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Important Dates

Submission deadline 30 November 2017
Registration opens 5 December 2017
Demonstration deadline 15 January 2018
Meeting submission deadline 15 January 2018
Lightning talk deadline 16 April 2018
Poster deadline 16 April 2018
Conference: 10 - 14 June 2018

Please note that presentation slides may be updated by the speaker up to 30 minutes before the presentation.
Lightning talks presentation slides need to be updated by 9:00 AM on the presentation day! 

PUBLICATION

(Accepted papers only)

Selected papers from TNC18 will be published with a registered ISBN number on GÉANT’s web pages. Authors of extended abstracts that are selected to be presented at the conference, and all invited speakers, will be encouraged to submit a full paper. The Programme Committee will review the papers and select approximately twelve for publication. Please indicate on your extended abstract whether you would be willing to have a full paper published.

 

Meeting proposals

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2018!

At TNC18, spaces are available for working groups, BoFs, meetings and workshops. Please check the schedule for the dedicated timeslots. Meeting proposals should include:

  • title
  • proposer names
  • affiliations
  • five keywords
  • meeting format
  • technical requirements
  • short introduction
  • intended audience
  • estimated number of attendees
  • duration
  • budget holder


Please submit your proposal via tnc18.geant.org/meeting-submission.

 Deadline for meeting proposals is 15 January 2018. The Programme Committee will decide which meeting requests can be accepted and all submitters will be notified at the end of January 2018.

 

Call for posters

SUBMISSION OPENS FEBRUARY 2018!

In the last years, several TNC participants have created high quality poster presentations. An effective poster presentation is not just a standard research paper stuck to a board. It should summarise your work with graphs and images to tell the story and should use text more sparingly. Featuring a poster at TNC will serve as an excellent advertisement for your work, and can act as a great conversation starter with TNC participants.

In general, poster presentations are less formal than regular presentations, are more interactive and can provoke various points of view. Selected posters will be displayed in an area close to the parallel sessions and on the conference website.

Poster proposals may include future work that is expected to produce results in the first half of 2018. Abstracts should clearly indicate what work has already been done and what still has to take place.

Applications should provide the following information:

  • Title of the poster
  • The name, affiliation, and contact information of the submitting author
  • The names, affiliations, and contact information of any additional authors
  • The name of the poster presenter (if different from the submitting author)
  • An abstract (max. 2 pages of A4) describing the content of the poster
  • A draft poster may also be submitted to support the abstract.

Please indicate on your abstract whether you would be willing to have your proposal considered as a lightning talk if it is not accepted as a poster.

Format

A1 - PORTRAIT - 594mm(width) X 841mm(height)

Authors are expected to print themselves and deliver the submitted posters to the event.
Accepted poster presenters will be asked to stand by their posters in the afternoon coffee breaks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the event.

 

Lightning talks (5 minutes)

SUBMISSION OPENS FEBRUARY 2018!

These talks focus on one key point. This can be an idea, successful project, a cautionary story, collaboration invitation, quick tip or demonstration. This is an opportunity for ideas to get the attention they deserve.

Lightning talk proposals must include: title, author name and short biography, five keywords, and a short description of the planned talk. Please indicate on your abstract whether you would be willing to have your proposal considered as a poster if it is not accepted as a lightning talk.

Lightning talks are an excellent opportunity for first-time speakers.

Deadline - midnight CET, 16 April 2018

Single presentation proposal (25 minutes) - SUBMISSION CLOSED

Abstracts should be about 1200 words (two A4 pages). These may include future work that is expected to produce results in the first half of 2018. Abstracts should clearly indicate what work has already been done and what still has to take place.

All submitters needs to first login to the conference website and complete their account details (biography, photo) in order to qualify for submission.

Abstract proposals must include:

  • title
  • presenter's name
  • affiliation
  • five keywords
  • authors names (if different from the presenter)
  • author's affiliations
  • presenter’s biography
  • presentation description

 

Full session proposals (90 minutes) - SUBMISSION CLOSED

Abstracts should be about 1200 words (two A4 pages). These may include future work that is expected to produce results in the first half of 2018. Abstracts should clearly indicate what work has already been done and what still has to take place. All submitters needs to first login to the conference website and complete their account details (biography, photo) in order to qualify for submission. Abstract proposals must include:

  • title
  • session chair's name
  • affiliation
  • five keywords
  • presenters names
  • presenters' affiliations
  • presenter’s biography
  • session description

 

 

Demonstrations

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 15 JANUARY 2018!

 Demonstrations and exhibits will be possible throughout the conference in the exhibition area. Companies or projects wishing to participate should submit their demonstration via tnc18.geant.org/demonstration-submission.

PUBLICATION

(Accepted papers only - It will be announced February 2018 directly to submitters.)

Through our collaboration with EUNIS we are publishing the full papers accepted for the TNC through the European Journal of Higher Education IT (ejheit.org - ISSN:  2409-1340). Authors of extended abstracts that are selected to be presented at the conference, and all invited speakers, will be encouraged to submit a full paper. The Programme Committee will review the papers and select papers for publication. Please indicate on your extended abstract whether you would be willing to have a full paper published.

 

Guidelines for full paper submission

(Accepted papers only)

Full paper format should be submitted by UPLOADING it to the speaker's page AND SENDING E-MAIL to tnc18@lists.geant.org following the Guidelines and completing the JAR form.

Structure

All abstracts should be structured in the following order: Title, Authors, Author Affiliations, Keywords, Abstract, Acknowledgements, References, Author Biographies.The length must be of maximum 15 pages, excluding biography and images.

Authors and Author Affiliation(s)

The first and family names of all authors and co-authors should be provided. The organisational affiliation, postal address, e-mail address and phone number of each author should also be listed.

Keywords

Abstracts should include between one and five keywords to describe the contents. Each keyword (which may be a phrase or a single word) should describe a single concept. Conjunctives (words such as "and", and "while" which join words or, phrases together) and common words such as "computer" should be avoided. Abbreviations and acronyms should be spelt out (e.g. "Asynchronous Transfer Mode" instead of "ATM") unless the abbreviation is so well established that the full term is rarely used, for example, use "laser" instead of "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation".

Authors Biographies

Short biographies (maximum of 100 words) should be provided for each author of the paper. Biographies should be included at the end of the paper under the heading "Vitae".

Deadline for submissions

Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors after mid April 2018.