Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is now closed.

We are inviting you to send an abstract of up to 500 words. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified as to whether they will be invited to present their submission at the conference. Further information regarding abstract submission can be found on the submission tab above. Selected presentations will be invited for a full-paper submission to be considered for future publications.

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The Abstract submission deadline has now been extended until 22nd December.

Authors who submit an abstract of a paper confirm that they have not been published previously or simultaneously elsewhere and that they are not planning to present or publish them prior to the dates of this Conference.

The Conference Committee will evaluate the submitted abstracts on the basis of the following criteria: novelty of the research, significance of the findings, and clarity. Abstracts must describe in a succinct manner the purposes and findings of the research so that the quality, originality, and comprehensiveness of the work can be evaluated by the Conference Committee. Titles should be indicative of the content of the abstract and nonstandard abbreviations should be avoided. Other abbreviations may be used in the body of the abstract if they are defined at their first mention in the text. If an abstract is poorly written such that the Conference Committee cannot determine its novelty and importance, the paper will not be accepted for presentation at the conference.

The accuracy of the submitted abstract is the responsibility of the authors. Every effort will be made to publish the abstract exactly as submitted. Authors should prepare and proofread their abstracts carefully before submission. Errors made on submitted abstract are likely to appear in print. The organising committee reserves the right to do copy editing and minor changes for the purposes of coherence and consistency of style. Because of administrative and time constraints, supplemental data submitted along with the abstracts cannot be transmitted to the Conference Committee for review. 

The body of the abstract should not exceed 500 words and the documents should be in word files (extensions allowed doc, pdf, docx, rtf, tex). 

All presenters must register to attend the Conference. If an abstract is accepted and the presenter does not register, the abstract may be withdrawn. Selected paper to be prepared after the conference will be considered for post-conference publications. For the paper submission please use the red link on the top of this page.

All submissions will be assessed through a blind-review process according to following criteria:

  • Potential contribution to the debates in the field
  • Potential for stimulating debate in the Conference
  • Freshness of the content, novelty and originality
  • Formulation of the research/policy question
  • Data and methodology
  • Quality of writing and presentation

NOTE: Further guidelines for full paper submissions will be provided in due course.

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