PhD Workshop

Abstracts: the trick of the trade – a workshop on the art of writing an effective abstract
Christine Räisänen and Martine Buser

Starting point and preparation
This PhD workshop focuses on titles and abstracts, two of the most crucial communicative elements for the dissemination of research. The abstract reflects the coherence and content of the research it presents/represents. It also reflects the authors’ knowledge and skill in communicating research. Most importantly, it enables the reader to make sense of the prospective article. However, abstracts far too often miss the mark! Why is this?

In the workshop we will be analysing published abstracts as well as those of the participants. Therefore, the requisite for the course is that you send us an abstract for a paper you are currently in the process of writing as well as the abstract you submitted to the Nordic Conference. Martine and Christine will give you feedback on these abstracts. At the workshop, we will adopt a ‘learning by doing’ approach to improving your texts. As a preparation, reflect and consider the challenges you have had when writing abstracts and prepare to share with the other participants.

Workshop, program
09.30 Coffee
10.00 Problematising titles and abstracts: what, how and why
The logic, structure and organisation of effective titles and abstracts
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Learning by doing and peer-response
15.00 Coffee break
15.30 Follow-up and recap
17.00 End
18.00 Conference reception at Älvrummet, see separate information

Practical
The workshop will take place at Chalmers in conjunction with the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation and concerns PhD candidates within the conference subject area.

Registration via conference registration (if you are also participating in the conference) http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/conferences/9th-nordic-conference-on or via e-mail to goran.lindahl@chalmers.se (if you are  not attending the conference).

Titles and abstracts should be sent to christine.raisanen@chalmers.se no later than May 29th. Please mark the file: PhD_WS+your name.

9th Nordic conference, registration and accommodation

Conference Registration

Conference registration for the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation is now open. You can find it via this web link:

http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/conferences/9th-nordic-conference-on

The registration concerns the conference on June 13th and 14th as well as a possibility to register for the PhD workshop (if you are a PhD student) which takes place on June 12th.

NB: After April 30th a higher rate is applicable for all.

Accommodation

You can book hotel in two ways:

  1. There are a number of hotels in the Göteborg region. You can use any web based booking service to book hotel.
  2. The university has an agreement with Panorama Hotel. Prices are 935 SEK/night for single room and 1159 SEK/night for double room. To use this agreement, contact the hotel directly via details below.

E-mail: reservation.q.panorama@choice.se
Tel: +46 (0)31-767 70 50
Bookning code: CEO2017

NB: This option is open until April 12th.

Looking forward to see you all in Göteborg!

Updated timeline and info

Time waits for no one, below is an updated timeline for the 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation. See you in Göteborg, Sweden!

2016
16 December, submission of paper version 1.

2017
10 February, review 1 decision
10 March, submission 2 revised paper
07 April, review 2 and final decision
19 April, submission final paper
12 June, PhD workshop
13-14 June, Conference

PhD Workshop theme

The theme of the PhD workshop at the conference in June will be:

Abstracts, the trick of the trade

A detailed program will be presented in mid January 2017.

Revised submission date for paper draft 1

Revised submission date is now December 16th.

When submitting via Easychair, do it as submission 2 and use the number you got when you submitted your abstract 🙂

Practical info will be posted in first week of January.

For those attendees that are PhD candidates/students. There is a PhD workshop on June 12th, 10.00-17.00. This is free and includes coffee/lunch. Information will be posted in the beginning of 2017.

Revised dates for 9th conference!

The 9th Nordic conference has a new timeline. We encourage submissions to this event. See you in Göteborg, Sweden!

2016
23 September, abstract submission
14 October, notification of abstracts
02 December, submission 1 paper draft

2017
25 January, review 1 decision
10 March, submission 2 revised paper
07 April, review 2 and final decision
19 April, submission final paper
13-14 June Conference

Call for Papers: Revised paper deadlines for 9th Nordic Conference

The 9th Nordic Conference on Construction Economics and Organisation will take place at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, June 13-14, 2017.

A new outline of important dates can be found in the attached folder or below. Please note that the deadlines for submission of abstracts and draft papers have been changed:

Important dates
9 September 2016 abstract submission
27 September 2016 notification of abstracts
28 October 2016 submission 1 paper draft
28 November 2016 review 1 decision
20 December 2016 submission 2 revised paper
25 January 2017 review 2 decision
13 March 2017 submission final paper
13-14 June 2017 Conference

Folder
9thNordic – Call for papers

Presentation by Stephen Fox at CREON PhD workshop May 30, 2016

What kind of research are you doingIn conjunction with the CIB World Building Congress 2016 in Tampere, Finland, CREON hosted a PhD workshop on the topic “What kind of research are you doing? The workshop was intended for PhD students in construction management and related fields, and others who have ongoing research they want to discuss.

The workshop was attended by more than 20 students and supervisors, and Stephen Fox from VTT gave a presentation that can be downloaded here: What kind of research are you doing.

The details:

  • Date: May 30, 2016
  • Time: 1315
  • Location: Tampere Hall, Sonaatti 1.
  • Address: Yliopistonkatu 55, Tampere, Finland
  • Topic: What kind of research are you doing?

The programme:

  • Welcome
  • Each participant gives a two minutes summary of their PhD research
  • Scientific research presentation.
  • Examples of formulating and testing conceptual frameworks, research questions, propositions, and hypotheses.
  • Wrap up.