Abstract Submission Procedure

Abstract submissions are now closed. For any questions please contact us at contact@dfa2018.eu

Speakers wishing to give a presentation are invited to submit an abstract and to follow the procedures and instructions outlined here below.

The programme will include presentations divided between plenary sessions, parallel sessions and workshops. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the Summit’s Programme Committee.

Instructions for submitting an abstract

  • Submission language: English
  • Submission form: to be filled in online
  • Submissions: must be sent in the name of the speaker(s)
  • Submission content: speakers are invited to submit an abstract of their presentation, containing the following: 
    • Title, theme, sub-theme, keywords
    • Type of presentation: good practice, current research, research results
    • Main content: maximum 5000 characters (including spaces) presenting the problem or situation, the methodology or process, the conclusions or outcomes
    • Speaker’s biography: 750 characters (including spaces)
    • Photo of the speaker: close-up (portrait only)

Presentation Format

  • Presentation languages: English, French, Dutch
  • Presentation materials language: English
  • Presentation duration: 15 minutes

Abstract Submission Procedure

  • Online form submission
  • Fill in the online form by 1 April 2018 at the latest (The deadline for abstract submission has been extended from 18 March 2018 to 1 April 2018). 
  • It is not possible to save the form online. You can prepare your answers using the PDF document which details the call for abstracts, the structure of the form and the procedures to follow. You should then enter your answers online.
  • Your abstract will be reviewed by the members of the Programme Committee. Selection: by 14 May 2018 at the latest, you will be informed by email whether your abstract has been selected.
  • For any questions please contact us by email on contact@dfa2018.eu 

Speaker Registration

In order to be included in the Summit programme, speakers must have paid their registration fee. The deadline for speaker registrations is 1 June 2018.

Publication and Copyright

The abstracts of the presentations will be published online and made available to the attendees after the Summit.

By submitting an abstract, speakers accept that the Summit organisers will publish and distribute the abstracts in various formats (printed, audio, braille, electronic). 

The speakers will be invited to submit a full paper for publication in the Summit proceedings, which will be published online after the event. Full papers must be submitted by 30 November 2018.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 April 2018
  • Speaker selection: response sent by 14 May 2018 
  • Provisional programme posted online: 15 May 2018
  • Deadline for speaker registrations: 1 June 2018
  • Final programme posted online: early September 2018
  • Deadline for submission of full papers: 30 November 2018