Conference Session Formats
Paper sessions include up to six oral presentations of individual papers that will be thematically grouped by the planning committee. Each paper will be followed by a brief discussion with the audience.
Posters will be displayed throughout the conference and will be presented at the poster sessions.
Symposia provide an opportunity to examine one topic more deeply and/or from different perspectives. Symposium sessions are directed by one chairperson, with four or five presenters and one or two discussants. Please note that in the case of symposia you will need to submit a symposium title, an abstract for the whole symposium, a symposium organizer/chairperson, and complete abstract / title / authors information for each of the four or five papers making up your symposium.
Workshops provide a forum for interactive demonstrations or hands-on seminars aimed for teachers or researchers. They provide an opportunity to offer teacher professional development seminars on curriculum or software innovations. They also provide an opportunity to illustrate new methodological frameworks for young or experienced researchers.
Each oral presentation has been allotted a 20 minute slot to include setting-up time and
questions. In order to be fair to all speakers and to allow delegates to move between sessions
this time limit will be strictly enforced. Sessions will begin promptly, the duration of the first
talk being timed from the advertised start time of the session.
PowerPoint presentations: These should be uploaded before the start of the session. Contact the registration desk for assistance. The projection equipment is PC based. Mac users may prefer to upload .pdfs
of their presentations. Please check with the registration desk if you need a live internet
connection for your talk.
Posters not presented orally:
Each poster has a maximum area of 120cm wide x 180cm high.
Spaces on the poster boards in Room E will be labelled with the paper number. Presenters must mount their posters in the allotted space using Velcro only (which will be provided). They will remain for the length of the conference.
Posters accompanying oral presentations:
Each poster has a maximum area of 60cm wide x 90cm high (A1 size, poortrait).
Because talks will be given in parallel sessions, speakers are encouraged to offer a poster version of their talks. Posters can be mounted on the day of the talk in Room D on an ad hoc basis. These posters will remain on display subject to space limitations but may be removed after the oral presentation to make space for others.
Authors of posters or oral presentations may submit material for inclusion on the DVD of the conference up to two weeks after the end of the meeting. This may include powerpoint slides, written versions of talks and supplementary material (subject to space). Powerpoint slides may be submitted via the help desk. All materials will be included on the DVD in the format exactly as received. The DVD will be distributed to delegates after the conference. Material received later than two weeks after the end of the conference will not be included in the DVD.
A selected number of authors of both posters and oral presentations will be invited to submit a written paper to the conference proceedings. These will be peer-reviewed. They will be published on-line and in print-on-demand hard copy.
Length: Papers must be no longer than 15 A4 pages in 12 point type single spaced including
figures and tables.
Author full address and e-mail contact details
References in the text in the form (author, year) listed alphabetically at the end of the paper
Papers may be submitted inWORD or as a LaTeX document with figures and tables as separate documents in a single zipped file. Please do not submit multiple files separately. The file name must identify the author and paper number e.g. GIREP2009_121_Hurkett.doc. Papers may be submitted through attachments to the original abstracts on the Easychair web site or e-mailed to the GIREP2009 account (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submission of proposals
Please use the Abstract Submission form to send us your abstract before 25 April 2009. Please send us a separate form for each submission. In the case of symposia please send us one form for the whole symposium. Please submit your abstract using the EasyChair web site http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=girep2009
If you do not receive an acknowledgment within 5 working days please e-mail email@example.com with the submission details
Contributions are evaluated in two stages:
1 - Submitted abstracts are blind reviewed by one member of the scientific committee and some feedback is usually offered as to how to make the paper and presentation relevant to the interests of the GIREP community. At this stage, the authors of accepted abstracts are invited to register and present their work at the conference. They will also be invited to submit a paper for consideration for the book of proceedings during the conference.
2 - Each paper is reviewed by two members of the international scientific committee. The reviewers do not know the authors of the paper at the time of
review. Accepted papers are included in the Book of Proceedings. Not all presented papers appear in the proceedings. Once your abstract is accepted you can present your work at the conference but you may or may not choose to submit a paper for review for the proceedings.