Call for Abstracts

NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts was 1 December 2006. Abstracts submitted after this date will not be accepted.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts for one or more session formats. All abstracts must be in English. Each abstract may only be submitted for one particular session format. All abstracts will be registered electronically. The organizing committee recommends that one participant does not submit more than two abstracts.



Paper sessions, round table sessions and poster sessions:
First, the principal author needs to sign up as a contact person. “Contact person” means the person submitting the abstract. During signing up, the author gives his or her email address and chooses a password. After that, the abstract is submitted by following the instructions given by the system. Please note that the abstract should be no longer than 200 words.

Afterwards you can log into the system by using your email address as the user name and the password chosen during the signing up process. You can also edit the abstract proposal until the deadline.

Symposium sessions:
Symposia may be organized also under themes that lie outside existing networks. Proposals for symposia are submitted in two steps. First, the symposium organizer submits a symposium proposal form. On the form, the symposium organizer describes the central idea or theme of the symposium.

If the symposium is accepted by the NERA Scientific Secretariat, the symposium organiser will receive a code in email. The symposium organiser then signs up as a contact person in the normal fashion, as explained above, and enters the code in the appropriate field. After that, the symposium is chosen from the list of topics. The symposium is only visible with the correct code. All the abstracts belonging to a certain symposium are submitted separately.



The congress offers the following parallel session formats:
Paper sessions will consist of presentations and discussions of prepared papers that focus on an ongoing or completed research project. 3-4 papers will be presented at each parallel session. The paper sessions are organised by the network coordinators. 30 minutes will be allocated for the presentation and discussion of each paper. The presenter/author is expected to bring 20 paper copies for distribution to the session.

A symposium session builds on a theme and is proposed and planned by a symposium organizer. The papers here thus focus on a common theme. A symposium has a chair (often the organizer) and one or more discussants who have read the papers in advance. 90 minutes will be allocated for the session.

A round table session is a forum that is organised to the presentation and discussion of research ideas/plans or work in progress, and in which participants can be engaged in various ways. 30-45 minutes will be allocated for each discussion.

Poster sessions allow both a more informal and a focused opportunity to present and discuss research work, findings, projects etc. through visual means. Specific time will be allocated to presenters, who are expected to be available near their posters to discuss their work with visitors.