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The Thailand-WACE Organizing Committee for the 20th World Conference June 5-8, 2017 wishes to announce the third Call for Abstracts and registration. The 20th World Conference will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand and hosted through the alliance of TACE and our four Global Partners in Thailand: Suranaree University of Technology, Siam University, Sripatum University and Western Digital, Thailand. The host university will be Chiang Mai University. The World Conference theme "New Challenges for CWIE in the 21st Century" was chosen to help stimulate a global conversation about the opportunities and challenges facing CWIE programs. Building upon the success of previous World Conferences and International Research Symposia, the Organizing Committee seeks a robust mixture of papers, workshops, panel discussions and academic posters that address the conference theme and identified special topics. Please review the information in the Call of Abstracts for specific information detailing types of presentations and applicable due dates for abstracts.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

There is a "Rolling Review & Acceptance" for all submitted abstracts. You will receive notification of your abstract's status from the WACE Secretariat within two weeks of your original submission. Please do not submit more than one abstract as the Main Presenter (although you can be included as a Supporting Presenter for other presentations). We would like to encourage and allow as many people as possible to present a session. Thank you for your cooperation!

ABSTRACT CATEGORIES

Abstracts should be 250 words, with the exception of the Academic Poster (50 words); please see ABSTRACT SUBMISSION LINK on webpage for form & criteria. Abstracts will only be accepted through the online abstract submission form.

We will be accepting abstracts from the five following categories:

Refereed Paper *Quantitative ResearchQualitative ResearchDiscussion

Non-Refereed Paper Panel SessionWorkshop SessionAcademic Poster

* Please note the earlier submission deadline of January 22, 2017 for Refereed Paper Abstracts in the below description. There will be no deadline extensions or exceptions for the Refereed Paper process. Thank you.

WORLD CONFERENCE THEME

"New Challenges for CWIE in the 21st Century"

SPECIAL TOPICS INCLUDE:

- Entrepreneurship - Undergraduate Research

- Internationalization - Community Development

- Innovation - Technology

- Employability

REFEREED PAPER Refereed Papers are those that are written with the intention of being published in the online WACE Conference Proceedings or an academic journal subsequent to the conference. The review of the final paper will be conducted through a double-blind review process. Refereed Papers can be submitted as either a Quantitative or Qualitative RESEARCH Paper (describing research into aspects of cooperative & work-integrated education) or a DISCUSSION Paper (review of relevant literature and/or discussion of innovative cooperative & work-integrated education practice or programs). With the approval of the authors, all Refereed Papers will be included in the online Conference Proceedings. The online Conference Proceedings will contain an assigned ISBN.

Refereed Paper Guidelines:

Presentations will be scheduled in a 25 minute time slot, with indicatively 15 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion.

If the abstract is accepted, a full paper must be submitted no later than Febuary 5. 2017 for the double-blind review process, in which the paper will be critiqued by a team of international reviewers who will submit completed evaluation forms to the WACE Secretariat, which may contain recommendations for improvement (to be conveyed to author(s)). Because of the tight time frame between the January 22 abstract deadline and the February 5 full paper deadline, please consider submitting your abstract early, as you will allow yourself more time to complete the full paper.

The full Refereed Paper requirements are:minimum of six 400 word double-spaced pages and not exceeding twelve 400 word double-spaced pages, not including the cover page, notes, or bibliographyAPA formatinclude paper title and all author names and credentials on the cover page, author information will be removed for the double-blind review processplease see REFEREED PAPERS Tab on the conference webpage for detailed instructions

The paper submission may have several authors and presenters listed.Papers must be submitted in Word Document format, PDF documents will not be accepted.

Note: The acceptance of a paper after the refereeing process does not guarantee that it will be published by a journal. Publication will be at the discretion of the journal of your choosing.

Refereed Paper Deadlines: August 15, 2016 - January 22, 2017: Abstract Submission Period (with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended) By February 5, 2017: All FULL Refereed Papers Due By March 19, 2017: Submitting author will Receive Comments By April 16, 2017: All Refereed Paper Presenter(s) Must Register to be included in the Program By May 1, 2017: Submit Revised Refereed Papers for publication in Conference Proceedings

II. Non-Refereed Paper Non-Refereed papers are those that are written without the intention of being published in an educational journal and feature research of the author(s) or a discussion relevant to cooperative & work-integrated education. The initial abstract submission must be accepted before a full paper can be optionally submitted for inclusion in the online Conference Proceedings. The full paper will not undergo a blind review process and will rather be included in the online Conference Proceedings as a Paper Presentation.

Paper Presentation Guidelines:

Presentations will be scheduled in a 25 minute time slot, with indicatively 15 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion.If the abstract is accepted, an optional full paper (not exceeding ten 400 word double-spaced pages) can be submitted by the due date listed below to be included in the Conference Proceedings.The paper submission may have several authors and presenters listed.

Non-Refereed Paper Deadlines: August 15, 2016 - March 19, 2017: Abstract Submission Period (with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended) By April 16, 2017: All Paper Presenters Must Register to be included in the Program By June 1, 2015: All full OPTIONAL Papers Due to be included in online Conference Proceedings

III. Panel Session Panel Sessions must have at least three panelists and a prepared presentation. Such abstract proposals should be submitted by the designated Panel Host, who should explain the purpose of the panel, who the panel members are, and what they will present.

Panel Session Guidelines:

Panel Sessions will be scheduled for an hour time slot, with indicatively 45 minutes for the panel and 15 minutes for discussion.A Full Paper should NOT be submitted for a Panel Session.

Panel Session Deadlines: August 15, 2016 - March 19, 2017: Abstract Submission Period (with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended) By April 16, 2017: All Presenters Must Register to be included in the Program

IV. Workshop Session Workshop Sessions are to be interactive sessions during which there are intermittent discussions and Q&A periods throughout the allotted time slot. Workshop facilitators are encouraged to bring handouts, use flipcharts, use PowerPoint slides, create small group discussion, etc. to facilitate discussion and interaction within the group.

Workshop Session Guidelines:

Workshop Sessions will be scheduled for an hour time slot, with intermittent discussion throughout.A Full Paper should NOT be submitted for a Workshop Session.

Workshop Session Deadlines: August 15, 2016 - March 19, 2017: Abstract Submission Period (with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended) By April 16, 2017: All Presenters Must Register to be included in the Program

V. Academic Poster Academic Posters will be set up at the beginning of the World Conference and will remain displayed throughout the event. Delegates will be encouraged to visit the academic posters during morning & afternoon break times, asking the presenter questions, engaging in discussion, etc. A dedicated one hour time slot will be scheduled for formal review of the posters and delegate interaction with the authors. Each Academic Poster author will prepare an academic poster which describes a program, new initiative, research, or any other component related to cooperative & work-integrated education. Presenters may also bring hand-outs to distribute to those delegates who visit his/her poster session station.

Additional information regarding academic poster specifications will be emailed to those who submit Academic Poster Abstracts.

Academic Poster Guidelines:

The abstract for an Academic Poster Presentation should be 50 words, rather than 250 words as for other session types.A Full Paper should NOT be submitted for an Academic Poster Presentation.

Academic Poster Deadlines: August 15, 2016 - March 19, 2017: Abstract Submission Period (with rolling review & acceptance: early submissions are highly recommended) By April 16, 2017: All Academic Poster Presenters Must Register to be included in the Program

WORLD CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Registration for the 2017 World Conference in Chiang Mai, Thailand is now open. For more information about the registration process and to register please go to the WACE 2017 World Conference Registration Page.

Where & When
CHIANG MAI, THAILAND
June 5-8, 2017

For more information go to WACE website at waceinc.org or click on this link to the
WACE 20th World Conference on CWIE @ Chiang Mai, Thailand - June 2017

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