University of Calgary
UofC Navigation

Call for Papers

Please note that the deatline for proposal submission has passed, and we are not accepting any more abstracts for LPP2014.

 

LPP2014 Proposals

This year we are accepting submissions for paper presentations and colloquia.

Paper Presentation: Papers are formal presentations on original research by one or more authors. Each presentation should be 30 minutes, including discussion time. We recommend that you plan 20 minutes for your talk and leave 10 minutes for discussion. The papers should be presented in English. Your abstract for a paper presentation must not exceed 300 words including all references, and up to FIVE keywords should be included in the submission.  If the abstract is accepted, the person submitting the abstract is expected to register for the conference, pay the registration fee, and present the paper in person.

Colloquia: Colloquia allow for extended discussion on a particular topic. They can be for 100 minutes (3 papers) or 180 minutes (up to 6 papers). Colloquium organizers should submit the following: an abstract describing the colloquium (maximum 300 words), and separate abstracts (maximum 300 words) for each of the papers in the colloquium. Because the purpose of this format is to foster dialogue among attendees, time should be allocated for extended audience discussion of the papers presented. Colloquium organizers serve as the liaison between participants in the colloquium and the program committee, and are therefore responsible for communication among these participants. If the colloquium is accepted, at least one of the authors of each paper is expected to register for the conference, pay the registration fee, and present the paper in person.

You may submit a maximum of two contributions for LPP2014, one as first/sole author and one as second author or discussant. If you are submitting a colloquium, you may submit a paper as a part of that colloquium and also be a second author of an additional paper or a discussant.

***NEW***The deadline for all submissions is March 3, 2014.

 

How to Submit Your Abstract

Conference submissions should be made through our online submission tool (ConfTool)

You will need to create a free ConfTool user account with a username and a password when you first log on to the ConfTool. You will use this account for all the steps of the submission process and later for the conference registration. If you created a ConfTool account  for LPP2013, you should be able to use the same account. For any account-related issues, please contact us at lpp@ucalgary.ca

Once you create an account, you will be able to submit your abstract by clicking on "My Submissions" option on the main page of your ConfTool account. You will then be prompted to select  your submission type: "Paper Presentation," "Colloquium (100 mins)," or "Colloquium (180 mins)". Please follow the instructions in the ConfTool on how to enter your submission.

 

Abstract Evaluation and Selection

Paper abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two experts in the field, according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic/issue/problem
  • Expectation of original research
  • Research design if an empirical study, including clearly stated questions, data sources, data collection procedures, and analytic approach
  • Conceptual framework if a conceptual study, including integration of topic into current thinking, clear exposition of treatment of topic and contributions to the literature
  • Manner of presentation (indicative of a clear and well-organized presentation)

Colloquia abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two experts in the field, according to the following evaluation criteria:

  • Appropriateness and significance of the topic
  • Presentation of original and on-going research studies OR differing or dissenting perspectives on an important issue
  • Coherence and complementarity of the papers
  • Manner of presentation (clearly indicated schedule of activity, with significant amount of time allocated for discussion of the presentations and audience participation).

Final decisions will be sent to authors by April 15, 2014.

If you have any questions about submissions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at lpp@ucalgary.ca    

 

To submit an abstract now, please proceed to ConfTool.

.