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The Inaugural Forum invites paper submission concerning the theme of the year:
Innovation and Transformation—The Future of Higher Education in the Network Society.

Submissions may vary from empirical research, conceptual analysis, position statement, to strategy prospectus, but must be in the form of a complete narrative paper and adhere to the following policies.

(1) Language requirement. Papers should be written in concise and grammatically correct English.

(2) Originality of submission. Submissions do not have to be original but should be conducted or permitted by the author(s) him/herself (themselves), and must not incur any copyright infringement for being presented at the Forum in spoken or written format.

(3) Word limits and format requirement. The paper should be limited to 6 pages in length with 1.5 line spacing (figures, tables, charts and references excluded) and in 12 point type using times new roman. The paper should follow APA guidelines for format.

(4) File format for submission. To avoid document conversion issues, submitters should create a PDF version of their submission, making sure that it has been converted correctly (particularly with respect to tables, figures, and equations), and then upload the PDF version to the online submission system.

(5) Acknowledgement of authorization by submission. By submitting to the SIFCUL Inaugural Forum, the submitter(s) should accept that the meeting organizers will have the liberty to select individual papers from the submissions for panel presentations and poster presentations, translate the abstracts into Chinese, and print all submissions, including the Chinese translation of abstracts, for distribution at the Forum to participant.

Paper submission opens:
Beijing time 12am, August 1 – 12pm, October 5, 2014

October 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance to authors.