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Referencing - BU Harvard: Conference (e.g. paper, presentation, poster)

Referencing Conferences

Referencing a print or e-conference paper: details, order and format

Instructions how to reference conference sources

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example conference paper

Citing in the main text of your work

  • e.g. According to Flintham (2011)...

Referencing in list at the end of your work

Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year.  Title of contribution [online] (if applicable).  Followed by In: Organisation/Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., of proceedings editor (if applicable) followed by ed. or eds. Title of conference, Place and date of conference. Place of publication: Publisher. Page numbers of contribution (if applicable). Available from: URL [Accessed Date] (if applicable).

  • e.g. Flintham, J., 2011. Narrative approaches to wellbeing [online]. In: Coles, R., Millman, Z., Collins, J. and Stint, C., eds. Well-being 2011: the first international conference exploring the multi-dimensions of well-being, Birmingham 18-19 July 2011. Birmingham: Birmingham City University and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Available from: http://www.biad.bcu.ac.uk/research/wellbeing2011 [Accessed 1 July 2015].

Example source: This conference paper was presented as part of this conference event.

Citing in the main text of your work

  • e.g. In their 2016 conference paper, Standaert and Jarvenpaa (p.2) state "[Quoted text would be inserted here]"...

Referencing in list at the end of your work

Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., Year.  Title of contribution [online] (if applicable).  Followed by In: Organisation/Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., of proceedings editor (if applicable) followed by ed. or eds. Title of conference, Place and date of conference. Place of publication: Publisher. Page numbers of contribution (if applicable). Available from: URL [Accessed Date] (if applicable).

  • e.g. Standaert, W. and Javenpaa, S.L., 2016.  Formula E: Next generation motorsport with
    next generation fans [online]. In: Association for Information Systems (AIS), ed. ICIS 2016: International Conference on Information Systems, Dublin 11-14 December 2016. Atlanta: AIS. 2533-2548. Available from: https://biblio.ugent.be/publication/8525586/file/8525587 [04 August 2020].

How the proceedings editor name, place of publication and publisher details were obtained for this example (a case where you need to be an information detective on the web):

  • This is a tricky source to add to a reference list because the conference paper PDF document does not include all the information required (which can be a typical experience if you choose PDF documents in Google search results). Finding more details involved carefully checking details in the document and tracing its source.
  • The conference paper document footer states the conference title, location where it was presented, and year. Google searching these details led to finding a relevant webpage for the conference, confirming the validity and reliability of this source (if you are unsure about the credibility of a web source that you wish to use as underpinning evidence in your university work, just contact a BU Librarian for advice).
  • The proceedings editor for this example is not clearly stated on the conference paper PDF. The conference webpage explains it is an annual meeting of the Association for Information Systems (AIS), so that is the proceedings editor detail we require. Google searching this organisation leads to finding the place of publication on the 'Contact us' page of the AIS website.

Citing in the main text of your work

e.g. In their Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) conference presentation, Quinney and Holley (2020) suggest...

Referencing in list at the end of your work

Surname/Family Name, INITIAL(S)., Year. Presentation title [online] (if applicable). In: Title of conference, Place and date of conference. Available from: URL [Accessed Date] (if applicable).
 

  • e.g. Quinney, A. and Holley, D., 2020. Moving assessment online: resources to support staff in an unexpected distance-learning scenario [online]. In: ALDinHE 2020: The Learning Development Conference, Northampton University 6-8 April 2020. Available from: http://aldinhe.ac.uk/aldinhe-events-resources/ [Accessed 10 August 2020].

 

Citing in the main text of your work

e.g. In a study of online hacking forums, McAlaney et al. (2019) collected data from four online forums and three subreddits (from the Reddit website). Their findings revealed that...

 

Referencing in list at the end of your work

Surname/Family Name, INITIAL(S)., Year. Academic poster title [online] (if applicable). Title of conference, Place and date of conference. Available from: URL [Accessed Date] (if applicable).

 

  • e.g. McAlaney, J., Kimpton, E. and Thackray, H., 2019. Fifty shades of grey hat: A socio-psychological analysis of conversations on hacking forums. In: CYPSY24: 24th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Norfolk Virginia USA 24-26 June 2019. Available from: https://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/32940/ [Accessed 10 August 2020].