Paper Refereeing

Although this is a conference that values conversation between participants above all, we have made arrangements for those who need or want to submit papers, as follows.

Submission, refereeing and acceptance of papers.

The process of refereeing and publishing is a cumulative one that allows for continuous improvement of each paper, especially in reflecting discussions at the conference.

Papers will be accepted in the first instance by blind refereeing of 400 word extended abstracts. Then, there are 2 submission dates, giving a chance to rework abstracts before the conference on 06-May-2011 and 03-Jun-2011.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to post drafts on the conference blog for open refereeing by conference participants. All comments and responses will be visible to all conference attendees (not to the public). This is the second level of refereeing, beginning on 10-Jun-2011.

Paper presentation consists of listening to and including benefits from comments, encouragements and criticisms made at the conference, as well as incorporating new material found by authors as a result of their participation.

After the conference, authors will be invited to rework their papers. Reworked papers will be subject to rigorous, traditional blind refereeing processes, after the conference.

Abstract refereeing panel

The refereeing panel for the initial abstracts will be composed of members of the conference organizing committee, who will, when they feel it necessary, elicit help from International Advisors.

The revised papers will be blind refereed by conference participants and other qualified people.

Limitations on papers

Paper proposals must address, as a central concern, the conference theme Listening. Proposals that do not explicitly address these concerns will not be accepted.

Formatting details for final manuscripts will be announced according to the arrangements made with a leading journal in the field, after the conference.