Due to the large number of inquiries, we would like to inform you that the registration and abstract submission deadline for participation in the 1st International Scientific Conference Competent Systems in Early Childhood Education and Care has been extended.

You can apply as a listener or with an abstract until June 15, 2022.

Registration and abstract submission instructions

Delegates can participate in the Conference by oral presentation, PED talk, a poster, and without a presentation as a listener

If you have decided to actively participate, it is necessary to submit an abstract regardless of the form of active participation. You need to submit an abstract during the registration. If you choose to submit two abstracts, you must register again with the new abstract. Please note that no changes are possible to the submitted abstracts. The deadline for abstract submission is 15th May 2022. 

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by the KOMPAS 2022 Scientific Committee and you will be informed of the outcome of your application by the abstract review deadline. For all accepted abstracts, delegates are required to pay the registration fee as a condition for inclusion of their abstract in the programme. All accepted abstracts will be published on the KOMPAS 2022 website and in the KOMPAS 2022 abstract book.

Abstract submission guidelines

All abstracts should be submitted in clear English and Croatian language with accurate grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.

The abstract word limit is 200 - 300 words per abstract. 

The abstract should include the research aim(s), theoretical framework, methodology and methods used, ethical considerations (state which ethical issues arose in the research and how the ethical principles of the research were ensured), main findings or key points and implication on policy, theory or practice. If your submission is a report of good pedagogical practice, please include in the abstract the research aims, main theoretical framework and brief description concerning your practice.

The abstract should include up to five (5) keywords separated with commas. Please use specific terms that clearly identify your research area rather than broad keywords.

How to actively participate

Individual paper presentation instruction

Individual paper presentation is the most common form of presentation at various conferences. This form of presentation provides the presenting delegates with sufficient time to present to the audience all the necessary information related to the selected topic and also receive feedback in the form of a discussion.

The duration of the oral presentation is 15 minutes and an additional 5 minutes are provided for discussion. Presenting delegates are arranged into thematic sessions depending on the topic of their presentation. There are 4 to 6 presentations in each session.

Presenting delegates have access to a computer and projector and can use different presentation formats (.ppt, .pptx, .pdf, .mp4, etc.). Materials for oral presentation on USB must be delivered in person to the technical staff at least 45 minutes before the start of the session with an additional note if the presentation involves the playback of audio or video.

Poster presentation instructions

The poster is a combination of text and graphics, which visualizes to the viewer a certain theme that the poster presents. The poster must be informative, but also visually appealing. Poster presentation is a good choice of presentation for those presenting delegates who want to increase the visibility of their work and present their research or presentation of good pedagogical practice in an effective, visually appealing and concise way.

The poster should summarize all important information about the research (research goal, research problem, methodology, results and conclusion) or about the presentation of good pedagogical practice.

Do not print posters on paper. Save it in electronic form as an e-poster. The poster must be in PDF format and uploaded to Poster submission by October 5, 2022 at the latest.

The posters will be displayed during the conference on digital screens set up within the space where the parallel sessions will be held.

Technical and content specifications

The text of the poster must be in Croatian or English language. 

Regardless of the program in which the poster was made, when sending the finished poster, it is necessary to export the poster in PDF format.

The poster may contain only one page showing the entire content of the poster and must be placed horizontally (landscape).

The font used in the text of the poster must be at least 12 pt.

Poster does not support the display of audio or video and moving pictures.

File size must not be larger than 25MB.

The poster must contain a title and names and surnames of all authors.

PED talk instructions

Based on the concept of TED talk, a short and powerful talk about ideas or concepts, this year's KOMPAS offers a pedagogical alternative, a PED talk. PED talk is a 10-minute oral presentation without notes or slides. It is envisioned to be a concise, simple and very captivating talk in terms of presentation style and theme. It is usually chosen by delegates who want to present a provoking and powerful idea, issue or research that they feel very passionate about. Delegates who choose to do a PED talk must be knowledgeable about the topic, must be confident and assertive in their talk but also be able to present it in an easy-to-grasp way. PED talk gives presenting delegates an opportunity to share their idea and their story in a different and more personal way thus inspiring and strengthening others in their ideas.

PED talk should be given in Croatian or English language. Presenting delegates need to clearly indicate which language they will choose for their talk. 

PED talk duration is 10 minutes. A 5 minute discussion is planned for every PED talk. 

Presenting delegates are arranged into PED talk sessions depending on the topic of their PED talk. Each PED talk session will have 3 to 5 PED talks.