Type of Submissions

WCCE 2022 provides a forum for policy makers, practitioners and researchers. WCCE 2022 welcomes the following types of submissions, that are relevant to the conference focus and the conference themes. The indicated maximum number of pages assumes formatting according to the Springer formatting style (https://bit.ly/3bdlGlE) and the page lengths include all sections from the submission title to the references, acknowledgments, etc.

  • I. Research-oriented submission formats
    Research-oriented submissions (full and short papers) will be reviewed for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the post-conference book (see details below).
    • Full papers (up to 12 pages) are standard academic research papers that describe:
      • high-quality, unpublished, original research work and results (which can be either empirical or theoretical),
      • systematic literature reviews present novel arguments, syntheses, theoretical analyses, or the proposition of an original model, framework or theory,
      • national perspectives, policy directions, or new ideas for practice,
      • unpublished work on original projects with an emphasis on practical experiences, e.g. evaluating a teaching concept or a curricular initiative. Reports in this category need to reflect on the findings and their relevance to the field.
    • Short papers (up to 6 pages) are shorter research papers in academic format, which can focus on the same topics as full papers and which present work in progress.

  • II. Presentation-oriented submission formats (abstracts, up to 2 pages)
    Presentation-oriented submissions (abstracts) will be evaluated for presentation at the conference only. An exception are papers arising from symposia (see below), which can be reviewed after the conference for publication in the post-conference book.
    • Demonstration/poster abstracts: present emerging ideas for future research, teaching practice, or use of tools.
    • Workshop abstracts: in workshops, innovative projects, teaching concepts, technologies or open problems are demonstrated and explored. Workshops comprise a short presentation followed by an interactive session with the audience. Proposals for workshops consist of an outline of the subject to be discussed, along with planned activities, any specific infrastructure needed, time frame, and maximum number of participants.
    • Panel session abstracts: the intended chair of a panel should submit an abstract with the indication of a panel of up to three identified speakers who will briefly present their views on a pertinent topic. The audience will be invited to participate in a round-table discussion.
    • National sessions abstracts: a national overview from a national representative or representative group on a policy, practice or research topic. A special session on Japan (in Japanese with translation) will be presented in the final programme of the conference.
    • Symposia: (up to 2 pages for the symposium description plus 1 page for each presentation) a symposium is a collection of related presentations on a central theme of the conference. The organiser(s) of a symposium should submit an outline of the theme, the list of participants, and include a one-page abstract of each presentation. Papers arising from the accepted symposium presentations can be reviewed after the conference for inclusion in the post-conference book.