Call for Proposals

If you have any questions, email

Deadline was Friday, January 28th, 2022 (23:59 CET).

Proposal submission via Conftool

Estimated notification of acceptance: March, 31st, 2022.

We intend to have the conference as an in-person convention to support interaction and network building. Based on the experiences of the last two summers this should work pretty well.

We are, however, aware that some countries still may have travel restrictions next summer. Therefore, we decided to add a hybrid track to the conference program, especially for attendees from overseas who would like to avoid long flights.

First Call for Papers (PDF)


All presenting authors of accepted papers and all participants in accepted sessions (presenting authors, chairs, and discussants) are asked to register before the registration deadline of 15th of June. Presenting authors are expected to attend the conference and to be present at the scheduled sessions.


To promote broad participation in the conference, each delegate will be limited to two presenting roles. You may be first author/presenting author on more than two submissions, but you will have to withdraw presentations if more than two are accepted.

Symposium Presentations

A symposium provides the opportunity to examine specific research issues, problems, or topics from a variety of perspectives. Symposia may present alternative solutions, interpretations, or contrasting points of view on a specified subject or in relation to a common theme. Symposia may also use a panel discussion format targeted at a clearly delineated research issue or idea. Symposia will be scheduled for up to 90 mins (e.g., 5 papers OR 4 papers and 1 discussant). Symposium proposals are encouraged to nominate a discussant and must nominate a chairperson. The organizer is responsible for arranging prior acceptance of all parties and planning the session to allow time for robust discussion and debate.

An overview of the symposium session must be provided in an abstract of maximum 150 words, to be written by the symposium organizer, addressing:

  1. Objectives of the session
  2. Overview of the presentation
  3. Scholarly or scientific significance
  4. Structure of the session

Following the 150 word overview statement, each presenter in the symposium must provide an abstract of up to 400 words as part of the symposium proposal.


Individual Paper Presentations

An abstract for an individual paper presentation may not exceed 400 words.

In paper sessions, authors present abbreviated versions of their papers. Individual presentations with similar topics will be grouped together on the basis of the nominated keywords. The conference organizing team will appoint a chair from among the presenters, prior to the conference, who will be responsible for coordinating the presenters and leading discussion as well as ensuring that the session stays on schedule. Presenters are encouraged to allow time for rigorous discussion and the exchange of ideas as they prepare their presentations.


Poster Presentations

An abstract for a poster presentation may not exceed 400 words. Poster presentations combine graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research. The poster size is A0 (height: 120 cm, width 90 cm). The poster format is portrait/vertical position. Poster presenters will have the opportunity to introduce their poster during the times allocated to Poster Sessions. There are some useful websites with advice about creating effective poster presentations, including (but not limited to):

Student Poster Award: To acknowledge the work of junior researchers, a poster prize will be awarded to the best student poster, selected by the committee based on relevance, appearance and quality of content (clarity, design, methods, conclusions supported by results). Eligible applicants are students who are first (or sole) authors of poster presentations.




A workshop provides an opportunity to exchange information or work on a common problem, project, or shared interest in order to involve and directly inform researchers, teachers, educators and vocational practitioners. A 400-word summary of the workshop session should be provided by the organizer, addressing:

  1. Objectives of the session
  2. Scholarly or scientific significance
  3. Practical implications
  4. Structure of the session, for example:
    1. Who should participate in the workshop?
    2. Will there be presentations in the workshop and if yes, how many?
    3. What kind of interactions/involvement will be provided with respect to the participants?



Conference publications

After the conference, we aim at editing special issues in the International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology (example of the 2018 conference) and MDPI Education Sciences. Both will be regular journal publications in the context of the respective special issue and undergo a regular peer-review process of the submitted paper. The full paper submission for both is foreseen for around March 2023. More information on that will follow in June, 2022.