Papers + Posters

ISAM 2018 Proceedings Table of Contents

(Papers are linked from the
ISAM 2018 Paper XX link under each title.)

Conference Topics

Conference sessions will feature paper and poster presentations, videos, panel discussions, and Q&A opportunities around the following higher education makerspace topics.

  • Educational Research to Understand the Values of Making
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Studies of Making
  • 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
  • Supporting and Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Training, Documentation and Competency Certification
  • User Engagement, Programming and Controlling Access
  • Literature Surveys relevant to Academic Makerspaces

ISAM fosters broad research into all aspects of planning, launching, and running Academic Makerspaces. This year ISAM will feature two different tracks. The Papers track invites research contributions. The Posters and Videos track invites experience reports, best practices, project reports, and works-in-progress. One of the poster sessions will showcase student projects completed in makerspaces and we explicitly invite such submissions.

Please see our detailed Call for Participation, Call for Student Posters, and Call for Videos.

Templates and Guidelines

Template for Papers and Poster Abstracts

Poster Guidelines

Online Submission System

Online Submission for Papers (closed to new submissions)

Online Submission for Posters and Videos
(Extended deadline: July 2, 5pm PST)

Important Dates

PapersPosters / Videos
Paper authors submit first draftsApril 9, 2018
First round notifications sentApril 20, 2018
Authors revise and resubmitMay 11, 2018
Author notificationsMay 29, 2018
Poster authors submit 2 pages and poster; Video authors submit videoJune 4, 2018
Accepted paper authors submit final versionJune 15, 2018
Early registration deadlineJune 15, 2018
Extended poster and video deadlineJuly 2, 2018 5pm PST
Accepted poster/video authors notifiedJuly 9, 2018
Accepted poster/video authors submit final versionJuly 18, 2018
Program issued with presentation information (date, time)July 16, 2018
Registration closesJuly 27, 2018
Presentations dueJuly 30, 2018
ISAM 2018 beginsAugust 3, 2018

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