Submissions and presentations

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Theme: Future Learning, Future Teaching

  • The changing face of teaching
  • The changing role of teachers
  • Preparing graduates for an uncertain future
  • Emerging models of curriculum design, delivery and assessment

Submission categories

You may submit an abstract for the following categories of presentation:

  • Oral presentations: full papers and abstracts
  • Short form presentations (poster bites)
  • Interactive sessions/workshops (for discipline day)
  • Posters

Templates and guidelines

Description of each type of presentation

Submissions of full papers will be fully peer-reviewed. Accepted and appropriately revised papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings for ACSME. The Program Committee reserves the right to reject a paper and award a talk, poster bite, or poster opportunity instead.

Short form presentations can be presented with or without an accompanying refereed paper. Orals at ACSME will be 10 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for discussion. The 10 minutes for the presentation will be rigorously enforced by session chairs. Final details of talk times are dependent on the number of speakers at the conference. If the number of talk submissions is very large the Program Committee reserves the right to award a poster or poster bite instead of a talk.

Abstracts for interactive sessions/workshops must be submitted by the coordinators of discipline groups. The activities need to specify their format (workshop, presentations, etc) and their duration (in hours).

Formatting Guidelines


Please use the template and formatting guidelines (see above).

Abstracts should be between 300-500 words. The purpose of the abstract is to provide clear, detailed and consistently presented information to conference participants. Abstracts should use sub-headings as described in the guidelines for different types of presentations see examples. Abstracts will be peer reviewed by the Program Committee. Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings and will satisfy the Australian DEEWR publication category E2.

Full/Refereed papers

Please use the template and formatting guidelines (see above) for full paper submissions.

Refereed papers will include an abstract of no more than 200 words. They will be 5-6 pages long. Upon acceptance and publication in the conference proceedings these papers will satisfy Australian DEEWR publication category E1.

Please refer to the 2010-2017 Proceedings for reference. Earlier proceedings had a different format.


Please bring your poster to the registration desk on day 1 of the conference. You will be given a location number and velcro dots to mount your poster on the designated display panel.

Posters will be displayed in the Alere Function Centre on Campus from 5pm to 7pm on Wednesday.

Your poster should be printed A0 size and can be on paper or fabric. It is preferred that posters be in portrait format, but if your poster can only be reproduced in landscape format we will accommodate that, but please let the conference organiser know. At least one author must be present during the poster session to discuss your poster with the conference delegates.

You are welcome to leave your poster up throughout the conference, but please take it down prior to the close of the conference on Thursday.

Submission process

All submissions must be made through the submissions portal.

The proceedings will be published in an Open Access Journal. Authors will need to take responsibility for the content and associated ethics, and give permission for The Open Journal System to publish all submissions (abstracts, and refereed papers).

Editorial and review processes

Abstract submissions will be subject to review by the Editorial Board/Program Committee.

Refereed paper submissions will be subject to the full peer-review process according to the following criteria, as appropriate to individual submissions:

  • Clarity of goals
  • Quality and consistency of literature review
  • Adequacy of the method and data analysis
  • Presentation and interpretation of findings, inferences and conclusions
  • Inclusion of appropriate implications
  • Standard of writing including grammar, writing style and clarity of ideas

If appropriate changes are implemented, the work will be published as part of the Conference Proceedings. In some cases, refereed paper submissions maybe published as non-refereed papers. A selection of papers will be invited to be further developed and submitted for publication in the International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education (IJISME).

Assignment of presentation type

The Program Committee will determine which presentation type will be offered to authors. This determination will aim to ensure a balance of papers that address the conference theme and are from across disciplines. The intent will be to deliver a conference that has wide appeal.