Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos is an international, interdisciplinary island
studies conference exploring how island status influences urban development, common
attributes of island cities worldwide, and the opportunities that islandness presents
for developing urban cultures and economies. It will also consider how and why different
island cities have developed in different ways.
The conference will feature talks on a variety of subjects concerning urban island
culture, government, and economy. Presentations may concern cases from individual
cities, but the conference as a whole will take a comparative approach to understanding
what it means to be an urban island. All proposals for presentations will be subject
to peer review.
The deadline for abstracts is 30 April 2014.
Proposing a presentation.
To propose a presentation, please fill in all sections of the form to the right.
Advice on filling in the form is given below. If you have difficulty using the form,
e-mail the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Submission Type: Select between three submisison types.
Standard Presentations last a maximum of 20 minutes, followed by around 10 minutes’
audience discussion. These talks may be accompanied by PowerPoint presentations.
Diamond Presentations last precisely 7 minutes and consist of 21 slides in a PowerPoint
presentation set to advance every 20 seconds. The fast-moving presentation format
is particularly well suited for image-intensive talks.
Organised Sessionsare groups of 3-4 Standard Presentations concerning a single theme
and organised by the presenters (rather than the conference’s scientific committee).
To propose an organised session, the corresponding author must submit a title and
abstract for the session as a whole, including the names of the authors. Each participating
presenter must then submit the abstracts that form part of the Organised Session.
Title & Abstract: The title and abstract of your talk must be between 150-250 words
total. Shorter or longer submissions may be ignored. Do not format the text using
italics, bold, or underlined words, and avoid discipline-specific jargon and citations
to other works.
Biographical Note: Your biographical note (maximum 100 words) should be written in
complete sentences and include your research areas, academic degree, job title, and
affiliation as applicable. If the presentation has more than one author, the corresponding
author should provide biographical notes for the other authors as well.
Publication: Island Dynamics will prepare a number of edited collections of papers
for print publication following the conference. The peer-review process for these
papers is distinct from the conference abstract review process. If you might be interested
in contributing a written paper for publication, please mark this box so that we
can update you with the relevant information.