We are now closed for submissions.
Thanks to all of you who submitted to ICSB 2012 in New Zealand.
Submission Categories and Guidelines
All submissions are reviewed by the ICSB Programme Committee.
You are allowed to make multiple submissions.
You are invited to submit the following types of presentation:
1. Full paper presentations. In full paper research presentations new (previously unpublished) empirical or conceptual research is presented. You'll have 25-30 minutes presentation time (including Q&A). A full paper is submitted by April 18 at the latest. Please indicate the track that you are submitting to (if you don’t know, choose “don’t know”). The tracks are listed under the Call for Submissions.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Full paper acceptance criteria include: Is the presentation of interest to at least one of the four "pillars" of ICSB (policy, education & training, research, practitioners); Effort; Rigour; Contribution; Originality; Provoke Discussion; Writing / Presentation.
We run a blind review process for full paper presentations. Please don't include information in your abstract that identifies the author(s).
We can provide full paper reviews to those who need these to have their attendance funded by their institution. Please submit an abstract first. After acceptance of your abstract, you can indicate the need for a full paper review when submitting the full paper.
Full paper presentation abstracts are 900 words long (min. 700 - max. 1100), excluding references. Abstracts of empirical papers are asked to use the following headings: Principal Topic - Methods - Results & Implications. Conceptual papers should also use headings to make the structure of the argument clear. Please cite up to 5 references.
We also welcome practitioner presentations, presenting on projects that you're currently working on. For these submissions it is optional to send in a full paper later.
Please find an abstract template here: ICSB 2012 abstract template (51 KB) .
As said above, those who are accepted into the program and scheduled to give a full paper presentation are expected to upload their full paper by April 18.
Please find the full paper guidelines here: icsb 2012 full paper guidelines.pdf (73 KB)
A format for the 150 word summary is provided here: summary template 1.doc (40 KB)
2. Poster presentations. Poster presentations are suitable to present research in its early or middle stages (it does not need to have been completed). No full paper is submitted.
For poster presentations, the same criteria apply as for full paper presentations, but far less stringent.
We run a blind review process for poster presentations. Please don't include information in your abstract that identifies the author(s).
Poster presentation abstracts contain 450 to 900 words.
3. Workshops. In a workshop people are informed about a particular topic or development, and / or people take part in some form of practice. After a workshop proposal is accepted, there is no requirement to submit additional material. The default length is 45 minutes but shorter or longer formats can be discussed.
Feel free to include information about yourself in the proposal. We do not run a double blind review process for workshops. However, if you wish to have a double blind review process, you can choose to leave identifying information out of your proposal.
Please note that all workshop presenters must be registered delegates.
You can submit your idea or proposal for a workshop through the submission website. Please include a description that outlines your workshop in 450 to 900 words. Explain the aims, your activities, and how you will activate the audience.
You can also contact Marco van Gelderen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Symposia (or panel). In a symposium three or more people give a presentation and / or have a discussion about a particular focused topic. After a symposium proposal is accepted, there is no requirement to submit additional material.
You are very welcome to contribute to one of the existing symposia proposals. Please outline your contribution in 450-900 words and submit through the conference review website (link is right below). Feel free to include information about yourself in the proposal.
Alternatively, you can organise a symposium yourself.
In terms of presenters, there are two types of symposia. If you propose a symposium and want to include an open call (inviting people to make submissions to your symposium), you should contact Marco van Gelderen as early as possible at email@example.com. Please include a description of your idea. If accepted, we will advertise the symposium, and invite people to submit. You will be responsible for the reviewing. Also include information about yourself in the proposal.
If you don’t want to have an open call for your symposium, but rather put together a group of presenters yourself, you can submit your idea or proposal through the submission website by February 15 at the latest. You can also contact Marco van Gelderen directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a description that outlines your contribution in 450 to 900 words.
5. Doctoral Consortium (DC). Please see the DC page.
1 September 2011 - Online submission opens.
Acceptance notification within six weeks of submission.
15 February 2012 - Final deadline for abstract submission
15 March 2012 - Last date for acceptance notification
18 April 2012 - Deadline for full paper submission