Engineering educators, students, professionals and administrators are encouraged to submit papers for discussion at the conference. The submission process has three stages as follows.
Submit an abstract of up to 200 words only; it should include:
- Affiliation, including email addresses of each co-author (if more than one author)
- Description of content
Please note that the abstract must not exceed 200 words and may be submitted as a Word, or PDF document.
The deadline for abstract submissions is June 15th, 2013. Abstracts are needed to help conference organizers seek appropriate reviewers, set up the conference schedule and reserve necessary resources. All abstracts will be reviewed by independent reviewers to see if they are relevant for the conference, and all authors will be notified of the review results by June 30th, 2013. To submit your abstract, upload the file online here.
Submit the first draft paper adhering to all formatting guidelines provided here. Titles for draft papers must include the word “DRAFT,” for example, “DRAFT: Helping Working Students to Effectively Manage Their Time.” The deadline for draft paper submission is on August 1st, 2013 (Midnight-CST). These drafts will be peer-reviewed before acceptance and will also be used for finalizing the conference schedule. Note that only papers whose draft versions are received by the deadline will be reviewed and possibly be included in the conference schedule. Draft papers will be uploaded online here.
Submit the final manuscript adhering to all formatting guidelines provided below; this is the paper that will be included in the conference proceedings. For the paper to be included in the proceedings, it must be received by the organizing committee by September 15th, 2013 (Midnight-CST). Submit your final manuscript by uploading online here.
Title Page (top part of first page only)
- Title of Paper: Title must be centered with at least a one and one-half inch margin on the left and right.
- Font: Times New Roman typeface is required, bold faced, 14 point.
- Author and affiliation, including email addresses, must be included in all submissions.
Body of the Paper (beginning under the title information on the first page and continuing with all subsequent pages)
- First Page: The paper will be in a one-column format with left justification. There must be a 1 inch margin on the left, right, and bottom. Font: Times New Roman typeface is required, 12 point, skipping one line between paragraphs.
- Second and All Subsequent Pages: There must be a 1 inch margin all around (top, bottom, right, left) in one column format, left justification, skipping one line between paragraphs.
- Font: Times New Roman typeface is required, 12 point, using only standard symbols and abbreviations in text and illustrations.
- Abstracts: The abstract must be included between the title and the body of the paper, but not on a separate page.
- Running Headings: Headings are not required but can be included. If used, headings must be left justified, lowercase, with the same font and size as the body of the paper. There must be only one blank line between the heading and the paragraph.
- Footnotes, Page Numbers, and Copyright Notice: Do not include any footnotes, page numbers or copyright notice. Any footnotes must be turned into end notes. The copyright notice will be automatically inserted into the final paper.
- Graphs, Tables, Figures, Appendices: Graphs, tables, figures, and appendices must fit within the margins (one inch all around) and match the font format (when possible).
- Length: There is no set limit for the number of pages a paper can or must have, although, excessively long papers are discouraged.
Bibliographic Information (following body of paper)
- Format: The bibliography must begin 4 spaces below the body of the paper using the same margins as the body.
- Font: Times New Roman typeface is required, 10 point.
- Referencing: Every reference must be listed and numbered. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in superscript form.