Abstract submission for 2018 is now closed.
Individuals and organisations are invited to submit an abstract to deliver a:
- 30-minute oral presentation
- Visual poster presentation; or
- Panel presentation
All presentations need to address one or more of the Conference topics.
The abstract should be no more than 300 words and outlines the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Abstracts should not include tables, figures or references.
All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Program Committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the Conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract.
Oral presentations will be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentation and 10 minute discussion). The abstract should outline the important points of the presentation and highlight the content to be communicated. It may outline the aims, methods, relevance, results and conclusions of the work, research, project or case study.
Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of a poster presentation.
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the catering areas and for the duration of the Conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with Conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.
Poster presenters are entitled to the discounted speaker registration.
Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. The panel presentation is comprised of two components:
- Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
- Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.
One combined submission with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presenters must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group.
Each panel will consist of a chair and at least 3 panellists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panellists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panellist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.
The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.
1 June 2018
Notification to authors
8 June 2018
18 June 2018
Draft program available
22 June 2018
6 July 2018
Innovation Awards Submission Close
Monday 23 July 2018
Presenter registration and payment
27th July 2018
Full papers for peer review
3 August 2018
Full paper for non-peer review
10 September 2018
Early bird registrations close
3 August 2018