Abstract Submission Guidelines General Information
A large emphasis is put on the abstracts and its contents as it forms the bases to accept or decline a paper or presentation. In submitting the abstract, the author(s) needs to specify that the abstract is submitted for consideration to the IAMOT2017 Conference as either:
- Research Paper and Presentation (Category A): On-going or completed research on any of the conference topics. The abstract will appear in the Book of Abstracts, and the paper will be published in the conference proceedings.
- Presentation only (Category B): The author(s) will make a presentation and the abstract will appear in the Book of Abstracts.
- Workshop (Category C): The author(s) will prepare workshop concept in the same structure as for a paper. This abstract will appear in the Book of Abstracts.
The suggested structural guidelines for abstracts are:
- Title: The title should be short (6 to 8 words or less), however, reflective to the paper contents and objectives. Titles need not be too descriptive nor be very specific.
- Introduction and Purpose: A paragraph introducing the topic, and highlighting its importance. The introduction may summarize the previous research or related experience (Literature search). The introduction should end with a clear statement of the objective or research question of the paper or presentation. A statement such as “In this paper/presentation/workshop we introduce a model for …”, or “In this paper/presentation/workshop we report on our experience in …”, etc.
- Methodology (Methodology for Workshopsprocedure):
- Paper: A paragraph describing the approach/methodology used to achieve the paper objectives. This may include, model, analysis, survey, experience, interviews, etc.
- Workshop: A paragraph describing the procedure and methodology during the workshop on the one hand and also describing ideas for methodologies for solving the discussed problems.
- Paper: A paragraph summarizing the findings resulting from applying the methodology or approach. Statements such as “We achieve xx% reduction in …” is suitable.
- Workshop: A paragraph gives an overview of the discussed research and problem questions.
- Closing: A paragraph or statement stating the relevance, contribution and benefits of the paper or presentation to the conference theme, related subthemes (Topics) and conference attendees. Recommended actions, extensions, expansions of the study, etc. may be included in this paragraph.
NB: In the abstract, you should not include any headers like “Title”, “Introduction”, etc. Abstracts should be approximately 600 words (Maximum of 3000 characters).
Criteria for Evaluating an Abstract
Criteria for evaluating an abstract and its suitability to the conference include:
- Relevance to the conference topics and/or conference theme (value of the paper to the conference attendees)
- Contribution to the field of Technology, Innovation and Management
- The research methodology or approach followed
- The findings, results or outcome of the research/application 1
- Abstract structure
- Proper use of the English language
Each abstract is reviewed by 2 persons. In cases of dilemma the corresponding abstract is reviewed by a third person.
The author chooses the category (full paper, presentation only, workshop). In some cases, the reviewer propose “presentation only” if the assessment of the contribution makes it necessary.
After preliminary review by the programme committee, full papers will undergo at least two peer reviews each.
The 10 best assessed full papers are selected for a final evaluation for the best papers award.