EveryWorld Call for Participation

The EveryWorld 2020 CFP is now open, and we’re seeking offers relevant to our three event tracks:

  • Development – software development on and for Apple platforms
  • Device management – the deployment and management of Apple devices
  • Creativity – using Apple platforms in creative and educational endeavours

While you’ll need to select a track in your application, we may move it to a different track depending on how well we feel it will fit in with existing content across the entire event. More details on each track are included below, followed by information on the various session types and links to the submission forms.

Prospective presenters are directed to our Code of Conduct, which may affect how and what you present.

Submissions will only be considered where at least one proposer will register and be in attendance at the conference.

We’re based on the east coast of Australia, and will be running sessions at times that are intended to suit delegates in Australian and New Zealand timezones. The primary timezone we’ll be using is AEDT (UTC+11).


The Development Track

The App Store is 12 years old this year. What’s changed?

The Development stream of EveryWorld is seeking submissions that explore the concept of long-lived software. Some ideas on approaching this are:

  • Have you built the same app for several years? What’s changed in that time? How has your approach to change been handled?
  • Did you transition from Objective-C to Swift for the same app, how did that go?
  • How did you handle changes between versions of Swift, as Swift evolved rapidly?
  • What’s it mean to re-build ‘the same’ app every 2 years?
  • What have write-once run-anywhere technologies meant for you and your use of Apple developer platforms? Where does Xamarin, React Native, Flutter, and the like fit into your workflows? What amazing things have you done with them?
  • How’s SwiftUI going for you? What’s harder, what’s easier? What have you built?
  • Is the future of macOS apps Catalyst? What’s your experience with Catalyst apps so far?
  • What’s your approach to building for new Apple platform, particularly when they often only give a month or two of warning?
  • How do you prepare for what’s coming when you don’t know what it is? Is it AR? Is it VR? Who knows!

Submissions that focus on this concept in some way will be prioritised, but feel free to get creative with your interpretation. All topics that are of interest to developers building and designing software for Apple platforms are welcomed, regardless of whether they focus on Apple’s developer tools.


The Device Management Track

Are macOS and iOS/iPadOS just another cookie-cutter operating system in the toolchain of business and university? Or are they still different enough, interesting enough to warrant separate discussion?

The Device Management stream of EveryWorld is seeking submissions that explore the uniqueness, in both the positive and negative, of supporting Apple’s platforms. Some ideas include:

    • What’s it like managing and administering macOS and iOS in support, lab, network, sysadmin and related roles in 2020?
    • If everyone’s working from home, are you superfluous to needs? What’s the purpose of a finely tuned, beautifully appointed lab of macOS machines if everyone is hunched over a laptop on their couch at home? How do you support the laptop-hunchers?
    • BYOD disrupted workflows, and now the devices isn’t even leaving the house. What processes, systems, tools, and techniques can make it easier to support and work with users who have more autonomy, control, and flexibility with their hardware than ever before? How does a managed environment fit in with this reality?
    • iOS vs macOS? macOS vs iOS? As the platforms become more and more similar, how does your job change? What tools are the same, and what are different?

Submissions that focus on these questions in some way will be prioritised, but feel free to get creative with your ideas. All topics that are of interest to those supporting Apple platforms are welcomed for the Device Management track.


The Creativity Track

This track will also include a sub-track of peer-reviewed papers and posters, which will be published in the conference proceedings after the event. All paper and poster submissions for this track will be managed through the EasyChair service. 

What does creativity mean in this new reality? 

The Creativity stream of EveryWorld is seeking submissions that explore this question in creative ways that involve technology, education, and learning. Some example on approaching this stream might include:

    • How can people be engaged for remote education using technology when everyone’s experience burnout on doing yet-another-Zoom-call?
    • What kind of virtual or otherwise-interactive environments can be used for learning outside the orthodox? Ever hold a tutorial, a meeting, or a conference in Minecraft, an MMORPG, or other game or game-like environment? How did that work out?
    • What’s the future of creativity if everyone is working from home? How does the ability to collaborate, or the new limitations on collaboration impact creativity and technology? Does it impact it at all if everyone works together over video conference? How can we adapt?
    • Is it inevitable that we all move to virtual collaboration? How can we make that better?
    • What’s next? AR? VR? Both? Apple Goggles? How are you preparing for the next big thing in creative technology?

Submissions that focus on the question we posed will be prioritised, but we are seeking a range of topics that exist at the intersection of creativity, art, science, technology, education, and learning.


Making an Offer

AUC events are very welcoming of first-time speakers, and anyone at any level of their career or speaking experience is welcome to participate in the CFP. If you’d prefer to discuss a talk or workshop idea in person, please email everyworld @ auc.edu.au about how we can get in touch with you.


Presentation Offers

Presentations can be on any subject related to the goals of the event tracks. These sessions are normally 25 minutes long (including Q&A). You have the option to pre-record your talk (preferred), or deliver it live.

The presentation offer timeline is as follows:

  • CFP closes Friday October 2 at 9pm AEST
  • Acceptances notified by Friday October 9 at 9pm AEDT
  • Recorded talks due by Friday November 6 at 9pm AEDT

Make a Submission


Workshop Offers

Workshops are delivered in a hands-on classroom-style approach with the intent that delegates learn specific skills. These are intended as opportunities for academics, teachers, professionals, and other practitioners to discuss and experiment with current technologies. We encourage workshops on topics and technologies that are relevant to the affinity event’s theme and subthemes. We expect workshops will normally be 60 to 120 minutes long.

The workshop offer timeline is as follows:

  • CFP closes Friday October 2 at 9pm AEST
  • Acceptances notified by Friday October 9 at 9pm AEDT

Make a Submission


Paper and Poster Offers

CreateWorld has included a peer-reviewed papers and posters track for many years, and we want to ensure that tradition lives on in EveryWorld.

The papers and posters offer timeline is as follows:

  • CFP closes Friday October 2 at 9pm AEST
  • Paper and poster acceptances notified by Friday 30 October at 9pm AEDT
  • Paper and poster early revisions due by Friday 13 November at 9pm AEDT
  • Camera ready revisions due by Friday 20 November at 9pm AEDT

Paper Submissions
An accepted (following peer review) full paper of 5-8 pages will be published in the EveryWorld 2020 proceedings, and will be accompanied by a 20-minute presentation at the conference. Full-paper PDF files must be submitted using EveryWorld’s Word template. Submissions for this category will be managed by the EasyChair service. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. The review will be a blind review (reviewers unaware of author/affiliations), so please ensure your submission does not include author details.

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Poster Submissions
Posters will be allotted wall space at the conference venue, with electricity and internet connectivity by request; abstracts will be published in the EveryWorld 2020 proceedings. Submit an abstract of 1 page maximum, using EveryWorld’s Word template. Abstracts will be selected by conference chairs based on quality, relevance, originality, and impact. Submissions for this category will be managed by the EasyChair service. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 members of the program committee. The review will be a blind review (reviewers unaware of author/affiliations), so please ensure your submission does not include author details.

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Enquiries

If you have any questions about EveryWorld, please email us at everyworld @ auc.edu.au.