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Guidelines for abstract submissions

Abstract submissions are now closed

To ensure a quality program for GPTEC 2015 and to assist the program committee and reviewers with management of abstract submissions, authors are encouraged to read 'How to Write a Successful Conference Abstract' prior to submitting their abstract.

Abstracts MUST be submitted using an appropriate abstract template and are due by Tuesday 31 March 2015.

The Conference provides a positive and supportive forum for new presenters to share their work and ideas. The Conference committee encourages first-time conference presenters to self-identify when submitting their abstract. First-time presenters, who give their permission, will be identified as such in the final program to encourage delegates to attend their session and show their support.

To find the abstract templates, select your submission type from the options at the bottom of the page.

Selection criteria

Individuals and collaborative groups are encouraged to submit abstracts for workshops, papers or posters that relate to the sub-themes of the Conference and cater to the different Conference delegates. All submissions are peer-reviewed and the following selection criteria will be applied:

1. Audience relevance to this Conference audience
2. Themes relevance to the Conference themes
3. Quality appropriate educational, evaluation or research methodology and clarity
4. Content presenting new work or building upon existing work (new news; not old)

In addition to the above criteria, academic papers will be assessed for their methodological and scientific rigor by an academic review committee.

The organising committee may recommend the grouping of submissions into joint workshops or paper presentations where appropriate.


1. Final acceptance is conditional upon registration or acknowledgement of presenter registration by 1 July. If the presenter has not registered or advised their status of registration to the conference organisers by this date, they risk withdrawal from the program. The Conference Committee regrets that it is unable to meet any travel or subsistence expenses.
2. A special discounted presenter rate of registration may be applied to a maximum of two authors or co-presenters to any workshop, paper or poster presentation.
3. Those utilising the presenter rate of registration must be listed as the presenter/s in the online form when the abstract is submitted. Only accepted abstract presenters will be able to register using the presenter rate.
4. Only session presenter names will be printed in the actual program. Co-authors/contributor names will appear in the Book of Abstracts.

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Professional Development workshop submission
Academic or General paper submission
Poster submission