Submission

Submission is closed.
Six different submission formats are offered. Presentation slots at the conference comprise 90 minutes. The following slots are currently planned; changes may result from the number of actual submissions and the reviews.

 

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Paper sessions 

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Paper sessions normally include four oral presentations of empirical papers and are scheduled for 90 minutes. Each individual presentation lasts 15 minutes and is followed by a discussion with the audience of at least 5 minutes. Presentations of empirical papers have to include data and results in order to be accepted for the conference. If your research is at an earlier stage, suitable conference formats are poster or round table sessions as well as no or not perfect data sessions. Besides empirical papers, theoretical papers are also welcome.

In each room, in which paper sessions will take place, a computer, digital projector, and internet access will be provided.

In order to submit a proposal for a paper presentation, you need to prepare an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) as as well as an abstract of up to 250 words. The extended summary provides a short but detailed outline of the aims, methodology, results, and the theoretical and practical significance of your research.

Symposia 

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Symposia aim at examining a single topic in depth from multiple perspectives. Symposia normally include four coherent oral presentations of research papers on one topic and are scheduled for 90 minutes. Each individual presentation lasts 15 minutes and is followed by a brief discussion with the audience of 2 to 3 minutes. Subsequently, a discussant, who is familiar with all individual papers, summarizes and interactively discusses the four contributions. Presentations of empirical papers have to include data and results in order to be accepted for the conference.
Organizers of symposia have to nominate a chairperson who is responsible for directing the session (organizers may also be the chairpersons). Furthermore, organizers have to nominate the discussant who is responsible for integrating the individual contributions.

In each room, in which symposia will take place, a computer, digital projector, and internet access will be provided.

In order to submit a proposal for a symposium, you need to prepare an abstract of the symposium of up to 250 words which provides information about the aims and relevance of the scientific and educational relevance of the symposium. Furthermore, a proposal for a symposium contains the individual proposals for each paper presentation in the symposium. which have to include an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) as well as an abstract of up to 250 words. The extended summary provides a short but detailed outline of the aims, methodology, results, and the theoretical and practical significance of your research. Symposium submissions must include individual contributions from at least three different countries.

Flipping the Session sessions 

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Flipping the session is a new and dynamic format which aims at a more dynamic and interactive discussion of the findings of research projects. In contrast to poster or round table sessions – which are also of a very interactive nature but mainly provide a platform for discussing early stage or ongoing research – flipping the session sessions provide a platform for presenting empirical work which is already in the process of preparing a scientific publication (as in paper sessions and symposia).
Flipping the session sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes and normally include four interactive presentations which give every contributor 20 minutes to interactively present video/narrated slides in combination with highly interactive face-to-face discussions. Two clear questions or statements which will guide the discussion have to be included in the materials. Typically, flipping the session sessions involve that the interactive materials are already made available beforehand (i.e., 4 weeks before the conference). By this means, the audience is enabled to prepare session attendance by studying an online video (preferably; maximum 5 minutes) or a set of narrated slides in advance and by preparing responses to the outlined questions of the presenters.

In each room, in which flipping the session sessions will take place, a computer, digital projector, and internet access will be provided.

In order to submit a proposal for a flipping the session presentation, you need to prepare an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) as well as an abstract of up to 250 words. The extended summary provides a short but detailed outline of the aims, methodology, results, and the theoretical and practical significance of your research. Furthermore, the extended summary has to contain a description of the interactive materials that will be used in the sessions. In case of acceptance, presenters have to submit their interactive materials at least four weeks ahead of the conference so they can be made available on the conference website.

Poster sessions 

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Poster sessions normally include six posters which are used to present research studies with a strong visual component. Poster sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. At the beginning, a chair gathers the presenters and the audience, and a short oral presentation of about 3 minutes for each poster is given. For clarification, each individual presentation is followed by a brief discussion between the presenter and the audience. After all posters have been briefly presented and discussed, sufficient room is reserved for an interactive in-depth discussion between the presenter and a smaller audience that is specifically interested in particular posters. Poster presentations are an ideal opportunity to present research that is at an earlier stage as they allow a more direct interaction between the researcher and the audience.

In each room, in which poster sessions will take place, poster boards and materials for attaching the posters to the boards will be provided. Posters should be printed in either A0 or A1 format. The size of the poster boards is 95 cm (width) × 135 cm (height).

In order to submit a proposal for a poster presentation, you need to prepare an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) as well as an abstract of up to 250 words. The extended summary provides a short but detailed outline of the aims, methodology, results, and the theoretical and practical significance of your research.

Round Table sessions 

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Round table sessions normally include four presentations and provide an opportunity to discuss challenging research issues or to explore new research approaches. This may involve the discussion of work in progress. Round table sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes. Each presentation has 30 minutes at the presenter’s disposal. First, every presenter briefly introduces the research project or issue at hand and outlines current challenges (e.g., emerging data or a research problem). Second, as the main element of every round table contribution, the presenter invites the audience to enter an in-depth discussion of the outlined issues.

In each room, in which round table sessions will take place, a computer, digital projector, and internet access will be provided.

In order to submit a proposal for a round table presentation, you need to prepare an extended summary of up to 1000 words (including references) as as well as an abstract of up to 250 words. The extended summary provides a short but detailed outline of the aims, methodology, results, and the theoretical and practical significance of your research.

No or Not Perfect Data sessions 

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No or not perfect data sessions normally include four oral presentations of draft papers or proposals and provide an opportunity to present empirical work which is at an early stage (e.g., research ideas or work in progress). This implies that either no data have been collected yet or that collected data seem not perfect in some way (e.g., non-significant or unexpected results).
Typically, no or not perfect data sessions are scheduled for 60 minutes and include four oral presentations of early stage research. Each individual presentation lasts 10 minutes and is followed by a discussion with the audience of 10 minutes. The aim of the no or not perfect data format is to provide a platform particularly for young researchers to get accustomed to presenting their research, to explore remedies for methodological challenges, and/or to discuss the adequacy of new/controversial research approaches.

The special feature of this format is that each session will be supervised by two senior researchers who will have made themselves familiar with the individual proposals beforehand and who provide comprehensive feedback for each participant.

In each room, in which no or not perfect data sessions will take place, a computer, digital projector, and internet access will be provided.

In order to submit a proposal for a no or not perfect data presentation, you need to prepare an abstract of up to 250 words which provides a short outline of the aims, methodology, results, and the theoretical and practical significance of your research. The overall number of participants of no or not perfect data sessions is limited to 16.

SIGnature: Bridging Professional Development Research

8th EARLI SIG 14 2016