Abstract submission

Information on abstract submission in PDF

Please, send your proposals (abstracts) via the EasyChair system. The web address is: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icpeepec2013

In case you are not registered in the Easy Chair system (you have no EasyChair account, as they call it), you should register first – just click at the “sign up for an account” link at the login page and fill in the form. The system will send you an e-mail with the instructions how to finish the registration. 

Note: Some mails servers at universities “filter out” the automatic e-mails send by the EasyChair system. In case you do not receive an e-mail from EasyChair (it may take some time), try to find it in “junk” e-mails. Sometimes this does not help and it is necessary to use another e-mail address. (According to our experience, gmail addresses work well.)

In case you forgot your username or password for your EasyChair account, follow the link after the words “If you have problems to sign in” at the login page.

The abstract submission system will be open on Wednesday 12. 12. 2012.
The submission of abstracts will end on Tuesday 30. 04. 2013.
In case you want to use Early Registration, submit your abstracts till 15. 02. 2013.

All abstracts will be reviewed; the decision about the acceptance will be sent to authors in due time. For more information, see Important dates.


The abstract

There are no strict limits to the number of words or characters. One or two paragraphs of plain text (in English) are expected. Please, do not write abstracts longer than one page. What is more important than the length of the text is the following:

  • The abstract should clearly specify the contribution, to give a good idea of its content, character and to indicate in which respect it is original and why it is interesting and important. (Too short and/or vague abstracts can be returned to the authors with a request to amend them.)


Further information on your contribution:

The types of contributions:

  • Oral presentations
  • Posters
  • Workshops

Please, specify the type of your contribution as the “Category” when submitting the abstract via EasyChair system.

The character of your contribution:

Also, we would like to ask you to characterize your contribution at the scale
“pure research” – “classroom ideas”. For this we use the “Groups” in the EasyChair system. You can choose from four groups:

  • Research (pure or nearly pure physics education research)
  • Research and development (including classroom ideas etc., research component being prominent)
  • Classroom ideas + some research (practical issues, development etc. being more substantial than research)
  • Classroom ideas, teaching and learning practice (no or minimal research part)

Though it is clear that these groups are not strictly defined, we think that indicating the character of contributions can be useful both in reviewing the abstracts and in dividing them into sessions. It can be also help participants at the conference to choose the contributions they want to see. So, please, choose the group to which you feel your contribution fits best.

The topic of your contribution:

Also, be so kind and choose to which topic your contribution belongs. There are ten of them:

  1. Experiments (labs, demonstrations, low-cost, …)
  2. ICT (including multi-media)
  3. Teaching (methods, strategies, ...)
  4. Learning (concepts, motivation, learning styles, learning environment, epistemology, ...)
  5. Curriculum
  6. Assessment & Evaluation
  7. Teachers (teacher training, professional development, ...)
  8. Socio-cultural Issues (including gender and history)
  9. Informal Physics Teaching & Learning
  10. Others (please, specify in keywords)

Note: In case you think it is necessary, you can tick even more than one topic.

The keywords:

Characterize the content of your abstract by appropriate keywords. Apart from keywords of all types we would like to ask you for some special information:

In the first keyword, please, characterize which age group your research/classroom ideas concerns (if this is applicable to your contribution). Please, use the following keywords:

  • Pre-school education
  • Primary education (ages about 6 – 10)
  • Secondary education: lower (ages about 11-15)
  • Secondary education: upper (ages about 15-19)
  • University education
  • Lifelong learning

You can indicate a broader range of ages (several age groups).

In case of any questions or problems concerning abstract submission, please, contact us by e-mail using the address .