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Call for Abstracts


Closing date of abstract submission, extended to: Friday 28 April

Notification of acceptance: 19 May


We invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation or workshop, to share your research, knowledge and experience, and be part of the conference programme.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to complete the online profile and abstract process.

Feel free to be creative in how you bring this to life for your audience. 


Submission guidelines

You will be required to have:

  • Contact details of lead contact - All communications and correspondence regarding this abstract submission will be sent to this person.

  • Abstract written in the correct format (see below)

  • Authors affiliations (organisation, city)

  • Short biographies of presenting authors (maximum 400 words in total)

  • During the online submission, you will be asked to identify the best fit for your abstract from the presentation types and themes below

Format for abstracts
  • Microsoft Word document

  • Arial, 12 point

  • Maximum of 250 words

  • Single spacing without justified margins

  • You will be required to enter short biographies (maximum 400 words in total) on all presenting authors, during the abstract submission process.

Presentation types

Oral presentations
This is a traditional presentation, which may be supported with audio visual aids. Oral presentations will be allocated 20 minutes followed by 5 minutes for discussion and questions.

Poster Presentations

Posters are especially effective for information that can be presented visually (e.g., photos, charts, tables, graphs). If your abstract is accepted as a poster, you must produce the poster prior to the conference, i.e., the conference does NOT print the poster for you.  Poster guidelines will be provided at the time of acceptance.

This is an activity-based interactive session. It may be supported with visual materials, activities and handouts. Workshops will be allocated 55 minutes.


Criteria for evaluating abstracts

All abstracts are subject to review process by the Programme Committee. In evaluating the abstract the reviewers will be mindful of the following criteria:

  • Abstracts are in plain language, free of specialist jargon, unless it is clearly appropriate.

  • The degree to which the substance for the abstract contributes to the conference theme(s).

  • Innovation and originality or application of existing ideas in ways that provide new insights and add knowledge to the field.

First-time presenters

Have you not submitted an abstract before? Not sure of the process? Click here for more information. 

Conditions of submission
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • The conference will review all abstracts and may contact authors as part of the review process.

  • A condition of acceptance is that at least one author registers to present at the conference. They are responsible for their own travel, accommodation and registration expenses. Similarly, no speaker fee is paid to authors or presenters.

  • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure the accuracy of the content, spelling, grammar and formatting of the abstract as it will be published as it is submitted.


Further information

If you are having difficulty submitting your abstract, then please contact the conference organisers, Composition on

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