Island Cities and Urban Archipelagos is an international, interdisciplinary 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. If you wish to take advantage of early
registration rates, we recommend that you submit your abstract by 31 March 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 four submission 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.
Poster Presentations are a combination of text and graphics in material form that
you can present to interested passers-by. This format is well suited for students.
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 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.