IAPS International Network Symposium 2013

Sustainable environments in a changing global context

Identifying opportunities for innovative spaces and practices in contexts of crisis

A Coruña, Spain, June 25-28, 2013

Instructions to authors

The Organizing Committee of the Joint Symposium of IAPS-CSBE, IAPS-Housing, and IAPS-Sustainability Networks welcomes the submission of original contributions for presentation at this Symposium. Submissions should be in English language. Papers will be selected through a double blind review process organized by an international scientific committee. First, we ask you to submit an abstract. If your abstract is selected, you will be informed about the acceptance and the presentation during the symposium. If revision of the paper is necessary, you will be invited to submit your revised abstract. In case that your abstract will not be accepted you will also be informed.


After the symposium, a number of selected papers will be invited to submit a full paper to be included in the post-conference book. The authors will be informed by email about the instructions of submission. More information about the full paper on the section 'Publication'


We invite the submission of abstracts for all categories/ papers by the 15th of December of 2012 6th of January of 2013. Abstracts should be sent as plain text in the online form.


Abstracts received after this date will not be considered. You will have to submit an abstract if you wish to present a paper; you will not be able to register papers without submitting the abstract first. Papers will be considered only if they are not published or submitted for presentation elsewhere.


Abstracts of proposals should be in line with the general aims of IAPS-CSBE; IAPS-Housing and IAPS-Sustainability Network and they should relate to the Symposium main theme. Each abstract should include:


- an introduction,

- theoretical background,

- methods,

- results and

- conclusions.


Please include in your abstract only the relevant information that would allow the committee to easily understand the scope of work and determine its relevance. Preference will be given to those abstracts that provide a concise and thorough summary of the study objectives and results.



Proposals can be of three different kinds:


Abstract Format for Category a : Paper presentations


Each abstract should contain the following items:



Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

Presenting author's full address and contacts

Abstract of the paper (600-700 words excluding references, maximum 5000 characters)

5 keywords

Corresponding/presenting author



Abstract Format for Category b : Posters


Each abstract should contain the following items:



Author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s)

Presenting author's full address and contacts

Abstract of the paper (400-500 words -maximum 3500 characters- excluding max. 4 bibliographical references)

5 keywords

Corresponding/presenting author

Abstract of the poster (Note: Each poster should be of the following size: 70 cm width x 100 cm height. (detailed information will be given later.)



Abstract Format for Category c : Specific Sessions


First the abstract of the specific session proposal should be submitted to iaps2013@orzancongres.com. It must be indicated that it is  "proposed session", setting the number of convenors as number of authors, and filling in all the required fields (names, affiliation, etc.).


Once the convenors have done this, participants in the session should separately submit their presentations through the online form, selecting "proposed session" as typology, indicating the title of the session where the paper is allocated and the name of its convenor(s), and filling in all the other required fields.


Each session will cover one slot (1 hour and 15 minutes) hosting four speakers (either four papers, or a session introduction and/or a discussant plus three papers). Each session proposal should contain the following items:


Title of the session



Abstract of the session (max. 400-500 words excluding references).


Abstracts of the three or four papers to be hosted in the session (each one max. 600-700 words -maximum 5000 characters- excluding references, please see: Abstract Format for Category a : Paper presentations)


Call for papers


IAPS Association
IAPS Housing Network IAPS Sustainability Network IAPS Culture and Space Network
Instituto de Estudios e Investigación Psicosocial People-Environment Research Group Universidade da Coruña

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