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Submissions (Conference)

Abstract submission opening day: 22 October 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 22 January 2018

Submission information
Regardless of the type of contribution, we ask you to provide a (max.) 250 word abstract for inclusion in the abstract booklet (including references), and an extended summary of 1000 words (max) for the reviewing process (including references). We also ask you to provide up to three keywords which describe your contribution. If you need to include graphs or complex tables, you may upload them as file attachments. (Text uploads will not be processed!)

For symposia , we ask you to submit each paper of the symposia as an individual paper, and a framing (paper) by the symposium organizer. The main difference in the submission process is that as a symposium organizer you choose "symposia organizer" as the presentation type, as a contributer in the symposium you choose "symposium paper".

As an experiment , we also ask you during the submission whether you want to have your extended summary (i.e. that part of your submission that is usually only seen by the reviewers) included in an extended summary booklet (pdf). This is striclty voluntary; it provides the opportunity to share more of your work with your peers.

At the end of the submission process, we also ask you whether you would be willing to participate in the review process as a reviewer. We understand that you might not be able to commit, but we appreciate those who do.

Review criteria for all types of submissions
For empirical projects, the synopsis should include a clear statement of the research questions motivated by a brief review of the relevant literature, description of the research methodology, a summary of main research findings and conclusion pointing out the significance of the research findings with possible implications for theory and practice.

For Theoretical projects, the synopsis should include a clear statement of the theoretical problem motivated by a brief review of the relevant literature, an account of the theoretical proposal being made clarifying the novel contribution of this particular project, and a conclusion that addresses empirical research that could test the validity of the theoretical proposal, implication of this work for further theory development and/or implications for practice.

In brief, contributors should pay special attention to the following criteria:
  • Relevance to the domain of conceptual change and or epistemic cognition
  • Significance for theoretical debate
  • Theoretical framework, conceptual rationale or pragmatic grounding
  • Embeddedness in relevant literature
  • Research method and design (research questions, context, participants, data sources, sampling, procedure)
  • Clarity and robustness of theoretical argument
  • Overall quality and scientific originality

Paper sessions and Symposia
Symposia and Paper sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, in which 3 to 4 papers are presented and discussed. Presentation time is 15-20 minutes maximum. The chair will monitor the time and signal when 5 minutes (yellow card) and 1 minute (red card) are left. After each presentation, there are 5-10 minutes for clarification questions and discussion.

In symposia the discussant will start the discussion by pointing out commonalities/differences in the papers (they have received and read the final versions), and possibly raising final points for discussion with the presenters and the audience.

Each paper session room will be equipped with a beamer + PC + internet access. Please bring your presentation on a usb stick, or e-mail it to no later than August 20th.

Poster presentations
The poster session is scheduled for 45 minutes. Fixation materials for posters will be provided. The poster can be either portrait or landscape format (portrait preferred).
Posters will also be presented to the audience. Each presenter will have 5 minutes to present and there will be 2-3min for questions. The chair will monitor the time and signal with a red card when one minute is left.
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