The local organizing committee warmly invite you to submit your presentations for the Elephant DELTA conference that will be held in Port Elizabeth from 22-27 November, 2015.

Presentation types
There will be three types of presentations at the conference: full paper presentations, abstract only presentations and poster presentations.
• Selected full papers will be published in a special iJMEST issue or in the Conference Proceedings.
• Abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Each participant will be allowed to make only ONE presentation.
However, subject to this condition, participants may be named as an author on more than one paper or abstract. No paper will be accepted unless at least one author is registered for the conference.

Please be aware of the following important dates:
Extended to 05 April 2015: Final date for submission for full refereed papers in the special edition of IJMEST
21 August 2015 Final date for submission of full papers for the Conference Proceedings
28 August 2015 Final date for submission of abstracts for posters and for abstract-only presentations.

Conference Themes
Papers are invited for the following but not limited to the following sub-themes:
• Curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of the 21st century learner
• Successful teaching and learning practices related to mathematics and statistics
• Innovative teaching and assessment approaches and practices
• Teaching mathematics and statistics to non-mathematicians
• Learning Pathways into university level mathematics and statistics
• Use of technology
• Policy and support issues

Submission Process – special iJMEST issue

Submission Procedures

All iJMEST submissions are to be made by 05 April 2015 via the Online Submission Portal. Simply create an account by clicking the relevant link on the web site or sign into an existing account. During submission, when prompted, indicate the paper is for the 10th Delta Conference on Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Special Issue.

Correspondence with the editors can be done on e-mail [email protected]. Do not submit articles directly to the editors.


Submission Guidelines

Papers are limited to a maximum of 5500 words and 20 pages in total when double spaced, including abstract, references, diagrams and tables. For full instructions on formatting and style guidelines, follow the iJMEST guidelines.

Selection Protocols
To ensure transparency and integrity in the selection process for the Delta 2015iJMEST special edition, guidelines have been put in place.
• All papers will undergo a double-blind peer-review process with at least two reviewers
• The editor will not be named as a co-author on any papers to avoid conflicts of interest
• Should more papers be “accepted” for publication during the review process than can be accommodated in the special edition, a special panel will make the final publication decision. The panel could include Managing Editor of iJMEST, the guest editor, conference convenor, and conference proceedings & program committee members, while excluding any person/s named on a paper under consideration for publication
• Any accepted papers that are omitted for space reasons by the above review process will be invited to re-submit to iJMEST for publication in a future edition via a “streamlined” process

Submission Process - Abstracts (poster or oral)

Submission Procedures

All abstract submissions (distinct from paper submissions) are to be made by 28 August 2015.

Please email submissions by clicking here: Abstract Submission

Please include your abstract as an attachment to the email.


Submission Guidelines

Authors are asked to please follow the following guidelines carefully:

• Abstracts should be written in English and should be of no more than 250 words.
• Please indicate whether you are submitting for oral or poster presentation.
• Use a concise title that indicates the content of the abstract.
• No graphs or diagrams should be included.
• References are not required in the abstract.

Selection Protocols
Abstracts will be reviewed for adherence to the broad topic of the conference, which is the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics. Participants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and whether the submission has been accepted.

Submission Process – Full papers for Conference Proceedings

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words. The referencing style should follow the IJMEST style.

Submission Procedures

Full papers must be submitted online by 21 August 2015.

Papers should be blinded for the peer review process. Please include a seperate title page with the author's name, institution, contact details and any references which were removed in the blinding process.

Please email submissions by clicking here: Full Paper Submission 

Selection Protocols 

Papers for the Conference Proceedings will undergo a double-blind peer-review process with at least two reviewers.

Participants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and whether the submission has been accepted for a paper or oral presentation.