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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 will be scheduled for up to 90 mins (e.g., 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:
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.
An abstract for an individual paper presentation cannot exceed 400 words.
In paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers. 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.
An abstract for a poster presentation cannot exceed 400 words. Poster presentations 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 Sessions. There are some useful websites with advice about creating effective poster presentations, including (but not only): https://projects.ncsu.edu/project/posters/#Note0
Student Poster Award: To promote the work of junior researchers, a poster prize will be awarded to the best student poster, selected by the committee based on relevance, appearance and quality of content (clarity, design, methods, conclusions supported by results). Eligible applicants are students who are first (or sole) authors of poster 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. A 400-word summary of the workshop session should be provided by the organiser, addressing: