Formats and Templates
Dear professor, researcher, educator, dear friend, below you can find all the different formats and templates you can propose: a) paper presentation, b) poster, c) round table discussion, d) workshop proposal, and information about (e) becoming a conference chair and (f) our awards this year.
Please click to find the Registration Form Template. Additionally click to find the COMinG-Full-Paper-Template, and the Publishing Agreement (to be emailed along with your full paper submission). Please send your full paper in a .doc file, following the template requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org (with the publishing agreement, in .pdf or .doc file).
Below you can find details on the different formats of the conference submission:
(a)*Research Paper/Presentations: 15 minutes
Please submit your abstract by email to email@example.com , in .doc file ).
Here is the Abstract_template you can use, for your abstract approval.
The abstract should present the aim/objectives of the work, the methodological approach, the results, and the conclusion. It should be typed in font size 12 and 1,15 spaced. Abstracts should be 300-400 words and should include the Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation (s), Current Position (s), email address, and 3 to 5 keywords that best describe the subject presented. Decisions are reached within 2 weeks after the abstract submission. In case you do not receive an acknowledgment of your email or you encounter any problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline to register and to submit your full paper will be specified in your acceptance letter.
Paper sessions consist of 15 min. paper presentations, including a discussion with the audience and possible questions, at the end of each session. It is important that empirical papers indicate clear data and results. FYI: Research that is at an earlier stage is very suitable for poster sessions or roundtables (please see below).
(b)*Poster Presentations (this format is an excellent way to create interaction, especially during a remote conference).
The participants that chose to present a poster should as well send an abstract (that will be published) and are also able to submit a full paper, in case they wish their paper to be blind reviewed to examine possibilities of publication.
-Poster sessions offer presenters the opportunity for interaction and discussion with the audience.
-Posters visually present research studies. This format is perfect for young researchers that would like to discuss the findings of their research and create interaction.
We encourage all young researchers and PhD students, to prepare Posters. Posters, with the accord of the authors, will be shared before the conference, and participants will be able to make comments/ pose questions. Authors will receive Q&A for their work and will be able to reply and discuss during the poster session. We promote this activity as it exploits technology in a creative and collaborative way, adding value to the work of the poster creator, engaging active participation and exchange (in case you decide to propose a poster. It is similar to Mind mapping. Mind mapping ideas and concepts in STE(A)M projects, instead of simply note-taking, is of great help. Especially digital mind map is a visual thinking tool that helps students structuring information, better analyzing, comprehending, synthesizing, recalling and generating new ideas (https://www.xmind.net/blog/en/concept-map-vs-mind-map/ ). It is an activity that requires collaboration and both analytical and artistic skills. In case you decide to present a poster, please take into account the proposed advises https://coming.gr/conferece-formats-and-templates/ ) .
In case of a remote conference:
-For the remote conference, we propose and promote the poster presentation of your research (A4, Pdf) as in this way you will have the opportunity to already share and create interaction with all the international participants of the conference. The posters will be shared with the participants before the conference and we will ask them for comments, proposals of amelioration, etc. This is a format that will permit interaction, exchange, and communication.
– Poster format (for remote presentation) is A4, pdf. file.
-The poster title should be placed at the middle top of the poster. The author’s name(s) and affiliation(s), the short name of the conference, and the logo of COMinG (please ask us to provide this by email), should be placed at the right bottom of the poster. The committee would need to have a provisional /draft poster in doc or pdf file, to decide for its presentation.
-Many templates are provided for free at https://www.canva.com/ , so we propose that you take a look there for the creation of your poster.
In case of a face-to-face version of the conference:
-Accepted posters should be produced in A1 portrait size.
-Please come with the poster printed and ready to set up for the poster conference.
-The poster title should be placed at the middle top of the poster. Author’s name(s) and affiliation(s), the short name of the conference and the logo of COMinG (we will provide it to the participants, please ask it by email in case you are presenting a poster), should be placed at the right bottom of the poster. The committee would need to have a provisional /draft poster in doc or pdf file, to decide for its presentation.
-Poster presentation will take place close to the conference rooms. Each displayed poster will be identified by a number specified at the conference program.
-Posters will be available for viewing throughout the conference and must be taken down on the days which will be fixed on the scheduled program. Authors give an oral presentation of about 5 minutes for each poster to an audience gathered as a group. An in-depth discussion with the audience follows.
-Poster presenters are responsible for mounting and removing their posters themselves. Equipment to fix the posters on the boards will be provided by the conference administration.
-Poster presenters should be available for discussion at their posters during the formal poster sessions, proposed on the conference program, where all delegates are encouraged to attend.
-Last but not least, both oral & visual poster presentations should be conducted in English.
(c)*Round Table Discussions: 40-60 minutes
Format of submission: title of the research, with 3 headlines below to communicate to the round table participants (what is your research about? how you collect your data? what are the possible results?).
-5 minutes (max) presentations per speaker.
-4-7 speakers/participants per table.
– One moderator in each room.
-Participants per each table ask questions to the presenters and discuss the presented works. Half of the time will be given for the table/group discussion.
(d)*Workshops: 45-60 minutes (no more than 3 workshops per conference)
You are invited to apply for the delivery of a 45-60-minute workshop. To be able to submit a workshop you should meet certain criteria (have the requested experience and knowledge on the subject). The proposal is examined by our conference committee. The aim of these workshops is for participants to be actively involved in the discussion and collaborative learning through the sharing of ideas and reflective practice. Creativity and innovation in approaching the workshop format are encouraged and most welcomed.
The Workshop themes can include:
- International Leadership and Management themes
- New Media Technologies
- Scholarly learning and teaching approaches Journalism
- Sustainable development
- Politics and International themes
- Communication in Politics
- New Media and Politics
- Sustainable development: a political theme?
- Models/frameworks of innovative learning and teaching approaches
- Workplace preparation and inquiry-based learning
- Technology-enhanced active learning
- Students as partners and co-creators
- Creating inclusive learning environments
- Approaches to authentic assessment and feedback
- Scholarly learning and teaching approaches
- Learning through communities of practice
Submission to conduct a 45-60-minute workshop should address the following criteria:
- Identification of the theme that the workshop addresses
- A title that does not exceed 10 words
- A 350-word abstract (not including references) that includes: a) A clear description of the workshop content and its relevance to the identified theme, b) Articulated aims and expected outcomes for participants, c) A draft outline of the structure of the 45-60-minute workshop, including the planned activities.
(e)*Chair a conference session
Chairs have a very important role at COMinG conferences, as they open the session and make sure that everyone keeps to the allotted time. Chairs do not comment on the papers, they enable interaction and discussion, which is a very important part of international conferences.
Awards will be provided for Best Presentation, Best Poster, Best Round Table Discussion, Best Workshop, and Best chair.
All Awards will be voted anonymously by the conference participants and via our Mentimeter codes.