Call For Abstracts
- Make sure to read the submission guidelines, listed below, before starting the submission process
- Once you have prepared your abstract in accordance with the guidelines you can make your submission
Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions
- The abstract submission deadline is 28 February 2020, 5pm AEST
- Abstracts must be submitted electronically and in English
- There is no abstract submission fee
- You may submit as many abstracts as you like as presenting author, but if demand for oral presentation slots is high, you may subsequently be asked to limit the number of oral presentations you deliver
- All material must be the work of the authors listed and appropriately referenced
- All presenters are expected to pay the Conference registration fee and are responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses
- The link for the abstract submission will bring you to a login page, where you create your personal login. Make sure to keep your login information, as you can use it again later for the conference registration. You will also be asked to create a profile with your personal information in order to make your submission
- In the submission process you will be asked to select which presentation type you prefer, oral or poster. Oral presentations generally last 15 minutes. However, your session convenor may ask you to give a longer or a shorter talk depending on the requirements of the session. If we cannot accommodate an oral presentation in your session of choice you may be asked to submit a poster instead. Some poster presenters may in addition be offered the chance to present in the speed talk session. Note that the oral presentations in the speed talk session (session 48) will only last 3-5 minutes. Speed talk sessions will take place concurrently with the poster sessions at the end of each day and are primarily aimed at early career researchers who wish to build their experience in delivering presentations. The speed talk session is intended for those who are not giving an oral presentation elsewhere. If you are offered an oral presentation in the speed talk session you will also be offered the chance to submit a poster
- Before uploading your abstract, you will be asked to choose a session. Please read through the session descriptions to find the best match. During review, session convenors can choose to shift an abstract into another session, after consulting with the new session convenors and the main author of the abstract
- The abstract title is limited to 40 words
- The abstract text is limited to 250 words. If the text is too long, you cannot proceed to the next step and will be prompted to shorten the abstract.
- You can type your abstract directly in the submission form online or copy and paste it from another document. Special characters and formatting may be lost during the copying process. You may use special characters by using the ‘special character keyboard’ shown in the submission portal
- The description on the top of the submission platform provides instructions and contact details should you encounter difficulties with the submission. The red horizontal menu at the top of the page allows you to skip between the different steps of the submission process. Do not use the back button of your browser.
- At any time during a submission, you can save your submission as a ‘draft’, you can then complete them at a later stage with your login.
You can edit or delete your abstract if necessary, add or remove authors and change the presenting author or the order of the authors after submission, but only until the submission deadline on 28 February 2020, 5pm AEST
- After the submission deadline all abstracts will be reviewed. Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference program once the author has registered to attend. Should the author wish to withdraw their abstract after the submission deadline, the author should contact the organisers.
Poster Guidelines and Printing
Poster size: If you would like to submit an abstract for a poster presentation please nominate this request when you submit via the Submission Portal. Posters should be in portrait and not exceed A0 size (1189mm high x 841mm wide). Pins/tape to adhere your poster to the display boards will be provided by the conference organisers.
Bring your poster with you to Hobart OR organise to have it printed locally in Hobart:
To make it as easy as possible for you to present your poster in Hobart, we have arranged a printing service for conference attendees to have posters printed locally in Hobart (if you wish to do so, this is not compulsory). All printed posters will be delivered to the conference venue for you to collect at the conference Registration Desk.
Your poster can be printed on either 170gsm Matte Paper for $AUD55.00 (inc. GST) each OR Lightweight canvas for $AUD88.00 (inc. GST) each.
- Poster size is A0 size
- File format and size required is PDF (Note: files need to be provided at the correct size 1189mm high x 841mm wide)
- For enquiries and to book the printing of your poster please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Payment is to be made direct to The Print Division. They will issue an invoice for payment and payment can be made via EFT or credit card
Deadline for orders to be received is midnight Sunday 12 July. Order and pay by this date and your poster will be delivered direct to the Registration Desk at the Hotel Grand Chancellor where you can collect it when you arrive at the conference.
Information on file type and size will be updated here once available.