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20th LIASA Annual Conference, 2019


Venue:   Durban International Convention Centre


Dates:   30 September 2019 - 04 October 2019


Theme:  LIASA: the butterfly effect


Theme rationale:

Click here for the call for papers and the rationale


Author Guidelines

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for paper and poster  presentations is Friday 28 June 2019.

Authors of successful submissions will be notified by 26 July 2019.

Paid-up LIASA members are encouraged to sign in to their profiles before continuing this process.


  1. The call for papers is for parallel sessions of the Conference.  Posters will be presented during lunch times.
  2. Authors are encouraged to submit abstracts for short papers based on practical experience, case studies and best practice or research based papers.
  3. Abstracts for research based papers should include an introduction, statement of the research problem, methodology, findings (could be preliminary), and implications of the study.  Reviewers are looking for studies that relate to the theme and sub-themes, that are original, and well written.
  4. Priority will be given to papers on the main theme, although papers on related topics might also be considered.
  5. Papers must be presented in English.
  6. Parallel talks will be limited to a total of 15 minutes per presentation including time for questions and answers and interaction with the audience.  Research based papers will be limited to 20 minutes per paper. 
  7. The abstracts of the accepted papers and the bios of the presenters will be published on the conference app and on the LIASA website.
  8. No correspondence will be entered into about acceptance or non-acceptance of papers.
  9. The final version of the presentation (PowerPoint) must be submitted in electronic format at a date that will be communicated to the authors of the accepted papers.  The presentations will be uploaded to the LIASA website after conference.
  10. By submitting your abstract you agree to it being published on the LIASA website.
  11. Please note that all presenters must be registered for the Conference by 30 August 2019 and they are responsible for their own expenses to attend the Conference


 31 May 2019 Call for papers and posters circulated
 01 June 2019 Submission of abstracts open
 28 June 2019 Submission of abstracts close
 26 July 2019 Authors of accepted papers and posters notified
 30 August 2019 Last day for registration for conference for presenters of accepted papers and posters
 30 September 2019 Pre-conference workshops
 01 - 04 October 2019     20th LIASA Annual Conference

The submission of abstracts has closed. 

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