Overview Of ICFET 2020

The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite your participation at The 6th International Conference on Frontiers of Educational Technologies  (ICFET 2020), which is to be held in Tokyo, Japan on June 5-8, 2020.

The objective of ICFET 2020 is to present the latest research and results of scientists (professors, doctoral students, and post-doc scientists) related to Frontiers of Educational Technologies topics. This conference provides opportunities for delegates from different areas to exchange new ideas, applications and experiences face to face, to establish business or research relations, and to find global partners for future collaboration. We hope that the conference results in significant contributions to the knowledge base in these scientific fields.

From 2015-2019, ICFET conferences were successfully held in Shanghai (China), Singapore, London (UK), and Moscow (Russia), Beijing(China). It features invited keynote speeches, peer-reviewed paper presentations, academic visit, and cultural program.


The accepted papers will be published in international conference proceedings, which will be indexed by Ei Compendex, Scopus, IET etc. major databases.
The proceedings of ICFET2018 and ICFET2019 has been successfully indexed by EI and Scopus around 4 months after conference.
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Call for Papers

Integrating Educational Technologies
Social Media and Social Networking
The Semantic Web 3.0
Podcasting for Broadcasting Video Lectures
Podcasting feedback to students
Wiki and blogs in Higher Education
Mobile, Virtual and Vicarious Learning
Education in the Network Society
Educational Games
Social Media in Education
Home Schooling
Global Education

Enculturation and International Teacher Accreditation
Web-based, Mobile, Virtual Presence and Social Media to Overcome Student Mobility
Blended Learning and Student Assessment at a Distance
Student Mobility and Distance Education
New-Emerging Standards and Benchmarks for Higher Education
Education, Research, Exchange an Capacity Building
21st Century Academic and Industrial Brain Exchange
Academic Salaries, Faculty Contracts, Residence Permits and Legal Issues
Networks for International Higher Education in the Pacific, Australia, Europe, Asian and European countries
Student-Safe Searching

Conference Committee

Conference Chairs
Prof. Han Dongli, Nihon University, Japan
Prof. Anu Gokhale, Illinois State University, USA

Program Chair
Prof. Kensuke Fujinoki,Tokai University, Japan
Prof. Ben Choi, Louisiana Tech University, USA

Steering Committee
Prof. Hiroyuki Kameda, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan

Publicity Chair

Assoc. Prof. Kean Wah Lee, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus,Malaysia

Technical Committee
Prof. Ronghuai Huang, Beijing Normal University, China
Assoc. Prof. Kazumasa Ohkuma, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
Prof. Masahiro Osogami, Fukui University of Technology, Japan
Assoc. Prof. Sevenpri Candra, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
Prof. Mahmoud Mohamed Hassan Awad, Assiut University,Egypt
Assoc. Prof. Carina Kleynhans,Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Assoc. Prof. Chunmei Ma, Nanjing University,China
Prof. Fan Zhao, Florida Gulf Coast University,USA
Assoc. Prof. Yu-Ren Lin, Central China Normal University,China
Asst. Prof. Michael Schraudner, Tokai University, Japan
Adrian Zappala, Peirce College, USA
Dr. Shaun Nykvist, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Prof. B. S. Satyanarayana, R V College of Engineering, India
Dr. Anita Dani,Higher Colleges of Technology,United Arab Emirates
Asso. Prof. Viet Anh Nguyen, VNU – Universiy of Engineering and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam
Dr. Chooi Yeng Lee, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Fatimah Binti Tambi, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus,Malaysia
Dr. Hjh Shamsiah Banu bt Hj Mohamad Hanefar, The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus,Malaysia
Prof. Mohammed Dawabsheh, Arab American University,Palestine
Dr. Koge Henry Mpako, University of Nottingham,Malaysia
Faizatul Amalia, Universitas Brawijaya,Indonesia
Dr. Joseph Roberson, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Dr. Tongbo Zhu, Minnan University Of Science And Technology,China
Dr. Waqas Farooq, University of Management and Technology (UMT),Pakistan
Dr. Benazir Quadir, Shandong University of Technology,China
Dr. Sukir Maryanto, University of Brawijaya, Malang,Indonesia
Dr. Bin Wang, Hohai University,China
Dr. Dan LIU, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies,China;Coventry University, UK
Assoc. Prof. Yi Yang, Southern Medical University,China
Prof. Yaqing Shi, Army Engineering University of PLA Nanjing, China
Asst. Prof. Dr. Ling-Hui Wu, Hsin Sheng College of Medical Care And Management,Taiwan
Asst. Prof. Dararat Khampusaen, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Weican Xiao, Endicott College,USA
Assoc. Prof. Fan Zhang, Nanjing Forest Police College,China
Assoc. Prof. Qinhua Jiang, Nanjing College of Information Technology,China
Lecturer Anna Sergeevna Bobunova, RUDN University,Russia
Dr. Chammika Mallawaarachchi, University of the Visual and Performing Arts 46,Sri Lanka
Assoc. Prof. Bambang Leo Handoko, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Invited Speakers

Prof Carina Kleynhans
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

Carina Kleynhans was born in Pretoria (South Africa) in 1967. She received her Doctoral degree in Food and Nutrition in 2003 with the topic “The causes of stunting in rural and urban children in South Africa”. She has been a lecturer, senior lecturer and associate professor for the last 30 years at the Tshwane University of Technology. Her research interests include the fields of community nutrition and hospitality management, moving recently to education, focusing on first generation learners. Prof Kleynhans received the Women researcher of the year award in 2016. She acts as external examiner for various higher institutions in South Africa and is a reviewer for the Council of Higher Education as well as the National Research Foundation. Under her supervision 6 students completed their Doctorate and 14 students their Masters studies successfully. She has published more than 40 journal or international conference papers.

Speech Title: Supporting First Generation Learners For Academic Success Through The Use Of Suitable Teaching Methods
Abstract: First generation learners face numerous challenges when entering the tertiary education environment. These challenges often cause first generation learners to experience higher failure rates. Simultaneously universities which receive subsidy from government, based on pass rates, are under constant pressure to increase their pass rates. The student population has become more diverse over the last decade putting even more pressure on tertiary establishments. Students’ learning preferences have changed meaning that lecturers have to adjust their conventional teaching methods to accommodate the diverse student population. Students experience adjusting to the tertiary environment as difficult and stressful. First year students are often not well prepared for the new challenges and the high dropout rates remain a serious concern for institutions. First-generation learners are students whose parents have no education after high school or students of parents who have not graduated from a tertiary institution. In addition to the normal obstacles experienced at university, first generation learners have to adjust to even more challenges which could include the inability to understand the language of instruction and inadequate preparation in subjects such as mathematics and science. Low income status, serious financial problems, non-existent parental curricular involvement and limited support from families are a few of the additional challenges. In order to improve the chances of academic success it is crucial to determine the unique teaching needs of these students and to identify suitable teaching methods to teach first generation learners. These needs and teaching methods will be discussed during the paper presentation at the ICFET conference.


Prof. Sevenpri Candra
Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Sevenpri Candra is presently an associate professor and Academic and Student Development Senior Manager at Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University @Bekasi, Jakarta, Indonesia. He also serves as a Reviewer for several prominent journals and conferences. Prior to joining BINUS in 2010, he has more than 7 years professional career in Consulting Business that give his a credence as a Manager and IT Consulting as well as his speciality. Throughout the time working in different industry and roles, he put his knowledge to focus as a Faculty Member at BINUS. He Received the doctoral degree in Business Management from BINUS University and Professional Engineer from Gadjah Mada University and ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organisations. At present, he can be reached via: seven@binus.ac.id


Prof. Yu-Ren Lin
Central China Normal University,China

Yu-Ren Lin is an Assistant Professor in the School of Educational Information Technology at the Central China Normal University (CCNU), Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China. His current research interests include science education, science argumentation, nature of science, technology-enhanced learning, and socio-scientific issue.

Speech Title:The Contextualized Online Game-based Learning in Technology Education
Abstract: The present study defined three levels of contextualized media and investigated their influences on students' science attitudes, comprehension, and argumentation. To achieve the purpose, an online game‐based science argumentation (OGSA) program was developed for the experiments (N = 148). The OGSA included three versions for student argumentation regarding the use of contextualized medias: the mildly, moderately, and highly contextualized medias. For each version, the students had to play two types of games, find‐the‐fault and find‐the‐difference games, to complete one topic of argumentation learning. We found that the highly contextualized group students had the best performances of their science learning and argumentation. However, to produce highly contextualized media was a time‐consuming task although it provided the students with contextualization cues to connect the learning to their prior knowledge.


  • December 29, 2019 News  Prof. Hiroyuki Kameda joined in steering committee and Tokyo University of Technology will do technical support to ICFET2020!
  • December 22, 2019 News  ICFET2020 will be held at TKP秋葉原カンファレンスセンター.
  • December 21, 2019 News  Prof. Kean Wah Lee will deliver the invited speech during the conference.
  • November 27, 2019 News  Prof. Carina Kleynhans, Prof. Sevenpri Candra and Prof. Yu-Ren Lin will deliver the invited speeches during the conference.
  • November 27, 2019 News  ICFET 2019 conference proceedings has been indexed by EI and Scopus.
  • September 17, 2019 News  ICFET 2019 conference proceedings has been included into ACM digital library. Read More
  • June 5, 2019 News  ICFET 2019 was held on June 1-3 in Beijing. We look forward to welcoming you in 2020.
  • May 16, 2019 News Asst. Prof. Dararat Khampusaen, Assoc. Prof. Qinhua Jiang, etc 6 experts join in technical committee.
  • March 25, 2019 News Dr. Dan Liu, Assoc. Prof. Yi Yang, and Asst. Prof. Dr. Ling-Hui Wu join in technical committee.
  • March 1, 2019 News Upon requests from authors, the submission deadline is extended to April 5. 
  • January 16, 2019 News The final round call for papers starts today and will end on March 1. 
  • December 26, 2018 News The conference venue is confirmed to be Foreign Experts Building Beijing.  
  • November 15, 2018 News ICFET 2018 proceedings indexed by Ei Compendex and Scopus
  • October 15, 2018 News Keynote speakers are announced.
  • September 27, 2018 News Committee members are confirmed.
  • August 10, 2018 News ICFET 2019 will be held in Beijing, China on June 1-3, 2019.
  • July 2, 2018 News Thanks to all participants, reviewers, chairs, committee members and volunteers in ICFET 2018. We look forward to seeing you in 2019!
  • June 29, 2018 News ICFET 2018 was successfully held in RUDN University on June 25-27.
  • May 8, 2018 News  Seven new members join in technical committe.
  • April 27, 2018 News  Dr. Benazir Quadir joins in technical committe.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline February 05, 2020
Accept / Reject Notification February 25, 2020
Registration Deadline March 15, 2020
Camera Ready May 10, 2020 |
Audience Registration Deadline May 25, 2020 |

Submission Guidelines

1. Language
English is the official language of the conference; the paper should be written and presented only in English.

2. Presentation & Publication (Full paper)
Full paper is requested, if you are also considering publishing your paper.

3. Oral Presentation Only (Abstract)
If you just want to make an oral presentation without paper publication, then you can only submit an abstract.

4. Academic Ethics

Articles submitted to the conference should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We firmly believe that ethical conduct is the most essential virtual of any academic. Any act of plagiarism is a totally unacceptable academic misconduct and cannot be tolerated. If plagiarism is found, the following acts of sanction will be taken:

1). Reject the article submitted or delete the article from the final publications.
2). Report the authors violation to his/her supervisor(s) and affiliated institution(s)
3). Report the authors violation to the appropriate overseeing office of academic ethics and research funding agency.
4). Reserve the right to publish the authors name(s), the title of the article, the name(s) of the affiliated institution and the details of misconduct, etc. of the plagiarist”

5. Format

Please follow the instructions of Template when editing your papers.

Template Download (.docx)

One registration covers 5 pages including tables, figures and references, and additional pages will be chargeable.

6. Submission Channels

1. Please log in the Electronic Submission System and submit your paper;

2. You can also submit your papers via email icfet-contact@vip.163.com

Registration Guidelines

Your registration WILL NOT be confirmed until payment is received. Payment must be made in USD.

Registration Fee

Regular Rate
Presenters (No publication)
Listeners (Onsite Payment)
Additional Papers
Extra Pages
Extra Proceedings
Cultural Program
Discounted Rate (Students / ACM / IEEE Members)
Presenters (No publication)
Listeners (Onsite Payment)
Additional Papers
Extra Pages
Extra Proceedings
Cultural Program


●Student rate is given to the author(s) of a paper whose first author/presenter is a student.
● If the length of the paper exceeds 5 pages, the cost of each extra page is 60 US dollars.
● Each paid registration covers only one paper; you can pay Extra Paper Charges (400/350 US Dollars) for one more paper from the same first author who already has a paid registration.
● At least one author for each accepted final paper must register for publication and presentation.
● Delegates should bear the Service Charge (if any) of the bank in the Sender's Side.
● Onsite Registration is only applicable to listeners.

Payment Methods

● Credit Card with VISA / MasterCard / Union Pay
● Paypal
● Bank Transfer

* The payment details can be found in the online registration form.

* For the authors & presenters, the registration link will be available in the acceptance letter you receive. 

* Listeners can fill in the online registration form here. For preparing materials for all delegates in advance, please send us the filled registration form before May 25 even if you want to make payment onsite.

Cacellation Policy

*We understand that things don’t always go as planned. If you request to cancel the registraiton due to your personal resaon, please inform the conference secretary. If you request before May 20, full payment except USD30(handling fee)will be refunded. If you requst after May 20, 2020 but before June 05, 2020, 50% registration fee will be funded. If you request after June 05, 2020, there will be no refund. Much appreciate for your understanding and cooperation.


The participants must wear the conference name tag to enter the conference areas during the entire conference. Individuals not wearing it will be denied entry. Participants are not allowed to bring their associates or families into the conference areas. If you wish to bring someone, please inform the conference person in charge in advance to obtain a special name tag for whatever event like presentations, breaks or meals.

The conference area is public, so participants should take care of their belongings at all times. All losses related to personal property will not be the responsibility of the event organizers and associations.

Event History

ICFET 2019 | Beijing, China | June 1-3, 2019

International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM (ISBN:  978-1-4503-6293-1) has been included into ACM digital library. (Click)


ICFET 2019 conference proceedings indexed by EI Compendex


ICFET 2019 conference proceedings indexed by Scopus


ICFET 2018 | Moscow, Russia | June 25-27, 2018

International Conference Proceedings Series by ACM (ISBN: 978-1-4503-6472-0) is online available now. (Click)

Indexing: Ei Compendex (Click) and Scopus (Click)

ICFET 2017 | London, UK | October 21-23, 2017

IJIET (ISSN: 2010-3689 ) Vol.8 No.6
IJLT (ISSN: 2377-2905) Vol. 4 No.3

ICFET 2016 | Singapore | September 28-30, 2016


IJIET (ISSN: 2010-3689 ) Vol. 7 No. 8 
IJLT (ISSN: 2377-2905) Vol. 3 No.4 

ICFET 2015 | Shanghai, China | July 29-30, 2015

IJLT (ISSN: 2377-2905) Vol. 2 No. 1

Conference Program at a Glance

Please arrange your schedule as below brief program. The full version will be updated in May 2020.

June 5,  2020

10:00-17:00 Registration & Material Collecting

June 6,  2020

09:00-09:10 Openning Remark

Prof. Han Dongli, Nihon University, Japan

09:10-09:50 Keynote Speech I-Prof. Anu Gokhale

Frameworks for Integrating Machine Learning into Knowledge Engineering

09:50-10:30 Coffee Break & Group Photo
10:30-11:10 Keynote Speech II
11:10-11:50 Keynote Speech III
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:45 Session I -- Integrating Educational Technologies
Session III --Global Education
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:30 Session II--Mobile, Virtual and Vicarious Learning
Session IV-- Data Analysis
17:00-19:00 Dinner Banquet

June 7,  2020

09:00-09:30 Invited Speech I-Prof Carina Kleynhans

Speech Title: Supporting First Generation Learners For Academic Success Through The Use Of Suitable Teaching Methods

09:30-10:00 Invited Speech II-Prof. Sevenpri Candra
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 Invited Speech III-Prof. Yu-Ren Lin

Speech Title:The Contextualized Online Game-based Learning in Technology Education

11:00-12:00 Poster Session
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Session VI--Networks for International Higher Education
13:00-15:00 Session VI--Networks for International Higher Education
15:00 closing

June 8,  2020

07:00-18:00 Cultural Program

Conference Venue 会议地点



Address (In English): 4-1 Kanda Matsunagachō
4-1 Kanda Matsunagachō, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 101-0023

Address (In Japanese):〒101-0023 東京都千代田区神田松永町4番地1
Tel: 03-5227-8262 FAX 03-3269-8667



Local Information

Tokyo (東京, Tōkyō) is Japan's capital and the world's most populous metropolis. It is also one of Japan's 47 prefectures, consisting of 23 central city wards and multiple cities, towns and villages west of the city center. The Izu and Ogasawara Islands are also part of Tokyo.

Prior to 1868, Tokyo was known as Edo. A small castle town in the 16th century, Edo became Japan's political center in 1603 when Tokugawa Ieyasu established his feudal government there. A few decades later, Edo had grown into one of the world's most populous cities. With the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the emperor and capital moved from Kyoto to Edo, which was renamed Tokyo ("Eastern Capital"). Large parts of Tokyo were destroyed in the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923 and in the air raids of 1945.

Today, Tokyo offers a seemingly unlimited choice of shopping, entertainment, culture and dining to its visitors. The city's history can be appreciated in districts such as Asakusa and in many excellent museums, historic temples and gardens. Contrary to common perception, Tokyo also offers a number of attractive green spaces in the city center and within relatively short train rides at its outskirts..

For the attractions and transport information, please check this website: https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2164.html


Japanese Visa

●Need to Know
A visa is NOT necessary for US passport holders visiting Japan for a short-term stay of less than 90 days with the purpose of tourism and business.

*Please note that the visa waiver arrangement with the United States does NOT apply to U.S. individuals wishing to travel to Japan for news media related activities, attending depositions taken by U.S. Consul, or for U.S. Federal Government employees on official business or transit to/from official mission.

In general, a visa is only valid for one entry. A visa is valid for 3 months from the day of issuance. Therefore, entry into Japan should occur within this time frame. A Multiple entry visa is valid for 1 to 5 years. Multiple entry visas can be issued to citizens of countries that Japan has bilateral agreements with and to visitors with business purposes. A Double-Entry Transit visa is valid for 4 months and can be used twice (once on the way to your destination and once on the return trip) to complete a round trip.

Application Form and Necessary Documents
Embassy/Consulate General of Japan will not make copies. If you need original documents, please bring the original plus one copy.

Passport with sufficient validity date (An alien travel document must have 6 months or more validity)

●Visa application form
Visa Application Form [PDF]
Sample [PDF]
Photo (passport size, attached to the visa application form)

●Additional Forms

●Guarantee Letter
Japanese [PDF]
English [PDF]

●Invitation Letter/Reason for Invitation
Japanese [PDF]
English [PDF]
Please note the information above is just for your reference. For the detailed information, please check with local embassy in your country or visit http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/index.html.

Please be kindly noted that the organizing committee is not authorized to assist with the VISA process beyond providing the Invitation Letter. The invitation letter of conference organizing committee cannot guarantee the approval of visa application.

Contact Us

The secretary office of ICFET 2020 will deal with the daily organizing work.
All paper review process will be completed by Program Technical Committee. If you have any question, please feel free to contact us

Iris Chen



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