November 11-12, 2021, Kyiv, Ukraine


2nd Workshop on Professional Development in the Digitized Society: Current Trends


Workshop on Professional Development in the Digitized Society is a peer-reviewed international CS workshop focusing on research advances and applications of combined use of computer hardware, software, and educational theory and practice to facilitate professional development.

PDDig tracks and topics of interest are:

  1. Track 1: Management of professional development in the digital space of formal and non-formal education
    • Methodological principles of management of continuous professional development in the conditions of open postgraduate education and distance learning
    • Experience of professional development in formal and informal open postgraduate education
    • Quality management of professional development in the digital space of formal and non-formal education
    • Educational technology park in innovative management of education quality
  2. Track 2: Training and professional development in the digital twin of the educational institution
    • Modern technologies for distance learning
    • Digital competence of the teacher: means of formation and development
    • Web tools for organizing and supporting distance learning
    • Learning management software as the basis for the formation of the digital twin of an educational institution
    • Digital twin of educational institution as a solution to innovative educational problems
    • Digital presentation of the functionality of the educational institution
  3. Track 3: Psychological safety of in the digital educational environment
    • Information and psychological security of the individual: challenges of today
    • Psychological aspect of interaction in the digital educational environment
    • Factors of psychological safety in the digital educational environment
    • How to create and maintain a psychologically safe digital educational environment
  4. Track 4: Training of managers of socio-political profile in the digitalized society
    • Trends, risks and determinants of socio-economic development of the organization in the era of digitalization
    • Personal development and psychological assistance of managers
    • Training in project management system and public administration
    • Training of managers of special and inclusive education
    • Management of educational institutions
  5. Track 5: Teacher's soft skills development
    • Soft skills as an educational trend and a component of professional development
    • Soft skills development models
    • Competence-based professional development of teacher
    • Monitoring the quality of teacher training


Authors are invited to submit full (and original research) papers (at least 10 pages) including surveys, tutorials, perspective/colloquia articles in workshop topics of interest through the HotCRP
by September 20, 2021.

Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed by three reviewers on the basis of technical quality, relevance, originality, significance, and clarity. If necessary, a fourth, additional reviewer will be involved. The Program Committee will use these reviews to determine which papers will be accepted for presentation at the workshop. The result of the reviewing will be announced to the submitting authors by email, along with reviewer comments, if any.

Primary requirements

  • Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication while being evaluated for this workshop. The review process will be blind peer review.
  • Submissions should be: a) basically, correct and sound; b) original (not published elsewhere partly or in full and not submitted to other venues for simultaneous consideration); c) presented at the workshop (at least one author of each article should attend to the workshop); d) in line with the scope of PDDig.
  • A maximum of two articles per author is accepted.
  • One paper shouldn't have more than five authors.
  • The number of references in the list of references should not be less than 10.
  • Self-citations should not exceed 10 %.
  • Authors are encouraged to refer to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) for all aspects of publication ethics ( and to strictly conform to the ethical rules described on, in particular:
    • A single study is not split up into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions and submitted to various edited book projects or journals or to one journal over time (e.g. "salami-publishing").
    • No data have been fabricated or manipulated (including images) to support the manuscript's conclusions.
    • No data, text, or theories by others are presented as if they were the authors own ("plagiarism"). Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied (near verbatim), summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.
    • Consent to submit has been received from all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out before the work is submitted.
    • Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results.

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Paper submission

  • In case you have never worked with the HotCRP system before, please create HotCRP account it by clicking "Create an account" link at the login form. You will be offered to enter your email and click the 'Create account' button. The instructions for signing in to HotCRP would be sent to your email. After complete registration you should sign in and complete your profile. Please list potential conflicts of interest - we use this information when assigning reviews. At the "New Submission" link of the PDDig-2021, please fill in the forms as requested by the instructions.


Submission Deadline

September 20, 2021


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Notification Due

October 25, 2021


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Final Submission Deadline

November 10, 2021


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Registration Due

November 7, 2021


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November 11-12, 2021


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PDDig requires that every workshop participant, not necessarily a speaker, but also a listener, registers at the workshop. A non-dedicated registration service is provided for this step. We need your registration for:
  1. Personalizing your workshop information bundle, including the certificate of participation
  2. Offer additional services to you: e.g. visa support, hostel booking, official invitation letter preparation
  3. Collecting statistical information about session attendance, including social events - for proper resource planning
  4. Letting the other workshop participants know who you are to facilitate networking




of the 2nd Workshop on Professional Development in the Digitized Society: Current Trends (PDDig-2021)


National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine (Ukraine)
State Institution of Higher Education "University of Educational Management" (Ukraine)
Jan Dlugosz University of Humanities and Natural Sciences in Czestochowa (Republic of Poland)
University of Occupational Safety Management in Katowice (Republic of Poland)
Paata Gugushvili Institute of Economics of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
Harding Christian University (Searcy, AR, USA)
State Scientific Institution “Institute of Education Content Modernization“ of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (Ukraine)


University of Educational Management, 52A Sichovykh Striltsiv Str., Kyiv, 04053, Ukraine


Oksana Kovtun, +380672533165,

Serhiy Semerikov,