Australian Computers in Education Conference 2 - 5 October 2012. Wesley College, South Perth.

Call for Papers

The call for proposals for all sessions has now closed.  The program will be available by the end of August at which time registered attendees will be able to select the sessions they wish to attend.


ITS Time
Information Technology in Schools Time

ACEC2012 invites proposals for non-refereed papers, workshops, panels and posters for ACEC2012 in Perth from October 3rd to 5th, 2012 (Pre-conference sessions -2nd October). 

Submission of OUTLINES for non-refereed types of presentations is open until 30th June.  Acceptances will be notified soon around 7th July.

Submission of refereed papers has CLOSED.  Acceptances will be notified soon after 4th June. All refereed papers will be published in an official proceedings for the conference and all presenters will have the opportunity to share papers and resources through the conference website.

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Read on for all the details on our different session types.

ACEC2012 is being hosted by the Educational Computing Association of Western Australia (ECAWA) on behalf of the Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE).

If you can share your story, you will complement other excellent contributions from across Australia and the world in a variety of formats included in the conference program.

The conference theme is ITS Time: Information Technology in Schools Time and will be addressed through a range of related strands.

The conference will examine the diverse ways that ICT can maximize each student's potential through their personal learning styles. It will investigate how ICT can allow all people including those with diverse skills and thinking strategies become lifelong creative learners. We aim to include a broad range of contributions to make ACEC2012 in Perth a conference to remember.

Submission proposals due

Refereed papers

Abstract – 10th March, 2012
Full Paper – 6th May, 2012
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All other sessions

(non-refereed papers, workshops, panels, posters, unconference, Twenty20 and presentations)

Outline – 30th June, 2012
Full Details - 31st July, 2012

Poster - 31st July, 2012

Selection Criteria

Selection of conference papers will be based on the full paper, rather than the abstract. You will be expected to contribute either a full paper or complete description of a presentation, workshop or panel.

Papers and proposals will be submitted online via the ACEC2012 Conference website. You will complete an online form including your contact email, proposal abstract, session type and session keywords, as well as upload your full paper in PDF format. References and citations should follow APA style guidelines.

Conference Theme Strands

The ACEC2012 conference theme It's Time will be addressed in the following strands:

Conference presenters are asked to select the relevant strand when submitting a proposal.

Session Types

Authors are encouraged to address the conference theme: ITS Time. The conference is offering speakers a range of presentation types. Specific guidelines for each publication are described below.


30 minute session - both refereed paper and non-refereed papers usually with a research focus.

  • Refereed/Reviewed papers can be articles relating to research, theoretical articles, and position or policy papers.
  • Non Refereed/Reviewed papers can be papers relating to practice or policy.

A maximum of 4000 words (2000 for non refereed) with a focus on Australian or international research, exploration of new ideas, articles of national or international interest, exploration of policy and so on.

A 400 word abstract is due by the 10th Mar 2012, with a full paper required by the 6th May 2012. Presentation files should be loaded to the ACEC2012 conference website prior to the session. These papers will be electronically published as part of the conference proceedings.


45 minute session. Practical focus should be on the use of ICT in educational settings with time for demonstrations and discussion. A 400 word outline is required and presentation files should be loaded to the ACEC2012 conference website prior to the session.


90 minute, interactive, hands-on session. These sessions are BYO laptop only. Delegates must BYO laptop in order to participate fully in the session. Wireless internet will be available however delegates must be informed prior to the event if internet access is required. If specialised software is required delegates must be supplied with the software during the session or given the option to download the software prior to participating.
A 400 word outline is required and presentation files should be loaded to the ACEC2012 conference website prior to the session


90 minute session symposium. These sessions should encourage delegates to debate controversial and hotly contested issues. A 400 word outline is required and presentation files should be loaded to the ACEC2012 conference website prior to the session.

Twenty20 Challenge

60 minute session, 8 presenters x 7 minutes. If you don't want to present a full paper or workshop but have something you can share in 7 minutes consider the Twenty20 Challenge session. You will be allowed 20 images (PowerPoint) each will be shown for 20 seconds and automatically forwarded. This gives you 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, interest level up, and gives more people the chance to share. (There will be a prize for the winner of the challenge as voted by the audience)
A 200 word outline is required and presentation files should be loaded to the ACEC2012 conference website prior to the session


One full day on a single topic or theme.
An unconference is a participant-driven meeting. One person is the host (but not the presenter) and facilitates the discussion. If you would like to host an unconference day at ACEC2012 register your topic and willingness to host with the program committee.  See for more information and background on the Unconference concept.


Displayed in Trade Show Area. Usually presentation of classroom practice, technology application ideas, or research in progress in a poster format. Posters are displayed for the entire conference and a time is set aside for the author/s to attend their poster for discussion and feedback. A 200 word outline is required and a digital copy of the poster should be loaded to the ACEC2012 conference website prior to the session


Presenters are expected to list three key words/phrases that apply to their session. Examples of key words might be: professional learning, early childhood, classroom practice, research, future trends and so on.

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