FAQs

Who will attend ICERI2017?

Every year, ICERI brings together more than 700 delegates from 80 different countries. It is the perfect place to share all your experiences with other experts in a truly international atmosphere.

Why to attend ICERI2017?

ICERI2017 provides the ideal opportunity to present your projects and research as well as innovative methods in teaching and learning. It is the ideal platform to discuss the latest developments in the field of Teaching and learning methodologies, educational projects and innovations and new technologies applied to Education and Research with experts from all over the the world.

When will the final program be available?

A general preliminary program is available here. However, the final conference program with the presentations details will be published on the conference website one month before the conference dates.
You can have an idea of ICERI program structure by looking at last year’s program here.

What about airfare/travel accommodations?

All attendees are responsible for their own travelling and accommodation arrangements. You can search the Internet for the lowest fare (tripadvisor.com, skyscanner.com, edreams.com, expedia.com, etc)

Regarding accommodation, the venue of the conference offers special prices for ICERI2017 attendees. You can have more information about the fees and how to book it at the accomodation section.

I need a Letter of Invitation for my travel visa. What can I do?

If you are an author, you can download your invitation/acceptance letter by logging at the online application with your email and password.

However, if you are attending as general public, you should first complete your registration and then, you can request your invitation letter at iceri2017@iated.org

Can abstracts and papers be submitted in different foreign languages?

No. The official language of the event is English.
Therefore, all presentations, abstracts and papers should be written in English.
There will not be simultaneous translation as all participants are expected to fluently speak and understand English.

What if I miss a submission deadline?

If you missed a deadline, please email iceri2017@iated.org.

Can I change my presentation format from oral-poster to virtual?

All abstracts are accepted under a certain format. However, if you cannot finally attend the conference and/or wish to request a change in the format, please send an email to iceri2017@iated.org

What are the requirements for my final paper?

A Final paper should be submitted for each accepted abstract (oral, poster and virtual).
The final paper template is available here.
There is a limitation of 10 pages (including references). The submission formats for final papers are Microsoft Word or RTF for editing purposes.

In very exceptional cases an author may decide not to submit his/her paper due to professional (copyright, private contents, etc) or personal reasons.

In this situation, only the abstract would be included in the Conference Proceedings. If this is your case, please send an email to iceri2017@iated.org

Will ICERI2017 Proceedings be indexed in ISI?

ICERI2017 will produce a publication (with ISBN): ICERI2017 Proceedings. It will include all accepted abstract and papers at ICERI2017 conference.
All accepted abstracts will also be indexed in our Digital Library available at: library.iated.org

In addition, ICERI2017 Proceedings will be submitted for their inclusion in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index (Web of Science). Please note that this is not an IATED decision as papers should go through the Web of Science review process. Authors will be notified about it as soon as the confirmation is received.

Conference Proceedings from the past editions of this conference (ICERI 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) were already accepted and indexed in the ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

Also, each published paper in ICERI2017 Proceedings will be assigned a DOI number (Digital Object Identifier) for its easy citation and indexation.

What should oral presenters take into account?

Each presentation is 15 minutes long. It is recommended to use 12 minutes to present and 3 minutes for discussion/questions.
The equipment available will be a PC (Windows OS), VGA projectors and microphones. The PC will have sound to facilitate the use of clips or videos.
The recommended file type to be used for presentations is PowerPoint or Portable Document Format (PDF).
The presentation files should be brought on a USB, memory stick, CD, or a similar memory device.
Speakers are requested to upload their presentation on to the session PC and report to the session chair 15 minutes before the start of the session.
All presenters will be introduced to the audience by the session Chair.
As the total duration of your presentations is 15 minutes, as a rule of thumb, the recommended number of slides for your PowerPoint file is 15.

What should poster presenters take into account?

Posters should be printed and brought by each author to the conference. The poster can be up to 130 cm high x 90 cm wide. (51 in. high x 35½ in. wide). Your poster should be readable from a distance of 2 meters.
We will provide materials for attaching posters. However you can bring your own if you prefer. Authors are requested to be present by their poster during the assigned session to answer any questions from the public. It is highly recommended to provide small envelopes for distributing your business cards and collecting business cards of those who request additional information. This is a good way of inviting and encouraging interactions with your audience.

Posters will be exhibited during the conference in a poster session (morning or afternoon). The average duration of poster sessions will be 4 hours.

What should virtual presenters take into account?

Virtual presentations will be uploaded in a virtual area on the on-line program. The recommended time for virtual presentations is 15 minutes. Therefore, the suggested number of slides is 15-20. Also, many participants include audio in their file, so they can explain their paper and make it more understandable.
The submission deadline for your virtual presentation is October, 20th, 2017.

Following the conference, virtual authors will receive the following material by courier:
an Author Certificate, a Participation Certificate, ICERI2017 Proceedings (with ISBN) in USB flash drive format, ICERI2017 gifts and an invoice of your registration.

Can I propose my own special session?

Authors can propose a special session. They should include thought provoking presentations, introducing novel ideas and experiences followed by discussions with the audience.
Special sessions should last 60 to 90 minutes and include 4 to 6 oral presentations. Each presentation should last a maximum of 15 minutes. The registration of a minimum of 4 authors is required. The submission instructions are available here.

Can I serve as session chair?

If you wish to be a session chair, please email your request to iceri2017@iated.org and indicate the topic area in which you are interested. Registration for the conference is required to be a session chair.

Can I republish my presentation in a journal or another conference?

According to the copyright signed for your paper publication in ICERI, you give the right to IATED to include your paper in the Conference Proceedings.
Regarding the contents of your paper, you can use the published content that you generated and write similar versions of it to publish it elsewhere, but you cannot present exactly the same article in other conferences or journals. This does not hinder you using the published content and re-writing another paper with a similar version for other publication purposes.
More information about IATED publication ethics guidelines are available here.

Can I attend the conference without presenting?

Yes, you can attend the conference as general public (listener). All you need is to complete your on-line registration and payment. Please choose the option “general public” on the registration form.

What happens if I need to cancel my participation?

Refund and cancellation requests must be received in writing before October, 10th, 2017. There is a 60 € service charge for refunds on registrations. Bank taxes must be paid by the participants. Otherwise, the amount will be charged at the registration desk.

Will the conference area and rooms have WiFi?

Yes, you will be provided with an access code to use the WiFi connection during the conference.

If I do not bring my PC/laptop, will I be able to have access to the Internet?

There will be an internet access point with PCs and printers at your disposal.

Is there any dress code?

The suggested dress code is business casual but you can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable during the conference. As the conference rooms will have air conditioning, you can bring a light jacket if you usually wear it in cool air.

Are meals included in the registration fee?

All registered attendees are invited to join 4 coffee snacks (morning and afternoon on Thursday and Friday), 2 lunch buffets (Thursday and Friday) and a closing cocktail (Friday evening).
If any accompanying person is interested in joining the lunches, individual tickets can be bought at the Registration Desk.

Lunch buffets
Lunch buffet.

Can an accompanying person have access to the conference area?

Only registered participants gain access to the conference area. In order to have access to the conference area, you should always wear the official badge that will be given to you during the registration process upon your arrival. This badge will allow you to have access to the conference rooms, lunches, coffee and cocktail areas, etc.

However, accompanying persons can join the daily buffet lunches buying individual tickets. They are sold at the hospitality desk during the conference.

Can I bring an accompanying person to the sightseeing tour on Saturday?

ICERI2017 invites you to take part in a sightseeing tour to Seville on the 18th of November from 9.30h to 13.30h (the registration to this activity is cost free for all attendees).
It will consist of a walking tour and a panoramic tour by bus to the most important and interesting places in Seville. It will be guided in English.
Accompanying persons are also invited to join this activity (at no additional cost). If you are interested in joining, please confirm it at the Registration Desk on the 16th of November.