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Guidelines for Submissions

We invite postgraduate students to submit an abstract for either a paper or a poster presentation on one of the following themes:

We particularly encourage submissions of empirical, conceptual/theoretical nature as well as findings from dissertations/PhD theses at different stages. The aim of the conference is to provide postgraduate students with the opportunity to present their research, to attend experts’ keynote presentations, to meet peers who engage in similar research activities and to get valuable feedback on their research. Abstracts are for either paper or poster presentations. You may apply to present either individually or as a group (max. 3).

Submission deadline of abstracts is 28th April 2013. Your abstract must include the following information:

  • The title
  • Name(s) of the author(s)
  • Affiliation
  • Paper/poster presentation

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words in length (excluding the above information). They must be submitted using our online abstract submission form.

Abstracts will be selected and approved by the conference committee. Accepted papers and posters will be

notified by 12th May 2013.

Paper Presentations:

Single papers will be allocated 20 minutes for presentation, followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Presenters can send a proposal for on-going research or completed research:

  • For both On-going and Completed research: A clearly stated topic of investigation, supported by a rationale, should be indicated and may include a brief review of literature. Submissions can be empirical or theoretical. Presenters are free to provide any information related to their on-going research.
  • For Completed research: participants may choose to focus on their methodology, findings, discussion, or any combination of these aspects.

Applications from postgraduate students are particularly welcomed.

Poster presentations

The aim of academic posters is to draw attention to on-going or completed projects or research. As standing displays, poster content should be brief and to the point rather than presenting complex data. They should be designed in an attractive and clear way, using diagrams, graphs, tables, etc. rather than long texts.

Poster dimensions and material

The recommended poster size is A0 size portrait (841 mm wide x 1189 mm long) or similar. Please, consider that the most appropriate material is paper or thin cardboard. Heavy materials may be difficult to be attached on the board. The organizers will provide the appropriate material to attach the posters.

Guidelines for poster presentations

All Posters will be on display on Wednesday 26th June.

  • Posters should be mounted by the presenters from 1600 – 1730 on Tuesday 25th June or from 8.00 – 9.00 on Wednesday 26th June. Please contact one of the committee members for help.
  • Each participant needs to be present during the poster session which will be illustrated in the programme of the Conference.
  • Posters must be removed by the presenters from poster boards from 17.00 to 18.00 on Wednesday 26th June. Please contact one of the committee members for help.


The poster should be legible (the audience should be able to read the information from a distance of one metre; avoid dark letters on dark background).

Online Submission Form

This form is closed and is no longer accepting any submissions.

Thank you for your time.