Call for Abstracts



Abstract submission is now closed. 

Workshops: Workshops are groups of papers submitted together around a common theme.  The presentations tend to be data-driven on projects completed or near completion but can also include presentations that do not include empirical data. Workshops will be prioritized that include: presenters from different disciplines, institutions, and countries; and that focus on the meeting theme. Each workshop will be 60 minutes in length, with a maximum of 3 speakers, 15 minutes per speaker with 15 minutes of discussion time.

Panel Discussions: A Panel Discussion is an audience-interactive format in which invited panellists make short, relatively informal presentations that serve as a springboard for further discussion among panellists and with the audience. Each Panel Discussion will be 60 minutes in length. In proposing a Panel Discussion, your abstract must indicate who will chair the session, what format it will take, and who have been invited to participate as panellists (no more than 5 persons).

Demonstrations:  Demonstrations are shared in the Poster Session and include multimedia products such as videos, Internet interventions, mobile apps, etc.

Rapid Communication Papers: Rapid communication papers are short, original research presentations that are 10 minutes in length. If there are enough papers on the same topic, the Conference Committee will consider creating a concurrent session. Papers submitted under this option that are not selected will be considered for a poster presentation. 

Poster Presentations: Posters are graphical presentations of research displayed on a virtual poster board. Presenters discuss their research with interested colleagues in an informal setting. There may be an opportunity for poster presenters to record a 90 second overview of their poster presentation, which will be made available on the conference virtual platform. 
You will be sent an email to confirm your abstract has been received. If you do not receive confirmation please contact the Conference Manager at




Important ​Dates


Call for Abstracts
15 May 2021

Registration Open
15 September 2021

Abstract Submission Close
15 November 2021

Authors Notified
15 December 2021

Early Bird Close
15 January 2022


Virtual Conference
​25-27 March 2022


Presenter Registration: Presenters of accepted abstracts should register for the full conference by the early-bird deadline (virtual registration). Each presenting author is responsible for his/her full conference registration fees and for providing a virtual presentation.



 Abstracts MUST be submitted according to the specific guidelines listed below and may be submitted as an oral presentation (workshops, panel discussions, papers), poster presentation or demonstration. All abstract submissions will be peer reviewed.
Abstract Presentation Limit:  Authors are limited to participation as “presenter” in a maximum of three abstract submissions. Please ensure that all speakers are aware of this restriction prior to submitting the abstract.

Submitters are kindly requested to inform speakers that no financial support is provided by the Organiser’s for workshop presenters, and that the registration fee is NOT waived. Presenters of accepted abstracts should pre-register for the annual meeting by the early-bird deadline.
Multiple submissions from the same dataset are discouraged. A study divided into small sub- studies is discouraged unless there is clear rationale for presenting various aims in different abstracts.
Each abstract should represent final and original results. Abstracts based on ongoing projects will be evaluated in light of likelihood of complete data by the conference. Abstracts with complete data are preferred.
Abstract/Presentation Language: All abstract submissions must be in English. All presentations based on accepted abstract submissions must be made in English.
Thematic Submissions Encouraged: Submissions are especially encouraged that reflect the theme for Meeting “Diversity, Equity, Access”.