MMU 2012 Conference: how to submit papers and other contributions

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The conference will feature full papers, short papers, panels, workshops, focus groups and adversarial debates. A description of each session type can be found here. Proposals for each of these session types are invited. All proposals will be refereed; acceptance is subject to the outcome of the review process.

A full paper is a standard 10 page academic paper (including references and biographical information). A short paper can be a 4 page academic paper (including references and biographical information), a position paper, a case study, a policy paper or a national perspective. A short paper can also be used to introduce a panel discussion, a workshop, a focus group or an adversarial debate.

Selected papers will be published as a Special Issue in Education and Information Technologies.

How to submit
All submissions must be in the format indicated in “Document format requirements”. Submissions must include the details described in “What to submit”.

All submissions are made on the website http://icms.schule.at/aecrict

The name of the Word file containing the proposal should include the first authors name and then the proposal type. E.g. “Smith – Short paper”.

To submit a proposal follow these instructions:
  1. Go to the website http://icms.schule.at/aecrict
  2. Click on the “Register” button on the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Enter your preferred Login-name, a password (twice) and your e-mail address, then click the “Confirm data” button
  4. You will shortly receive an e-mail containing an activation code and a link. You can either use the activation code or the link to finish setting up your personal area. (You do not need both.)
  5. Log on to the website using your Login-name and password
  6. Go to “presentation” and then “submit new presentation” to submit the Word (or RTF) file containing the details of your proposal.

What to submit
Your final submission should include (in a single Word document) all the details indicated here.

Full papers Overall, the full paper MUST NOT exceed 10 A4 pages. Short papers (including panel discussions, workshops, focus groups and adversarial debates) Overall, the short paper should not exceed 4 A4 pages.

Document format requirements
File format
All submissions must be in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) files. Acrobat (PDF) format documents are NOT acceptable.

The Word/RTF document MUST be based on the template file “MMU12 template.doc” that is available here. Do NOT change any of the style definitions in this template file or create new styles. You must use the pre-defined styles to format your paper.

Paper format and style usage is illustrated in the guide that is also available on the conference website.

The name of the Word/RTF file containing the proposal should include the first authors name and then the proposal type, eg “Smith – Short paper”.

Please do NOT include footnotes in your paper; they will be removed! If you do need to include notes please use a numbered superscript as a marker eg1 and then include the notes in a “Notes” section just before the references. The “MMU 2012 style guide” illustrates this.

References in the text should be cited as follows: one or two authors −− Smith (1993) or (Smith, 1993) or Smith and Brown (1993) etc. Three or more authors −− Smith et al. (1993) or (Smith et al., 1993). Papers by the same author(s) in the same year should be distinguished by the letters a, b, etc. References should be listed at the end of the paper giving the year of publication, title of paper, journal titles in full, volume number and first and last page numbers. References to books should include their edition, editor(s), publisher and place of publication. Names of journals must be given in full. Please adhere closely to the following format in the list of references.dot_trans

Billiam, A. T. (1986) Effect of surface runoff on water quality measurements. Journal of Environmental Science, 84, 161−−175.dot_trans

Jones, A. B. and Smith, W. (1984) Statistical Methods for Scientists. Wiley, New York.dot_trans

Excerpt in Book
Lawson, W. (1987) A survey of soil remediation methods. In Advances in Soil Science, A. Hall and B. West (eds), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 104−−106.dot_trans

Singer, J. M. (1989) Contributions to the theory of order statistics. Ph.D. thesis, University of Vermont.dot_trans

USEPA (1989) Methods for evaluating the attainment of cleanup standards. Volume 1: Soils and solid media. Statistical Policy Branch, US Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street SW, Washington, DC 20460.dot_trans

Conference Proceedings
Davis, J. O. (1989) Statistics for beginners. In Proceedings of the American Statistical Society Conference on Education and Statistics. Edited by A. Bunn and J. Block. Madrid, July. pp. 405−−412.dot_trans

Graphics & illustrations
Graphics and illustrations in the text should be included in either GIF or JPEG formats.

Photographs & Biographies

Your paper should include a photograph and a short biography (approx 50 words) for each author/contributor. This should come after the references at the END of your paper. Your biography, in 11pt Arial, MUST fit in a text box of the size indicated below. (The text box should no have any borders; a border has been included here to illustrate the boundary.)

Present the photograph and biography in a table as follows:

photograph of author

Eric Fish is director of Cod Studies at the University of the North Sea. Etc etc


**This table has a row height of EXACTLY 3.5cm. The first column (for the photo) is 3cm wide and the second column (for the text) is 11.5cm wide.

The photograph(s), preferably in colour, should be 180 pixels wide and 210 pixels high.

Copyright clearance and statement

By submitting your paper to the conference papers website you are confirming that

The Conference CD-ROM will be distributed to conference delegates and to others. Some recipients may want to copy your paper from the CD-ROM to another system in order to make it more widely available.

Please make it clear if you are prepared to allow your paper to be copied to other systems and then distributed.

You should include ONE of the following two statements as the last item in your paper:

Copyright Statement A
Copies of this document, electronic or otherwise, may NOT be made without the express permission of the first-named author.


Copyright Statement B
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivative Works 3.0 unported License. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/.

This licence comes from Creative Commons at http://creativecommons.org/

By choosing this licence you are giving others the right to copy and distribute your paper (panel etc) but only under strict conditions. You can view the full conditions at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

If you do not include a copyright statement, Statement A will be added to your paper.

Example document format

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Downloadable Instructions to Authors pdf document

Conference rooms are equipped with a computer, data projector and screen. Participants may also bring their own laptop (Mac users will need to bring their own cable to connect to the display technologies). The conference rooms are not currently equipped with interactive whiteboards. If you have any particular technology requirements please do not hesitate to contact us.