Instructions for Presenters and Authors

Papers and presentations for conference

Papers will be accepted for the program on the basis of a one page structured abstract.  Abstracts need to follow the guidelines for either the Research or Best Practice & Topical Issues stream (see below).

The conference is using the EasyChair online conference management system for abstract and full papers submission, as well as reviewer feedback to authors (detailed instructions for using EasyChair can be found here).

EasyChair Submission Site:

All presenters are encouraged to submit a full paper to be refereed and published in the conference proceedings.  Papers should be between 1400 and 1800 words (excluding references).  Authors may be encouraged to produce a more substantial paper for publication in a journal such as the Asia- Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education (APJCE).

Presentations will be 15 minutes in duration, followed by 10 minutes for questions/discussion.  Presenters are asked to submit a copy of the slides for their presentation before the conference begins so that it can be uploaded in the appropriate lecture rooms.

During the conference there may be multiple streams running.

Structured Abstracts – due 16th December, 2016

Structured abstracts should adhere to the structures given in following templates and examples.  Abstracts should be copy pasted into the Abstract text box when submitting via EasyChair.

Research Abstracts
Best Practice & Topical Issues Abstracts

Full Papers – due end of February, 2017

Full papers follow the same stucture as the abstracts but should be further developed and should not include an abstract.  Papers should be between 1400 and 1800 words (excluding references).   References should adhere to the standard APA referencing format. Examples of full papers can be found in previous conference proceedings.

Completed full papers must be submitted as Microsoft Word documents using the EasyChair conference management system.

For a paper/presentation to be included on the conference programme, at least one presenter needs to have registered by 30 March, 2017.

Student Posters

Student posters can also be brought to and displayed at the conference by conference attendees. Posters can demonstrate visually the work a student has undertaken or can demonstrate reflection about their placement in co-op/work-integrated learning.

Optional poster abstract for proceedings – due 24th March, 2017
An optional short poster abstract (using the following template) can be submitted and will be included in the conference proceedings.

Poster for presentation – brought to conference 26th April, 2017
Laminated poster minimum size of A2 and maximum of A1 (examples of previous posters are given below)

Student Poster – Visual Presentation of Work

Student Poster – Reflection about Work