June 12th 2024 - Mälardalen University, Sweden

Conference in Education Science for PhD students (CESP)

4 march 2024

Deadline for abstract submissions.

5 April 2024

Notification of acceptance

12 June 2024

Conference, full day event.

On June 12, 2024, we are going to host the 3rd Conference in Education Science and Practice (CESP) at Mälardalen University. CESP is an inclusive event where active participation, sharing, and discussions are fostered and encouraged.

About the conference

The conference also aims to build relationships between PhD students from different Universities. Participating in CESP allows you to:

  • disseminate research findings;
  • Receive constructive feedback;
  • Hone presentation skills and address questions while preparing for a PhD defense;
  • Rehearse presentations in readiness for international conferences.

We extend a warm invitation to all PhD students in Education Science at Mälardalen University and Linköping University to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at CESP 2024. Within this inclusive platform, we welcome proposals that cover a broad spectrum of research areas within Education Science.

Presentations are encouraged at all stages of a research project, including research proposals. Additionally, presenters have the flexibility to choose between oral presentations and poster presentations.

Logotype for Conference in education science for PhD students


Abstracts of around 200 -300 words (including references excluding personal information) should be submitted to the conference web page as a Word attachment at the latest by Monday 4th of March 2024.

The abstracts should include personal information, a main text on the research, and, if needed, references. In such a short abstract, try to limit the use of references and only include those that are essential to your research.

As part of the aim of the conference is to promote internationalization, we highly recommend that both the abstract and presentation be in English.

Personal Information

Title of the paper, author's name, university email address, Supervisor(s), degree programme, and year (e.g., full-time PhD year 3). Times New Roman, 14-point, bold, and centered.

Main Text

Abstracts should contain a brief statement of your research focus and/or questions and the overall approach or methodology you are adopting. Mention briefly what stage of the research process you are at.

The abstract is, in a sense, an advertisement to get people to come to your talk; therefore, stress what is interesting about your research. Times New Roman, 12-point, double spacing, and left-hand orientation, all margins: 3cms.


If needed in APA.

Peer review

Abstracts will go through a blind peer-review process that includes another PhD student and a faculty member. This means that you will be expected to read and review one abstract written by another colleague.


Form of presentation

When submitting your abstract, you will be given the opportunity to choose between an oral presentation and a poster presentation.

Oral presentation

The oral presentation consists of a 20-minute oral presentation and is followed by 10 minutes for questions, discussion, and feedback.

Poster presentation

Three poster sessions will be organized during the day.

Keynote speakers

Olcay Sert - Mälardalen University

Picture of Olcay Sert looking into the camera

Layal Wiltgren - Linköping University

Porträttbild på Laval Wiltgren

Foto: Charlotte Perhammar

Key dates

  • 15 December 2023 – Call for Papers
  • 4 March 2024 – Deadline for abstract submissions.
  • 5 April 2023 – Acceptance notification
  • 12 June 2023 – Conference Day, full-day event.

The organizing committee

Marwa Amri
Magnus Svensson

Magnus Svensson


Amanda Hoskins

Amanda Hoskins


Beatrice Björkskog

Beatrice Björkskog