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Author Guidelines

1. Papers (20 minutes)

Standard conference papers, to be presented at the conference, with the paper posted to the PKP Conference web site.

The paper should be structured as follows:

  • Title of the contribution
  • Name of the author(s)
  • Abstract: 100 to 200 words
  • Key words: 5-10
  • Text
    • Single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • Acknowledgments (optional)
  • References: APA style
  • Appendix: (optional)
  • Author information: brief biographical information. We recommend that authors give at least some information about the research/work interest and the discipline of study. At the very least, the complete postal address should be included, and if existent: the URL for the Web site and the e-mail address.

2. Presentations (20 minutes)

Standard conference presentation, without an accompanying paper. The presentation file (e.g., Powerpoint) will be posted to the Conference web site.

3. Panels (20 - 50 minutes, depending upon number of panelists)

Standard conference panel session, with the time length determined by the number of panelists. All presentation files will be posted to the Conference web site.

4. Posters

A poster to be displayed in the common space. The poster file will be posted to the Conference web site.

  • The poster should focus on publishing research, activities, and issues. No commercial promotions will be accepted in this category (see Sponsorship Opportunities).
  • The poster size should be enriched with appropriate graphs, tables, and photos. Multi-color posters are greatly encouraged.
  • The size of a poster will be 85cm X 120cm. We will make your submitted digital poster file into print.
  • The poster file (e.g., Powerpoint) will be posted to the Conference web site.

5. Lightning Talks (5 minutes)

Very brief presentations: 5 slides in 5 minutes.The presentation file (e.g., Powerpoint) will be posted to the Conference web site. Topics could include a new feature development, or a case study of a current project (local, regional, national, international) using one or more of the PKP software applications.

6. "Ask a Developer" Presentations (5 minutes)

Very brief (5 minute) presentations illustrating a particular problem, issue, or need with one or more of the PKP software applications, made to an open audience, but also to members of the PKP development team. PKP team members will respond to each presentation with suggestions, recommendations, or opportunities for further collaboration. The presentation file (e.g., Powerpoint) will be posted to the Conference web site.


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission fits the themes of the conference.
  2. The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another conference for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in the "Comments to the Director" field in the submission form). Lightning Talks may be summaries of previously presented material.
  3. If the proposal is accepted, a paper or presentation file should subsequently be submitted.
  4. After proposal acceptance, the paper submission file will be in Open Office Writer, Microsoft Word, or RTF file format; the presentation submission file will be in Microsoft Powerpoint or Open Office Impress format.
  5. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click.
  6. The paper or presentation should be written and presented in English. Both, British and American English are accepted, but should be used consistently within one presentation.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement


The names and e-mail addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.