Center for Research on Environment, Human Security & Governance

Online Submission Tool

Please complete the Online Abstract Form according to the below Guidelines and send it before December 15, 2010. Acknowledgement of data reception and summary of your submission will be sent to your email address automatically.

Submission Guidelines

We particularly invite contributions to the Conference that address at least one of the ICCAFFE2011 core topics from both an interdisciplinary approach and a North-South perspective. Acceptance criteria should be highly observed.


There will be 4 tracks for abstract submissions:

  • Long presentation (approx. 15 min. presentation)
  • Short presentation (approx. 10 min. presentation within a discussion session)
  • Poster
  • Video-Conference

All of them require an online submission via the conference website using the Abstract Online Submission Tool. Deadline for abstract submission will be closed in December 15, 2010. The abstract shall be:

  • self-contained and citation-free
  • shall not be less than 360 words and more than 500 words
  • Abstracts are also expected to contain the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), contact information, 5 keywords, and biographical notes of author(s).
  • Authors are also invited to indicate the conference theme pertained to their proposals.

All abstracts are anonymously evaluated by the Conference Scientific Board on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Originality and creativity
  • Clarity of content
  • contribution to the knowledge base/evidence base
  • Linking practice, policy and research
  • Relevance and timeliness in terms of findings and conclusions


Authors are also given the possibility to present a poster, so discussions can continue around the poster. However, it is not compulsory to bring a poster for authors who have chosen the short or long presentation. A template for these posters (in power-point format) will be displayed on the Conference homepage.


  • Chose the poster corresponding to your hot-topic in the provisional program that will be forwarded to authors later.
  • This format should be respected as much as possible, to facilitate readability.
  • You can modify the titles (Objective, Methods and Tools, Results), these are only indicative.
  • You do not need to put as much text, but do not put more text than this.
  • As all participants will have access to your abstract and paper, please privilege visual elements (pictures and graphs).

In general terms, please put forward the originality of your experience and knowledge pertaining to the Conference core themes. Posters can be sent to be inserted in a CD-rom, but should be brought by authors in print format and given it when they reach the Conference venue.


Without physically attending the Conference and in order to minimize the participation financial and ecological costs, and to encourage more researchers to participate in the Conference, the Steering Board accepts the submission of a video-conference as a form of participation. More details about the technical criteria of this type of participation, will be displayed on the Conference homepage. 

Final papers

The papers shall be evidence-based and can be theoretical, empirical or policy oriented, and can approach the issues from a range of disciplinary perspectives. The papers submitted will be peer-reviewed based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference themes, contributions, readability, etc. Moreover, the papers shall be unpublished, present findings from original data analysis, fill critical gaps in knowledge or policy, analyze a fundamental problem of significant scale, an emerging issue or presents a robust analytical model. All papers shall be submitted according to these instructions: max 10000 words or 15 pages, A4 Word, one column, 12pt Times New Roman font, single space, margins width (2 cm if possible). Papers shall include the following: Title of the paper (Title of the paper in 14pt bold), Full name(s) of the author(s) , Full contact details of the author(s), Biographical note(s) of author(s) (max 150 words), Abstract (200 words): This abstract will be also published in the conference abstract handbook, 5 Keywords.

Conference Languages

The official languages of the Conference are English and French. However, other languages can be expected depending on the total number of papers submitted. In this case, Spanish and Arabic languages are given priority. Simultaneous interpretation (especially in French and English) will be eventually provided for delegates during the Conference.

Conference Proceedings

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a set of collective books (by Springer, Cambridge Scholars Publishing and Laval University Press). Delegates will be also provided with a book of executive summaries reproducing all the papers presented in the Conference.