Conference proceedings are a collection of papers on cutting-edge research presented by researchers in a particular field of study.
Use conference proceedings:
usually scholars in the field, academics or researchers.
almost always cited with references and/or footnotes.
long and often have sections such as abstract, literature review, methodology, results, and conclusion.
Conference proceedings may be published in a variety of ways. Some may be published as an individual book; some may be published as an annual periodical; some may not be published at all but may only be available as an abstract.
Example electronic conference paper citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:
Celik, S., Morgan, S., & Retzlaff, W. (2010, April 15-16). Energy conservation analysis of various green roof systems. In 2010 IEEE Green Technologies Conference (pp. 1–4). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/GREEN.2010.5453802
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