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Proposals Due Friday, March 10, 2017»

Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2017). This is an international, peer-reviewed weekend event. All sessions will be held at the KKR Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017.

The aim of this event is to draw attention to both the progress and challenges facing an increasing globalized Asia. With the theme of Change, Continuity and Diversity, the conference welcomes submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, March 10, 2017 on these areas:

  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Education Technology
  • Environment and Climate Change
  • Human Rights, Diversity and Justice
  • Media and Globalization
  • Psychology, Behavior and Culture
  • Public Policies and Global Issues
  • Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology
  • Urban Planning and Development
  • Other Areas (Please Specify)

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  1. Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words and must be submitted through the online system.
  2. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.
  3. Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Review Committee. Permission to publish the abstract of the paper in the conference program is implied.
  4. An individual cannot present another person’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.
  5. Submissions derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will automatically be rejected.
  6. If the submitted research paper or results have been previously published in another journal, it will not be accepted.

ORAL PRESENTATION FORMAT

  1. Presenters will be allotted 25 minutes to present depending on the format and including time for comments and questions.
  2. Seating arrangement for oral presentations will be theater style with a table at the front.
  3. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room.
  4. Please prepare an extra copy of your presentation on a USB Drive.

POSTER PRESENTATION FORMAT

  1. Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape and tacks.
  2. Poster materials should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
  3. Poster material should be well labeled and easy to read from a distance of one meter. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (24 to 30 pt) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored non-glossy paper. Avoid use of non-standard fonts. Use 1-inch margins. Use upper and lower case letters.
  4. No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION FORMAT

In our effort to assist participants unable to attend because of funding problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we will prepare a virtual panel to be shown during the event. The number of virtual panels and presenter slots is limited.

Guidelines for virtual presenters are as follows,

  1. Prepare a 10 minute presentation using the video instructions we send to you. Please note that PowerPoint with an audio track is not acceptable.
  2. Upload your presentation file to our ‘Drop Box’ (details will be provided upon confirmation of registration)
  3. Virtual presenters are accorded the same inclusion rights in the schedule and proceedings as the other presenters.
  4. Virtual presentation data files must be sent to the Secretariat one week prior to the conference.

PROCEEDINGS GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS

This is an international, peer-reviewed conference. Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the proceedings with an ISSN indexed by the Japan National Library. Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

Please note the following policies for submitting a full paper:

  1. Papers must be less than 2500 words and sent in Word format (PDF is not accepted).
  2. Files have a 1.5 MB max size limitation. Files over 1.5 MB will not be accepted.
  3. Papers must follow the strict guidelines detailed in the Full Paper Template.
  4. Acceptance of an abstract does not mean automatic acceptance of a full paper.
  5. Correct spelling, grammar and punctuation is the responsibility of the author.
  6. Plagiarized material is unacceptable and will be rejected.
  7. Click here to download the template: COHDA Full Paper Template

KEY DATES FOR AUTHORS

COHDA 2017
will be held April 29-30, 2017
Submissions
are due
Friday, March 10, 2017
Review Decisions
will be sent
on a rolling basis
Early Bird Registration is available until Friday, March 17, 2017
Final Registration
is due by
Friday, March 31, 2017
Full Paper (optional)
must be received by
Friday, April 14, 2017

 

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CONTACT

Do you have a question about submissions?

Contact us by sending an E-mail to the following address: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org