Call for Papers 2017

THE-ICE 11th IPoE Forum 2017

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William Angliss Institute
555 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000

 Call for papers now open!

Paper submission extended deadline: 31 August 2017

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Academic papers are invited on the IPoE (International Panel of Experts) 2017 theme ‘Scholarly excellence in the age of compliance’ and sub-themes:

  1. National versus global accreditation – the challenges, the dilemmas and the future
    Focus: In an increasingly globalised world, institutions are being faced with issues of national compliance requirements and demand for optional global accreditation. What roles will national compliance and global accreditation play? Will they complement or compete with one another?
  2. Institutional Case Studies – Balancing Minimum National Compliance Standards with Developing Global Excellence
    Focus: Balancing the requirements of meeting minimum national compliance standards with the challenge of nurturing the development of scholarly excellence of staff and students. What strategic issues are institutions facing as they balance the internal and external requirements of teaching, scholarly activity and research? What are the challenges being faced of meeting the requirements of revenue generation and student numbers, often coupled with access and equity concerns, while also meeting industry and other stakeholders needs and requirements?
  3. Designing Academic Systems and Staff Support Processes That Will Develop Excellence – What Are the Trade-Offs?
    Focus: Institution are not only facing the requirements of compliance, but the desire to be seen to excel. What are the institutional academic structures, promotion policies, incentives and annual staff review processes and resourcing that can be employed to ensure that an institution not only meets its minimum compliance requirements, but that it can also nurture and developing excellence? A roundtable café session that will explore what has worked (or not), for whom, and why?
  4. Developing Students as Reflective Practitioners
    Focus: How have institutions approached developing a curriculum and pedagogy that ensures students acquire technical skills and knowledge as part of compliance requirements, but also developed the broader skills of being reflective, deep and critical thinkers who embody and aspire to excellence? What has been done? What has worked, and what has not worked?
  5. Assuring Today’s Learning Outcomes Meet Tomorrow’s Employment Opportunities
    Focus: We live in a changing world where technology is able to rapidly replace humans, yet curriculum reviews and compliance cycles are typically done every few years – which means the curriculum can be slow to react to changes in the real world. How do we develop a flexible and responsive curriculum and assessment system that can ensure that students will not only be able to meet today’s compliance standards and immediate employment opportunities, but also be ready for new and yet undefined roles in a globalised and instantaneous new world?

Frame of reference for academic paper submissions

Academic paper submissions

The IPoE Forum 2017 seeks to include a select number of full research papers, working papers, and poster papers/ working abstracts which will focus on the theme and sub-themes of the relevant IPoE. There are three categories for paper submissions:

  • Full research papers
  • Working papers
  • Poster papers/ working abstracts

Click here to view a sample conference paper

Full research papers

Full research papers are those where research work or conceptual or theoretical development is complete. Authors should submit a paper of no more than 5,000 words (including references) to be double blind reviewed.

Papers submitted in this category and nominated by the referees will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and are eligible to be considered for THE-ICE IPoE Best Paper Award. Submitting a full paper does not guarantee acceptance, nor will it be given any preference over other papers.

Working papers

Working papers are those for which a substantial amount of the research work or conceptual or theoretical development is complete. Authors should submit a paper of between 1,000 to 1,500 words (including references) to be double blind reviewed.

Papers submitted in this category and nominated by the referees will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and are eligible to be considered for THE-ICE IPoE Best Paper Award.

Poster papers/ working abstracts

Poster papers/ working abstracts are those where the author/s wish only to be considered for a visual/ poster presentation. Papers accepted in this category will receive a Certificate of Appreciation and are eligible to be considered for THE-ICE IPoE Best Poster Paper Award. See 7 below for further details on options for visual presentations.

Submission of papers

  • Full research papers, working papers and poster papers may be considered for either oral or visual presentation dependent on the nature of the research and wishes of the author/s.
  • Papers that are to be presented orally will be allocated a 15-20 minute paper presentation session at the IPoE, subject to availability of sessions.
  • Please note that the submission and selection of a paper for oral presentation is an indication of a commitment to attend the IPoE and at least one author must attend the IPoE in that year to present the paper.
  • All papers will be reviewed before acceptance and must be original submissions that have not already been published.
  • Submit one (1) electronic copy in Microsoft Word format, ensuring compliance with the Paper Submission Guidelines (below) and as published on THE-ICE website.
  • The deadline for review of full research paper submissions and/or working paper submissions is close of business on 31st August 2017

Paper submission deadline: 31 August 2017

Review of papers

The review process

The Paper Review Executive Committee shall be responsible for ensuring the review process. Accepted full research papers and working papers submitted according to submission guidlines may be considered for THE-ICE IPoE Best Paper Award. Accepted poster papers/ abstracts may be considered eligible for THE-ICE IPoE Best Poster Paper Award. Entries will be judged by the Paper Review Panel on outstanding merit and recommendations made to the Paper Review Executive Committee for consideration. The award will be presented at the awards ceremony on the last day of the relevant IPoE.

Paper assessment

Once reviewed and accepted, submissions will be assessed according to the following criteria:

    • Overall quality and relevance of the research
    • Conceptual relevance and/or the design of the project, methodology and approach
    • Innovation of the project/research, significance of the contribution & implications for Best Practice


Submitted papers must be original and unpublished elsewhere. Submitted papers will be made available on THE-ICE IPoE webpages and additional journal publishing opportunities may also be available.

Authors must sign a Transfer of Copyright Agreement stating that THE-ICE has copyright over the paper, and in return THE-ICE gives permission to distribute copies of the paper, or to re-work/ develop the paper and submit it elsewhere for publication, with acknowledgement to the publisher of the origins of the paper, namely that it was based on a paper presented at THE-ICE International Panel of Experts (IPoE) 2017. Please email for further information if required.

All authors must acknowledge that they have read and agree to the Transfer of Copyright Agreement and are encouraged to print and sign a copy of the form for personal records.

Visual/ poster presentations

Visual/ poster presentations will be allocated a joint Poster Paper Presentation Session where all of the author/s will have the opportunity to discuss their work one-on-one in a creative presentation environment. The Poster Paper Presentation Session provides delegates the opportunity to present research in visual rather than the traditional oral presentation. Visual presentations can take many forms so, while many presenters will choose to present a standard poster, other options include demonstrations, PowerPoint slide show, video presentations, or models, as well as any other form of display. Full logistical details will be provided on the acceptance of relevant paper submissions.


Submission guidelines & transfer of copyright

View full Frame of Reference – Full Academic Paper and Frame of Reference – Poster Paper here

Click here for Transfer of Copyright

For further information about academic paper submissions, or to submit your paper, please email

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