Come and make a proposal - Call for Papers


The ITK 2020 conference will consist of over 100 presentations proposed and submitted by the
participants. At least three reviewers evaluate each proposal using the blind review method. We
look forward to seeing your proposals based on your experiences and experiments - both successful
and less joyful.

The conference theme is Everyday life & dreams.

What happens during the Call for Papers process?

Start by selecting the most appropriate presentation format for your proposal from the proposal
form. You can submit a suggestion in one of the following formats:

1. ITK Workshop
(Please read carefully the workshop agreement template before submitting your proposal
2. ITK Forum
3. ITK Activity session
4. ITK Arena
5. ITK Poster

The formats differ in terms of duration and presentation method. Details of the different formats are
given on the application form.

All proposals received will be evaluated. Each proposal is
evaluated by at least three reviewers and is evaluated by the blind review method.

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the level of functionality of the presentation, the
relevance of the topic to the ITK theme of the year, the novelty value of the topic and applicability in
practice.

Steps for submitting a proposal

Once you have selected the format, fill out the related proposal form. The proposal form asks for
basic information about the proposal and a verbal description of what the proposal contains. All
proposals will be evaluated on the basis of the content. Only a limited number of proposals can be
selected for the program.

You can submit an application for each presentation individually, but you can also submit a joint
application with multiple presenters.

The proposal form can be completed in parts and saved as a draft.

Companies may also submit a proposal, but commercial advertising speeches are not a part of ITK.

Remember to save your proposal by November 5, 2019, after which all proposal forms will close.

The contact person who submitted the proposal will be informed of the choices during week 49. We
reserve the right to decide upon the final conference program.

ITK Workshop Proposal (Workshop Day April 1st 2020)

A workshop is mainly focused on one theme, either a half-day or full day training session. Half day
between 10 am and 1 pm or 2 pm and 5 pm, full day between 10 am and 5 pm.

The workshop is participatory: participants can create and share their experiences hands on.

In your proposal, outline the topic of the workshop, what you intend to do and the role of the
participants in the workshop.

Assessment criteria: suitability of topic to ITK theme of the year, level of participation, novelty value,
interest and applicability in practice.

Workshop spaces are equipped with one computer, a projector and a wireless network connection.
There are no computers for the participants. More detailed information will be announced later.

Workshop proposals are accepted within the limited number of facilities allowed.

As the organizer, you are responsible for the design and implementation of the content of the
workshop and are mainly responsible for the marketing of the workshop.

Note. Please also indicate in the CfP form if you would like to participate in an ITK webinar giving an
approximately 15-minute presentation about your topic before the conference.

More information and workshop agreement template for the workshop organizer. Please read
through the workshop agreement template before submitting your proposal.

ITK Forum Proposal April 2-3 2020

The forum presentation usually focuses on presenting the results of a new pedagogical experiment
or project in the digital world.

The duration of a forum presentation is 25 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion and questions. The
total duration is 30 min.

It is recommended to have one or a maximum of two performers (if the performers have different
roles).

Make your proposal neat. Start with what problem / challenge / opportunity you were looking for to
answer. Tell us how you did it, how it happened, and what we can learn from it.

Evaluation criteria: suitability of the topic to the ITK theme of the year, novelty value of the topic,
innovation and applicability of the application / project / pedagogy.

Approximately 80 proposals for forum presentations are accepted for the conference program.

Note. Please also indicate in the CfP form if you would like to participate in an ITK webinar giving an
approximately 15-minute presentation about your topic before the conference.

ITK Activity Sessions April 2-3 2020

An activity session is, as its name suggests, a participatory session with hands on activities.

The total duration of the activity session is 75 minutes. During that time, for example, there may be
several different ways of working, from intro talk to working together and getting to know each
other.

It is a good idea to put together a good team with a variety of insights and experiences around the
theme for the activity session.

Justify why your topic is important and fits into the activity session. Build an session that is diverse
and inspiring.

Evaluation criteria: suitability of the topic to the ITK theme of the year, novelty value and
significance of the topic, interest in the implementation method and pedagogical aspect.

A limited number of activity sessions, mainly in larger halls, are accepted.

Note. Please also indicate in the CfP form if you would like to participate in an ITK webinar giving an
approximately 15-minute presentation about your topic before the conference.

ITK Arena Proposal April 2-3 2020

The ITK Arena is an event in the Aulanko Arena. The duration of the arena is 60 minutes.

The arena is a large space, so performances that are of great interest to the ITK community are
welcomed.

You can suggest to the Arena an event that you either organize yourself or you would like our
organizers to organize with you. You can also give us ideas on the content of the arenas, the
performers, and we will arrange it if the performance receives sufficient support during the
evaluation.

ITK Poster Proposal April 2-3 2020

The posters will be on display and will also be the subject of an online poster exhibition.

The ITK poster is intended to present research results and / or development projects, to inform and /
or advertise. In your proposal, state what you want to present and why exactly as a poster. Keep in
mind the conference theme.

Evaluation criteria: suitability of the topic to the ITK theme of the year, novelty value and interest of
the topic, as well as innovation and applicability of the application / project / pedagogy.

The poster presenters are expected to be available to the public at scheduled times.

Note. Please also indicate in the CfP form if you would like to participate in an ITK webinar giving an
approximately 15-minute presentation about your topic before the conference.

Make a proposal