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Full papers and all abstracts should be submitted on-line by the deadline of  7th February, 2020. Please visit our website at and register for full details and instructions. The corresponding author should be the one to upload the documents. If you are unable to use the on-line system, please contact the Symposium Administration by e-mail: [email protected]

If the paper is to be considered for the PhD award, this must also be indicated at the time of initial submission. Failure to do so will result in the paper not being considered for the award.

Papers and abstracts will only be accepted for review on the condition that the manuscript has not been copyrighted, published, presented or accepted for presentation at a professional meeting and is not currently under review for presentation at another professional meeting.

Authors must register for, and attend, the Symposium to present the paper if it is accepted.

All accepted papers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, provided completed papers are received by the appropriate deadline and conform to the format, length requirements and within the layout guidelines (


Full Paper/Abstract  Deadline:  21st February, 2020

Final deadline for revised full and working papers: 11th May, 2020

The decision regarding acceptance, and for reviewers feedback to be given to full papers, will be made by mid March, 2020.

Two types of submissions are requested:

Full papers: The complete paper (including abstract) is submitted by 7th February 2020 and will be subjected to a full peer review process. Full papers should be no longer than 8 pages. Format requirements for the abstract are detailed below, and a style guide for the papers can be found on the ISL website. If accepted, authors will be expected to make changes consistent with the reviewers’ comments before final submission by 11th May 2020. The full paper will be published in the Proceedings of the Conference, which will have an ISBN number.

Working papers: These may represent early stage research ideas or initial findings. Only an abstract is needed for review by 7th February 2020. If accepted, a Working Paper will be required by 11th May 2020. The Working Paper will not be peer reviewed. Format requirements for the abstract are detailed below and Working Papers should follow the same style guide for Full Papers, located on the ISL website. However, Full Papers should only be between 4 and 6 pages long. These Working Papers will be made available but will not be part of the formal proceedings and not have an ISBN number. It is expected that the submitted Working Papers would be significantly changed for any subsequent journal publication.

For both Full Papers and Working Papers, the aim is to provide feedback to authors by 6th April 2020.

In both cases, papers must be no more than 8 pages and comply with the formatting style of the conference. Failure to do so may result in the paper being returned to the author or rejected. In the Proceedings, peer reviewed full papers will be with an asterisk on the contents page.

Instructions for writing a Structured Abstract

Paper Information & Template

Please use the guidance documents and instructions to help you prepare your abstract and paper in the correct format. Please make sure to use the template to enter your abstract/paper text into – as this will ensure that the correct formatting is used. Please use ConfTool for your submission(s).

Each registered author can present up to 2 papers thus allowing greater participation from as many authors as possible.