CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


Abstract Submission


The official language of the congress is English, however there may be presentations in Spanish but with all slides and materials in English. The Scientific Committee for the Centennial Congress of Applied Psychology invites everyone to submit abstracts for CCAP 2020.

We invite contributions from all fields of psychology and related areas. We especially appreciate applied research and work that involves evidence-based interventions. We expect authors to submit original work that has not been published or accepted for presentation in other conferences. All submissions will be subject to peer- review under the supervision of the Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance for early submissions will be emailed to the corresponding author by March 1st, 2020, together with detailed information and guidelines. A second round of submissions will open April 1st, 2020, ending July 31st, 2020. Kindly submit your abstract/s via online registration system (online submission form) on congress website.

Acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee deduction. Presenting authors must register by July 31st, 2020 to ensure that their presentation will be included in the CCAP 2020 programme.

Proposals are sought for:

A) SUBMISSIONS FOR PROPOSED SYMPOSIUM:

A Proposed Symposium is designed to be a focused session in which distinguished speakers present on a common theme, issue or question of particular relevance. It would usually consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and providing an introduction to the session. This would usually be followed by at least 4 but no more than 6 individual speakers (ideally from different affiliations and at least two different countries) and may end with concluding remarks by a discussant. Every effort should be made to ensure close interaction between the speakers and to provide new and non-overlapping presentations. There should be opportunity for the audience to ask questions to presenters and for an exchange of views. A symposium session will run for 120 minutes.

Criteria for review:

All submissions will be considered on the basis of the interest of the individual submission and will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the Congress theme
  2. Significance of content in terms of applications
  3. Relevance of content to audience

All presenters and discussants are required to register and pay to attend the Congress. The acceptance of a submission does not imply funding of registration, travel arrangements, accommodation or other costs by the Congress Organizers.

A submission that does not adhere to these rules is likely to be rejected.

Below are some general guidelines related to the required formatting and content of the abstract. Carefully prepared abstracts facilitate the review process, as it is easier to judge the quality of presentations that are thoroughly and concisely described.

The symposium summary:

  1. Title of the symposium (a maximum of 200 characters including spaces);
  2. List of presenters (including the symposium organizer as first author and discussant if any);
  3. Abstract (description of what this symposium is about – not more than 150 words)
  4. Press paragraph (presenting the topic and the speakers, not more than 200 words)
  5. General summary of the Symposium (not more than 3000 characters, spaces included), introduction, which includes extended background for the set of research (theoretical framework), objectives and raised questions; brief description of how the presentations will address those issues.
  6. Speakers’ titles, full names, affiliations, countries, and contact details (e-mail is a must).

Individual abstracts:

Symposium organizer should initially submit all individual abstracts together with the symposium summary.

  1. The title should be brief (a maximum of 125 characters including spaces), clearly indicating the contents of the abstract;
  2. Author/s details: Full name and affiliation, country. Note: there should be not more than 5 authors; the first author is the presenting author.
  3. Abstract body: Please ensure that your abstract does not exceed 350 words and contains the following information:
    • Background: statement of the primary objectives of the presentation, including theoretical framework and research or intervention questions that were asked; Methods: should include design, participants (and their number), measures and analysis, or description of intervention;
    • Findings: a summary of results accompanied by important statistical information/ description of the main findings/ the points to be made;
    • Discussion: conclusion or some discussion on implications of the results.
  4. Language and writing: All abstracts must be in English. If English is not the authors first language, it is recommended that an English native speaker should proofread the abstract; please write the abstract with a word-processing program, check spelling and grammar, proofread carefully, copy and paste it into the form.
  5. Numbers, references, and abbreviations: Kindly stick to a few references in abstract body. Use Arabic numerals for all numbers. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time.
  6. Figures and tables: Do not include any figures or tables in abstracts, and do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials with the abstracts.

Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee will be emailed to the Symposium organizer. Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to change submissions for proposed symposium to oral or poster presentations.


B) PANEL DISCUSSIONS

Panel discussions consist of 4 to 6 speakers selected for some shared interest or expertise in an area. Panelists respond to one or more questions or issues, with time allotted (120 minutes) for interaction among the speakers and with the audience.

A chairperson who serves as the session’s moderator organizes a panel discussion. In service of being more data aware, we encourage you to include research and data pertinent to your presentation (if applicable) with your proposal.

All submissions will be considered on the basis of the interest of the individual submission and will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the Congress theme;
  2. Interest of the discussion to proposed audience;
  3. Benefits to psychology/professional development/humanity;
  4. Discussants profile and level of expertise.

All presenters and discussants are required to register and pay to attend the Congress. The acceptance of a submission does not imply funding of registration, travel arrangements, accommodation or other costs by the Congress Organizers.

Below are some guidelines related to the required formatting and content of panel discussion abstract. Carefully prepared abstracts facilitate the review process, as it is easier to judge the quality of presentations that are thoroughly and concisely described.

  1. The title should be brief (a maximum of 125 characters including spaces);
  2. Topic areas: panel discussion may be held within one or a few divisions of psychology/human science.
  3. Objectives: specify the expected outcome, beneficial to psychology/ professional development/humanity.
  4. Target audience: specify who is the intended audience attending the discussion, their level of expertise, fields of professional interest.
  5. Components: describe the format of the discussion, e.g. each discussant presents his/her point (initial remarks), and then Panel Chair starts Q&A session with the following questions.
  6. Abstract (not more than 500 words)
    • Background of the topic
    • Raised issues, current controversy or questions to be answered
    • Viewpoints presented during the discussion
    • Desired outcome of the session
  7. Panel Chair: full name, affiliation, email address. Ideally the person skilled in arranging group discussions of the kind
  8. Panelists: full names, affiliations, email addresses. Their CV’s should be attached
  9. Requirements: specify audio-visual needs, sitting arrangements, and other information for organizers to better prepare the room for the Panel
  10. Commercial support information and disclosure

C) ORAL PRESENTATIONS

The submitting author must specify not more than one thematic area that best describes the contents of the abstract. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make adjustments in order to increase relevance.

Criteria for review:

  1. Coherence with the general theme and relevance for advancement of psychological knowledge and practice;
  2. Theoretical and empirical basis;
  3. Clarity of ideas and soundness of methods applied;
  4. Ecological and ethical implications..

Kindly submit your abstract/s via online registration system (online submission form) on congress website.

The acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee deduction. Presenting authors must register by June 30, 2020 to ensure that their presentation will be included in the CCAP 2020 programme.

Below are some general guidelines related to the required formatting and content of the abstract. Carefully prepared abstracts facilitate the review process, as it is easier to judge the quality of presentations that are thoroughly and concisely described.

  1. The title should be brief (a maximum of 125 characters including spaces), clearly indicating the contents of the abstract;
  2. Author/s details: Full name and affiliation, country. Note: there should be not more than 5 authors; the first author is the presenting author. Submitting author may not be the presenting author.
  3. Abstract body: Please ensure that your abstract does not exceed 350 words and contains the following information:
    • Background: statement of the primary objectives of the study, including theoretical framework and research questions that were tested;
    • Methods: should include design, participants (and their number), measures and analysis;
    • Findings: a summary of results accompanied by important statistical information/ description of the main findings/ the points to be made;
    • Discussion: conclusion or some discussion on implications of the results.
  4. Language and writing: All abstracts must be in English. If English is not the authors’ first language, it is recommended that an English native speaker should proofread the abstract; please write the abstract with a word-processing program, check spelling and grammar, proofread carefully, copy and paste it into the form.
  5. Numbers, references, and abbreviations: Kindly stick to a few references in abstract body. Use Arabic numerals for all numbers. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time.
  6. Figures and tables: Do not include any figures or tables in abstracts, and do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials with the abstracts.

D) POSTER AND COFFEE PRESENTATIONS

Poster sessions allow presenters and attendees to engage in extended personal discussions regarding presentations that are presented in any printed format. Size of the poster: 150 cm (height) x 90 cm (width).

Participants who wish to submit an individual paper may choose between an oral presentation and poster. Both oral presentations and posters submitted and accepted by the Scientific Committee will be handled within the grouped by thematic sessions category topics and the best effort will be exercised to create groups of presentations related by their themes in order to promote networking among the presenters and their audience and in order to facilitate meaningful discussion As the distinction between oral presentations and posters is only a matter of the presentation mode, submissions in both categories will be assessed by the same scientific criteria. The Scientific Committee will determine the final mode of presentation, also taking into account the quality of the proposals, their relationships, temporal and technical possibilities.

The submitting author must specify no more than one thematic area that best describes the contents of the abstract. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to make adjustments in order to increase relevance.

Criteria for review:

  1. Coherence with the general theme and relevance for advancement of psychological knowledge and practice;
  2. Theoretical and empirical basis;
  3. Clarity of ideas and soundness of methods applied;
  4. Ecological and ethical implications..

Kindly submit your abstract/s via online registration system (online submission form) on congress website.

The acceptance of abstracts by the Scientific Committee does not imply any financial assistance or fee deduction. Presenting authors must register by June 30, 2020 to ensure that their presentation will be included in the CCAP 2020 programme.

Below are some general guidelines related to the required formatting and content of the abstract. Carefully prepared abstracts facilitate the review process, as it is easier to judge the quality of presentations that are thoroughly and concisely described.

  1. The title should be brief (a maximum of 125 characters including spaces), clearly indicating the contents of the abstract;
  2. Author/s details: Full name and affiliation, country. Note: there should be not more than 5 authors; the first author is the presenting author. Submitting author may not be the presenting author.
  3. Abstract body: Please ensure that your abstract does not exceed 350 words and contains the following information:
    • Background: statement of the primary objectives of the study, including theoretical framework and research questions that were tested;
    • Methods: should include design, participants (and their number), measures and analysis;
    • Findings: a summary of results accompanied by important statistical information/ description of the main findings/ the points to be made;
    • Discussion: conclusion or some discussion on implications of the results.
  4. Language and writing: All abstracts must be in English. If English is not the authors’ first language, it is recommended that an English native speaker should proofread the abstract; please write the abstract with a word-processing program, check spelling and grammar, proofread carefully, copy and paste it into the form.
  5. Numbers, references, and abbreviations: Kindly stick to a few references in abstract body. Use Arabic numerals for all numbers. Use standard abbreviations and symbols. Keep abbreviations to a minimum and define each one when it is used for the first time.
  6. Figures and tables: Do not include any figures or tables in abstracts, and do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials with the abstracts.

Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee will be emailed to the corresponding author. Please note that the Scientific Committee reserves the right to change submissions for oral presentations to posters, rather than refusing abstracts, depending on the number, theme, and quality of submissions.


E) BOOK PRESENTATIONS

For book presentations abstracts should have no more than 350 words describing the book content.

Time for presentations will be one hour.

After academic proposals are received by the scientific committee, response as to their status will be sent in three weeks. This procedure will be repeated for the entire period the system is open receiving proposals.




Evaluation and response to proposals will be sent out three weeks after reception.

IMPORTANT DATES

Date Event
January 31st Early abstracts submission deadline
March 1st Notification of acceptance for early submissions
March 4th Second round of submissions opening
July 17th Second round of submissions deadline
July 31st Notification of acceptance for second round of submissions