Abstract Submission

The 12th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology and Management 2020 Organising Committee invites the submission of abstracts of original work for consideration as an Oral or Poster Presentation within the following Conference themes:

  1. Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology
  2. Physiology and Neurobiology
  3. Reproductive Biology
  4. Diseases and Parasites
  5. Recruitment processes
  6. Fisheries Science and Stock Assessment
  7. Population Dynamics, genetics and connectivity
  8. Aquaculture
  9. Climate Change and Oceanic Processes
  10. Trap Design, Ghost Fishing and Gear Conflicts
  11. Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM)
  12. Economic Assessments
  13. Compliance
  14. Recreational Fishing
  15. Ecosystem Effects of Fishing
  16. Marine Stewardship Council and Third Party Certification
  17. Social Issues
  18. Invasive species
  19. Habitat / Dietary preferences
  20. Anthropogenic impacts e.g. Seismic surveys
  21. Resource Sharing
  22. Industry Day: Industry Issues
  23. Industry Day: Management


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION KEY DATES

Abstract Submissions Open

Friday 18 October 2019

Abstract Submissions Close

Monday 30 March 2020

Acceptance Notification

Thursday 30 April 2020

Author Registration Deadline

Sunday 19 July 2020


INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING AND FORMATTING YOUR ABSTRACT

    • Abstracts must be submitted using the text field in eOrganiser.
    • Abstracts must be submitted in English. Your abstracts must be print ready.
    • Maximum number of words is 250.
    • Do not include the title of your abstract or author names and affiliations in the document or keywords (abstract body only). These will be automatically populated on the final abstract document based on the details you enter into the relevant sections in the abstract submission site.
    • Use standard abbreviations only. Within the body of the abstract, when using abbreviations spell out the name in full at first mention and follow with the abbreviation in parenthesis. Abbreviations may be used in the title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.
    • It is the responsibility of the submitting author to ensure that the submission has been approved by all authors.
    • The Organising Committee will not be responsible for any errors published.

CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Abstract submission is a three step process. Please follow the instructions carefully to ensure your submission is uploaded into the portal correctly.

STEP 1: Create an author account

Firstly you must create an account in order to upload an abstract. To begin, please click on the button below “CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT”. Click the “Create an Author Account” link and enter your contact details. These details are required to create the account. Once you have created an account within this portal you can upload your submissions.

STEP 2: Submitting your Abstract

Once you have logged into the abstract submission portal, click the ‘Submit’ button to access the submission page. You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:

  • Indicate your preferred presentation type.
  • Enter your paper title in the ‘Paper Title’.
  • Enter your abstract in the text field.
  • Add any additional emails to the email correspondence box (any email addresses entered here will be included in the correspondence emails that are sent to you).
  • Enter the name and organisation of all Co-Presenters and Co-Authors.
  • Ensure you indicate the presenting author(s) for the abstract and include a brief biography which should be no more than 100 words.
  • Indicate your preferred theme
  • Provide permission for your presentation to be used post conference in PDF format.

GENERAL POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS

  • The presenting author must submit the abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted to the Conference Managers via eOrganiser by Monday, 30 March 2020.
  • Abstracts will not be accepted via fax, email, mail or USB/CD.
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.
  • Acceptance of abstracts for presentation at the Conference will be on the basis of committee selection.
  • All presenting authors will be required to register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of Sunday, 19 July 2020 to ensure that their abstract(s) are included in the final program.
  • It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly.
  • After an author has submitted their abstract, they must check their submission to ensure the document has been uploaded correctly. Authors can check their submission by clicking on the viewing option in the submission form.
  • The Conference Managers will not be held responsible for abstract submissions not received via the website or for submission errors caused by Internet services outages or other unforeseen events.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Each abstract will be assessed according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to the Conference.
  2. Relevance to the professional context of delegates.
  3. Potential to contribute to the body of knowledge.

NOTIFICATIONS OF AUTHORS

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email to the submitting author by Thursday, 30 April 2020. Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Organising Committee whose decision is final. All presenting authors must register and pay to attend the Conference.

PRESENTER REGISTRATION

All presenters must register and pay for the Conference by the author registration deadline of Sunday, 19 July 202018, in order for the presentation to be included in the Conference Program.