Guidelines for Abstract-Only Proposals (Practitioner Stream)

The proposal template below should be used for submissions to the Practitioner Stream. This Stream is intended for K-12, VET/L&D and industry participants who which to present at the conference without authoring a paper for publication in the proceedings. To this end, they may submit proposals in the form of extended abstracts, for either traditional, stand-up presentations or for posters. A short description of the presentation or poster will be included in the conference program, but will NOT be published in the conference proceedings or on IEEE Xplore. 

Abstract-only proposals for practitioner presentations and posters will be subjected to peer review by at least three reviewers. They should be 1–2 pages in length (including tables, figures and references) in standard IEEE double-column format and contain, at minimum, the following:

a) Short Description: A maximum 200-word summary of the proposed presentation or poster (For the conference program)

b) Purpose: What topic or issue will your presentation or poster address? Why is it important and/or relevant?

c) Target audience: Who is the target audience? Why would they be interested in your presentation or poster?

d) Audience engagement: How will you engage and encourage interaction with your audience?

e) Outcomes: What will the audience learn or gain? How will this benefit them, their students and/or their employers?

24 Aug 2018          Proposal submission deadline (FINAL EXTENSION)

19 Sep 2018           Notification of proposal review outcomes

01 Oct 2018           Final session descriptions due (for conference program)


08 Oct 2018          Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018         Conference opening


Proposal Submission

Proposals should be saved in PDF format and submitted via the conference's online submission system, Conftool. Please note that submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Important Dates

16 Apr 2018

First-time author OPTIONAL  submission (CLOSED)


15 May 2018

Feedback to first-time authors (COMPLETE)

24 Aug  2018

Paper subsmission deadline (EXTENDED)

17 Aug 2018

Notification of review outcomes


01 Oct 2018

Camera-ready papers due

08 Oct 2018

Early-bird and presenter registration deadline

04 Dec 2018

Conference opening

04 Dec 2018

05 Dec 2018

06 Dec 2018

07 Dec 2018 

Pre-Conf Workshops + Opening + Welcome Reception

Main Technical Program + Conf Dinner

Main Technical Program + Closing Ceremony

Social Program (optional tours)

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