Call for Panels Proposals

Proposers (organizers) of each accepted panel can publish their final panel description (3 to 8 pages) in the Main Conference Proceedings of ICCE 2019

1. Panels are interactive forums with the intention of drawing together the panelists and the audience to stimulate lively discussion or debate on specific issues that are of particular significance to the field of learning technology. Under normal circumstances, they are considered as part of the main conference program.

2. Each panel is either one hour or one-and-a-half hour in length. The panel organizers are given the leeway to format their panels, subject to the following specifications:

3. It is acceptable for the panel chair to also serve as a panelist but this is not a requirement. Each panel must comprise panelists/discussant(s) from at least THREE (3) different countries or territories.

4. Interested proposers should prepare and submit panel proposals according to the Proposal Template. The template consists of TWO sections. Section A provides basic information on the proposed panel. Section B is a full panel description written in the format similar to a conference paper (up to 3 pages). Before submitting a panel proposal, the proposer(s) is/are expected to invite all the proposed panel members (including the chair, the panelists and the discussants, if applicable) and get their in-principle agreements to register for and attend ICCE, and serve as a panel member.

5. A quality proposal should comprise a concise overall focus/theme (vague topics such as "the general trend of ... [a particular research area]" are NOT favorable) with its potential significance/contribution to research in and/or practice of technology-enhanced learning being clearly stated. In addition, the planned presentations made by individual panelists (as reflected in the proposal) should collectively and coherently contribute towards the overall theme.

6. Each panel proposal will be reviewed by three reviewers. As an accepted panel will be given a one-hour or a one-and-a-half-hour slot at the main conference, the acceptance benchmark should equally, if not more stringent than those of the long papers. The IPC reserves the right to reject panel proposals that do not meet the requirements or quality benchmark.

7. The panel members of accepted panels are required to revise Section B (the panel description) of the proposals to address the issues raised by the reviewers. They are allowed to extend the 3-page description to a maximum of 8 pages. The panel description will be published in the conference proceedings. Please use this template for the camera-ready document.

8. All the panel members (including the chair, the panelists and the discussants) MUST register for ICCE participation. Each scholar can participate in NO MORE THAN TWO (2) ICCE panels within the same year.

9. The panel chair may replace panel member(s) for a valid reason (e.g., a previously committed panel member cancels his/her ICCE conference trip) after the panel proposal is approved. Under such circumstances, the panel chair/facilitator shall notify the Panel Coordination Co-Chairs the first time with the justification on the suitability of the replacement member being given.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline: June 14, 2019
Notification: June 29, 2019
Final paper: August 16, 2019

SUBMISSION & ENQUIRIES

The organizers invite proposals for panels within the ICCE 2019. The proposals should be submitted as a single PDF file by email to the Panel Coordination Co-Chairs.

  • Kuo-chen Li, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (kuochen@cycu.edu.tw)

  • Ali Dewan, Athabasca University, Canada (adewan@athabascau.ca)

Questions related to the panel proposals should be addressed to the Panel Coordination Co-Chairs.