The 33rd NOFOMA annual conference that was planned to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland will go on-line 28 -30 September 2021. Despite the fact that the situation in Iceland has become quite good there are still travel and accommodation restrictions as well as barriers for some nationalities to travel and for that reason the NOFOMA 2021 conference, as so many others, will be a virtual one.

Despite virtual conference, things will remain the same including:
– a double blind review process and conference proccedings
– an invitation to the IJPDLM Special Issue
– presentations will be made, however shorter and a topic discussion will be arranged linked to the topics and papers in each session
– nominations for overall best paper and best doctoral paper
– sessions working as a full scale Doctoral Day with a theme as before
– sessions on education issues substituting the Educators Day
The 2nd call for papers can be found here.

Important timeline is as shown here:
22 March 2021 Submission of abstracts for Full Papers and WIPs.
The abstract must follow IJPDLM format. The abstracts should contain no more than 250 words, written concisely and clearly. The abstracts should reflect only what is planned to be appearing in the final paper. 

Purpose of this paperWhat are the reason(s) for writing the paper or the aims of the research?   
Design/methodology/approachHow are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the research. What is the approach to the topic and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper?
FindingsWhat was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results. 
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)If research is reported on in the paper this section must be completed and should include suggestions for future research and any identified limitations in the research process.
Practical implications (if applicable)What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified? Not all papers will have practical implications but most will. What changes to practice should be made as a result of this research/paper?
What is original/value of paperWhat is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom. 

25 March 2021 Acceptances/rejections of abstracts
31 May 2021 Submission of full papers
21 June 2021 Reviewers’ comments out
15 September 2021 Submission of revised full papers
20 September 2021 Submission of WIP as extended abstracts
A link to submission is found here.