Guidelines for Abstract Submission

The following kind of Paper submissions can be made to the conference:
  • Perspective (s) / Conceptual
  • Research Papers/Articles
  • Cases Studies /Innovative practices Papers

The submission should be made with clear indication of subtheme/ track of the conference.

Selection of papers for presentation will be based on Extended abstract / full paper of about 1500-2000 words.
Extended abstract / Full Paper must include a clear indication of the following:

  • Abstract with Keywords(300 words)
  • Purpose of research,
  • Methodology,
  • Major results/ Description of topics / activities that will be covered,
  • Implications and Conclusion,
  • Key references

Authors are requested to adhere to the following:

Length About 1500- 2000 words excluding title/cover page and references
All Extended abstract / Full Paper should be submitted with an abstract of 300-350 words.
Margins 2.5 cm. or 1 inch
Font Times New Roman, 12 point
Spacing 1.5
Title Page Title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, email address is must
Key Words Four to Six

Criteria for Selection of Extended abstract / Full Papers :

  • The submissions should interest and appeal to the conference participants
  • The submissions should be relevant to the conference themes and participants.
  • The submissions should use sound and appropriate methodology.
  • The papers should be original and should add new findings, insights, or knowledge to the body of literature. All the conclusions should justify with sound logical reasoning.
  • The submissions should have adequate referencing as per the guidelines.

Key Dates:

Early Bird Registration 12th January 2017
Last date of Submission of Extended abstract / Full paper 1st February 2017
Last date for notification of Acceptance of Extended abstract / Full paper 15th February 2017
Last date for submission of FULL LENGTH PAPER selected for Open Praxis 20th January 2017
Last date of Registration and fees submission 25th February 2017
Conference Dates 10th and 11th March 2017


  • All the abstracts (300 words) will be included in the Abstract booklet, which will be released and distributed at the conference.
  • All accepted Extended abstract / Full paper will be published in the digital proceedings.
  • The Scientific committee will shortlist a few papers, the authors of the shortlisted papers will be invited to submit the FULL LENGTH PAPER (4000- 5000 words) to Open Praxis, the ICDE scientific digital journal that will proceed to peer-review and will publish selected papers.
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