Country: Greece
City : Kavala
Start date: 08-05-2019
End date: 10-05-2019

Digital transformation: challenges for work and education

We would like to invite you to participate in our annual SPACE Conference ! This time the venue is The Eastern Macedonia & Trace Institute of Technology, in Kavala Greece.

The theme of the Conference: Digital transformation: challenges for work and education


8-9-10 May 2019


New  ideas, new trends, new digital implementations in education will be presented by experts in the digital world .

Meeting new and old friends, sharing knowledge in a most friendly environment,  …..

Just come to Kavala and join us: You will meet creative and innovative people , you will discover a lovely city  and, for sure , The Eastern Macedonia & Trace Intitute of Technology will be a great host.

Participants of SPACE network institutional members are been asked to attend as well the Annual General meeting.

For sure, you will enjoy the opportunity to learn something new, exchange ideas and connect with people from different cultures!



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Best regards,

The SPACE network board




Eastern Macedonia & Trace Institute of Technology

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AdresΑγ. Λουκάς, Kavala 654 04, Griekenland

Web: www.teiemt.gr



8 May 2019

Digital Transformation: challenges for work and education

9 May 2019

10 May 2019


The hotel recommended by the host institution:
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Special rates for the SPACE Conference
Guest Room City View for single or double use : 70 euros
Superior Guest Room City View for single or double use : 85 euros
Guest Room Sea View or single or double use : 80 euros
Superior Room Sea View or single or double use : 95 euros
Junior Suite Sea View for single or double use : 140 euros

Tourist information

How to reach Kavala ?
in various ways like :
1. Fly to Thessaloniki and then take bus to Kavala,
2. Fly to Athens and then fly directly to Kavala,
3. Fly direct to Kavala (in May you can find direct flights especially from German cities, British cities, Vienna etc.
Kavala airport ‘Megas Alexandros’ is 30 Km far from the city center.
If you use Olympic air flight a bus can get you to Kavala at 5 euros fare cost. Taxi costs around 35 – 40 euros.


Dr. Ingo Gächter

E-mail ingogaechter@gmail.com
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Country: Switzerland
City: Zurich




The creative disruption of classical business models while letting new business models prosper in our digital world is a promising mindset that is not always easy to understand, learn and apply. The “digital revolution” brings huge challenges and opportunities alike to the education industry. However, despite its goal to prepare young people to move society forward, education was rarely at the forefront in reaping the benefits of digital innovation.

Today, education can learn from the failures and success of those industries that have opened their doors for digital transformation earlier. This is the way to benefit most of data driven strategies, innovation and transformation. Multiple examples of work from digital giants like Google, Amazon, and even from public organizations and federal governments all show the way to success: “Focus on your customer, not on your business”.

Today, ever more schools and universities have discovered the benefits of digital innovation and go for drastic changes. In the next 10 years, we are likely to see a complete transformation of modern education. These are the most promising trends and challenges of the digital revolution for education:

  •         focus on “learning people”, not on teachers or institutions
  •         personalized, blended and deep learning
  •         Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  •         Augmented (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)
  •         transformation of classrooms into innovative learning spaces and platforms
  •         gamification and gaming technology
  •         commitment to cyber security and data protection (GDPR)

The basic needs of human beings do not change in the digital world. However, what will change are the methods of how we take decisions that are ever more driven by smart data and business intelligence. Ultimately, the beauty of digital business and artificial intelligence at it’s best is that this technology does not aim to replace employees and teachers, but to complement and support them. There is much hope that the education market is increasingly aware of above challenges and asks the right questions that ultimately lead towards a “happy end” of the digital transformation.


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Digital Transformation - challenges for Work & Education 8 – 10 May 2019 – Kavala, Greece

SPACE Network Conference 2019 Kavala

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Refereed Long papers. Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes: 4000 words max excluding reference list
Refereed Working/Work-in-Progress. Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, opened to discussion: 2500 words max excluding reference list
Poster Presentations. Initial work with relevant ideas, opened to discussion: A1 size (or 6 x A4)
Master/Doctoral submission: 2000 words max excluding reference list
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Digital Transformation – challenges for Work & Education

8 – 10 May 2019 – Kavala, Greece

Call for papers/posters

Submissions are welcome which relate to the general Conference Theme under the following topics:

  • Education – digital transformation
  • Education Pedagogy and Technologies
  • Education Collaborative Projects
  • Education 4.0
  • Student Engagement, Diversity and Employability
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Education research and its relationship with digital transformation
  • Enablers and constraints in the promotion of research in higher education
  • Education and the World of Work – challenges

Types of Submissions:

  • Refereed Long papers (10 pages). Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes:4000 words max excluding reference list
  • Refereed Working/Work-in-Progress or short papers (5 pages). Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, opened to discussion: 2500 words max excluding reference list
  • Poster Presentations. Initial work with relevant ideas, opened to discussion: A1 size (or 6 x A4) – abstracts submission of 500 words
  • Master/Doctoral submission: 2000 words max excluding reference list
  • Pedagogical experiences and case studies (2 pages)

All papers will be “blind reviewed” by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

The authors of accepted poster papers must build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5-minute limit per poster.

Submissions must comply with the detailed specifications which may be attached to this call or are available on the website www.space-network.org.  Submission of work is through EasyChair – the link is in the detailed specification form- https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=19thspaceconferen

Publication Opportunities

Full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

The best papers relating to Higher Education will be considered for publication in the network journal Advances in Higher Education: Research, Education,and Innovation

The best papers relating to Technology and Human Interaction will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction (http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-technology-human-interaction/1084). This is an indexed journal

To ensure that the contribution (full paper, short paper/work in progress, poster paper or master/doctoral symposium paper) is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered in the conference; and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended modifications must be addressed by the authors before they submit the final version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for the publicationof additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration.

Important dates: (timezone GMT+1)

  • Paper submission all papers: Thursday, January 31st 2019 (midnight)
  • Notification of acceptance ‘as is’ or required amendments: Friday, February 15th 2019
  • Submission of amended papers and all posters:Friday, March 15th 2019 (midnight)
  • Payment of registration (in time to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings): Friday, 30thMarch 2019

Submission Guidelines to the 28thInternational Conference of the SPACE network 2019, Kavala, Greece

This page explains how to submit your work to this conference and provides information to help you through the process from abstract submission to preparing your presentation at the conference

Here, author will find information about the types of submissions invited for this conference. It should be read in conjunction with the Call for Papers and also the Submission Guidelines section below.

Academic Research Papers

Papers should address one of the topics listed in the call for papers (but are not limited to) and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period,

Work in Progress/Posters

Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress. In the first instance authors should submit an abstract describing the project. If the abstract is selected author will be given the choice of producing a short paper with poster or abstract only with poster. If author opts for a paper, this should be a maximum of 2000 words including abstract, keywords and references. The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed and if accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation of the work at the conference will take the form of a Poster. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research. Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes.

Master and PhD Research Colloquium

Master and Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. Master and PhD papers will be organised into a Colloquium and there will be a chair person and a discussant to provide constructive feedback on the work. To be eligible, it is necessary for the paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted. A prize will be awarded to the best Master and PhD paper presented at the conference.

Pedagogical experiences and Case study submissions

Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. 

Submission Guidelines

Your work should be submitted using the link – https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=19thspaceconferen. Papers not conforming to the conference style will be returned.

  1. Papers must not exceed 5000 words in length (2000 words for work in progress papers), including abstract, figures, references and appendices for a total of 10 pages.
  2.  References should follow the Harvard referencing style, which means that primary references in the text should be in the format and should then be listed at the end of the paper as per the following examples:
  3. Brooks, I. and Weatherston, J. (1997) The Business Environment: Challenges and Changes, Prentice Hall, London.
  4. Doherty, Noel and Delener, Nejdet. (2001) “Chaos Theory: Marketing and Management Implications”, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Fall, Vol 9, No. 4, pp 66–75
  5. Before submitting your paper, please ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language, have your paper proof-read by an English speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.
  6. Papers can be produced in any PC or MAC version of Microsoft Word.  Papers should be submitted as a .pdf attachment.
  7. All papers received by the due date will have all identification of the authors removed and will be sent for double-blind peer review.

Submitting a Poster

If you are presenting your work via a poster, it is your responsibility to produce the poster and bring it with you to the conference. There is a prize for the best poster so it is worth taking time to make yours stand out.

A poster should be self‐contained and self‐explanatory, allowing the viewer to proceed on his/her own while the author (you) is free to supplement or discuss particular points raised by the viewer. Presentations should be simple and clear and a combination of text and graphics is recommended.

Poster size: We would strongly encourage you not to go for less than A1.

Presentation Guidelines

If you have had a paper accepted, or you have opted to submit only an abstract or extended abstract, you are expected to give a 20 minute presentation of your work. We strongly suggest that you restrict the number of slides in your presentation to 10 or fewer.

Questions? Any questions about the call for submissions please contact:

Teresa Paiva – tpaiva@ipg.pt

We are looking forward to receiving your submission!