Call for Papers

The Australian Council for Computers in Education and the organising committee for ACCE Conference 2016 invite proposals for papers and presentations. Authors are encouraged to address the conference theme—If—by imagining how things might be different. Refereed and non-refereed contributions are invited for the tracks and session types listed below.

It will be helpful to read this page before proceeding to the submission process. Registration as an author will be required prior to submitting a proposal.

Refereed contributions track

When submitting a contribution to this track be sure to select Refereed contributions on the track popup control and Innovative Frontiers - Refereed paper in the list of session types.

Innovative Frontiers – refereed paper

DescriptionRefereed papers may address the theme of innovative frontiers through a focus on any current topic - Australian or international research, theoretical perspectives, or well argued and supported proposals for policies or positions. Papers in this category will be subjected to a double-blind peer-review process. Accepted full papers will be published in the online conference proceedings.
Presentation time30 minutes
FormattingPapers for submission must be prepared according to the author guidelines using the template provided. They should not exceed 10 pages including an abstract of up to 400 words.
Due datesAbstract (400 words) and full paper:  Originally 29 January 2016, now extended to 29 February 2016.
Authors notified: 18 March 2016
Revised version for proceedings: 1 July 2016
Presentation files: 29 September 2016

Non-refereed contributions track

When submitting a contribution to this track be sure to select Non-refereed contributions on the track popup control and the appropriate option from the list of session types. Although only an abstract is required for review the system will require a file to be uploaded. Use the template file linked from the Author Guidelines and include a copy of your abstract appropriately formatted.

In Focus – non-refereed paper

DescriptionNon-refereed papers may relate to practice or policy. They will be reviewed by abstract only. Papers accepted on the basis of the abstract will be published as non-refereed papers in the online conference proceedings.
Presentation time30 minutes
FormattingA 400 word abstract is required to be submitted using the online form. The abstract should include:
  • a brief background and context for the paper,
  • a brief description of what will be described and discussed in the paper, and
  • a brief indication of what has been learned and implications for future practice.
Papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings must be prepared according to the author guidelines using the template provided. They should not exceed 10 pages including the abstract of up to 400 words.
Due datesAbstract (400 words): 30 April 2016.
Authors notified: 30 May 2016
Complete paper for proceedings: 1 July 2016
Presentation files: 29 September 2016

Intriguing Forum – Panel presentation

DescriptionPanel presentations allow 3 to 5 people to present ideas about a common topic. They should have a practical focus on the use of ICT in educational settings with time for demonstrations and discussion. They will be reviewed by abstract only. The abstract may be published on the conference website and in program material. There is no requirement to submit a paper but authors may do so using the same format as a refereed paper and such papers will be included in the online proceedings.
Presentation time45 minutes
FormattingA 400 word abstract is required to be submitted using the online form. The abstract should include:
  • a description of the topic, including its importance,
  • a brief statement of position relative to the topic, and
  • relevant background and qualifications of each panel member.
Papers submitted for inclusion in the proceedings must be prepared according to the author guidelines using the template provided. They should not exceed 10 pages including the abstract of up to 400 words.
Due datesAbstract (400 words): 30 April 2016.
Authors notified: 30 May 2016
Complete paper for proceedings: 1 July 2016
Presentation files: 29 September 2016

Interactive Futures – Workshop

DescriptionHalf day or full day hands-on workshops on current topics: robotics, coding, making, etc. They will be offered on the first day of conference. They will be reviewed by abstract only. The abstract may be published on the conference website and in program material.
Presentation time180 to 360 minutes
FormattingA 400 word abstract is required, submitted using the online form.The abstract should include:
  • clear objectives for the workshop,
  • indication of the intended audience (experience level and assumed prior knowledge),
  • proposed duration,
  • outline of workshop content,
  • summary of the instructor's relevant qualifications and experience,
  • clear statement about what participants need to bring (own device, etc.),
  • clear statement about requirements for space and equipment, and
  • a statement about Internet requirements for the workshop.
Due datesAbstract (400 words): 30 April 2016.
Authors notified: 30 May 2016
Presentation files: 29 September 2016

Instant Fame – Short presentation

Description
Presentation timeShort presentation (5 minutes, maximum of 20 slides) on any current topic or practice related to ICT in education. They will be reviewed by abstract only. The abstract may be published on the conference website and in program material.
FormattingA 400 word abstract is required, submitted using the online form. The abstract should include a brief description of the topic of the presentation and key ideas to be presented.
Due datesAbstract (400 words): 30 April 2016.
Authors notified: 30 May 2016
Presentation files: 29 September 2016

Industry Finesse – Trade or vendor presentation

DescriptionShould have a practical focus on the use of ICT in educational settings with time for demonstrations and discussion. They will be reviewed by abstract only. The abstract may be published on the conference website and in program material.
Presentation time45 minutes
FormattingA 400 word abstract is required, submitted using the online form. The abstract should include:
  • a brief background and context for the presentation, and
  • a brief description of what will be demonstrated.
Due datesAbstract (400 words): 30 April 2016.
Authors notified: 30 May 2016
Presentation files: 29 September 2016

Author Guidelines

Style guide for papers

Papers must be submitted in a file format readable by current versions of Microsoft Word. The preferred format is .docx but .doc or .rtf formatted files are acceptable. A Microsoft Word template file has been prepared with styles that will facilitate matching the formatting guidelines as set out below. Download the template file before beginning preparation of a paper. Using the template and applying the embedded styles will minimise formatting issues.

References and intext citations should follow the guidelines found in the APA Formatting and Style Guide (6th edition), which should be consulted for information additional to that provided below.

Document layout:Page size should be set to A4 with 25 mm margins all round - top, bottom, left and right. Headers and footers should be 12.5 mm from the edges. All text should be single-spaced. Do NOT use numbered headings or sections.
Title:Commence the paper with its title (in title case) in Arial 16 pt bold, centred with space after = 18 pt.
Author(s):Style is Times New Roman, l0 pt, centred, space after = 0 pt. Do not include author name(s) and affiliation(s) in the submission for peer review. This information must be added after the paper has been accepted for presentation and publication in the conference proceedings.
Affiliations:Style is Times New Roman, l0 pt, italic, centred, space After = 12 pt.
Abstract:The abstract in the final paper should:
  • summarise the scope and results of the paper in a concise and accurate manner without references to other works,
  • be no more than 400 words in length,
  • be formatted in Times New Roman, 9 pt, justified, single-spaced, left and right indents of 25 mm, and
  • begin with the word 'Abstract' in bold followed by a colon.
You may include a list of keywords from your paper in your abstract. To do this, start a new paragraph using the abstract style, type 'Keywords' in bold followed by a colon, and then list your keywords separated by commas. Listing your keywords will help researchers find your work in databases.
Body text:Style is Times New Roman, 10 pt, single-spaced, justified, no indents, space after = 12 pt. Do NOT leave blank lines between paragraphs. The style will insert sufficient space to provide visual separation.
Headings:Do NOT use “Introduction” as the first heading. It is assumed that the beginning of the paper is the introduction. All headings should be left aligned and use sentence case. That is, begin the first word with a capital but do NOT use capitals to begin other words except proper nouns.
Heading 1:Style is Arial, 12 pt, bold, space before = 18 pt, after = 6 pt
Heading 2:Style is Arial, 11 pt, bold, space before = 12 pt, after = 6 pt
Heading 3:Style is Arial, 10 pt, bold, space before = 12 pt, after = 6 pt
Figures:Use figures only where necessary to convey meaning clearly. Any figures should be embedded in the document and should be prepared using software that produces a stable image at a resolution and size that ensures necessary details are clearly visible. Any text included in figures should be legible (equivalent in size to at least 8 pt). Suitable file formats include JPEG, PNG, GIF, EPS, and TIFF. Apply compression where necessary to reduce file size. Each figure should be placed as close as possible to the first reference to it in the text. Figures should be inserted inline and centred with no extra space above or below. Captions for figures should be placed immediately below the figure. Caption style is Arial 10 pt, bold, centred, space before = 0 pt, space after = 12 pt. Captions should begin with "Figure n:" followed by a brief description.
Tables:Each table should be placed as close as possible to the first reference to it in the text. Tables should be centred with no extra space above or below. Basic text in tables should be formatted as Times New Roman, 9 pt, left aligned, space before = 0 pt, space after = 0 pt. Formatting (bold, italic, alignment) may be used to enhance readability as appropriate. Captions for tables should be placed immediately above the table. Caption style is Arial 10 pt, bold, centred, space before = 0 pt, space after = 6 pt. Captions should begin with "Table n:" followed by a brief description. The template includes a table style that should be used to remove the grid and apply features such as basic borders and shading of alternate rows.
Quotations:If the quotation includes fewer than 40 words, incorporate it in text and enclose it with double quotation marks.
If the quotation includes 40 or more words, it should be treated as a block quotation and displayed in a freestanding block of text without quotation marks. Style is Times New Roman, 10 pt, justified, indented 25 mm left and right, space after = 12 pt, without quote marks. The citation for the quotation may be included in the running text immediately before the quotation or may be appended to the end of the quotation.
Use single (straight) quotes for quotations within quotations. Place periods and commas inside quotation marks. Place other quotation (colons, semi-colons, question marks etc.) outside quotation marks. Place other punctuation inside quotation marks when that punctuation is part of what is being quoted, such as a quoted question.
Text omitted from a quotation is always shown by an ellipsis … which should be separated by a single blank space from the preceding and following text.
Citations:Citations should follow APA style (6th edition).
References:References should be formatted according to APA style (6th edition).
Sufficient descriptions should be given to enable the reader to locate all publications referred to in the text. They should be arranged in alphabetical order by surname of first-named author, then date.
Unpublished works or private communications should be mentioned within the text but omitted from the reference list.
Because the URL for an online source may change, APA recommends providing a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), when it is available.
The following are examples of the reference styles for some common types of sources:

Batham, J., Jamieson-Proctor, R., & Albion, P. (2014). Developing early learners' creativity and collaboration using iPads. Paper presented at the Australian Computers in Education Conference 2014, Adelaide, SA. Retrieved from http://acec2014.acce.edu.au/sites/2014/files/2014ConfProceedingsFinal.pdf

Jamieson-Proctor, R., Albion, P., Finger, G., Cavanagh, R., Fitzgerald, R., Bond, T., et al. (2013). Development of the TTF TPACK Survey Instrument. Australian Educational Computing, 27(3), 26-35.

Twining, P., Raffaghelli, J., Albion, P. R., & Knezek, D. (2013). Moving education into the digital age: The contribution of teachers’ professional development. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29, 426-437. doi: 10.1111/jcal.12031

Running Head:Include a page header with a running head at the top of every page. The running head is a shortened version of the paper title and should not exceed 50 characters including spacing and punctuation. Style is Arial, 8 pt, left aligned, in sentence case. The downloadable template file includes an appropriately formatted header in which the text can be replaced.

Submissions for this conference were closed on 2016-05-01.



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