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Submission Formats

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Submissions for formats A E (below) should contain information referring to the following aspects:

  1. Name, affiliation and contact details for each author (including Chairs and Discussants where applicable).
  2. 100 words bio statement per author.
  3. Maximum 5 keywords to describe the content of the proposal.
  4. Ranked preferred session formats: Please list (in order) your choice of preferred session formats AF below. You will only be considered for formats that you list.
  5. Summary which addresses:

(a) Theoretical/conceptual framework;
(b) Aims and objectives;
(c) Sample/Data sources;
(d) Methodology;
(e) Results;
(f) Scientific and Applied significance.

See below for additional specific requirements per session formats A E; and details for format F.

Submission Formats

A.  Symposium Presentations

A symposium provides the opportunity to examine specific research issues, problems, or topics from a variety of perspectives. Symposia may present alternative solutions, interpretations, or contrasting points of view on a specified subject or in relation to a common theme. Symposia may also use a panel discussion format targeted at a clearly delineated research issue or idea. Symposia are 85 mins.  (4-5 papers OR 4 papers and 1 discussant). Symposium proposals are encouraged to nominate a discussant and must nominate a chairperson. The organiser is responsible for arranging prior acceptance of all parties, and planning the session to allow time for robust discussion and debate.

An overview of the symposium session must be provided in an abstract of maximum 150 words, to be written by the symposium organiser, addressing:

  1. Objectives of the session
  2. Overview of the presentation
  3. Scholarly or scientific significance
  4. Structure of the session

Following the 150 words overview statement, each presenter in the symposium must provide an abstract of up to 400 words, within the one submitted symposium proposal.

B.  Individual Paper Presentations

An abstract cannot exceed 400 words. All individual presentations proposed outside of symposia will be programmed with like presentations according to theme, based on your nominated keywords. The conference organising team will appoint a Chair from among the presenters, prior to the conference, who will be responsible for coordinating the presenters and leading discussion as well as ensuring that the session keeps to time. Presenters are encouraged to allow time for rigorous discussion and cross-fertilisation as they prepare their presentations.

C.  Poster Presentations

An abstract cannot exceed 400 words. Poster sessions combine graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualised, informal discussion of the research. Poster size is A0 (height: 120 cm, width 90 cm). Poster format is portrait/vertical position. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to talk to their poster during the times allocated to Poster Presentations. There are some useful websites with advice about poster presentation, including (but not only): www.siam.org/meetings/guidelines/poster.php

D. Roundtable Presentations

An abstract cannot exceed 400 words. Roundtable sessions allow maximum interaction among presenters and with attendees. Accepted roundtable proposals will be grouped by the conference organising team into tables with three to five researchers per table, clustered around related keywords. A Chair will be designated by the conference organising team to facilitate interaction and participation. Because the emphasis is on interaction, there will be no discussants. Each roundtable session will be scheduled for a 40-minute time slot. Authors are encouraged to bring handouts to display information for discussion.

E.  Workshop Presentations

A workshop provides an opportunity to exchange information or work on a common problem, project, or shared interest in order to involve and directly inform researchers, teachers, educators and vocational practitioners. An overview of the Workshop session must be provided in an abstract of maximum 150 words, to be written by the organiser, addressing:

  1. Objectives of the session
  2. Scholarly or scientific significance
  3. Structure of the session, for example:
  • Who should participate in the workshop (teachers; students; researchers)?
  • Will there be presentations in the workshop and if yes, how many?
  • What kind of interactions/involvement will be provided to the participants?

Following the 150 words overview, please provide the abstract of up to 400 words.

F.  'Make A Pitch' Proposal

An overview of the goals of the pitch should be submitted in maximum 200 words by the pitcher. The proposal pitch is meant for researchers seeking collaborators. Pitch Presentations may be up to 5 minutes long (must be at least 3 minutes). The presentation will meet the following goals:

  • An introduction to and overview of the research topic you are proposing.
  • First detailed ideas of tasks and work that will be needed from others and the end-product you will produce. 
  • Your personal expertise and the expertise you will need on your research team.
  • An overview of what you believe team members will gain from working on this project.