Paper Sessions: Paper presentations are arranged around a general topic. Each Participant will make a 15-minute presentation. A 5-minute general discussion will follow the presentation. Papers may be one of the following types:
1) Theoretical, concept or idea-based paper: An abstract (300 words) for a paper presentation should include the concepts/theories/ideas to be addressed; related literature
and research; description of how the concepts/theories/ideas fit into the context of existing literature and conference theme; and conclusion or implications for the profession.
2) Research-based paper: An abstract (300 words) or a research-based paper should include the problem statement, question, or hypothesis; context of the problem as discussed in the literature; research design and methodology; results/major findings; and conclusions/implications of the study.
Poster Sessions: The poster sessions will be held in a large room. Tables will be available for all presentations. Presenters may request easels for their presentations. Presenters will staff their assigned tables for the duration of noted poster sessions in the conference program. Conference participants will circulate among the presenters, asking questions and engaging in individualized, informal dialogue with presenters about their projects. Abstracts (200-300 words) for Poster Presentations should include an overview of the research topic, concept/ideas and type of results being shared, and implication for the profession.
Roundtable Sessions: The Roundtable format allows maximum interaction with the presenters by eliminating the formal presentation. Individual presenters are assigned to numbered tables in a large meeting room where interested persons may gather for discussion with the presenter about his or her paper or project. This format is particularly appropriate for issues best pursued through extensive discussion. Roundtables are to be organized to permit informal discussion by presenters of research projects, doctoral dissertations, innovative instructional or administrative techniques, or new types of instrumentation. Roundtables may be presented in poster format, PowerPoint, or short discussion paper. Abstracts (200-300 words) for Roundtables should include an overview of the presentation; the concept/ideas to be discussed; context as discussed in the literature; structure of participant interaction; outline of questions to be addressed; and implication for the profession.
Symposia: Symposia are 50 minute sessions that contain several papers on a single topic. Abstracts (200-300 words) for a symposium should include an overview, summaries of several papers, and suggestions for audience participation. The cover sheet for a symposium should list the organizer as the senior author and should include the title and presenter of each of the papers in the symposium as "Co-authors." If the organizer presents a paper, that person should be listed among the co-authors in addition to the listing as organizer. Handouts: No handouts are required. All presenters are expected to provide an electronic copy of their presentation in Word format.
Conference Proceedings: Presenters' papers submitted before May 18, 2015 will be included on a complimentary flash drive of the 2015 ICOI Proceedings. The flash drive will contain a copy of the conference proposal as well. Audio Visual Equipment: Each breakout room will have a DLP/LCD projector and screen available for use. Presenters should bring their electronic presentations on their laptop or on a flash drive.