Papers + Posters + Videos

Conference Topics

We invite submissions for three presentation opportunities: paper presentations, poster presentations, and video presentations, around the following topics:

  • Educational Research to Understand the Values of Making
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Studies of Making
  • Supporting and Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • User Engagement, Curriculum Development, and Programming
  • Literature Surveys relevant to Academic Makerspaces
  • Emerging Hardware and Software Tools for Makers
  • Community and Industry
  • Defining Success:  Metrics, Data Collection, & Impact
  • Funding Models, Revenue Streams & Sustainability
  • Makerspace Mission, Vision, Goals & Core Values
  • Management & Staffing Models
  • Navigating Policies and Politics to Promote Campus Collaborations
  • Role of Libraries in Promoting Academic Making
  • Space Design, Workflow, Equipment, and Safety & OSHA Regulations
  • Spaces for Industrial Design, Art, Architecture, Jewelry, and Fashion
  • Training, Documentation and Competency Certification

Submissions that include research results, such as hypothesis-driven experiments, surveys and interviews, quantitative assessments, novel models, and literature citations will be given preference for oral presentation, but we invite all submissions to share and learn at ISAM 2020. The Poster and Video tracks invite experience reports, best practices, project reports, implementation reports, and works-in-progress. One of the poster sessions will showcase student projects completed in makerspaces and we explicitly invite such submissions.

Important Dates

PapersPosters / Videos
Paper authors submit first draftsMay 30, 2020
First round notifications sentJune 20, 2020
Authors revise and resubmitJuly 11, 2020
Poster authors submit 2 page abstract and poster; Video authors submit videoJuly 18, 2020
Author notificationsAugust 1, 2020August 1, 2020
Accepted paper authors submit final versionAugust 15, 2020
Early registration deadlineAugust 15, 2020
Accepted poster/video authors submit final versionSeptember 5, 2020 5pm EDT
Accepted poster/video authors submit final versionJuly 18, 2020
Program issued with presentation information (date, time)September 20, 2020
Registration deadlineJuly 27, 2020
ISAM 2020 beginsOctober 14, 2020

Papers

Authors should submit an initial draft paper of up to six pages in length (using the provided template) by May 30, 5pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Initial drafts should clearly state the contribution, methods, cite relevant literature, and any include results and analysis obtained thus far. Where work is ongoing, authors should clearly describe what steps they plan to complete before the re-submission deadline on July 11. The program committee will review initial submissions and notify authors with one of three decisions: accept; revise and resubmit, or reject. Authors invited to revise and resubmit papers must submit a revision that addresses the comments of the reviewers by July 11. After this deadline, the program committee will review submitted papers again, and decide whether these papers will be accepted or rejected. Papers that were not accepted during the review process will be invited to submit to the poster track.

Download the call for papers

Submit a paper

Posters

The Posters and Videos track invites experience reports, best practices, project reports, implementation reports, and works-in-progress. One of the poster sessions will showcase student projects completed in makerspaces and we explicitly invite such submissions. Poster authors should submit an extended abstract of up to 2 pages which will be included in the proceedings. Posters will be presented during a poster session; some authors may also be invited to participate in panel discussions.

Submit a poster

Student Posters

We look forward to featuring student work at ISAM 2020 and are encouraging student project poster submissions. If you’ve created something – in class or as a hobby – and want to share it, we want to hear from you. We’re looking for cool stuff made by enthusiastic and passionate student makers. Accepted poster presenters will be given space to display hardware. Show your passion for making – submit a poster today!

Poster authors should submit a two-page extended abstract (using the paper template) as well as a draft of their poster by July 18, 5pm EDT.

Download the call for student posters

Submit a student poster

Videos

We will also feature video presentations during the conference, which will run on the same review schedule as the poster track. Videos must be no longer than 4 minutes.

Video authors only submit a video without an extended abstract. There is no revise and resubmit cycle for posters and videos.

Submit a video

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