Call for papers FAQs

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We look forward to reading your abstract. If you have a question that isn't answered below, please email us. The FAQs will be updated regularly, so check back occasionally for new information.

When is the submission deadline?

The last day for proposals to be submitted is 31 March 2014. You will not be able to submit an abstract via the conference tool after midnight on this date.

What should I be submitting?

You need to submit an abstract of no more than 500 words including: introduction, aims and objectives, methods (for a research paper only), results, conclusions. You can attach supplementary material but you will be reviewed on the basis of the abstract.

How do I submit my abstract?

  • Please go to and follow the submission instructions.
  • Enter names and details of the presenting authors, including institutional affiliations and contact details.
  • Indicate to which of the five themes you are submitting under.
  • Indicate your preference for the type of presentation: oral paper or poster.
  • Indication of type of paper: research, projects and innovations, or policy.
  • Include a structured abstract of no more than 500 words including: introduction, aims and objectives, methods (for a research paper only), results, conclusions.

What should I avoid in my abstract?

The focus for our congress is on how technology can be used to support improvements in health and care for patients and users. Please bear that in mind when writing your abstract. Your abstract should not be a sales pitch. You are invited to present current or latest research results and/or report on the progress and impact of innovative projects.

What happens if my abstract is accepted?

Each successful oral presentation gets a 20min speaking slot (not including Q&A time) in one of the breakout sessions over the two-day conference.
Poster presenters will only be allowed 3 minutes to present their poster each as part of a special session in the main programme.

Are speakers compensated for speaking?

Please note that all conference presenters should be aware in advance that they will be required to pay conference fees (at a discounted rate). The organisers are unable to subsidise the travel or conference costs of any participant seeking to make a presentation. On acceptance of your paper you should book your place at the conference website (note that you should do this promptly on notification of your papers being accepted as last year this congress sold out.)

How is my abstract being reviewed?

We have a scientific committee who will be reviewing all the submitted abstracts. Each abstract is reviewed by two different reviewers and their final score is based on the combination of both reviews. Reviewers will be looking at quality of content, significance to theory or practice, relevance to the themes of the conference, originality and innovation.

When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?

Accept/decline notices are expected to go out in late May 2014. The programme will be published on the website shortly after that.