THE PAPER AND PANEL SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FINISHED
Please read carefully the following guidelines before submitting your paper, panel, poster, or film:
Deadline for the late breaker abstract submissions: February 28, 2016.
***CALL FOR SUBMISSION OF LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACTS: March 15-April15, 2016***
TYPES OF PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Papers: Each presenter will be given a maximum time of 15 minutes. Each paper shall be presented by one person only. Participants are restricted to two papers. Participants may submit their papers individually or as part of a panel.
Panels: Each panel will be composed of 4-6 papers that share a common theme. The coordinator will complete the information about the panel, including the names of the panelists, in the option "PANEL (ONLY COORDINATORS)" from the submission portal. If a submitted paper is part of a panel, the author will indicate the title of the panel and the name of the coordinator in the submission form.
Films: Maximum allowed length for films and documentaries is 100 minutes. Film abstracts should be submitted through the conference submission portal. The Scientific Committee may request the complete film for evaluation.
Posters: Poster abstracts can be submitted through the conference submission portal. If accepted, they will be displayed in the Main Hall of the School of Geography and History during the four days of the conference. Our program will include a designated time slot during which the poster authors will be near their posters and available to discuss their research with the session attendees.
PAPER AND PANEL SUBMISSIONS:
Individual papers: Paper submissions must include the paper's title, an abstract (max. 250 words), and keywords (max. 5). The author will indicate the main topic of the paper from a list of options. Abstracts shall have no authorship references. There is no need to send the complete paper. Please revise carefully the orthography, style, technical vocabulary and contents of the abstract, since in case the paper is accepted this is the information that will be published in the book of abstracts.
Papers that have been submitted individually by the authors and that have been approved by reviewers will be assigned to a panel suggested by our scientific committee with other papers that address similar topics. For these panels composed of individual papers, one of the presenters will be asked to serve as moderator of the panel.
Panel submissions: Each panel will be composed of 4-6 papers that share a common theme. Each panel will have a coordinator in charge of moderating the times, interventions, and leading the final debate after the presentations. The coordinator may or may not present a paper. Panels can be proposed individually if a coordinator has previously contacted the participants, or they can be proposed by the organization of the conference in accordance with the contents of individual communications. If a submitted paper is part of a panel, the author will indicate the title of the panel and the name of the coordinator in the submission form. The coordinator will complete the information about the panel, including the names of the panelists, in the option "PANEL (ONLY COORDINATORS)" from the submission portal. All the papers in the same panel will be presented in the same language.
Although a paper can bear more than one signature, it is recommended that each paper is presented by one person.
In order to receive a certificate of authorship, the author(s) must have registered for the conference. If the author(s) cannot attend the conference, the organization will not present the paper on their behalf. Only the author or a co-author registered in the conference will be allowed to present the paper.
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To coordinate a panel involves to present 4 to 6 papers from different authors (the coordinator may or may not be one of them), to register the panel and to serve as connector between panelists and the conference organization. Coordinators must assist panelists in the registration of their panels, and also to make sure that panelists are registred in the Conference. They will be also in charge of the debate moderation and timing of the panel.
All papers should be written in one of the four official languages of the conference: Spanish, English, Portuguese or Catalan.
The scientific committee will review the papers using a double-blind system. Each abstract will be evaluated by two anonymous reviewers. In case of a tie a third reviewer will be consulted. Once the papers have been accepted, the authors will be given a month to complete the conference registration (May 31st). The papers whose authors have not been registered after that date will be dropped from the program. Panels will only be kept in the program if they include at least 4 accepted papers.
Panelists have until June 15, 2016 to pay the registration fee. After that date, the panels whose members have not paid their fees will be automatically eliminated.
The conference is open to all of the discipline's subfields: Applied Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology, Biological Anthropology and Archaeology.
(*)NOTE: These norms are subject to modifications by the conference organizing committee, as well as by AIBR's Board of Directors.