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Author Guidelines for Proposals

Abstract preparation

When submitting a proposal you will be required to prepare an abstract limited to 3000 characters (incl. spaces and special characters).

The final papers will be submitted after the conference.

The official language of the conference is English.

Inner structure

To harmonize abstracts and to facilitate the review process we recommend a subdivision of the abstract into three parts:

  • Introduction and Theory
  • Concept and Implementation
  • Objectives and Assessment

If you wish, you can download a Microsoft Word template for your abstract here.

When you use the template, the abstract should not exceed one A4 page.

Submission via EasyChair

The web address for the submission is:

Submission category

The system will ask you to characterize the category of your contribution:

  • Single oral presentation
    This presentation format is intended for theoretical or empirical research in which the results and findings have been completed. This presentation format allows 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes for discussion led by the section's Chairperson.
  • Poster
    This presentation format is intended for research that has not yet been completed. Posters should have A0 dimensions in portrait format (841 mm x 1189 mm / 33,11 in x 46,81 in).
  • Workshop
    Workshops are intended to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and exchange positions on current and emergent topics. Workshops include practical activity for the participants. Workshop attendants will exchange novel ideas and innovative experience, establish common ground in research areas or practical problems, and hopefully identify new opportunities for collaboration and new directions for future activity.
    Please indicate in the abstract whether your workshop targets the international conference members (to be held in English during the conference days) or German teachers (to be held in German on Saturday, Sep. 12, 2015). Please indicate also if the workshop should be scheduled with a duration of 60, 90 or 120 minutes.
  • Symposium
    A Symposium is a collection of papers, which examine a topic more broadly and deeply from various points of view. A Chairperson (organizes the symposium and introduces the topic as well as the speakers) and a Discussant (leads the discussions and provides a critical review of the presentations) are needed for a symposium proposal. Every symposium should contain 3–6 related papers. The participants must be from at least 3 countries.

Submission groups

As a second step the system will ask you to classify your contribution in one of the following groups:

  • Research
    Physics education research, empirical as well as theoretical.
  • Research and development
    Including classroom ideas, practical issues, development etc. being more substantial than research.
  • Classroom ideas, teaching and learning practice
    No or minimal research part.

We are aware of the fact that these groups are not strictly defined. However, we think that indicating the character of contributions can be useful both in reviewing the abstracts and in dividing them into sessions.

Submission keywords

The EasyChair system will require to indicate a minimum of three keywords describing your contribution.

Submission topics

Finally the EasyChair system will require to frame your contribution in one or more of the following specific topics:

Age group concerned

  • Pre-school Education
  • Primary Education (approximate ages 6–10)
  • Lower Secondary Education (approximate ages 10–15)
  • Upper Secondary Education (approximate ages 15–19)
  • Undergraduate University Education (Bachelor)
  • Graduate University Education (Master, PhD)
  • Pre-Service Teacher Education
  • In-Service Teacher Education

Single oral presentations, Posters, Workshops

  • Designing multimedia (MM) for teaching/learning physics and science in general
  • Animations and simulations
  • Video: role in education and empirical research
  • Multimedia for the teaching and learning process
  • Remote laboratories and multimedia experiments
  • E-learning and distance learning
  • Integration of MM materials in physics teaching and learning
  • Learning Management Systems in physics education
  • Other topic


  • Concepts to Initialize Learning Activities with Modern Media
  • Game-based Learning in Physics
  • iMobilePhysics (iMP): Using Smartphone, Tablet-PC & Co. as Experimental Tools
  • Interactive whiteboards: Effective use and design of physics curriculum materials
  • Multimedia in Teaching and Learning Quantum Physics
  • Virtual and Remote Labs in Practice
  • Other Symposium