Thank you for your interest in IAIA’s annual conference, to be held 26-29 May 2020 in Seville, Spain. This year’s theme is “IAIA20: Smartening impact assessment: Science, technology, and governance advancements toward efficiency and effectiveness.”
To ensure a smooth abstract submission and follow-up process, please note the following guidelines, policies, and tips.
Potential presenters are required to check the bottom of this form confirming that they have read and understand this information before completing the submission process.
All Presenters/Speakers Must Submit an Abstract
Two options are available:
Submit a Paper abstract
- If you intend to present an oral summary of the findings of a prepared paper, research, or project.
- If you are speaking in a session as an invited speaker, panelist, workshop participant, roundtable participant, etc., even if you do not have a written paper and/or do not expect to prepare a written paper.
Submit a Poster abstract
- If you prefer to prepare a visual presentation. In a poster session, there is no formal oral presentation; instead, each author is assigned a display area on which diagrams, graphics, data, pictures/photos, and a small amount of text are presented.
The following information will be required in the online form when you submit your abstract:
Do not submit an abstract on behalf of someone else. This ensures that the submission record is correct and the presenter receives important conference communications from the beginning of the process.
Please ensure that the person who will be making the presentation at the conference (hereinafter referred to as “you”) is listed as the “Presenting Author,” even if that person is not, e.g., the lead writer or researcher of the paper or project.
You must attend the conference and make your presentation in person.
Session chairs may submit abstracts to the sessions they are chairing; however, they should plan to be the last speaker in the session.
Number of Submissions
Participation as a session chair, a session co-chair, or a presenting author is limited to one session per person.
For example, you may 1) chair one session, 2) co-chair one session, or 3) be the presenter of one paper or one poster. You may be a co-author of a paper and/or a poster (i.e., not the person making the presentation) an unlimited number of times.
If your name is attached to more than one submission as a session chair, co-chair, or presenting author, only your first submission will be considered. Additional submissions and/or your name on additional submissions will be dropped from the program without further notice.
Changing or substituting session chairs is not permitted after the session chair/presenting
author registration deadline of 12 February 2020. A substitute may not exceed the one session-
The limit of one session per person is new in 2020, with the intent to be able to accommodate
more individuals on the program in anticipation of a very large number of session and
paper/poster submissions, and to more strategically manage the technical program.
Submission Deadline and Confirmation of Submission
The deadline for abstracts is 31 October 2019. Submissions close at 11:59pm US Central Standard Time. (No exceptions.) It is your responsibility to address questions about submissions to HQ before this date, so that if there is a problem, we can still help you make the submission on time.
All abstracts must be submitted via the online form. Abstracts not sent via the online form will not be considered.
Upon successful submission of your abstract, you will receive an immediate online confirmation notice followed by an e-mail notice. Be sure to save the confirmation of submission notice for reference in case of a problem or question. If you do not receive these messages, your abstract has not been successfully submitted. Please try again, or contact email@example.com for assistance.
Please do not submit “test” abstracts. If you have questions about the submission process, we will be happy to help you; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary language of the conference is English, and your abstract should be submitted in English unless you are submitting to a Spanish-only session.
Presenting authors are required to register and pay fees by 12 February 2020. At that time, your presentation will be dropped from the program if you are not yet registered with fees paid in full. (No exceptions.)
Registration is available online beginning in October.
Funding and Visas
Please submit your abstract only if you have a budget to attend the conference or are very likely to have funding available by the registration deadline. You are responsible for arranging your own funding; IAIA does not have funds available to pay registration or travel expenses.
You are encouraged to begin planning for funding and visa arrangements now, as the processes can sometimes take several months.
Deadlines and Registration Policies
Please respect deadlines, submission guidelines, and registration policies, as they are firm. No exceptions will be made.
You are encouraged to mark your calendar with important dates and make plans before deadlines in order to avoid unexpected work or travel conflicts, technical problems, or other delays.
IAIA reserves first publication rights on all conference materials. A release from IAIA must be obtained by conference participants who wish to publish elsewhere.
Communications from IAIA
Please set your spam filter to accept messages from “@iaia.org” and “IAIAweb.” IAIAweb is the address of the server that sends messages from the program committee to you via our online submission and review database, so do not reply to it.
Please take note of the notification deadlines. If you are not receiving confirmation or other notices from IAIA via email when you should, in the first instance, please check that the e-mail address you submitted is correct and that your spam filter is not blocking messages.
If you are not receiving expected communications, it is your responsibility to let us know, so that we can assist you in time to ensure that you remain on the program.