Awards

The Conference policy is to acknowledge participants’ efforts in submitting high quality presentations and papers through a number of Awards.  Rewarding excellence is a powerful motivator to inspire participants to keep up for excellence. The awards are given on the following four categories.

THE BEST PRESENTATION AWARD

This award will be provided to the most outstanding presentation of the entire conference.

THE BEST STUDENT PRESENTATION AWARD

This award will be provided to the most outstanding presentation of the entire conference by a participant who has registered as a Master or Ph.D. student.

SESSION’S BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS

These awards are provided to the presentations that have been selected to be the best in the particular session.

The awards for the oral presentations are judged for originality, clear enunciation and pronunciation, organization of content, knowledge of material, focus on key points, presentation skills (e.g. eye-contact, audience interaction, clear communication, enthusiasm for the topic, audible), clarity of artwork (charts, graphs, slides), effective use of time, stay within allotted time, proper response to questions and overall presentation.

THE BEST CONFERENCE PAPER AWARDS

This award will be provided to the best 10 conference papers. The Award Selection Committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 40%)

Originality in terms of: (i) new and challenging ideas; (ii) theoretical/conceptual development; (iii) methodological approach and (iv) contribution.

  • Quality of Discussion (weighting 30%)

Quality of discussion including; (i) critical analysis of concepts, theories and findings, and (ii) consistency and coherency of discussion.

  • Positioning (weighting 15%)

Clear positioning of paper supported by relevant and substantial international literature; meaningful conclusions and implications.

  • Academic Writing Style and Structure (weighting 15%)

Quality of academic writing style in term of language accuracy, clarity, readability, and structure of the paper.