Short Communications, Round Tables and Posters are collectively termed 'abstracts' because they are classed as 'presentation only' and appear as a single page entry in the conference proceedings under the relevant section. Authors must follow the information provided in the Submission Template and Author Guidelines provided on the Submission page.


Short Communications

Short communications are suitable for reports that do not fully meet the requirements for published papers. These might include works in preliminary stages, reports of pilot projects, initial reviews of literature, ideas or suggestions for future study, and briefer discussions of particular issues. Short communications allow new researchers to obtain feedback on projects in a constructive and supportive environment, and foster the building of links between researchers with similar interests. If your planned research paper has been accepted as 'presentation only' you will need to submit a final short communication abstract for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Short Communication abstracts are reviewed by the Editorial Team and, if accepted, are published in the conference proceedings. Presenters are invited to prepare a paper for distribution at the conference, but these will not be included in the proceedings.

Presentation of a Short Communication

Short communications are presented by author(s) only. Presentation files and handouts may be used. At least 5 minutes of the allocated time should be set aside for audience questions and open discussion.