Author Guidelines

The Conference Call for Contributions remains open throughout May

GENERAL INFORMATION

Contributions are invited by original work which are addressing own research, project achievements, case studies, theoretical and conceptual work in the conference theme and tracks, or research in the area of Education and Education Technologies.

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

The proposals are expected to make relevant contribution to the field and meet customary academic requirements.

Submissions should be written in English. Please make sure that your document is spell checked and proofread before submission.

Full text submissions are awaited – abstracts submissions are not required. However, 8-10 lines abstract after the paper title/authors heading is required. Please read carefully the guidelines below.

Proposals should be submitted as .pdf files, using the online submission form.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eden2020

Please do not send scheduling requests of your presentations. Authors are expected to be available for the duration of the conference to present their contributions.

EDEN does not offer funds to participate at the conference.

If you have any problems with the above web submission form, you can contact EDEN2020 Office at:  timisoara@eden-online.org  (Subject: EDEN2020 Submission Enquiry) and the Organizing Committee will contact you for further assistance.

Publication

Please note that all fully registered conference delegates (with payments received) will gain electronic access to the pdf version of the publications, two weeks before the conference.

EDEN publications are licensed Creative Commons and contribute to the Open Access movement by offering free access to its articles and permitting any users to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The copyright is shared by authors and EDEN to control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES

Full papers

Presentation of research results, reviews of existing results including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies and consolidated project achievements.

Presentation of research results, reviews of existing results including empirical or theoretical studies, policy reviews, comprehensive case studies and consolidated project achievements.

Full Paper proposals should not exceed six A4 pages, including figures and references, using the format guidelines. Template for full papers.

Proposals should be submitted as .pdf files, using the online submission form.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eden2020

As EDEN Annual Conference intends to recognise the increased academic value of the published conference papers, Full papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Complete full papers are required to be reviewed.

Accepted Full papers contributions (except workshops, training and demonstrations) with registered authors will be published online in the electronic Conference Proceedings with ISSN, under a Creative Commons license. The Conference Proceedings Full papers  will be submitted to indexing by scientific databases as CEEOL, SCOPUS, PROQUEST, EBSCO. 

Workshops

Comprehensive, substantial hands-on, practical application of open, distance, e-learning achievements within a workshop environment. Please consult the respective template to be sure that your planned session will meet the requirements. Be kindly informed that the Workshop category is always very competitive at the EDEN conferences. Submissions which have not been selected as workshops may be offered poster presentation slot.

Workshop presenters are expected to register to the conference.

For workshops, please use this template to provide a thorough description of the content, the presentation structure and speakers.

Proposals should be submitted as .pdf files, using the online submission form.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eden2020

Posters

Work-in-progress, initial research results, projects in initial stages of development, and case studies. Poster presentations will be – besides the exposition of the poster to be prepared itself – themed in moderated sessions. with short oral presentation and discussion whilst walking around the poster stands.

Poster submissions should not exceed four A4 pages, using this template. Authors of posters accepted for presentation will be required to prepare a max. A0 (1189mm*841mm) size poster for display.

Posters will be electronically published in the Conference Booklet, under a Creative Commons license, with ISBN and available online to all participants.

Proposals should be submitted as .pdf files, using the online submission form.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eden2020

Demonstrations

Showcase of practical innovation, products, softwares, technologies and tools. Demos offer an opportunity to exhibit prototypes and to exchange ideas and collect feedback from expert users. They will be placed in special sessions but focusing on the demonstration of the product itself, not on oral introduction.

Demonstration submissions should not exceed two A4 pages, including a title, a short description, a summary of its novel characteristics, the features to be demonstrated, using this template. Web address to access the demo or screenshots are welcome.

Demonstrations will be electronically published in the Conference Booklet, under a Creative Commons license, with ISBN and available online to all participants.

Proposals should be submitted as .pdf files, using the online submission form.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eden2020

Synergy sessions

This most popular and successful intensive and interactive session format – an innovation of the EDEN Conferences for several years – aims to offer meetings of fellow project co-ordinators, partners and researchers to share and discuss EU projects and initiatives.

It is useful for partner search, dissemination, networking, discussion of ideas under development. Following few minutes of introduction of your idea, extensicve discussion takes place about clusters of short presentations.

Synergy submissions should be fitted into this template, not exceeding 1,5 A4 pages, including all data, information and illustrations.

Synergy publications will be electronically published in the Conference Booklet, under a Creative Commons license, with ISBN and available online to all participants.

Proposals should be submitted as .pdf files, using the online submission form.

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eden2020

Training sessions

Training sessions focusing on a particular topic, setting clear training objectives, competency areas and/or skills to be acquired by the participants– are invited.

For training sessions, please use this template to provide a thorough description of the theme, context, content, the presentation structure and speakers.

SELECTION

Decisions on acceptance will be based on originality, innovation and scholarly quality of contribution, on the proposal’s relevance to the conference themes, further the proven experience of the author(s). Contributions not matching the conference themes will meanwhile also be considered if they bring new knowledge and benefit to delegates.

The reviewers and the program committee will make the final decision as to the format which will be assigned to the accepted submissions in order to ensure appropriate conference experience and structure.

PRESENTATION

Authors of submissions accepted for presentation will be invited to contribute to the virtual conference sessions online and/or by sending beforehand the presentation as video, Powerpoint/Prezi file with sound (technical instructions will be communicated in DUE time).

QUALITY AND RECOGNITION

The tradition of awarding the EDEN Best Research Paper will be continued. The selection process takes place in collaboration with the Ulrich Bernath Foundation for Research in Open and Distance Learning.

Award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper may also be issued, subject of receiving submissions of remarkable quality in this category.