Call for abstract


The date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 10 December 2020.
The procedure for submitting proposals for symposiums is as follows:

  • Each presenter/researcher posts their own abstract individually.
  • The leader of the symposium should name the participants in the symposium in his / her abstract.

Several participants have asked whether their paper presentation may be in their own language, or whether it must be in English. The invitation form allows for both alternatives. However, we prefer that the abstracts be written in English.

You are welcome to submit an abstract for the conference. Please choose from the presentation formats listed below:

Paper presentation

Lasting 20 minutes. This is a standard presentation format. In an oral presentation, the presenter delivers their research to their audience verbally, often accompanied by a PowerPoint slideshow. Oral presentations are generally organised by stream into parallel sessions comprising three or four presentations.

Symposium presentation

Lasting 90 minutes. Symposia are typically organised as follows: (1) Introduction, (2) three or four oral presentations based on submitted abstracts, (3) discussion. Symposium presentations are organised by individuals who recruit speakers to present papers on a specific topic.

Workshop presentation

Lasting 60 - 90 minutes. Workshops are basically extended paper presentations including interaction with or participation from the audience. There will be a few available slots for workshops, and these sessions should be led by an experienced researcher. The interaction with the audience can be oral (group or plenary discussions) or online (tasks or polls). The interaction will be distributed throughout the workshop and not only as a part of a discussion period at the end

Poster presentation

Two options:

  1. Videoposter containing 1-3 PowerPoint slides. With either an audiovisual video of you presenting your poster or with voice over
  2. Poster presentation of 3-5 PowerPoint slides (without video and audio from you)

File properties

  • Size: max 2 GB
  • Filetype: MP4-file or PowerPoint
  • Format: Horisontal

Abstract requirements:

  • 250-300 words
  • Informative title
  • Motive / background to the study, aims, method and expected results / outcome
  • A short list of keywords (to classify the abstracts): Your choice between the conference themes and your curriculum subject
  • Information about your preferred presentation form

Note: We use the system Oxford Abstracts for submissions of abstracts.

Submit abstract here!


Conference fee, terms and conditions

Conference fee

Participant: 1200 NOK
Presenter: 1200 NOK
Master Students: free

Terms and conditions

1 April 2021: Presenting authors are required to register. At that time, your presentation will be dropped from the program if you are not yet registrered. We encourage you therefore to register as soon as the abstract is approved.

Until 20 March 2021: reimbursement minus 250 NOK in administrative fees.
After 20 march 2021: No refund, but it will be possible for you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend the conference yourself. Please note that we can only accept one person/substitute per conference participation/conference fee.

Important dates

1 June 2020: Call for abstracts 
10 January 2021: Deadline for abstract submission
15 February 2021: Notification of acceptance
February 2021: Conference registration opens
1 April 2021: Registration deadline for presenters
18 April 2021: Abstract book published on conference web page
21 April 2021: Parallel Session programme published on the web page
4 May 2021:
 Registration deadline for regular and  student participants