This year's ALT-C saw the start of a new initiative: the introduction of a dedicated strand for research papers, to complement the shorter presentations and posters that have formed the heart of the conference thus far. As part of this initiative, a separate publication containing the full research papers was produced alongside the book of abstracts. This was produced by John Cook (London Metropolitan University, UK) and David McConnell (Sheffield University, UK) and is available to order from the ALT website.
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