The 2020 overall conference theme is Contextualising Global Digital Wellbeing.

Submissions are welcomed on this topic. Please make sure you read the guidelines below before submitting.

Please also read the reviewer guidelines as this will allow you to see how your submission will be reviewed.

The submission deadline is March 25 2020.

Structure for All Submissions

All submission abstracts should be up to 250 words, exclusive of the title.
It should not include references and should be written in either the past or present tense.
Abstracts of accepted papers will be available to download.
Refereeing Procedure
  • Reviewers will be assessing each submission on a number of criteria:
  • Contribution to Knowledge and Society
  • Originality
  • Methodological Thoroughness
  • Written Quality
For full reviewing criteria please visit the website.
Each submission is blind reviewed by at least two members of the Standing Conference Committee according to established criteria and standards.
Please note:
  • Submissions will be considered solely on the information you provide
  • If a submission does not evidence all the required elements set out in the submission information above it will be rejected
From time to time referees may feel that a particular submission lends itself to a different format to that which is proposed and in these cases authors will be invited to consider an alternative format. Authors will be notifiedof the referees’ decision via email. The decision of referees is final. The conference organising committee are unable to respond to further enquiries once a decision has been made. Every effort will have been made to accommodate any timetable constraints notified at the time of submission.

Abstracts must be structured according to the following format, incorporating the indicated headings and information:

Empirical papers/posters:

Objectives: State the primary objective of the paper and the major hypothesis tested or research question posed.

Design: Describe the design of the study and the rationale for the procedures adopted.

Methods: Describe how participants were selected and number of participants (if documentary data used, state how these were selected), materials employed (if appropriate), methods of data collection and analysis.

Results: Include numerical and/or textual data. For qualitative analyses briefly describe your findings (e.g., themes, categories, discourses identified).

Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the study, including theoretical, methodological, or applied/policy implications as appropriate and any key limitations of the study.

Review/Theoretical and Practice applicable papers/posters:

Purpose: State the aim or primary objectives of the paper

Background: Give a concise summary of information, which places the present paper in context

Methods: Provide details of theprocedures adopted and their rationale (e.g., literature search, inclusion/exclusion criteria and methods of analysis) and/or key arguments and theoretical positions.

Conclusions: State the conclusions that can be drawn from the work described, including theoretical, methodological orapplied/policy implications as appropriate and any key limitations of the study.

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