The procedure for the submission of the abstracts is the same for all contributions – namely, through the online submission process. Before starting the submission of your abstract please read carefully the criteria, online questions and conditions below.
Reviewers will focus on the following criteria when they evaluate an abstract:
- Is the work clearly expressed? Authors should make every effort to craft a well written abstract without grammar or spelling errors. Sentences should be simple. Spell out any abbreviations or acronyms. This will make the abstract easier to read and understand.
- Is the work timely and important in terms of current issues in the field of adaptation?
Questions in the online submission form
Abstract title (max 20 words)
Oral presentation or poster
Area of interest:
Choose from the drop-down list [This will be used to allocate the abstract to a reviewer with the same interest]
Biodiversity and ecosystems
Cities and urban areas
Coastal zones and Deltas
Community based adaptation
Ecosystem based Adaptation
Infrastructure (including green infrastructure)
Monitoring and Evaluation
Water resources and water security
Authors and affiliations:
Provide main author details and, if any, co-authors’ details (name and affiliation).
Abstract text (no figures, images or references):
The abstract needs to contain five paragraphs under the following headings:
- Introduction (100 words)
- Objectives (100 words)
- Method (100 words)
- Findings (100 words)
- Significance of the work for policy and practice (100 words)
General or Special Session:
If you are submitting to a General Session, please choose a conference theme from the drop-down menu.
If you are submitting to Special Sessions, please list 3 session IDs, in order of preference. The sessions that are open to accepting abstracts can be found here.
Geographical focus of the work:
Choose from a drop-down list of continents or regions
- North America
- South America
- Global North
- Global South
Is your research funded by any organisation? If yes, please indicate the name of the organisation.
Option for inclusion in peer-reviewed conference proceedings
Would you be interested in submitting an extended abstract to be published in the conference proceedings? If there is sufficient interest in this proposition, we will notify you and invite you to be part of the peer-review system. A small fee will be attached to fund this process.
All abstracts, whether for Special or General Sessions, will be assessed by the AF18 Review Panel.
By submitting an abstract, authors agree to publication of the abstract, if accepted, on the conference website and in other conference materials such as the Programme Book. Authors also agree to publication of photos, video recordings or live streaming of the presentations.
The Steering Committee is the final arbiter of:
- whether the abstract is accepted or rejected
- whether it will be an oral or a poster presentation
- the session in which the abstract will be placed
- the date and time that the presentations will take place.
All accepted oral and poster presenters are required to register and pay the conference registration fees. However, if you are from a Low or Lower Middle Income country or an African country, or if you are a student, and your abstract is accepted, you will be eligible to apply for one of the Attendance Grants.