Key Dates

Opening Date for Submissions: Friday 6 April 2018

Closing Date for Submissions: Friday 29 June 2018

Review of Submissions: July 2018

Expected Notification Date to Authors: July/August 2018

Session Themes

Creating International Research Collaboration

  • Funding to support international collaboration
  • Creating collaborative systems for research collaboration in a global digital economy
  • Top down international research collaborations vs peer-to-peer collaborations
  • The role of collaborative PhD programs in facilitating international research collaboration

Sustaining International Research Collaboration

  • Factors which encourage (or discourage) collaboration
  • Institutional policies, practices, and processes
  • Managing differing legislative requirements, e.g. IP, RCR

Evaluating International Research Collaboration

  • Appropriate measures – tangible and intangible
  • The role of bibliometrics
  • Enhancing research impact from international collaboration

Abstract Guidelines

How to Submit an Abstract

Presenting authors will need to create an account within the online abstract submission portal by providing contact details before you can submit an abstract. This person will become the contact for correspondence regarding the submission.

The online submission process takes you through a step by step guide to submission and allows you to submit multiple abstracts, as well as save your submission as a draft and return to make any required edits. Once the abstract has gone from draft mode and been submitted, you will not be able to make any further changes. If at anytime throughout the process you need assistance, please email

Submissions can be uploaded here


Abstract Submission Information

  • Submit your abstract online through the speaker portal website.
  • Be concise – Abstracts must not exceed 250 words and must relate to one of the identified event themes.
  • Submit your abstract in a word document.
  • Select an interesting and engaging title – no more than twenty (20) words.
  • Identify the presenter’s name(s) – identify which presenter is nominated for contact; note that proxy delegations for successful abstract presenters will not be permitted.
  • Identify the presenter’s contact details – including institution, address, email address and telephone number.
  • Provide an indication of preferred presentation format (theme leader, oral presenter or workshop presenter). Note: inclusion in a particular presentation format is at the discretion of the events Program Committee.
  • Submission must be made in any one of the 3 session themes listed above.
  • Submissions may not be advertisements of institutions as would be more typical of vendor or institution exhibits. Abstracts must be academic and/or professional in nature.


Presentation Types

  • Theme Leader Presentation: Theme leader presentations need to be an engaging and informative talk on a topic that will act as a lead into each session. Submissions should indicate why the authors consider the topic suitable as a theme leader presentation, the experience of the presenter and how the topic fits into both the overall event theme and the chosen session theme.
  • Oral Presentation: Submissions for oral presentations should describe research, case studies or professional initiatives conducted by the authors under one of the event themes. Abstracts should clearly outline the topic being covered.
  • Workshop Presentation: Submissions for workshops should describe work under one of the event themes. Workshops must not have a commercial aspect.


Review of Abstracts

All submissions will be sent for peer review by a panel of experts. Each abstract will be reviewed and scored by reviewers. The scores will be submitted to the Program Committee and will determine which abstracts are accepted and best suited for each presentation type.

The Program Committee reserves the right to adjust presentation times, move proposed presentations into alternative session themes and may request that proposed presentations be combined or adapted. Authors for all presentation types will be notified via email of their acceptance.


Terms and Conditions for Abstract Submission

  • Abstracts must be submitted online no later than 30 June 2018.
  • The acceptance of an abstract for the event does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the event, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract or presenter’s attendance.
  • All authors presenting at the event must register and pay to attend.
  • Authors agree to permit the event organisers to publish the abstract in the event handbook and other materials as required.
  • If the author(s) have any commercial interests or associations that might pose a conflict of interest regarding this submission, they must be declared.
  • Authors must confirm the submission has been approved by all associated authors and is original work.