Imaginative Education Research Group
Abstract Deadline: March 12, 2007
Paper Deadline: March 12, 2007
This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at http://www.ierg.net/confs/submit.php?cf=4.
Presentations can include:
• Single Paper of 5000 words and abstract (abstract max of 250 words)
Call for Papers Announcement
Registration is now closed
The Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce our 2nd Annual Research Symposium on Imaginative Education as part of the 5th International Conference on Imagination and Education. As such, the conference committee invites academic or research papers related to Imaginative Education and/or the conference theme of "imaginative education: provoking excellence across the curriculum." All papers accepted through the Research Symposium will be published in the fully refereed Research Symposium Proceedings, separate from the regular non-refereed Conference proceedings.
In order to expedite this process, those presenters interested in the Research Symposium must submit their completed paper using this online system no later than midnight pacific time, March 12th, 2007.
Research Symposium papers submitted for review must be no longer than 5000 words, not including references. Writers may use Chicago style, APA guidelines or any other generally acceptable academic format.
An entry in the Online Submission system will be acknowledged by email as received. Blind peer reviews will be conducted during the months of March and April 2007. Results will be emailed by April 16th, 2007. All presenters who intend to participate must register by May 14th, 2007 to confirm their spot in the Symposium. Presenters who have not registered or made arrangements with the Conference Coordinator by this date may be removed from the program. Presenters are also asked to indicate their Audio-video needs by May 14th, 2007
All papers accepted as part of the Research Symposium will be scheduled throughout the conference. These accepted papers are considered to have been blind peer reviewed and are counted as refereed papers.
After all the papers have been reviewed, common themes will be derived from the accepted papers. Each theme will be scheduled as a panel session with four to five presenters in that session. In each session, after a general introduction to the theme, each paper will be presented separately and then discussed in a question and answer section. The total time allowed for each presentation is half an hour which results in a themed panel session of about 2 hours.
Presenters must attend their Symposium session in person to have their paper considered as a refereed paper. In addition, each presenter is required to participate in the panel session during which their paper is scheduled. Presenters are not required to attend other Symposium sessions, but they are invited to do so if they would like.
Symposium presenters are free to attend conference sessions as well. Our hope is to schedule sessions in such a way as to create unique opportunities for discussion and exchanges in relation to the approved research papers. One step that delegates can take is to read the accepted papers in their theme group in advance of the conference.
After the Symposium, presenters will have until August 31st, 2007 to amend their papers and then re-submit them for the final Symposium Proceedings.
Papers not accepted for the Research Symposium can be transferred to the larger conference for proposal review, if the author so desires.
Before you submit your paper, we request that you familiarize yourself with the general information about the Conference: please click here.
How to prepare your paper and submit it to the Online Submission System:There are three basic steps to submitting your paper to the Symposium. First, copy your paper into the provided template, second, add your personal information into the database and receive your login id, and third, login to the database and upload your paper.
The following instructions are a guide through these three items. You may wish to download these Adobe PDF instructions by clicking here.
- Download the MS Word template here. You are asked to use this template for your submission to assist the reviewers. If you do not have access to MS Word, please email us at email@example.com for alternatives.
- Your name must only appear on the first page of your paper. Please do not include your name in the header or footer of the document or your paper cannot be consider as blind reviewed. You may include your proposal number in the header.
- For citations, you may use Chicago style or APA guidelines or any other academically accepted format.
- Save your file using your last name and your proposal number - for example, smith_285.doc. Reviewers do not see the file name.
You are now ready to create your entry in the online system.
- The first step of the Online System is to create your personal entry in the database. The information requested includes your personal information (i.e. name, affiliation, bio) and a short abstract of your paper. Please keep your abstract short (no more than 100 to 250 words maximum). Go to http://www.ierg.net/confs/submit.php?cf=4
- Once you click on "Submit", the Online System will provide a 'success' page that includes a unique login and password for you to use.
- On the 'success' page, there is a link to the login page. Clicking on that link will take you to the login page. Go to: http://www.ierg.net/confs/submit.php?action=login&cf=4
- After you have logged in, click on the title of your paper which you will find listed under: "Edit an Abstract or Paper Previously Submitted" you will see the personal information that you have entered under the heading "Document metadata." You may wish to verify that it is correct.
- Across the top of the page, you will see the words: "Document Metadata", "Document Submission", "Preferences." Clicking on "Document Submission" will take you to the paper upload page.
- Uploading your paper is as easy as clicking on the "Choose file" button which will open a 'browse' box into your hard-drive where you simply navigate to your file, select the file name and click "ok."
- You have the option to upload appendices, however, keep in mind that they must be anonymous so you may not include any reference to your name etc.
- Click on "Preview and continue", review your uploads as listed and click on "Submit" if you are done. Otherwise, click on "make changes" which will take you back to the previous page.
- You should see a page that says "Your paper has been successfully submitted." and it will give you the option of going back to the entry page (item number 7 above), or going "home" which will lead you back to the conference website. It would be preferably for you to choose the "Return to.." instruction so that you may log out.
You may make minor adjustments to your entry until the close off date of March 12th. After that date, any changes must be done through the Conference Organizer.
If you have any questions or difficulties with this process, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org at your convenience and we will assist you.
Imaginative Education Research Group