IHEC2021 Call For Abstracts

Participation Types

Oral Presentation (15 minutes)

A typical structure for an oral presentation includes completed or close to completion research studies. After an author’s presentation, critique, and discussion by the session chair and participants. For the presentation of their work, individuals must be attentive to the time allocation. Session chairs may adjust the timing based on the number of presentations for the session. Each oral presentation will be scheduled for 15 minutes.

Abstract for Oral Presentation: Excluding references, the abstract should be between 500-750 words and include the following sub-titles:

  1. Description of the problem,
  2. Aim of the study or Research question(s),
  3. Conceptual/Theoretical Framework,
  4. Research Method (for empirical work),
  5. Findings (preliminary findings for work in progress)/Discussion points, and
  6. Conclusion.

Symposium (60-90 minutes)

Each symposium proposal must include minimum 3 maximum 5 presentations. The Symposium Discussant must introduce symposium presenters and submit the proposal (symposium summary and symposium presentation abstracts).

Symposium Summary: Excluding references, the summary should be between 500-700 words and include the description of the symposium, its purpose, conceptual/theoretical framework, the contribution of symposium presentations to the symposium, discussion points and conclusion.

Symposium Presentation Abstracts: Each abstract, excluding references, should be between 300-500 words and include the following sub-titles:

  1. Description of the problem,
  2. Aim of the study or Research question(s),
  3. Conceptual/Theoretical Framework,
  4. Research Method (for empirical work),
  5. Findings (preliminary findings for work in progress)/Discussion points, and
  6. Conclusion.

Roundtable (time for presentation: 10 minutes)

Roundtable sessions allow high interaction among presenters and with attendees. It would be more appropriate for junior researchers and work-in-progress research studies. The discussions will take place in a small group of session presenters clustered around shared interests in a roundtable/boardroom setting. A moderator who is knowledgeable about the research area facilitates interaction and participation. The moderator introduces the discussion topic and session presenters briefly. Then, the discussion focuses on specific questions and challenges. The conclusions such as key-learnings, ideas on the next steps and concrete actions are drawn.

Abstract for Roundtable Session: Session presenters are required to submit a paper or commentary paper addressing central questions regarding the issue under consideration. Excluding references, the abstract should be between 350-400 words. Commentary papers need to address the elements required for paper submissions:

  1. Purposes;
  2. Perspectives(s) or theoretical framework;
  3. Methods, techniques or modes of inquiry;
  4. Data Sources,
  5. Results and/or substantiated conclusions for arguments, and
  6. Expectations from the session regarding the research and/or questions

Poster Presentation (10 minutes)

Poster sessions enable the individualized and informal discussion of the presenter’s work with the visual representations of materials. Poster presentations can be appropriate for master’s and doctoral level students. All poster presenters should provide an e-Poster (in pdf format) facilitating the session. Individual presenters set up virtual displays representing their papers. The poster session gives a chance to attendees to view posters online, listen to author’s presentations and access handouts. Unlike a general session, a poster session allows viewers to study and re-study information and discuss it with practitioners one-on-one.

Description of the Poster: Excluding references, the description of the poster should be between 350-500 words and include

  1. Description of the problem,
  2. Aim of the study or Research question(s),
  3. Conceptual/Theoretical Framework,
  4. Research Method (for empirical work),
  5. Findings (preliminary findings for work in progress)/Discussion points, and
  6. Conclusion.

Guidelines for Authors

Working languages of the conference are Turkish and English. Authors of English abstracts are required to present in English.

IHEC 2021 is a scientific conference where every paper/symposium submitted to the conference will go through a “blind peer review” process carried out by a minimum of 2 experienced scholars in their respective areas. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be done based on review results.


Important Reminders

For each co-authored paper, the participant(s) who will present the paper must register to the conference. One participant can present a maximum of 2 papers.

Each author may appear maximum in 3 papers.

In order to be included in the conference program, please register until 27 August 2021 .