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MALTA: 17 – 20 September 2012

Preliminary Call for Papers

The Fifth International Conference on Concept Mapping follows on the success of the four previous international conferences held in Pamplona, Spain (2004); San Josè, Costa Rica (2006); Tallinn, Estonia/Helsinki, Finland (2008) and Viña del Mar, Chile (2010). This conference aims to bring together scholars and practitioners interested in the use of concept maps which were first developed at Cornell University in 1972 by Joseph Novak. It is being organized by the University of Malta and the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.

The Conference is intended for all persons interested in the use of concept maps, including, but not limited to: facilitation of learning; eliciting, capturing, archiving, and using 'expert' knowledge; planning instruction; assessment of 'deep' understandings; research planning; collaborative knowledge modeling; creation of 'knowledge portfolios'; and administrative planning and monitoring. 

We expect participants from a broad range of fields presenting a wide variety of research and applications of concept mapping. The papers should present substantial new results in theoretical, empirical and applied research and studies in all areas of concept mapping. All presentations at the conference are expected to include time for questions, answers, and scholarly discussion.

 Electronic proposals can be submitted in the following categories:

  • Paper Proposals: Papers are reports of completed research accepted by a panel of experts and peers and will be published in the conference proceedings. There are three categories for papers: (a) empirical research, (b) model or theory development, and (c) theorizing from the literature. The time allotted for each session is 30 minutes (20 minutes presentation/10 minutes discussion). Audience participation, as a principle of adult education, is stressed. Full papers submissions have a length of up to 8 pages.
  • Poster Presentations (with paper): The posters will form a visual display prepared by conference participants describing a research initiative, program, pedagogical model, and/or best practice on how concept mapping is applied in a variety of settings. Poster presentations serve as an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programs. Poster papers should have a maximum length of 4 pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.
  • Poster Presentation (without paper): Posters that do not include a formal paper will also be accepted for presentation at the conference. Participants can submit a 500 word abstract if they are interested in presenting a poster without writing a formal paper. The abstracts will be reviewed for selection at the conference.

All papers should be written and presented in Spanish or English. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published as a book by the University of Malta and posted on the Conference website.

All papers from previous conferences are available at CMC 2012 and can be searched at cmappers

Submission Deadline: For all proposals and articles: 27 April, 2012

Notification of Acceptance: 28 May, 2012

Final Camera-ready Submissions: 30 June, 2012

Authors' Registration: 30 June, 2012 

Instructions on how to prepare and submit a paper will be posted here.


Last Updated: 8 February 2012

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