Author Guidelines

GENERAL INFORMATION

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference. The following paper categories are welcome:

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.

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 MS Word .docx files, using the online submission form.

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 a poster presentation slot.

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

Take into account that the decision on the acceptance of a submission as workshop is based among others on the quality of the proposed panel of presenters. In case there would be a change in the composition of speakers (including online contribution instead of being present at the workshop in person), the decision on the workshop slot in the programme may be changed.

Workshop presenters are expected to register for 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 MS Word .docx files, using the online submission form.


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 a short oral presentation and discussion.

Poster submissions should not exceed four A4 pages, using this template.

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 MS Word .docx files, using the online submission form.


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 addresses 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 MS Word .docx files, using the online submission form.


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 coordinators, 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 a few minutes of introduction of your idea, extensive 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 MS Word .docx files, using the online submission form.


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.


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.

An award for the Young Scholars’ Best Paper may also be issued, subject to receiving submissions of significant quality in this category.


PUBLICATION

Accepted Full papers contributions (except workshops, training and demonstrations) with registered authors will be published online in the electronic Conference Proceedings (ISSN: 2707-2819), under a Creative Commons license. The Conference Proceedings Full papers will be submitted to indexing by scientific databases as CEEOL, SCOPUS, PROQUEST, EBSCO.

Accepted workshop, poster, demonstration and synergy contributions with registered authors will be published online in the Short Paper Book, under a Creative Commons license, with ISBN and available online to all participants.


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