Second conference of the INDRUM network

International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics

April 5-7, 2018, Kristiansand (Norway)

We are pleased to announce INDRUM2018, the second conference of the International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics, to be held April 5-7 in Kristiansand at the MatRIC Centre (University of Agder, Norway). The themes to be addressed at INDRUM2018 will build on those addressed at INDRUM2016 and will cover a range of issues concerning teacher and student practices and the teaching and learning of specific mathematical topics at undergraduate and post-graduate level as well as across disciplines. The target audience of this conference is researchers in didactics of mathematics, mathematicians and teachers and researchers who are interested in these issues. The organisation of the conference will comprise: a plenary talk (speaker to be announced shortly); an expert panel discussion; 4 to 6 thematic working groups (6 hours each); short communications in parallel (two sessions of 1 h 30 min.) and a standing poster exhibition. Pre-conference proceedings will be distributed to registered participants. The final version of the proceedings will be posted on the open archive HAL. A book reporting from INDRUM 2016 and INDRUM 2018 will be published in the Routledge ERME Series.

This Conference falls within the activities of the research project INDRUM (acronym for International Network for Didactic Research in University Mathematics), which has been initiated by an international team of researchers in didactics of mathematics. This research project is intended to contribute to the development of research in didactics of mathematics at all levels of tertiary education, with a particular concern for the development of young researchers in the field and for dialogue with mathematicians. The project has several objectives, including:

  • elaboration of a scientific program in order to network existing researchers in this field in Europe and in the world;
  • development and emergence of international collaborations by responding to project funding calls at all levels (local, regional, European, international);
  • enhancing the visibility of these research areas for researchers in mathematics education and for the community of mathematicians;
  • contribution to the development of doctoral programmes in the field.

The second announcement will present the scientific themes that will be foregrounded at this conference as well as information about how to register and make a contribution. For more information, we invite you to consult the conference website that will be regularly updated:

The second step is the registration for payment that must be done through the website of the university of Agder. You will find below the composition of the committees and the key dates regarding the conference.

INDRUM 2018 International Programme Committee: Viviane Durand-Guerrier (Montpellier, France) Chair, Reinhard Hochmuth (Hannover, Germany) Co-chair, Marianna Bosch (Barcelona, Spain), Simon Goodchild (Kristiansand, Norway), Thomas Hausberger (Montpellier, France), Ninni Marie Hogstad (Kristiansand, Norway); Elena Nardi (Norwich, United Kingdom), Chris Rasmussen (San Diego, United States), Carl Winsløw (Copenhagen, Denmark)

INDRUM 2018 Local Organising Committee: Simon Goodchild (Kristiansand, Norway) Chair, Lillian Egelandsaa (Kristiansand, Norway), Ninni Marie Hogstad (Kristiansand, Norway), Thomas Hausberger (Montpellier, France)


March 15, 2017: First announcement

April 28, 2017: Second announcement, call for papers

September 15, 2017: Registration open

October 15, 2017: Deadline for submission of papers and of poster proposal.

December 15, 2017: Deadline for reviewers to submit their reviews

January 15, 2018: Decisions about paper or poster acceptance

February 15, 2018: Deadline for revisions of papers and posters.

March 5, 2018: Third announcement with conference program and pre-acts available on the conference website

April 5-7 2018: Conference in Kristiansand (Norway)

Number of participants

The number of participants is restricted to approx. 120 plus eventually a number of local participants, with up to six working groups


The main language of the conference is English. There is the possibility to submit and present a paper in a Scandinavian language provided the presenter considers how to address the conference audience, the majority of who are not likely to understand one of these languages (e.g. through slides or handout in English)