Call for abstracts

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submission open until 25th of february

Submissions MUST be made online at:

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Submission deadline:

February 25th 2019 23:59:59 CET


Abstract submissions, as well as oral and poster presentations at the Congress, must be made in the English language. Is responsibility of the authors to ensure the quality of the English style and spell check. Non-compliant abstracts will be excluded from the evaluation.


Number of presentations/person:

To give all interested scientists an opportunity to present their work at the Congress, the number of presentations made by a scientist is limited to one oral and one poster, although he/she may be listed as a co-author on any number of submitted abstracts.

Submitting your abstract to a Symposium

Please review the full list of sessions first at

When submitting an abstract you will be asked to indicate whether your abstract should be considered for a specific symposium, you may select your 1st and 2nd symposium preferences. Note, if your abstract does not appear to be related to any of the symposia listed, select the option “open symposium” under the relevant field. This will not disadvantage the evaluation of your abstract, and all accepted abstracts will be allocated to an appropriate congress symposium.

Finally, you will need to indicate whether you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. Given space limitations, authors submitting an abstract for an oral session may be requested to present a poster instead. Authors should be aware that poster presentations are considered to be as important as oral presentations.


  1. An abstract must be submitted by the person who will give the presentation at the congress. This will be the first author of the work and will be responsible for the communications between the Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) Scientific and Congress Organising Committee (COC) and the other co-authors
  2. The presenting authors (for oral or poster presentations) are required to register for the Congress as early bird.
  3. Failure to do so will result in their presentation being deleted from the program.
  4. Registration will only be possible online. It will open at the end of January 2019 and early bird registration closes on 30 April 2019.

Information provided in an Abstract:

Together with the abstract you will be asked to provide the names, organizational affiliation and email address of each author.

Title of the abstract (less than 200 characters) should clearly summarize the topic of the abstract.

Key words or phrases (up to 5).

Main text of abstract (2,000 characters). The abstract should describe the context and specific problem/topic of study, methods, main results and conclusions in plain writing. No graphical material or references may be included in the abstract.

The abstract will be used by the CSC to evaluate the scientific content of the proposed presentation and assign it to a session.

Selection Criteria

All abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by symposium organizers, and by members of the CSC. Primary selection criteria include scientific quality and the significance and relevance of the topic to the general themes of the IALE World Congress 2019. Abstracts will be evaluated after the submission deadline, 25th January, 2019, unless there is an urgent needs for getting a VISA. Acceptance decisions will be communicated at the beginning of March 2019.  Presenters that require a fast answer for VISA will have to wait to know the sympoium/session of their abstract.


Your abstract will be provided in the Abstract Book Online and listed in the Congress Program. Full papers will not be published and, hence, symposium organizers are encouraged to explore alternative publication options (books, special issues of journals, etc.) for papers and/or posters presented in their sessions.

Contact information

General questions about the Congress should be addressed to the secretary (

Specific questions about the scientific program should be addressed to Claudia Canedoli (

Specific questions about the registration and conference fees should be addressed to Luisa Bacchetta (this link will become operative at the beginning of December 2018)

Questions about any of the listed symposia should be addressed to symposium organizer.

Go to the list of proposed symposia

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Failed submissions

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