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Author Guidelines

The official language of the conference is English. The Scientific Committee invites scholars and practitioners to submit extended abstracts of 1,000 words for presentations on research outcomes or practice examples. We also invite submissions of thematic sessions with their corresponding abstracts. All abstracts will be submitted for blind review by a panel of reviewers. After revision, the selected extended abstracts will be published in the electronic conference proceedings. During the conference, we expect a Power Point or PDF presentation. Please submit one abstract on a single topic only. The conference presentation will be a maximum of fifteen minutes plus fifteen minutes for Q&A in three parallel sessions. One session lasts for two hours and contains four presentations.

To submit your extended abstract, you must be logged in as an Author. For this, fill in your profil and tick the appropriate box at the end of the page.

When submitting, please give the following information:

For extended abstracts:

Submission title: A maximum of twelve words

Submission format: Research or practice

Author(s) information: List all authors and identify who is contact author.

Topic areas: Please indicate to which topic area (see above) your presentation relates.

Keywords: Up to five keywords are permitted.

Research – Main text of extended abstract: The abstract should be no longer than 1,000 words. It should provide a clear and concise summary of what will be in the presentation. The extended abstract itself will present the results of new research not yet published. It should spell out the research question, the context and theory of the problem, the methodology used, the main results and broad conclusions.

Practice – Main text of extended abstract: The abstract should be no longer than three A4 pages, which can be divided into text and visuals. It should provide a clear outline of what the project is about and how it relates to the conference theme and also indicate its location as well as the presenter’s role in the project.

References: Abstracts should include no more than five major literature references. The Harvard system of referencing should be used


For thematic sessions:

Session title: A maximum of twelve words

Session format: Research or practice

Session organiser(s): List all organisers and identify who is main contact.

Topic areas: Please indicate to which topic area (see above) your session relates.

Concept statement: Please explain concisely (350 words max.) what the thematic focus of the session is and how the four individual papers help to develop this focus.

Keywords: Up to five keywords are permitted.

Individual extended abstracts: Please add the four abstracts that are part of your sessions. See guidelines above.



Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Director).
  2. The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  4. The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.
  6. If submitting to a peer-reviewed track of the conference, authors' names are removed from submission, with "Author" and year used in the bibliography and footnotes, instead of authors' name, paper title, etc.
  7. If submitting to peer review, all Microsoft Office documents (including Supplementary Files) have been saved by going to File and selecting Save As; clicking Tools (or Options in a Mac); clicking Security; selecting "Remove personal information from file properties on save"; clicking Save.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

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