The ARLE 2022 Conference aspires to bring participants physically together. However, given the challenges we are all still facing due the Covid-19 pandemic, next year’s conference will run in a hybrid format so that participants who will not be able to travel to Cyprus can still attend virtually.
The following modes of participations are encouraged:
– Symposia (on-site, hybrid, and virtual): Symposia bring together a set of 3-4 papers that are coherently organized to examine a topic of interest. Symposia run for an hour and 30 minutes, including individual paper presentations and discussion (15-20 minutes each), comments by a discussant, and open Q&A/discussion with the audience. A chair and a discussant are expected to be specified by the organizers in the submitted symposium proposal.
Abstracts for symposium submissions should include: (1) a symposium title (max 15 words) and an overall session summary (max 350 words) that refers to the objectives, overview, scholarly significance and structure of the session, and (2) for each of the papers, a title (max 15 words) and a summary (max 350 words) that describes the background of the study, purpose and research questions, theoretical framework/perspectives, methodology (methods and data sources) and findings. Symposium abstracts should include 3-5 keywords and a list of references (2-4 references for each of the summaries).
For paper presentations, at least one author per contribution must be indicated; for symposium presentations, one discussant and one organizer per symposium should also be indicated. Once you submit the organizer and discussant information, you will be able to add author information and title/abstracts of each papers in following pages by clicking on “Submit” on the first page. You may submit a proposal for a symposium directly through the link: https://arle.conference-system.com/symposium/ARLE%202022.
– Paper presentations (on-site and virtual): Paper presentations include research reports or theoretical/conceptual papers. They are organized in thematic sessions of 3 papers, and each is allocated 30 minutes (a 20-minute presentation and a 10-minute discussion). Participants who wish to present full papers may do so either by being physically present or connecting virtually to a session.
Abstracts (max 350 words, including 2-4 references) should address the following: (a) in the case of research reports, background of the study, purpose and research questions, theoretical framework/perspectives, methodology (methods and data sources) and findings; (b) if submitted as theoretical/conceptual papers, purpose and scope of the paper, its theoretical grounding and area of interest, major arguments, and potential contribution to the field. For paper presentations, at least one author per contribution must be indicated.
– Poster sessions (virtual): Poster sessions will run virtually and in parallel to the conference. Presenters who attend the conference either physically or virtually will be planned to be available for online discussion at allocated times.
Submissions for poster presentations (max 350 words) should describe the background of the study, research questions, theoretical framework/perspectives, methodology (methods and data sources) and findings. For poster submissions, at least one author per contribution must be indicated.
– Round table sessions (virtual): Round table sessions aim to bring into conversation participants who are attending the conference either physically or virtually, and share an interest in a given topic. With the emphasis being on discussion and debate, presenters will be asked to prepare and share ahead video-presentations that interested audience will view before the allocated session time. The session will meet virtually and moderators will instigate discussion based upon relevant questions for presenters and audience members.
Abstracts for roundtable submissions should include a summary (max 350 words, including 2-4 references) that describes the topic and scope of the paper, its theoretical framework/perspectives and/or methodology, and initial findings or theoretical contributions. Abstracts should also hint into the format of presentation and include potential questions for discussion. For roundtable sessions, at least one author per contribution must be indicated.
– PhD pre-conference submissions (on-site and virtual): PhD students will have the opportunity to present work-in-progress that focuses either on the theoretical foundations of their research or on data and data analysis. Sessions will comprise of 3 presentations, and each presenter will be given 10-15 minutes to present a particular point to address (e.g., developing theoretical ideas, data excerpts). Seasoned researchers with expertise on the topic will engage participants in discussion and provide productive feedback.
Submitted contributions (max 350 words, including 2-4 references) should describe a research area and/or topic under study, research methods and if available preliminary results. Potential presenters should also list 2-3 points of discussion and identify 3-5 keywords indicating (if possible) particular research areas and/or methodological approaches. At least one author per contribution must be indicated.
You may submit your proposals through the abstract submission system: https://arle.conference-system.com/start