Call for Abstracts
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Abstract submissions for papers, posters or round table sessions are to be received by close of business November 25, 2011. They will be reviewed by the Program Committee for possible presentation at the conference. Upon acceptance, abstracts can be developed as a paper for inclusion in the conference proceedings to be posted on the QPR website after the conference.
On-line submission is the only method of receipt of papers and abstracts.
If you experience technical difficulties with on-line submission, please email your query to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 8274 6044.
Immediately following submission, you will receive an acknowledgment email confirming receipt of your paper or abstract, including a submission reference number and confirmation of your personal password. These details should be used if you wish to edit your abstract up to and no later than the submission deadline: 25th November 2011. No changes will be possible after these deadlines.
Poster presentations provide a snapshot of research that is completed or underway. Poster contributors will be provided with poster session times so that they are given the opportunity to discuss their poster with colleagues. Poster size is normally: 120 cm height, width 90 cm). Poster format is portrait/vertical position. An award for the best poster will be made at the close of the conference.
Details required at the submission stage include:
- Name of convenor and/or research team .
- 250 word overview of the topic of research
Round table presentations (30 minutes)
Round table presentations encourage researchers to engage in informal discussions with likeminded colleagues. While a formal catalyst to a discussion is require the interactions are more informal than a paper presentation. It is advisable to have a handout of at least one page for the discussion. There will be no technology available for round tables.
Details required at the submission stage
- Name of convenor and/or research team
- 250 word overview of the symposium
Individual Paper Presentations
All individual presentations proposed will be programmed with like presentations according to the conference themes. Each presenter/team of presenters will be provided with a 45-minute time slot in order to present their paper and allow for questions. Presenters are encouraged to allow time for interaction and questions and will have access to technology to assist their presentations.
All individual paper presentations, both refereed and non-refereed papers, will be invited to submit abstracts that meet the following criteria:
An abstract of 250 words highlighting title, author(s) and affiliation(s).
Presenters are strongly encouraged to have a written paper of 4000-6000 words for distribution at the paper presentation. Those who wish to have their papers refereed will be invited to submit their papers for review prior to the conference.
Individual Papers for Full Paper Review
Papers should be 4000-6000 words and should be written in a rigorous and scholarly academic format. The choice of referencing style is not pre-determined but must be consistent throughout the paper. However APA 5th/6th style for referencing is the preferred style. Papers should include the title, author(s) and their affiliation(s) on a first page, and, for the purposes of blind review, should have no other identification throughout the rest of the paper. Papers should include a brief abstract of approximately 250 words under the title Please include the title as the header on each page and number each page clearly. The deadline for full papers for review will be Wednesday 29th February 2012.
All abstract papers, both refereed and non refereed, will be published in a Conference Proceedings booklet and also stored electronically at: qpr.edu.au