Paper presentations last 15 – 20 minutes, plus some time for questions. They will be scheduled in 90 minute sessions which will normally include 3 papers on similar themes, in exceptional cases, 4 papers may be combined. A paper is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors; 2 of the 6 authors can be listed as presenting authors. HEC will nominate a chairperson for each session who will take care of time and manage discussion. Please plan your presentation in a way to allow some questions within your presentation time. Paper proposals need a title (max 20 words), an abstract (max 150 words), a theoretical framework (max 600 words), methods (max 400 words), (expected) findings and conclusion (max 300 words), and 3 to 5 keywords used for grouping papers into sessions.
Symposia consist of 90 minutes conference sessions organised by the submitters. Symposia present research on one topic or theme, providing a coherent set of papers for discussion. Symposia proposals that clearly include more than one level of research (so more than one of learning, teaching, organizing) are preferred, others can be accepted as well. Symposia sessions consist of 3 (max 4) oral presentations and a discussant. Symposia are directed by a chairperson. Please note that presenters, chairperson and discussant need to be provided by the submitters. And every of these participants must register individually.
The symposium needs to be handed in as one submission with an abstract of the symposium (up to 400 words) and abstracts for all papers linked to it (up to 150 word abstract per paper). You will also be asked to state 3 - 5 keywords and list presenting authors and co-authors with email addresses and affiliations. A Chairperson and a Discussant, who can offer a critique of the symposium, need to be named on the proposal. The proposer is responsible for communicating with all contributors and with the HEC Office about the proposal. Four weeks prior to the conference the proposer also needs to provide the discussant with a full set of (short) papers within the symposium.
Posters are graphical presentations which will be displayed during the whole conference and presented in a special Poster Session. A Poster is submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors. Presenters will be asked to be available at the Poster session to answer questions from other conference delegates. Posters should be prepared for the Conference in A0 portrait (upright).
Poster proposals need a title (max 20 words), a theoretical framework (max 600 words), an abstract (max 150 words), methods (max 400 words), (expected) findings and conclusion (max 300 words), and 3 to 5 keywords used for grouping posters into sessions.
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A Research Workshop focuses on methodological topics and involves practical activity. Workshops aim to familiarize participants with (combinations of) innovative quantitative and/ or qualitative methods. Learning-by-doing occupies most of the session and presentations are brief. Workshops are submitted by one author plus up to 5 co-authors. Normally one session (90 minutes) is scheduled for a workshop and presenters will be asked to manage/chair their session.
Workshop proposals need a title (max 20 words), an abstract (max 150 words), a theoretical framework and goals of the workshop (max 600 words), methods/didactics (max 400 words), expected outcomes (max 300 words), and 3 to 5 keywords used for grouping papers into sessions.