Round table submission

A proposal for a round table presentation should consist of an abstract and an extended summary.

Round table sessions will consist of 2 or 3 conceptually linked projects. Each presenter has 5 minutes to introduce his/her project and raise one or two open questions. 25 minutes are intended for discussion. Presenters should prepare handouts for the other participants, but no presentation.

When your proposal is accepted as a round table, you are requested to create a handout and to submit it along with an updated abstract. The updated abstract will be published in the conference proceedings.


  • Your name should not be stated in the proposal, so that double blind review is possible.
  • Style and format according to APA guidelines.
  • Use Times New Roman, 12 point, double-spaced.
  • Abstract length: max. 300 words
  • Extended summary length: max. 1000 words including references

Round table guidelines

To make it easier for the participants to take part in the discussion, you have to make a hand-out of your research.

  • Format: ISO A4, one-sided
  • Title: The shortest but still informative summary of the round table presentation.
  • Authors: List the name(s) of the author(s) (the presenting author is listed as the first author), affiliation, contact address(es), and country (Second review round not anonymous)
  • Problem statement: The issues that you come across in your research and want to present to your audience. Depending on the issues raised, certain illustrations, graphs or numbers might be added to clarify the issues at hand.
  • Round-table questions: One or two specific questions (relevant to your study) you want to ask the audience about the issues you have.

Handouts are intended to support the short five-minute presentation, as well as support the discussion which follows. It should not be very lengthy, as reading a full page will take too long. Ideally, a new reader should be able to read the handout in one or two minutes and be able to take part in the discussion. To reach this aim, make it clear, structured, concise, and attractive. Avoid long texts and use diagrams, graphs and/or tables to visualize your information effectively. Make sure you bring enough handouts; there may be people who do not attend your session but who may still be interested in it.