Call for papers 2019

SPACE International Network Conference


Digital Transformation – challenges for Work & Education


8 – 10 May 2019 – Kavala, Greece

Call for papers/posters


Submissions are welcome which relate to the general Conference Theme under the following topics:

  • Education – digital transformation
  • Education Pedagogy and Technologies
  • Education Collaborative Projects
  • Education 4.0
  • Student Engagement, Diversity and Employability
  • Internationalization of Higher Education
  • Education research and its relationship with digital transformation
  • Enablers and constraints in the promotion of research in higher education
  • Education and the World of Work – challenges

Types of Submissions:

  • Refereed Long papers (10 pages). Finished or consolidated R&D works, to be included in one of the Conference themes: 4000 words max excluding reference list
  • Refereed Working/Work-in-Progress or short papers (5 pages). Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, opened to discussion: 2500 words max excluding reference list
  • Poster Presentations. Initial work with relevant ideas, opened to discussion: A1 size (or 6 x A4) – abstracts submission of 500 words
  • Master/Doctoral submission: 2000 words max excluding reference list
  • Pedagogical experiences and case studies (2 pages)

All papers will be “blind reviewed” by at least two members of the Scientific Committee.

The authors of accepted poster papers must build and print a poster to be exhibited during the Conference. This poster must follow an A1 or A2 vertical format. The Conference includes Work Sessions where these posters are presented and orally discussed, with a 5-minute limit per poster.

Submissions must comply with the detailed specifications which may be attached to this call or are available on the website  Submission of work is through EasyChair – the link is in the detailed specification form-

Publication Opportunities

Full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

The best papers relating to Higher Education will be considered for publication in the network journal Advances in Higher Education: Research, Education, and Innovation

The best papers relating to Technology and Human Interaction will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Technology and Human Interaction ( This is an indexed journal

To ensure that the contribution (full paper, short paper/work in progress, poster paper or master/doctoral symposium paper) is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered in the conference; and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended modifications must be addressed by the authors before they submit the final version.

No more than one paper per registration will be published in the Conference Proceedings. An extra fee must be paid for the publication of additional papers, with a maximum of one additional paper per registration.

 Important dates: (timezone GMT+1)

Paper submission all papers: Thursday, January 31st 2019(midnight)

Notification of acceptance ‘as is’ or required amendments: Friday, 15th February 2019

Submission of amended papers and all posters: Friday, 15th March 2019 (midnight)

Payment of registration (in time to ensure the inclusion of an accepted paper in the conference proceedings): Friday, 30th March 2019


Submission Guidelines to the 28th International Conference of the SPACE network 2019, Kavala, Greece

This page explains how to submit your work to this conference and provides information to help you through the process from abstract submission to preparing your presentation at the conference

Here, author will find information about the types of submissions invited for this conference. It should be read in conjunction with the Call for Papers and also the Submission Guidelines section below.

Academic Research Papers

Papers should address one of the topics listed in the call for papers (but are not limited to) and can describe a wide range of research including empirical or theoretical studies. In addition, philosophical papers presenting an argument and papers presenting a process that has been developed and is now ready for wider use are welcome. In all cases concepts and underlying principles should be emphasised, with enough background information to orient any reader who is not a specialist in the particular subject area original. The work should not have been published elsewhere and should not be intended to be published elsewhere during the review period,

Work in Progress/Posters

Researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress. In the first instance authors should submit an abstract describing the project. If the abstract is selected author will be given the choice of producing a short paper with poster or abstract only with poster. If author opts for a paper, this should be a maximum of 2000 words including abstract, keywords and references. The paper will be double-blind peer reviewed and if accepted will be published in the conference proceedings. Presentation of the work at the conference will take the form of a Poster. Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference and there will be a timetabled slot for contributors to stand by their posters so that participants can come and discuss the research. Participants will be asked to vote for the best poster and a prize will be given for the poster receiving the highest number of votes.

Master and PhD Research Colloquium

Master and Doctoral Candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research. Master and PhD papers will be organised into a Colloquium and there will be a chair person and a discussant to provide constructive feedback on the work. To be eligible, it is necessary for the paper to be produced to a publishable academic standard and papers will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers. However the final results of the research may not have been fully completed and interpreted. A prize will be awarded to the best Master and PhD paper presented at the conference.

Pedagogical experiences and Case study submissions

Case study submissions should be written to publishable standards. Case studies will be subject to the same criteria and processes as research papers.

 Submission Guidelines

Your work should be submitted using the link – . Papers not conforming to the conference style will be returned.

  1. Papers must not exceed 5000 words in length (2000 words for work in progress papers), including abstract, figures, references and appendices for a total of 10 pages.
  2.  References should follow the Harvard referencing style, which means that primary references in the text should be in the format and should then be listed at the end of the paper as per the following examples:
  3. Brooks, I. and Weatherston, J. (1997) The Business Environment: Challenges and Changes, Prentice Hall, London.
  4. Doherty, Noel and Delener, Nejdet. (2001) “Chaos Theory: Marketing and Management Implications”, Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, Fall, Vol 9, No. 4, pp 66–75
  5. Before submitting your paper, please ensure that it has been carefully read for typographical and grammatical errors. If English is not your first language, have your paper proof-read by an English speaking person. Papers will be returned if the standard of English is not considered to be good enough for publication.
  6. Papers can be produced in any PC or MAC version of Microsoft Word.  Papers should be submitted as a .pdf attachment.
  7. All papers received by the due date will have all identification of the authors removed and will be sent for double-blind peer review.

Submitting a Poster

If you are presenting your work via a poster, it is your responsibility to produce the poster and bring it with you to the conference. There is a prize for the best poster so it is worth taking time to make yours stand out.

A poster should be self‐contained and self‐explanatory, allowing the viewer to proceed on his/her own while the author (you) is free to supplement or discuss particular points raised by the viewer. Presentations should be simple and clear and a combination of text and graphics is recommended.

Poster size: We would strongly encourage you not to go for less than A1.

Presentation Guidelines

If you have had a paper accepted, or you have opted to submit only an abstract or extended abstract, you are expected to give a 20 minute presentation of your work. We strongly suggest that you restrict the number of slides in your presentation to 10 or fewer.

Questions? Any questions about the call for submissions please contact:

Teresa Paiva –

We are looking forward to receiving your submission!