Abstract Format and Selection Criteria

The abstract should be text only (no graphics) and be submitted in the following format:

  • Abstract title (up to 10 words)
  • Five keywords
  • Highlights – Summarize the main contribution of this work/research in three short bullet points (No more than 50 words)
  • Introduction and objectives – Include a short background of the topic, scope of the study and a motivation for the research, including comparison to related research. Please state what is novel about your work and how it fits in with the purpose of the session. (No more than 100 words)
  • Methodology – Describe the research questions, research framework and methods applied. Explain why the research questions are relevant and why the chosen method(s) are suited for the problem. (No more than 100 words)
  • Analysis and results – Discuss the results and put them in perspective by comparing to other studies or generally accepted knowledge in the field, in the form of clear and understandable statements on which we can assess the value added of the proposed paper (No more than 200 words)
  • Conclusions and recommendations – Include the principles and generalizations inferred from the results, any exceptions, problems or limitations of the work, theoretical and/or practical implications of the work, and conclusions drawn and recommendations. (No more than 100 words)

The author must identify the corresponding seminar in which the abstract would be presented.

Selection criteria

The Scientific Programme Committee will evaluate and accept abstracts based on their relevance and scientific quality, as well as grade the abstracts against the following criteria:

  • Extent to which it advances knowledge of and/or innovation within the subject
  • Scientific quality and originality of the subject treatment
  • Practical applications of the content
  • Capacity for procedures or practices described to be replicated