Submission Young Scientists

The IAUP Programme Committee invites you to participate in the new IAUP Young Scientists Conference 2017 and to submit your abstracts! Please find below the topics and tracks for the conference, as well as important dates and submission information. An innovative scientific conference format was created to be able to discuss a variety of complex global challenges from interdisciplinary perspectives.

Conference Theme: Sustainability
TRACK I: Global Challenges

Because the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) wants to demonstrate its commitment to the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) initiative, this track of the IAUP scientific conference is organized around the ten UNAI hubs:

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of inclusive and equitable quality education and the promotion of life long learning opportunities. We are particularly interested to learn about innovations how to increase higher education opportunities for young people from vulnerable and disadvantaged backgrounds.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of inter-, multi- and transcultural dialogue and understanding defined by social and economic dimensions. We are particularly interested to learn about innovations and evidence-based approaches how to foster competencies for inter-cultural dialogue among people around the globe.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of how to support and sustain the environment. Economic and social developments are inextricably linked to protection of the environment. Therefore, we are particularly interested in ideas and innovations integrating economic, environmental and social concerns at all levels. Papers addressing the impact oft he Sustainable Development Goals are particularly welcomed.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of how to minimize poverty as one of the greatest global challenges. We are particularly interested to learn about ideas and innovations how to provide people access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation and how to erase poverty.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of how to prevent disputes from escalating into war, and how to help restore peace when armed conflict does break out, and how to promote lasting peace in societies emerging from wars. We are particularly interested to learn about ideas, innovations and programs how war, violence, and different forms of aggressive behaviour can be prevented in societies all over the world.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topic of global citizenship. Global citizenship is an umbrella term for the social, political, environmental, or economic actions of globally-minded individuals and communities on a worldwide scale. We are particularly interested to learn about global citizenship through an interdisciplinary lens including the history and development of our changing world.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of capacity building defined as the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that organizations and communities need to survive, adapt, and thrive in the fast-changing world. We are particularly interested to learn about transformations that are generated and sustained over time as an essential ingredient in capacity development.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topics of education as the basic building block of every society. We are particularly interested to learn about inclusive equitable quality education approaches that promote lifelong learning opportunities for all and particularly invite all contributions which are related with the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, Goal 4.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe which are related with the Charter of the International Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1945 and 1948, respectively. We are particularly interested to learn about the processes of expansion of the human rights law to encompass specific standards for women, children, persons with disabilities, minorities and other vulnerable groups who now possess rights that protect them from discrimination.

We invite empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from researchers around the globe on the topic of the UN Charter as the constitutive instrument of the United Nations, signed on 26 June 1945. It sets out the rights and obligations of member states and establishes the principal organs and procedures of the United Nations. We are particularly interested in submissions on the Charter as an international treaty that codifies the basic tenants of international relations from the sovereign equality of states to prohibition of the use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.

TRACK II: Mobility of the Future

Social, economic and technological changes are placing increasingly complicated demands on the transport system and its performance. Since sustainability, whether driven by current legislation, public interest, or competitive opportunity is of growing importance, this track is devoted to implementing sustainable supply chains in our connected world, tackling the following topics:

This list is not exclusive and other issues – especially forward-thinking and innovative topics – relating to aspects of sustainability in logistics are welcomed.

Call for Papers: Please download the Call for Papers as pdf HERE.

The IAUP scientific conference is committed to interdisciplinary research, diversity, and an international perspective. Empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from investigators around the globe in all disciplines related the two tracks are welcomed.

Who may submit: The IAUP scientific conference encourages submissions from early career researchers and PhD students.

What sort of presentations are we looking for?
The IAUP scientific conference is committed to interdisciplinary research, diversity, and an international perspective. Empirical, theoretical, historical, methodological, policy, application and translational submissions from investigators around the globe in all disciplines related to two tracks are welcomed. The IAUP scientific conference encourages submissions from early career researchers and PhD students.

Submission requirements
For abstract submission, we invite two types of presentations: individual paper and individual poster presentations. All submissions will be reviewed according to scientific quality criteria. Accepted contributions will be published as hard copy collected abstracts and distributed at the conference. Selected papers will be invited for publication after the conference.

Procedures
Before submitting, please carefully read these guidelines. Regardless of the category, oral paper presentations or poster presentations, only one submission will be considered for each first author. During the submission process some presenters will be asked to chair sessions.

For the submissions you need to prepare the following information:

  • Names of all co-authors
  • E-Mails of all co-authors
  • Affiliation organization of all co-authors
  • Title of the presentation
  • Abstracts (max. 300 words)

Guidelines & Templates for both oral presentations and posters

  • Please use the following template for your submission: abstract-template
  • The paper size is A4
  • The extended abstract should contain a maximum of 300 words and will be provided in a book of abstracts during the conference to the participants.
  • Abstracts for oral presentations and posters should contain sufficient information about (1) the theoretical background, (2) the research aim(s) or question(s), (3) the methods used, (4) the results, and (5) the implications of the study presented. Please provide also a short, concise title, max. five key words and author’s information, including affiliation and email address.
  • The document must be uploaded as docx or doc file.
  • Authors will be notified by the programme committee

Criteria for oral paper presentations and poster presentations:

  1. Innovation and importance of the topic
  2. Clarity of formulation/conceptualization
  3. Concise description and adequacy of the method
  4. Appropriateness of interpretations

Conference Language: English

Important Dates
February 17th, 2017: Abstract submission (prolonged deadline)
February 28th, 2017: Notification of acceptance
July 5th–8th, 2017: Triennial & Young Scientists Conference

Submission Link

Please register and upload your abstract HERE
If you do not have an EasyChair account yet, please first create an account by clicking on „create an account„. Follow the instructions and than add your submission. Please do not forget to use the abstract template above for your submission!

Formats

There is only a limited number of slots for oral presentations and poster presentations. Therefore, the organizers reserve the right to change oral presentations to poster presentations, if necessary.

Oral paper presentation

Individual talks will be organized in thematic sessions with 2 to 4 presentations. They should not exceed 20 minutes, so that 10 minutes will be left for discussions (30 minutes for each talk in total).

Poster presentation

Please consider DIN A0 portrait format (width 84.1 cm, height 118.9 cm). Please also provide some handouts of your poster and be present at the corresponding time for questions and answers regarding your research.