ICBL2020 14–16 October 2020, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

ICBL2020 14–16 October 2020, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

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The current Corona Virus pandemic took the academic world by surprise. Universities and ministries of education were at different degrees of preparedness for the rapid transition to full remote learning. The view and stand of academia, especially in developing countries, towards ICT in education has leaped forward and has achieved in days or months what would have taken years. This has resulted in an educational cyber world that is inclusive of all countries and almost all economic levels. The hardships and challenges are multiple and varied. These challenges include all stakeholders, administrators, academic staff, students, parents, policy makers, ISPs and employers. The hardships included the areas of policy making, regulation adjustment, teacher readiness, student abilities and assessment methods. All stakeholders were also at different degrees of preparedness for this change. This special session aims at addressing the challenges faced and the solutions provided for the rapid transition to remote learning. Papers can address the gap existing at the time of the decision to lockdown the campuses or cities and also how the problems were addressed and the results of these new policies, processes or solutions. Emphasis will be on the delivery issues and the assessment issues in addition to the environment, circumstances, infrastructure, and policies affecting them. For more information about the conference: contact info@icbl-conference.org.

Papers are to be at least 5 pages and should not exceed 8 pages and following the conference paper template for inclusion in the Springer proceedings of the conference as short papers. All submitted papers will be peer reviewed. Expanded versions of the accepted papers may be accepted as regular papers in the proceedings after a second review process and published in the ICBL2020 Proceedings in Springer ‘Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing’. For preparing your paper check http://www.icbl-conference.org/current/paper_preparation.php.

Submit your papers until 31.8. latest.

Program Committee


  • Prof. Omar H. Karam (omar.karam@bue.edu.eg) – British University in Egypt - BUE, Cairo, Egypt
  • Prof. Samir Seoud (samir.elseoud@bue.edu.eg) - British University in Egypt - BUE, Cairo, Egypt


  • Prof. Anand Agarwal (Bluecrest College, Accra, Ghana)
  • Prof. Khaled Nagaty (British University in Egypt, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Dr. Doaa Elzanfaly (Helwan University and BUE, Cairo, Egypt)
  • Dr. Christina Merl (TalkShop, Austria, Vienna)
  • Ms. Anita Bans (Blue Crest College, Accra, Ghana)

Important Dates (these dates cannot be extended!!)

  • Submission for review: 31.8.2020,
  • Information to the authors: 07.09.2020,
  • Submission of the camera-ready version and payment of the fee: 14.09.20
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Steering Committee Chair
Michael E. Auer
Mail: info@icbl-conference.org
ICBL2020 Organizers
Phone: +1-905-525-9140 ext. 28634

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