ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Monday, December 20th, 2021

Important Notice

A team of researchers can present as many abstracts as they wish but there is a limit of 2 abstracts per presenter (main author). No limit of abstracts applies to co-authors. Only 2 presenting roles can be accepted for each participant. These include being the presenting author a) of an individual paper in a paper symposium, and/or b) of an individual poster. The roles of Chair and Discussant, as well as of Panelist at a Roundtable Discussion do not count as presenting roles. There is no limit to the number of authors for a paper or poster. Participants may be co-authors on an unlimited number of submissions. However, only presenting Author, Chair, Discussant and Panelist of Roundtable Discussion Roles are protected from schedule conflicts.

Find hints on how to prepare your conference submission for the upcoming biennial meeting

Submission Guidelines

The International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD) invites submissions for its 2022 Biennial Meeting which will take place June 19-23 on the island of Rhodes in Greece.

ISSBD encourages submissions from researchers at all career stages from all over the world. Our aim is also to be as diverse and interdisciplinary as possible. If you plan to organize a paper or poster symposium, please invite people who may add to our disciplinary, theoretical and/or geographical diversity to participate at your symposium.

You will find below information regarding submission types and instructions.

Work that was accepted for the 2020 conference and has already gone through peer review will be automatically accepted for ISSBD 2022 provided it has not already been presented internationally or published in an international professional journal.

PRESENTATION TYPES FOR ISSBD 2022

1. Paper Symposium

A cohesive cluster of research presentations and theoretical perspectives focused on a specific topic and emphasizing conceptual issues and an integration of findings from multiple countries.

Please note: The presenters of the symposium must represent more than one country. We encourage symposia organizers to invite presenters from different continents and/or disciplines.

A Paper Symposium should include

  • One Chair, with an optional second Chair
  • 3 presentations & a Discussant or 4 presentations without a Discussant

The Chair briefly presents the theme of the symposium. Presenters have approximately 15 minutes for their presentation. Finally, the Discussant provides an integrative overview. At least 15 minutes MUST be set aside for audience discussion.

Symposium proposals must include the following:

  • Integrative summary of 300 words prepared by the Symposium Chair
  • Name of the Chair(s) and of the Discussant and their affiliations
  • 3 or 4 individual abstracts complete with authors & affiliations.
  • Each abstract should not exceed 300 words
  • The Paper Symposium Chair needs to collect all abstracts, prepare the integrative abstract and submit the proposal

Time allocated: 90 minutes per session

2. Poster Symposium

A cohesive cluster of individual research presentations can be submitted focused on a specific topic.

The Poster Symposium includes from 5 up to 8 poster presentations. The audience has time to read the posters and talk with individual presenters. Then, the Chair briefly presents the theme of the symposium, Presenters have 5 minutes each to summarize the key points of their work, and a Discussant provides an integrative overview. Then follows a general discussion.

Please note: The presenters of the symposium must represent more than one country. We encourage symposia organizers to invite presenters from different continents and/or disciplines.

A Poster Symposium should include

  • One Chair
  • 5-8 posters
  • 1 Discussant

Poster Symposium proposals must include the following:

  • Integrative summary of 300 words prepared by the Symposium Chair
  • Name & affiliation of the Discussant
  • 5 to 8 individual abstracts complete with names of authors & affiliations.
  • Each abstract should not exceed 300 words
  • The Poster Symposium Chair needs to collect all abstracts, prepare the integrative abstract and submit the proposal

Time allocated: 90 minutes per session

Poster size specification: 1,20 m length X 0,80 cm width

3. Individual Poster Presentation

Posters are individual, free-standing research presentations. They are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion.

Applications for Individual Poster Presentations must include in addition to authors’ names and affiliations, a 300-word abstract.

Poster size specification: 1,20 m length X 0,80 cm width

4.Roundtable Discussion

Roundtables involve a discussion around conceptual, methodological, intervention-related, or translational issues. Three to four panelists and a moderator-chair engage in a conversation among themselves and with the audience around a central theme.

A Roundtable application should include

  • One moderator-chair
  • 3-4 panelists

The moderator-chair introduces the topic, and the way the Roundtable is structured, and each of the panelists.

Each panelist then makes a five-minute presentation of their ideas and arguments. However, Roundtables are not the forum where participants can present their research findings. Audio-visual equipment is not provided and participants cannot make power point presentations. A discussion ensues after the round of presentations are over. The moderator-chair has a set of 2-3 questions ready for each panelist and engages them in a discussion. The audience is asked to actively participate when they have a question or an idea they want to share. Importantly, moderators-chairs make sure that all panelists have an equal opportunity to speak.

Proposals must include:

The moderator-chair prepares a 300 -word integrative statement that describes the session and summarizes the nature and significance of the proposed Roundtable topic. They are responsible for submitting the application, which includes the title of the session and the integrative abstract, into the conference website. They present the name of each panelist and their affiliation.

Time allocated: 90 minutes per session

General Instructions for submission

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English, in Times New Roman 12 font
  • Title: max. 150 characters, including spaces
  • Author(s)’ family name(s) followed by first name initial, in upper and lower case (e.g., Davies J.) are aligned left. Authors with different affiliations are noted with superscripts (1, 2, etc.) after their name. Name of presenting author is underlined.
  • The abstract text should not exceed 300 words
  • 2-5 Keywords
  • You can find a copy of Individual Poster presentation Sample Abstract file here.
  • You can find a copy of Paper Symposium Sample Abstract file here.
  • You can find a copy of Poster Symposium Sample Abstract file here.
  • You can find a copy of Roundtable Discussion Sample Abstract file here.
  • Paper Symposia & Poster Symposia must be uploaded by the Symposium chair who collects all Abstracts.
  • The Paper or Poster Symposium Chair prepares a word.doc which includes the following:
    1. Title of Symposium
    2. Name of chair and affiliations
    3. Name of the discussant and affiliations
    4. Each individual Abstract is placed in the order that it will be presented in the Symposium. Abstracts include title of presentation name of the authors as well as their affiliations. This word doc must be uploaded as a whole in submission portal.
    5. The presenting author should ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the Conference.
  • The Roundtable Discussion Moderator - Chair prepares a word.doc which includes the following:
    1. Title of Roundtable Discussion
    2. Name of chair and affiliations
    3. An Integrative Abstract including all relevant information regarding the Roundtable Discussion

  • After completing your submission, you will receive through e-mail a unique number which will be your reference number that you need to know for all your communications with the secretariat or for any further inquiries you might have about your submission.
  • After the submission deadline, which is November 30th, 2021 no revisions can be made.
  • Presenting authors and Paper and Poster Symposia Chairs should have completed their registration by April 30th, 2022 in order for their presentation to be included in the conference program.

Topics

Lifespan development

Adult Development and Aging

Adolescent Development

Infancy preschool and school age

Biological processes, genetics, physical development and health,

Cognition and cognitive science

Cultural and cross-cultural studies

Development and aging in immigrant and ethnic minority groups

Developmental Disabilities

Developmental theory and methods

Diversity, Equity, Social Justice, Sustainable Development Goals

Education and Life-long Learning

Family, kinship, and intergenerational relations

Gender identity

Individual Differences

Intervention, prevention, social policy

Language and communication

Mental health and Developmental Psychopathology

Normative and non-normative life events and transitions

Parenting and parent-child relations

Perceptual, Sensory, Motor Development

Personality, temperament and emotion

Race, Ethnicity, Culture, Context

Risk and Resilience

School, neighborhood, community contexts

Social cognition and moral development

Social Relationships

Technology & Media

Contact

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