2nd International Conference on governance for Sustainable Development of Caribbean Small Island Developing States
March 7 till 9, 2012 in Curacao
Call for Abstracts . Download the PDF file
The SIDS Conference Program Committee kindly invites you to submit your ABSTRACT for the forthcoming conference on Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
The Caribbean SIDS conference is organized by the University of the Netherlands Antilles (UNA) as part of the UNESCO academic chair on Caribbean Small Island Developing States. The theme of this year’s conference is Sustainable Development, an integration of People, Planet & Profit.
Subthemes for the main program are Governance, Economics, Environment, Conservation, Law & Order, Social Work, Zoning, Tourism, Education, Health care, Culture and Technology & ICT.
· Participants are requested to submit an abstract first. Following acceptance of the abstract, authors may present their topic during the conference days.
· Authors are requested to submit a full paper within two  weeks after the conference final day.
· The paper committee will review all papers submitted and select the papers to be published in a conference book.
· Research previously published will not be accepted. Only new or substantially updated research material can be approved.
· All submissions will be reviewed by the SIDS Conference Paper Committee.
· Abstracts will be both presented during the conference and distributed electronically (flash drive) to the conference participants and to stakeholders, such as regional libraries.
· Abstracts will be printed in the Conference Program.
· For their presentation at the conference presenters will have a time slot of fifteen minutes plus a five minute question and answer period.
· There is a maximum of two presentations per author.
· Local Presenters can register at a reduced prize. In case the admittance fee is not paid for upon registration, the presentation will be cancelled.
· All presenters are asked to provide handout materials for participants.
Guidelines for paper submission
· Relevance of the research for Caribbean SIDS should be explicitly elaborated on in all papers.
· Abstracts should have a maximum of 300 words
· Paper should have a maximum 7000 words
· Papers need to be in APA format. A template is sent to you with these guidelines or can be downloaded from our website www.sidsgg.com.
· Presenters may not use any conference presentation to market products or services. All presentations must be free of commercial bias.
The final deadline for submission abstracts is December 18th, 2011
The notification of abstracts Acceptance/ Rejection: January 16th, 2012
The final deadline for submission papers is March 23rd, 2012
Confirmation of receipt will be sent to you as soon as possible. Should you not hear from us, please verify reception of your abstract through email.
Abstract Submission Guidelines
Important Note: All abstracts should be submitted using a cover page. Please indicate which topic would be most appropriate for your submission.
Topics and Tracks 2012 Sustainable Development, an integration of People, Planet & Profit
Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance, Economics, Tourism, Technology & ICT
Environment, Water & Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Zoning, Conservation
Social Work, Education, Health care, Law & Order, Culture
Format and Style When submitting abstracts for potential publication in the conference proceedings, please submit an original editable file in one of the (.doc, .docx,) style files. All submitted abstracts should report original, previously unpublished research results, experimental or theoretical. Abstracts submitted to the conference proceedings should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Abstract: The abstract should be self-contained and citation-free and should not exceed 300 words. It should contain a summary of the paper: The main reason for the study, the primary results, and the main conclusions.
Keywords: Add about four key words or phrases (the terms or phrases that have special meanings) in alphabetical order, separated by commas.
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