Call for Papers

We are particularly interested in submissions that make coherent connection between learning, research and teaching. This year, in order to facilitate active participation and interaction between presenters and the audience, we invite submissions in the following categories/formats:




Paper Presentation

Individual or joint, speakers present a topic with the intent to elicit feedback from the audience.

    Duration: 20-minute presentation + 5-minute Q&A    


Roundtable/Panel Discussion

A debate or semi-formal discussion on a specific topic led by a panel of 3 to 4 members.  There is an introduction on the topic followed by sharing of each panel member. 

    Duration: 35 minutes (including audience participation)    



Originated from Japan and similar to the 3-minute thesis (3MT), the idea is to get the presenters to share their ideas or thoughts in a concise manner focusing on key messages. The format is usually 20 slides with each slide staying on screen for 20 seconds. Slides are auto-timed as the presenters talk through them. While most of the PechaKucha sessions are experience-centric, there has been traction in using them in academic contexts.

    Duration: 6-minute-40-second presentation + 5-minute Q &A    


The deadline for abstract submission is 10 August 2018 (Fri).
Please send your abstracts to the Conference Secretariat at

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions