International Association Conference, 11 June 2018
Call for Abstracts

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for consideration by the scientific programme committee.  Submissions can be in a wide range of presentations including;
• Oral
• Poster
• Symposium
• Workshop

The agreed conference tracks are listed hereunder. Accepted abstracts from registered participants will be published in a supplement of the JOURNAL???. This will be available at the conference.
Please note that your presentation will be scheduled in the programme only if the registration fee has been paid by February 28, 2016. Paid registration, by this date, is also a condition for abstract publication.

All abstracts must be submitted on line and must adopt the following format.

Oral and Poster Abstract Preparation

1. Abstracts must be in English. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words, inclusive of the title and should be presented as follows;
  Title - This should not exceed 20 words, Typeface; Times New Roman, bold, 10pt.
  Presenting Author - Typeface: Times New Roman, bold, underline, 10pt.
  Body Text - Typeface: Times New Roman, 10 pt.

2. Please use the following format:
The text of the abstract for all submissions should include:
• OBJECTIVES. A statement of the purpose of the study (preferably in one sentence).
• METHODS. A brief description of the methods used in the study.
• RESULTS. A summary of the results obtained in sufficient detail.
• CONCLUSIONS. Theoretical and/or practical implications of the study.

3. Make sure to indicate your choice of type of submission (paper, poster, symposium or workshop). All abstracts for oral presentation should include findings. Those that only include statements such as “experiments are in progress“ or “results will be discussed“ will not be accepted for oral presentation but may be considered as a poster presentation.
Each symposium should identify the track number under which it is being submitted. The time available is 90 minutes which should include 3 to 5 papers with at least 10 minutes for general discussion.

4. Do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials with the abstract.

5. All authors should proof-read the abstract carefully for grammar and spelling. If English is not your first language, we strongly recommend that you have your final abstract proofread by someone fluent in English before you submit it.

6. Type the abstract single-spaced. Use Arabic numerals for all numbers except at the beginning of a sentence where they should be written out. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time.
Instructions for submissions other than individual papers or posters

Symposium
Each symposium will last for 90 minutes and will consist of 3-5 oral presentations and a discussion. After the presentations, the discussant will provide a brief overview of the main issues (no more than 5 minutes) and facilitate a general discussion on the topic by the audience and the presenters. To submit a symposium you must submit:
1. A symposium title.
2. Track number under which it is being submitted.
3. A summary of the symposium, outlining the symposium as a whole and integrating the individual contributions (not more than 400 words).
4. A precise timetable indicating running order and how long each section will take.
5. Name, affiliation and address of the convenor, who will also act as chairperson.
6. Name, affiliation and address of the discussant.
7. Name, affiliation and address of each of the 3-5 presenters.
8. An abstract for each individual paper following the standard abstract preparation guidelines.

Workshop
A workshop provides an opportunity for a group of participants to achieve a specific goal or address a particular problem. It should have a clear structure and require active participation by everyone involved. To submit a workshop you must submit:
1. A workshop title.
2. Name, affiliation and address of the workshop leader(s) or facilitator(s).
3. A summary of the purpose, rationale, objectives and format of the workshop (not more than 400 words).
4. The maximum number of participants for the workshop.
5. A brief description of the intended participants, e.g. ‘this workshop would be suitable for post-graduate students or people who are new to research’.

Please submit your abstract on the abstract submission page. The final date for receipt of abstracts and proposals for symposia is October 31, 2015. No graphics can be submitted on-line. One oral abstract only will be accepted from individuals. 

The abstract should be saved as a pdf document and submitted as an attachment. Please see list of conference tracks hereunder and choose the appropriate one for your presentation.

The Track Chairs and Scientific Committee will review the abstracts. Accepted papers will be allocated to oral presentations or to poster sessions depending on the number, quality and content of submissions.

Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted for oral presentations by 31st January 2016. Please indicate in your abstract the corresponding author with full contact information. 

The programme will be posted on the Internet in advance of the meeting. 

Abstract Correspondence: The corresponding author’s name should be given in full, last name first with full address, telephone and e-mail address.
The agreed conference tracks for COTEC-ENOTHE2016 are:
1. Track 1
2. Track 2
3. Track 3
4. Track 4
5. Track 5

Abstract Templates are available to download as follows;

Oral (Link to follow)
Poster
Symposium
Workshop