and technologies that will serve humankind in the lifelong learning process. Human beings are, after all, centrally involved in learning, and its fundamental “raison d’être”. This year, to be different from other years, the special theme of the conference has been selected as “Digital Transformation in Education”.

Please click here to access the research topics of the conference.

We are therefore calling for contributions (research papers* and posters) focusing on “Digital Transformation in Education”, and examining the following issues through original research and exploration.

Cognitive Learning
Cloud Based Systems
Big Data
Disadvantaged Groups
e-Government and e-Learning
Digital Divide in Education
Measurement and Evaluation of e-Learning Systems
Security Problems and Solutions for e-Learning
Content and Content Design for e-Learning
Corporate Strategy, Legislation, Standards, Accreditation and Certification for e-Learning
New Technologies in e-Learning
Sociological and Psychological Dimension of e-Learner
Wearable Technologies
Mass Online Open Courses (MOOCs)
Code Learning
Mobile Learning
e-Learning Strategy for Moderation and Examination
Internet of Objects (IoT)
Online Play Learning
Game Based Learning
Learning with Robot
Virtual Reality
Virtual Classroom Applications
Expected Student Qualifications in the Digital Age
Teacher Competencies in the Digital Age
Digital Literacy
Social Media and e-Learning
Inverse Learning
Green IT in Distance Education
Data mining
Artificial intelligence
Innovative Learning


İstanbul University


Turkish Informatics Foundation


Ministry of Education


Turkey Community Services Foundation


Informatics Association of Turkey

Steering Committee
Sevinç Gülseçen – Conference Co-Chair (İstanbul University)
Aydın Kolat – Conference Co-Chair (Turkish Informatics Foundation)
Deniz Tiryakioğlu (Informatics Association of Turkey)
M. Erdal Balaban (Turkey Community Services Foundation)
Organizing Committee
Ahmet Hançer (Enocta)
Ali Turan (Turkey Community Services Foundation)
Ayşe Kula (MONE, Ankara)
Cafer Uluç (MONE, İstanbul)
Cahit Cengizhan (Türkiye Bilişim Derneği)
Çiğdem Selçukcan Erol (İstanbul University)
Emil Çay (MONE, İstanbul)
Kamil Topal (Balıkesir University)
Mehmet Albayrak (Süleyman Demirel University)
Murat Altınöz (MONE, İstanbul)
Murat Gezer (İstanbul University)
Mustafa Özhan Kalaç (Celal Bayar University)
Müge Adnan (Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University)
Nilgün Tosun (Trakya University)
Turan Çinkılıç (MONE, İstanbul)
Seda Tolun (İstanbul University)
Zerrin Ayvaz Reis (İstanbul University)
Elif Kartal (İstanbul University)
Serra Çelik (İstanbul University)
Zeki Özen (İstanbul University)
Emre Akadal (İstanbul University)
Fatma Önay Koçoğlu (İstanbul University)
Mehmet Selim Derindere (İstanbul University)
Nimet Kuyar (İstanbul University)
Seda Taş (İstanbul University)
Scientific Committee
Ali Yazıcı (Atılım University)
Alptekin Erkollar (Sakarya University)
Aytekin İşman (Sakarya University)
Burak Şişman (İstanbul University)
Christina Banou (Ionian University, Greece)
Cahit Cengizhan (Marmara University)
Çiğdem Selçukcan Erol (İstanbul University)
Danguole Rutkauskiene (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Emilia Janigova (Catholic University, Slovakia)
Emine Şenyuva (İstanbul University)
Eralp Altun (Ege University)
Erkan Çalışkan (Niğde University)
Eyüp Akçetin (Muğla University)
Fahriye Altınay (Yakın Doğu University)
Feza Orhan (Yıldız Teknik University)
Gonca Telli Yamamoto (Maltepe University)
Gülser Acar Dondurmacı (Internet Technologies Association)
Hafize Keser (Ankara University)
Hakan Tüzün (Hacettepe University)
Hedviga Palásthy (Catholic University, Slovakia)
Hulusi Gülseçen (İstanbul University)
İnci Zaim Gökbay (İstanbul University)
İrfan Şimşek (İstanbul University)
İsmail Özmen (İstanbul University)
Jan Guncaga (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia)
Kamil Topal (Balıkesir University)
Kürşat Çağıltay (Orta Doğu Teknik University)
Lina Yordanova (Trakia University, Bulgaria)
M.Emin Mutlu (Anadolu University)
M.Erdal Balaban (Turkey Community Services Foundation)
Malgorzata Pankowska (Katowice University of Economics, Poland)
Mehmet Albayrak (Süleyman Demirel University)
Melih Engin (Uludağ University)
Murat Gezer (İstanbul University)
Mustafa Aksu (İstanbul University)
Mustafa Özhan Kalaç (Celal Bayar University)
Müge Adnan (Muğla University)
Natalija Lepkova (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Nebahat Akgün Çomak (Galatasaray University)
Nergiz Çağıltay (Atılım University)
Nilgün Tosun (Trakya University)
Nurettin Şimşek (Ankara University)
Orhan Torkul (Sakarya University)
Pedro Isaias (Portuguese Open University, Portekiz)
Petros Kostagiolas (Ionian University, Yunanistan)
Piet Kommers (University of Twente, Nederlands)
Róbert Jager (Matej Bel University, Slovakya)
Robertas Damasevicius (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania)
Seda Tolun (İstanbul University)
Selim Yazıcı (İstanbul University)
Sevinç Gülseçen (İstanbul University)
Silvia Matusova (Catholic University, Slovakia)
Sushil K. Sharma (Ball State University, A.B.D.)
Ş. Alp Baray (İstanbul University)
Şeref Sağıroğlu (Gazi University)
Tarkan Gürbüz (Middle East Technical University)
Tomas Gabris (Comenius University, Slovakia)
Vaidotas Trinkünas (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Valentina Dagiene (Vilnus University, Lithuania)
Viera Bednarova (Catholic University, Slovakia)
Yalçın Özkan (Internet Technologies Association)
Zehra Altınay (Yakın Doğu University)
Zerrin Ayvaz Reis (İstanbul University)
Zeynel Cebeci (Çukurova University)
Zuhal Tanrıkulu (Boğaziçi University)
Zümrüt Ecevit Satı (İstanbul University)

Beyazıt Campus
Fatih / İstanbul (Next to Faculty of Pharmacy)IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT CONFERENCE VENUE:
1-Beyazıt and Vezneciler bus stations are the two nearest stations to the Beyazıt Campus.
2-In case of usage of the buses (coming from Taksim, Eminönü, Yenikapı, Avcılar direction) passing through Saraçhane station, 15 minutes walking distance to the campus should be taken into consideration.
3-Guests coming by tram should get off at the Beyazıt station. Those who know the way can also get off at Laleli station.
4-For the usage of public transportation, it is suggested to buy “İstanbul Card”.
5-Vezneciler metro station of Yenikapı-Hacıosman(M2) metro line can be used for the access to Istanbul University. This metro line has connection with Marmaray.

Alternative public transportation options that can be used in the city:

From European side;

After arriving to the Cevizlibağ station of “Metrobus line”, you should make an interchange to the tram line and get off at Beyazıt station.

From Asian side;

You can use ferries either to Eminönü, Karaköy or Kabataş then make an interchange to the tram line and get off at the Beyazıt station.

Alternative public transportation options for the guests coming from other cities:

From Esenler bus terminal;
By using M1 Yenikapı–Atatürk Airport/Kirazlı light metro line you should reach Aksaray station then make an interchange to the tram line at Yusufpaşa station and get off at Beyazıt station. You can take buses going to Beyazıt direction from bus terminal as well.

From Atatürk Airport;
By using M1 Yenikapı–Atatürk Airport/Kirazlı light metro line you should reach Aksaray station then make an interchange to the tram line at Yusufpaşa station and get off at Beyazıt station. The interchange can be made at Zeytinburnu station as well.

From Sabiha Gökçen Airport;
Since this airport is far away from the university, you can ask officers at the airport for detailed transfer options. From the airport public buses can be used for the transfer to Bostancı. After reaching Bostancı, you can use İDO ferries to go to Yenikapı or Kabataş. From Yenikapı you can use M2 metro line and get off at Vezneciler station; from Kabataş you can take tram and reach Beyazıt station.

Another option is to take Havataş buses going to Taksim or Kadıköy. From Kadıköy you can go to Kabataş and make an interchange to the tram line and get off at Beyazıt station or from Taksim you can use M2 metro line and reach Vezneciler station.


Click for railway network map .

Click to see Havabus timetables.

Click for the İDO timetables.

Hotel NameWebsiteDistance to
Cankurtaran Öğretmen Evihttp://www.cankurtaranogretmenevi.com.tr/By car/taxi: 16 minutes (4.4 km)
By walking: 9 minutes (2.5 km)
Hotel Yiğitalp
http://www.yigitalp.com/By car/taxi: 4 minutes
By walking: 9 minutes (0.75 km)
Inter Hotelhttp://www.hotelinteristanbul.com/By car/taxi: 8 minutes (1.5 km)
By walking: 14 minutes (1.1 km)
Hotel Zurichhttp://www.hotelzurichistanbul.com/By car/taxi: 3 minutes (1.5 km)
By walking: 7 minutes (0.55 km)