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Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submissons

The Online Abstract Submission Portal is now closed.

Call for Abstracts Key Deadlines
Call for Abstracts Opens Wednesday 1 August 2012
Call for Abstracts Closes Thursday 28 February 2013
Authors Notifications Sent Out Monday 18 March 2013
Final Papers Due Friday 5 July 2013

Invitation to Submit an Abstract

The Organising Committee invites contributions to the Community, Work & Family Conference to be held in Sydney, NSW, Australia on 17 - 19 July 2013.

Using the online abstract submission portal you will be asked to enter some information. Before doing so, please ensure that you read the Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions.

Keynote Presenters
  • Professor Rajni Palriwala 
  • Professor Cindy Fan 
  • Professor Raewyn Connell 
  • Dr Jane Hodges 

Abstract Submission Guidelines & Instructions

Please read the instructions below on how to use the Online Abstract Submission Portal to submit, edit or withdraw an abstract for the CWF Conference 2013.

All abstracts must be submitted in electronic format. The length must be within 750 - 1000 words and follow the four-heading format detailed in the instructions. Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, 28th January 2013 Thursday 28 February 2013. 
Abstract Submission Guidelines & Instructions

Submission Requirements

By submitting an abstract, you agree to the following: 

  • Your abstract MUST be within 750 - 1000 words. 
  • Your abstract MUST conform to the four-heading information requirements detailed in the instructions. 
  • Your abstract MUST be print ready, please read it carefully. 
  • The acceptance of an abstract does not imply provision of travel, accommodation or registration for the CWF Conference, nor any other costs associated with preparation or presentation of the abstract, or any costs associated with attendance at the CWF Conference. 
  • You confirm that at least one author will register to attend and present the paper at the CWF Conference. 
  • All authors who are presenting at the CWF Conference must register and pay to attend. 
  • You give us permission to publish your abstract submission and/or PowerPoint presentation on the CWF Conference website, on CD Rom, in hardcopy and online if it is accepted for presentation. 
  • You confirm that the submission has been approved by all authors. 

Presentation Formats

Submission will be accepted for the following presentation types: 

Conference Presentation 
Submissions are invited for papers reporting original research findings, theoretical papers (or critiques of theory), methodological papers, policy analysis, or evaluations of programs. Papers will be grouped into themes and presented in concurrent sessions. Twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for discussion, will be allocated for each individual paper. Three papers will be presented in the course of each one-and-a-half-hour session. Should an abstract submission not be accepted into the program, you may be invited to prepare a poster presentation.  

Symposia submissions should propose a set of closely related papers on a particular topic, the content of each paper, and the names of a Convenor and a discussant. Each symposium, of one-and-a-half-hours duration, will usually consist of 3 - 4 papers followed by a discussant responsible for drawing together themes, coordinating discussion and directing questions from the floor to particular speakers. 

Submitting a Symposium 
A Convenor must initially submit an overview of the symposium online via the link provided above. Once the overview has been submitted the Convenor then invites presenters to submit abstracts under the symposium name.

Conference Presentation Themes

Using the online abstract submission portal you will be able to select one of the following themes that best fits your submission, whether a paper or symposium.

These themes will be used by the Scientific Program Committee to place symposiums and abstracts in sessions and assign them to the reviewers.  

Two journals are proposing to publish special issues of papers arising from the conference: the Journal of Industrial Relations and Community, Work and Family. 

  • Immigration, work, care and community, including intra and inter-country immigration 
  • Asia-Pacific perspectives on work, family, care and community 
  • Care: ideas, practices and policies 
  • Flexibility, security and restructuring the life course 
  • Climate change, communities and sustainable work 
  • Work, family and life integration 
  • Globalisation, insecurity and localities 
  • Community, work and family issues in diverse family types 
  • Ageing, gender and work 
  • Restructuring organisations, management and wellbeing 

Further enquiries

Please contact the Conference Organisers should you have any queries regarding the abstract submission process. 

All Occasions Group
Phone: 08 8125 2200