Instructions for Authors
All submissions must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc) file using the NI2018 template provided. Please be aware that not using the template and non-adherence to formatting guidelines and page limits will lead to a rejection of your submission without review.
Types of Contributions
1. Full Paper
A full paper is an original contribution with novel methodologies or new insights that advance the science and application of nursing, biomedical and health informatics. Each full paper must be no more than five pages in length and must conform to the NI2018 paper format. Submissions can be in any of the six program tracks and should align with the theme of the conference. Papers must be organized in the following structure as provided in the template: Abstract (200 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for correspondence. Accepted papers will be presented as oral presentations at the conference.
2. Student Paper
A student paper summarizes a student-led, complete or nearly complete research or development effort; the top eight student papers will be selected for award consideration. Student papers presented at the competition will also be presented at the regular conference program. Each student paper must be no more than five pages in length including references and must conform to the NI2018 paper format. Student papers must be organized in the following structure as provided in the template: Abstract (125-150 words), Keywords, Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Acknowledgements, References, and Address for correspondence.
A poster illustrates pilot research, research in progress, or the design of a system or process, with a clear statement of the degree of innovation. Each poster must be submitted as a one-page abstract and must conform to the NI2018 abstract format. Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the conference.
A demonstration showcases an innovative, non-commercial system resulting from research or private-public efforts. A demonstration proposal should clearly describe the system/process to be demonstrated and provide a clear statement of the innovation. Each demonstration proposal must be no more than three pages in length and must conform to the NI2018 proposal format. Accepted proposals will be presented as theatre-style demonstrations at the conference.
- Page Size
- Page Layout
- Font and Size
- Line Formatting
- Author Names
- References (Citations)
All submissions must be formatted to A4 page size as provided in the template.
All submissions must use the two-column format provided in the template.
Margins for all submissions are 1 cm (0.3937 inches) on top, bottom, right, and left. The first page must have an additional 2 cm at the top (in addition to the normal 1 cm page margin). The margins on the template must not be modified.
The only accepted font style is Times New Roman. Please adhere to the font sizes for various objects as listed in the template.
All text must be fully justified within the two-column format. The column formatting on the template must not be modified.
Full names of all authors and their affiliations including city, state, and country are to be included in the document as set out in the template. Professional titles and degrees are not to be listed for authors.
An abstract summarizing your work must be included as part of your paper submission. The length of the abstract is 100 words for posters and 200 words for all papers (full and student) and proposals (panels, workshops, and tutorials).
The format and style for references is IOS Press with citations appearing in the main text in arabic numerals in square brackets such as this . It is recommended that authors use a citation or bibliography manager such EndNote to format their citations. The IOS Press EndNote style file is available for download (http://endnote.com/downloads/style/ios-press ).
General submission guidelines
- All submissions must be in English and conform to the submission guidelines and formats. Authors are responsible for appropriate grammar, spelling, and punctuation in their submissions. Non-native English speakers may consider employing the services of a professional editor or request review and editing from colleagues.
- Submissions that do not comply with the prescribed guidelines or formats may be rejected without review or asked to resubmit.
- All paper and poster submissions must not be in press or under consideration for presentation or publication elsewhere.
- Accepted contributions may be asked to be converted to single-page abstracts and presented as posters.
- A contributor may be the first author on no more than two submissions in each category.
- All submissions must be made through the conference Website; submissions will not be accepted by email or fax.
- Accepted contributions can only be included in the final conference program, if at least one author registers for the conference by the registration deadline at the regular fee and is committed to presenting the work.
|Submission Type||Abstract Word Limit||Page Limit including references||Deadline for Submission|
|Paper (Full or Student)||15 November 2017 at 23:59|
|Poster||15 November 2017 at 23:59|
|Demonstration||15 November 2017 at 23:59|
Please download the Submission Template here
Opening of NI2018 Registrations:
- September 1, 2017
Deadline for Full Paper, Student Paper, and Poster submissions:
- November 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance:
- January 15, 2018
Deadline for final version of submissions:
- February 28, 2018
- June 6 - 8, 2018