CMC 2018 Call For Papers 2018-06-18T09:04:00+00:00

Call for Papers

The Eighth International Conference on Concept Mapping will take place in Medellín, Colombia from Sept 26-28, 2018.

CMC2018 follows on the success of the first seven International Conferences held in Pamplona (Spain), San José (Costa Rica), Tallinn (Estonia) & Helsinki (Finland), Viña del Mar (Chile), Valletta (Malta), Santos (Brazil) and Tallinn (Estonia), and on the Regional Asia-Pacific conference in Beijing (China) in bringing together scholars and practitioners interested in concept mapping. It is being organized by EAFIT University,  the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, USA, and the Concept Mapping Academy, Estonia. (Follow these links for the Scientifc Program and links to papers from cmc2004, cmc2006, cmc2008, cmc2010, cmc2012, cmc2014 and cmc2016. All Proceedings can be downloaded from the CMC Proceedings Page).

CMC2018 will consist of two separate, but somewhat intersecting, tracks. In addition to the traditional Scientific Program,  the Conference will include a Teachers Forum aimed at practicing instructors and teachers who looking to learn about concept mapping, or to improve their use of concept mapping with their students. 

This webpage describes the  Call for Papers for the Scientific Program of CMC2018.

The Scientific Program is based on the submission of papers, generally reporting research results, that are selected by peer review for presentation and publishing in various modalities. It is aimed at all persons interested in the use of concept maps (based on the work of Dr. Joseph Novak), including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using “expert” knowledge; planning instruction; assessment of “deep” understandings; research planning; collaborative knowledge modeling; creation of “knowledge portfolios”; curriculum design; eLearning, and administrative and strategic planning and monitoring. We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping. All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion.

Languages

The Scientifc Program of CMC2018 offers the opportunity for presentations in English and SpanishSimultaneous translation will be provided for all oral presentations (not for poster presentations).

Presentation Categories

Presentation categories include:

  • Oral Presentations (with paper)
  • Virtual Presentations (with paper)
  • Poster Presentation (with paper)
  • Poster Presentation (without paper)
  • Virtual Poster Presentation (with paper)
  • Virtual Poster Presentation (without paper)
  • Presentations of Innovative Experiences (without paper)

All submissions will be evaluated and selected by the Program Committee.

Virtual presentations are provided for authors who beforehand know they will not be able to attend, but want their contribution to be part of the conference. Each category is explained below.

  • Oral Presentations with Paper: Full papers are reports of completed research accepted by a panel of experts and peers (the Program Committee) and will be published in the conference proceedings. There are three categories for papers: (a) empirical research, (b) model or theory development, and (c) theorizing from the literature. The time allotted for each session is 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation/10 minutes discussion). Audience participation, as a principle of adult education, is stressed. Full papers submissions have a length of up to 10 pages. Authors of accepted Oral Presentations with Paper are expected to physically attend the conference to present their paper in order for the paper to be included in the Proceedings and as part of the Program. Papers submitted but not accepted for Oral Presentation may be recommended accepted as a Poster Presentation with Paper. Please note that a complete paper must be submitted for review. If only an abstract is submitted, it be reviewed for the Poster without Paper category.
  • Virtual Presentations with Paper: Full papers are reports of completed research accepted by a panel of experts and peers (the Program Committee) and will be published in the conference proceedings. There are three categories for papers: (a) empirical research, (b) model or theory development, and (c) theorizing from the literature. Full papers submissions have a length of up to 10 pages. This category is specific for authors who know they will not be able to physical attend the conference. Authors, in addition to submitting the final version of their Paper, must submit a Power Point (or equivalent) presentation (with audio) or a video that will be uploaded to the conference Web site. The presentation will therefore be accessible for all participants during and after the conference. There will not be on-line or remote presentations by the author. Please note that a complete paper must be submitted for review. If only an abstract is submitted, it be reviewed for the Poster without Paper category.
  • Poster Presentations with Paper: The posters will form a visual display prepared by conference participants describing a research initiative, program, pedagogical model, and/or best practice on how concept mapping is applied in a variety of settings. Poster presentations serve as an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs. Poster papers should have a maximum length of 4 pages and will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted Poster Presentations with Paper are expected to attend the conference to present and explain their poster. Please note that a complete paper (up to 4 pages) must be submitted for review. If only an abstract is submitted, it will be reviewed for the Poster without Paper category.
  • Poster Presentations without Paper: Posters that do not include a formal paper will also be accepted for presentation at the conference. Participants can submit a 500 word abstract if they are interested in presenting a poster without writing a formal paper. The abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted Poster Presentations without Paper are expected to attend the conference to present and explain their poster. 
  • Virtual Poster Presentations with Paper: The posters will form a visual display prepared by conference participants describing a research initiative, program, pedagogical model, and/or best practice on how concept mapping is applied in a variety of settings. Poster presentations serve as an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs. Poster papers should have a maximum length of 4 pages and will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted Virtual Poster Presentations with Paper should submit a PDF file with their poster, which will be printed by the organizing committee and included as part of the poster displays. Please note that a complete paper (up to 4 pages) must be submitted for review. If only an abstract is submitted, it will be reviewed for the Poster without Paper category.
  • Virtual Poster Presentations without Paper: Posters that do not include a formal paper will also be accepted for presentation at the conference. Participants can submit a 500 word abstract if they are interested in presenting a poster without writing a formal paper.  The abstract will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted Virtual Poster Presentations without Paper should submit a PDF file with their poster, which will be printed by the organizing committee and included as part of the poster displays. Poster 
  • Innovative Experiences: Sessions will include 15 minute presentations of Innovative Experiences in the use of concept mapping, whether its in the classroom, in industry, in organizations, or personal uses. Teachers are encourage to share innovative ways of introducing or using concept mapping with their students;, for curriculum design, etc. Practitioners are encouraged to present innovative uses of concept mapping in organizations, corporations, industry, consulting, etc. Measured, quantitative or qualitative results are not needed, as the focus is on sharing experiences, not research results. Authors need to submit a two-page description of their Innovative Experience (increased from the original limit of one page). Accepted descriptions will be published in the conference proceedings. Authors of accepted Innovative Experiences are expected to physical attend the conference to present their work.

Authors of all accepted submissions, whether for physical presentations or virtual presentations, need to pay the corresponding conference fee for the submission to be included in the Proceedings and included in the Scientific Program of the conference. Virtual presentations pay a reduced fee.

All submissions will be done electronically through the CMC2018 submissions webpage.

The best ~30 Oral and Virtual Presentations with Paper in English will be printed as a special volume of Springer’s  Communication in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Series. The rest of the Oral and Virtual Presentations with Paper, including all the papers in Spanish, all Poster Presentations with Paper and without Paper, and Innovative Experience descriptions will be included in a Proceedings of the Conference book published by EAFIT University and posted on the Conference website.

 

 

Submission Dates

Early Submission

The Scientific Program of CMC2018 includes an Early Submission date for authors that need an early response to their paper submission. Authors who require a longer period of time to obtain financial support to participate in the conference should consider the Early Submission. Proposals accepted during the Early Submission process don’t need to submit again during the regular submission process.

Early Submission Deadline: April 1, 2018

Early Submission Notification of Acceptance: April 18, 2018

Submission Deadline: May 13 (extended from May 4, 2018)

Notification of Acceptance: June 3 (extended from May 25, 2018)

Final Camera-ready Submissions (for Springer papers): June 24, 2018

Submission Deadline (Late Call): July 9, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Late Call): July 16, 2018

Final Camera-ready Submissions: July 27, 2018

Instructions on how to prepare and submit a proposal are posted here.

Please note that the formatting for submitted papers has changed from that of previous conferences.