Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now CLOSED.

You can view it as a Google Doc or download a PDF.

Key dates

  • Webinar for potential authors: recording now available or you can download in MP4 format
  • Deadline for submissions was Midnight BST, Monday 27 March 2017
  • Notification of acceptance: May 2017
  • Register to attend: May 2017
  • Webinar for accepted authors: August 2017

Proposals for different session formats:

You can submit proposals for one of the following:

  • Posters (displayed in print and online)
  • 5 minutes: Lightning talk, usually a presentation
  • 20 minutes: presentation with time for questions or a brief discussion
  • 40 minutes: research presentation, technical demonstration or discussion, all with an interactive element for participants
  • 1 hour: workshop or panel discussion, fully interactive format.

Please see the full Call for further information and guidance on how to submit your proposal.

How to submit your proposal:

Submissions are made via the Open Conference System (OCS) at

1. Login or create a profile (NOTE: in order to make submissions you will need to create an account as an author by selecting the appropriate tick box at the bottom of the page)

2. Go to the ‘User Home‘ page and select ‘New Submission

3. Follow the instructions on screen to submit your proposal

4. You can track the progress of your submission at any time from the ‘User Home‘ page.