Posted on: 19 October, 2018
Application deadline: April 10, 2019

Call for Abstracts, ECSWR, Leuven, Belgium

PROPOSAL TYPES

You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of one of four types:

  1. Oral paper presentation An individual or small group presentation, preferably linked to the central theme and one or more sub-themes of the conference. Oral papers will be grouped in parallel sessions with complementary papers. If applying for an oral paper presentation please submit an abstract of 500 words or less.
  2. Poster presentation An individual or small group presentation to be placed on a portable wall, accompanied at times by the author(s). If applying for a poster presentation please submit an abstract of 500 words or less.
  3. Symposium A self-organized seminar of three or more papers on the same topic to be presented in the same session and relevant to the conference theme/sub-themes.

If applying for a symposium, please submit an overall abstract of 500 words or less describing the symposium theme and its importance, along with an abstract of 300 words or less for each symposium paper.

When submitting your abstracts for a symposium in Conftool, one person should login and add her-/himself as Author 1 and the other participants in the symposium as Author 2, 3 etc.

In the fields ‘Title of Contribution’ and ‘Abstract’ please type the title for the symposium and the overall abstract of 500 words or less first. Then please upload the abstracts of the symposium papers using the abstract template that can be found below and list the symposium papers in the document as follows: Paper 1: Title. Abstract of 300 words or less. Paper 2: Title. Abstract of 300 words or less. Etc. Please note that your submission will not be valid if you don’t use this template. You will be asked to upload the symposium papers in .doc(x) and in .pdf format.

Preference will be given to symposia that demonstrate cohesiveness across presentations and to presentations strongly linked to the central theme/sub-themes of the conference. Symposia will be accepted or rejected as a whole, not in parts.

Symposium papers template

Click here to download the template to be used during submission. To use the template correctly, please read this manual carefully.

  1. Workshop

A self-organized seminar of few presentations relevant to the conference theme/sub-themes. Workshops are intended to be thoroughly interactive with considerable participation and discussion from those attending. Workshops may have an explicit agenda of training participants on a given topic, or of generating an interest group or a network for future collaboration. If applying for a workshop, please submit an abstract of 500 words or less including a description of the content and how it will be covered (pedagogical methods, etc.).

Guidelines

The following guidelines for all kinds of presentation are advisory. If you think there are good reasons to amend them, please feel free to do so.

If your abstract is for a presentation based on one or more empirical research projects, it could include the following:

  • Background and purpose: description of the problem, study objectives, research question(s) and/or hypotheses
  • Methods: study design, including a description of participants and selection strategies, data collection procedures, measures, and approaches to analysis
  • Findings: specific results in summary form
  • Conclusions and implications: description of the main outcome(s) of the study and implications for practice, policy or further research.

If your abstract is for a presentation which is not based on primary empirical research, it could include the following:

  • Background and purpose of the presentation
  • A summary of the main points of the presentation
  • How the presentation will address one or more of the conference aims and themes
  • Conclusions from and implications of your presentation for practice, policy or further

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

All abstracts must be relevant to the central conference theme and/or subthemes. Preference will be given to abstracts that are strongly linked to the conference theme and/or subthemes, so we encourage authors to show this explicitly.  Authors are also asked to mention one or two theoretical or empirical references that inform or inspire the abstract. In addition, we actively welcome proposals for symposia and/or workshops by the Special Interest Groups.

Please note that authors may submit a maximum of three abstracts as follows: one abstract of which they are the main author and two abstracts of which they are a co-author.

All abstracts must be submitted online using the Conftool abstract management system: click here to go to Conftool. Following this link, you will be asked to create an account from which you will login in, click on the ‘New Submission’ link, and follow the further instructions.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by an international panel.

The abstract submission deadline is November 1st, 2018. Please note this deadline will not be extended but only in very exceptional circumstances.

Decisions will be notified by December 20th, 2018 to the authors’ e-mail address.