Call for abstracts

The Conference Program Committee is inviting early submission of:

1.  Full refereed papers (no abstract required);

2.  Abstracts for showcase presentations;

3.  Abstracts for roundtable discussions; and

4.  Abstracts for poster submissions.

Interested researchers, academics, practitioners and industry partners are invited to submit papers, abstracts and posters for the conference.

  • You may submit more than one full-refereed paper or abstract for showcase presentations, roundtable discussions and posters.
  • You may only be the lead on ONE full-refereed paper or abstract for showcase presentations, roundtable discussions and posters.
  • Papers that involve joint authorship with students, industry and community partners are encouraged.
  • Early career researchers and research students are also encouraged to contribute papers.

With a rolling review and acceptance, early submissions are highly recommended.

The Program Committee invites submissions in the four categories.

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Rolling submission deadlines

Submission dates
Submissions open: 2 October 2019
Submissions close: 17 April 2020

Notification of acceptance
Authors notified by rolling review: no later than 19 June 2020

Conference registration deadlines
Author registration deadline: 1 July 2020

Submission revisions
Revised Full Paper Submission deadline: 19 July 2020
Revised Abstract Submission deadline: 14 August 2020

Super-early-bird submission deadlines

Super-early bird submission dates
Submissions open: 2 October 2019
Super-early bird submissions close: 1 December 2019

Notification of acceptance
Super-early bird rolling notification of acceptance up to 10 January 2020

Conference author registration
Super-early bird conference author registration deadline: 31 January 2020

Submission revisions
Revised Full Paper Submission deadline: 16 April 2020
Revised Abstract Submission deadline: 16 April 2020

Style guides

Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will be returned to authors.

ACEN style guide for papers.

ACEN style guide for abstracts.

Questions

For questions about abstract content and details contact the conference abstract committee:

Leoni Russell at leoni.russell@rmit.edu.au

Karen Young at k.young@deakin.edu.au

Submission issues

Having issues with the submission process? Contact Craig at acen2020@conferenceonline.com.au or telephone +61 7 5525 3875.

Papers logo1. FULL REFEREED PAPERS

Key dates

  • Submission deadline: Friday 17 April 2020 (midnight, EST Australia)

Submission and structure

Full refereed papers may be either empirical studies or theoretical reviews. Papers should provide detailed description of appropriate literature, methodologies, and analytical methods, demonstrating a thorough and rigorous analysis of current issues in work-integrated learning, leading to well-argued conclusions.

A suggested structure for full refereed papers is:

  • Title;
  • Author(s);
  • Affiliation;
  • Keywords (4 -6);
  • Abstract;
  • Background (including reference to appropriate literature);
  • Research aims and intent;
  • Methods/approach;
  • Results/discussion;
  • Conclusions/Implications;
  • References, using APA 6th Edition.

Refer to ACEN style guide for papers. Submissions which do not follow these guidelines will be returned to authors.

Word limit: no more than 2,000 words (excluding abstract and references) in length.

Review

Full refereed papers will be double blind peer reviewed by reviewers selected by the Conference Program Committee. Peer review is a reciprocal process, therefore submission of a paper means that you may be requested to review other submissions. The program committee will support reviewers through this process with resources and other assistance as needed. Full paper submissions will be reviewed against the extent to which they meet the following criteria:

  • alignment with a conference sub-theme
  • originality of the research
  • quality / rigour (e.g. research method and/or literature review)
  • contribution to the scholarship of co-operative education and WIL
  • academic standard of writing and presentation

Presentation

Full papers will be allocated 25 minutes presentation time, which will include 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Publication

All papers accepted in this category will be published in the Conference Proceedings that will be made available to all conference participants and online through the ACEN website. Papers in this category meet the criteria for E1 category publication in ERA.

Best paper

All papers accepted for the conference program will be eligible for consideration for an award of ‘best conference paper’.

Showcases icon2. SHOWCASE PRESENTATIONS

Key dates

  • Rolling review and acceptance
  • Submission deadline: Friday 17 April 2020 (midnight, EST Australia)

Purpose

Showcase presentations provide an opportunity for delegates to share aspects of good practice, emerging research projects, and topical issues that are being developed. Submissions should outline the initiative, practice or issue being showcased and its relevance to one of the conference sub-themes.

Abstract submission

Proposals for Showcase Presentation submission should be submitted for review as a 150-200 word abstract.

The abstract should address the background/context, initiative/practice, method(s) of evaluative data collection and analysis, evidence of effectiveness and theme(s) addressed. It must contain the following:

  • Title;
  • Author(s);
  • Affiliation;
  • Keywords (4-6);
  • Discussion/results/evaluation;
  • Conclusions/implications;
  • Key references, using APA 6th Edition.

Refer to ACEN style guide for abstracts. Proposals not using this template will be returned to the authors and may not be included in the conference program.

Word Limit: no more than 150-200 word abstracts (excluding key references) in length.

Review

Abstracts will be single blind reviewed. Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • alignment with a conference sub-theme
  • adherence to the required submission structure
  • originality of the practice/ research/ topic or issue
  • contribution to new knowledge in WIL

Presentation

Showcase presentations will be allocated 10 minutes to present. Each showcase session will also include question and discussion time. Authors may consider having a copy of an associated paper available for sharing at the conference. A suggested structure for the presentation and associated paper is:

  • Title;
  • Author(s);
  • Affiliation;
  • Keywords (4 -6);
  • Abstract;
  • Conference sub-theme(s) addressed;
  • Background/context;
  • Overview of practice / initiative;
  • Methods/approach;
  • Results/discussion/evaluation;
  • Conclusions/Implications;
  • Key references, using APA 6th Edition.

Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Program and will be available to all delegates and published online. Abstracts submitted in this category meet the criteria for E3 ERA category publication. Presentations in this category are NOT considered to be refereed papers.

roundtable icon3. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Key dates

  • Rolling review and acceptance
  • Submission deadline: Friday 17 April 2020 (midnight, EST Australia)

Purpose

Roundtable discussions are spaces within the conference program that enable detailed discussion around emerging issues of importance for the conference community. Submissions should consider the importance of the proposed issue alongside how the presenters intend to engage delegates in discussion. These presentations are intended as interactive engagements and should not be extended presentations of papers. Roundtable discussion can be either 60 minutes in length.

Abstract submission

Proposals for Roundtable Discussions should be submitted for review as a 350 word structured abstract.

The abstract should address the expertise of the convener/s, intended outcomes, overview of activities and details of intended audience. Roundtable abstracts must contain the following:

  • Title;
  • Convenor(s);
  • Affiliation;
  • Area of expertise/interest of convenor/presenters;
  • Keywords (4-6);
  • Conference theme(s) covered;
  • Intended aims or outcomes;
  • Overview of activities/discussion;
  • Intended audience;
  • Key references, using APA 6th Edition.

Refer to ACEN style guide for abstracts. Proposals not using this template will be returned to the authors and may not be included in the conference program.

Word Limit: no more than 350 word abstracts (excluding key references) in length.

Review

Abstracts will be evaluated by a Conference Program Roundtable Panel. Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • alignment with a conference sub-theme
  • adherence to the required submission structure
  • originality of the practice/research/topic or issue
  • level of engagement planned for participants
  • contribution to new knowledge about co-operative education and WIL

Presentation

Roundtable presentations will be allocated 60 minutes to present/facilitate the session, which will include discussion and activities.

Successful authors may consider having a copy of an associated paper available for sharing at the conference.

Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Program and will be available to all delegates and published online. Abstracts submitted in this category meet the criteria for E3 ERA category publication.

poster icon4. POSTER OR POSTER WITH PECHA KUCHA* SUBMISSIONS

Key dates

  • Rolling review and acceptance
  • Submission deadline: Friday 17 April 2020 (midnight, EST Australia)

Purpose

Poster submissions will be evidence-based and should outline the background/context and outcomes. Posters allow participants with similar interests to interact by using the poster as a discussion point.

Participants may opt to submit for Poster only, or Poster with Pecha Kucha. The two types of submissions are judged by the same selection criteria.

*The Pecha Kucha is a short talk (one minute and one slide) in which the poster presenter “pitches” their poster to the audience in advance of the session in which they present their poster. This format gives presenters the opportunity to speak briefly at the conference and increase the potential audience for their poster.

Submission

Proposals for Poster and Poster with Pecha Kucha submissions should be submitted for review as a 250 word abstract plus an additional 50-100 words on how the proposal for the poster fits the conference theme (total words = 300-350 words).

The abstract must contain the following:

  • Title;
  • Author(s);
  • Affiliation;
  • Keywords (4-6);
  • Conference theme(s) addressed;
  • Background/context;
  • Overview of practice/research initiative;
  • Discussion/results/evaluation;
  • Conclusions/implications;
  • Key references, using APA 6th Edition;
  • Intention to present a Pecha Kucha.

Refer to ACEN style guide for abstracts. Proposals not using this template will be returned to the authors and may not be included in the conference program.

Review

Abstracts will be evaluated by a Conference Program Poster Panel. Abstracts will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • alignment with a conference sub-theme
  • originality of the practice/ research/ topic or issue
  • contribution to new knowledge about co-operative education and WIL

Presentation/final submission

Posters will be available for viewing for the duration of the conference. An interactive poster viewing session will be held for authors to discuss their poster with other delegates. Presenters who opt for pecha kucha will present in a conference session before their poster viewing session. Authors can present their work using any layout /design but must present the poster on an A0 size format.

Publication

Submitted abstracts will be published in the Conference Program and will be available to all delegates.  Edited versions may also be published online. Poster abstracts submitted in this category meet the criteria for E3 HERDC Publications. Please note that posters accepted in this category are NOT considered refereed papers.

Best poster

All posters accepted for the conference program (with or without pecha kucha) will be eligible for consideration for an award of ‘best conference poster’.

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