Note: Additional questions and answers will be posted as the time of the conference approaches.

How do I submit an abstract or session proposal?

It is no longer possible to submit abstracts or session proposals.

When will a conference programme be available?

A draft outline of the programme and an overview of the conference themes are available here. A more detailed programme will be posted in due course.

Will accommodation be provided?

All participants will need to arrange travel and accommodation. For more information, see our Accommodation and travel page.

How do I register for the conference?

Registration is required for all participants. The conference is now fully booked, but we are maintaining a waitlist, with the hope of accommodating a few more people if spots open up. You can join the waitlist by filling out the form here.

Is financial support available for attending the conference?

We are working with our partner organizations to raise funds for financial support to participants from developing countries. Only participants whose abstracts have been accepted will be eligible for financial support.

Are there any instructions for submitting papers?

We will pursue the publication of a special issue, comprising a selection of the papers presented at the conference, with a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. To be considered for inclusion in the special issue, please submit your paper by 2 September 2016, emailing it to

Papers should be no longer than 6,000 words, including references, and should be submitted either as a MS Word document or as a PDF. Papers should include a title, information on the authors and their affiliation, and an abstract (of max. 250 words). References should follow the Harvard (author-date) style of referencing. When drafting the paper, please keep in mind the themes of the conference.