Call for Papers 2018

THE-ICE 12th IPoE Forum 2018

Creating Advanced Learning Experiences’

11th – 14th November 2018

To be proudly hosted by Dusit Thani College, Bangkok

At adjacent hotel, Dusit Princess Srinakarin, 53 Srinakarin Rd (near Seacon Square), Nongbon, Pravet, Bangkok, Thailand 10250

 Call for papers now open!

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IPoE Paper submissions are now being accepted online through EasyChair.

Academic papers are invited on the IPoE (International Panel of Experts) 2018 theme, Creating Advanced Learning Experiences. Please view THE-ICE 12th IPoE Forum 2018 programme for details on paper presentation, held on Monday, 12th November 2018.

  1. Learning objectives and future preparedness – towards 2030
    Focus: The current debate with industry, government and society about 21st century skilling has focused on the soft skills of collaboration, emotional intelligence, and entrepreneurship as well as the “hard” technical skills of business operations. As we move towards 2030, how do we modify the curriculum, the pedagogy, and the assurance of learning to ensure that graduates are equipped with those skills and competencies they need to find their place and prosper in an increasingly globally connected world.
  2. Technology enabled learning and MUSE.
    Focus: There are many pressures to ensure that the TH&E student learning experience is active and engaged. In this session we explore how technologies can be deployed to enhance students’ domain related knowledge as well as acquiring operational, managerial and decision-making skills. In particular we explore the role of Multi-User Student Environment (MUSE) in the classroom.
  3. The Advanced Learning Environments and Infrastructure: The classroom of the future.
    Focus: It is widely recognised that education is undergoing a revolution. What is delivered, to whom, and how are key concepts, but no less important is where delivery takes place. This panel will consider the importance of environment on the learning process. Changes in learning styles, advances in technology, learning in the workplace, online learning, and blended approaches may all be considered, but so too the future of training facilities, the limitations to ‘Real World Leaning; and whether there remains a need for traditional classrooms.
  4. Learning through industry experience and engagement.
    Focus: The industry engagement activities of TH&E providers often start from the relationships associated with student work placements. In moving beyond this well-established model, what strategic initiatives are being pioneered to ensure that student educational experiences and pedagogies genuinely engage with leading trends across the sector?
  5. Learning Across Cultures – Gracious Tourism and Hospitality.
    Focus:  As the Tourism and Hospitality Professional becomes a more global citizen – dealing with global customers in the workplace and/or working in a borderless society, there is need for all stakeholders in the learning community – administrators, teachers, non-teaching personnel and students, to embrace cultural diversity, enculturation and socialisation.  Sharing of best practices in strengthening learning across cultures through research, classroom, travels, etc.

Frame of reference for academic paper submissions

Academic paper submissions

The IPoE Forum 2018 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 PDF 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 30th September 2018

Paper submission deadline: 30 September 2018

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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