• Interested participants should submit an extended abstract about their research and ideas not exceeding 750 words(excluding references, tables and figures).
  • The abstract should outline the importance and relevance of the topic, its potential contributions, research question(s), conceptual framework, and methodology and findings if applicable, discussion, and conclusion.
  • Submissions using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies and different approaches including practitioner cases are encouraged.
  • Each abstract should have four to five keywords.
  • All abstracts must be in English, double-spaced Microsoft Word documents using Times New Roman 12-point font.
  • Referencing should follow Harvard formatting.
  • At least one author from each paper must register and be present at the conference to present their paper.
  • Abstracts should be submitted using the online submission link on the conference website.
  • The acceptance decisions will be made by a blind review process. The author will be notified as decisions are made on a rolling basis.


  • Paper submissions due:              March 15, 2019
  • Authors notified of outcome:        no later than April 1, 2019
  • Early registration ends:                April 15, 2019
  • Registration ends:                        May 10, 2019


All submissions should follow the Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be no more than 750 words (excluding references, tables and figures)

Abstracts should contain:

  • The author name(s)
  • Institutional/Organizational Affiliation
  • Contact details for the corresponding author
  • A Title
  • 4 to 5 key words
  • Font should be Times Roman – size 12
  • Sources and referencing should follow Harvard formatting.