TECH Exhibition
Artificial Intelligence + Education
International Conference for Media in Education
23-25 July,2019 Shenzhen,China
Southern University of Science and Technology
UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation

The International Conference for Media in Education (ICoME) was initiated in 2002 by Korean Association for Educational Information and Media (KAEIM) and Japan Association for Educational Media Study (JAEMS). ICoME has been held twice in China: The first one was in 2012 at Beijing Normal University and the second in 2015 at the Northeast Normal University. This year it is coming to Shenzhen, China, during 23 to 25 July. Our 2019 theme is Artificial Intelligence + Education. The Conference is jointly organized by the Southern University of Science and Technology and the UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovation. 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a convergence of a widening spectrum of frontier technologies, and it has garnered the potential to bring new possibilities for sustainable development and societal change (UNESCO, 2019). In particular, AI has the potential to accelerate the process of achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on the provision of inclusive, equitable, quality education and lifelong learning opportunities. It promises to reduce barriers to access, automate management processes, analyze learning patterns and optimize learning processes with a view to improving learning outcomes. However, the penetration of AI in education comes with concerns about ethics, security and privacy protection. And in the absence of policy intervention, the commercial deployment of AI may also exacerbate digital divides and deepen existing learning inequalities. 

 “Artificial intelligence can be a great opportunity to accelerate the achievement of sustainable development goals. But any technological revolution leads to new imbalances that we must anticipate.” 

Audrey Azoulay

UNESCO Director-General 

 Meanwhile, AI is fueling disruptive changes across sectors, and therefore is raising fundamental questions about how education can prepare individuals to live and work together with AI effectively and to foster inclusive societies. It is posing new challenges pertinent to all areas of education such as policy planning, promoting equity and gender equality, curriculum and resources development, teacher education, and skills development. 

To maximize AI’s benefits and mitigate its potential risks, it requires system-wide planning and collective actions to rethink and reinvent the foundation of education, as long as inputs from all stakeholders, including policy makers, system managers, and teachers, and others. The conference will start with keynote speeches, followed by a series of parallel discussions, workshops and debate. During the conference, exhibitions and workshops will be organized by high-tech companies, as our efforts to bridge the theory and practice. 

Goals and Objectives 

ICoME 2019 aims to build a platform for scholars, technicians, and entrepreneurs to: 

• Navigate the policy making and institutional administration regarding the integration of AI to the educational sector for future development; 

• Exchange information on the latest AI trends around the world: how these trends are shaping the landscape of teaching and learning? What knowledge and skills are needed for students for the future workplace? How to conduct scientific observation, evaluation and research of relevant educational phenomenon? 

• Promote the international collaboration for equitable, inclusive, and transparent use of AI in education: how to create lifelong learning opportunities for all, how to empower education in developing countries, and how to approach the gender and ethical issues? 


A synthesis report as the main achievements and outcomes of the Conference will be published. 

Target Audience 

ICoME 2019 is expecting more than 500 participants, including representatives from universities and international organizations, leaders of the AI industry, academic experts, policy makers and practitioners.   

Theme and Subthemes 

Under the theme of Artificial Intelligence + Education, ICoME 2019 seeks to facilitate high-level discussion, knowledge sharing, sector-wide strategy planning, and partnership incubation. Keynote speeches given by the leaders from the education sector and the AI industry, plenary panels, breakout sessions will be organized under the following sub-themes: 

  • Online Education + AI

  • Social Media and Educational Communication

  • Education Ecosystem of AI

  • Machine Learning

  • AI and Humanistic

  • Ethics in AI + Education

  • Innovative Schools and Future Education

  • Data-based Learning Interventions and Learning Analytics

  • VR/AR/MR for Learning

  • Innovative Learning Space: Maker Space, Learning Center

  • AI in Sustainable Development Goal 4(SDG 4)

  • AI in Primary and Secondary School Education Forum

  • Tech Exhibition

We welcome contributions from all stakeholders that address the ways AI will shape the future of education. 

We look forward to seeing you in Shenzhen, China!

July 23 - 25, 2019
China Capital Market Institute, #2, Qinyuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
Artificial Intelligence + Education


Please register before July 22, 2019.


Registration fee

Student attendees400.00 RMB per person

Member attendees 800.00 RMB per person

Non-member participants1200.00 RMB per person

Conference paper

The ICoME 2019 conference proceedings will be published by ICoME. We welcome your contributions. The deadline to submit your abstract is June 30, 2019 and the deadline to submit your full paper is July 10, 2019. All submitted abstracts and papers will be reviewed by the conference committee. The paper approved by the conference committee will be included in the conference proceedings, and the author will have an opportunity to speak in forums.

1. The content of paper should be related to the main theme or sub-themes of ICoME 2019.

2. The word limit of full paper is 5000.

3. Both abstract and full paper should be written in English.

4. Before uploading your proposal, please make sure the filename with the keyword of ICoME2019 and your full name for example: ICoME2019_Kimura CHEN.pdf. The submitted document should be a PDF file with the extension.pdf.

5. Download the Proposal Template by clicking the “download” button before your submission.

If you have any problems, please feel free to contact us (icome2019@sustech.edu.cn )

Prof. Badarch Dendev Adviser of the State Great Hural (Parliament) and Chairman of the MUST(Mongolian University of Science and Technology) Governing Board, Mongolia
Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe President of Makerere University, Uganda
Prof. Ding Xin Vice President and Secretary General of China Education Technology Association
Mr Bradd Feng Director of Talent Ecosystem Development, EBG, Huawei
Dr. Gale M. Sinatra the Stephen H. Crocker Professor of Psychology and Education at Rossier, the President of the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 15 (Educational Psychology), America
Prof. Ricky Y.K. Kwok the Associate Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), University of Hong Kong
Mr Jaco Du Toit Chief, Section for Universal Access and Preservation, Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
Prof. Liu Ke Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, and Dean of School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southern University of Science and Technology
Prof. Liu Ang University of New South Wales, Australia
Prof. Katsuaki Suzuki Founding director and professor at Research Center for Instructional Systems, Kumamoto University, Japan,
Prof. LAW, Nancy W.Y. Honorary Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kong
Dr Wayne Holmes Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University,Fellowship of The Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom
Prof. Manjula Vibhasini Vithanapathirana The Dean of the Faculty of Education, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Prof. Yao Xin Director, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology
Mr. Wu Xiaoru Founder and rotating president of iFLYTEK
Dr Djama M. Hassan Rector of University of Djibouti
We are sorry to announce that the ICoME secretary no longer provides accommodation booking service as the venue hotel has been fully booked. For those participants who wish to book accommodation during the conference, please coordinate the accommodation needs yourselves. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.
Shenzhen, in southeastern China, is a modern metropolis that links Hong Kong to China’s mainland. The city is the high-tech and manufacturing hub of southern China, home to the world's third-busiest container port and the fourth-busiest airport on the Chinese mainland. A picturesque coastal city, Shenzhen is a popular tourist destination in South China and has been listed by the Chinese Government as an Excellent Tourist City. It"s has been known for its shopping destinations, contemporary buildings, and a number of amusement parks.
China Capital Market Institute
Address: #2, Qingyuan Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China
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  • About us
  • Conference Contact: Miss YANG Email: icome2019@sustech.edu.cn        Tel:0755-8801-0922/1881-8582-146 Enterprises Contact: Mr TANG Email: tangxz@sustc.edu.cn                   Tel:0755-8801-0940 /151-5066-5683
  • ICoME2019 Committee Member
  • No Name Title in ICoME Country
    1 DING Xin Vice President and Secretary General of CAET China
    2 LI Kedong Professor of South China Normal University China
    3 LI Ming Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology China
    4 ZHONG Shaochun Professor of Northeast Normal University China
    5 HUANG Ronghuai Professor of Beijing Normal University China
    6 XIE Youru Professor of South China Normal University China
    7 Gu Xiaoqing Professor of East China Normal University China
    8 HAN Wei Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology China
    9 DONG Yuqi Professor of Shanghai Normal University China
    10 SHANG Junjie Professor of Beijing University China
    11 ZHAO Jianhua Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology China
    12 DAI Yun Associate Professor of Southern University of Science and Technology China
    13 ZHENG Xiaoli Associate Professor of Wenzhou University China
    14 Wakio Oyanagi President of JEAMS Japan
    15 Makiko KISHI Chief of Japanese ICoME committee, JEAMS; Professor of Meiji University Japan
    16 Makoto Kageto Deputy of Japanese ICoME committee, JEAMS; Professor of Nihon Fukushi University Japan
    17 Ryota Yamamoto Deputy of Japanese ICoME committee, JEAMS; Professor of The University of Tokyo Japan
    18 Kenichi Kubota Observer, JAEMS;Professor of Kansai Univesity Japan
    19 Ji-Yeon LEE Professor of Inha University Korea
    20 Hoseung Byun Professor of Chungbuk National University Korea
    21 Jeeheon Ryu Professor of Chonnam National University Korea
    22 Bert Kimura Professor of University of Hawaii USA
    23 Curtis Ho Professor of University of Hawaii USA
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