Guidelines for abstract submission

All participants interested in presenting their work at I-BEE should submit an abstract in the prescribed format before the deadline. The I-BEE conference does not have any invited presentations. Key criteria to keep in mind while you prepare your abstract are:

  1. Relevance of your research topic to broad areas of animal behaviour, ecology, and evolutionary biology.
  2. The abstract must demonstrate that this is a quality research work either published recently or at an advanced stage towards completion. We do not encourage presentation of very preliminary results. To ensure this, we ask you to split your abstract into three paragraphs (a) background (max 500 characters, which is typically around 100 words) (b) methods (max 500 characters) (c) results and implications (max 750 characters, which is around 150 words). All abstracts will be peer-reviewed for quality and suitability to decide whether they should be accepted for presentation at the conference.

Detailed Guidelines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: All abstracts must be submitted before 11:59pm IST on 20.12.2015 via the online submission form.

LANGUAGE:  Abstracts must be submitted in English.

PRESENTING AUTHOR:  The person submitting an abstract is assumed to be the presenting author. The presenting author must register for the conference before the deadline for presenter registration. Only presenters registered by 30.01.2016 will be included in the scientific program.

Please submit an abstract only if you are confident that you will be able to attend the conference and make the presentation.

NUMBER OF PRESENTATIONS:  Each attendee is allowed to present a maximum of one abstract: either an oral presentation or a poster presentation.

REQUIRED INFORMATION:  The following information is required; incomplete or inaccurate abstracts will be rejected.


Presentation
Type: Please indicate whether you are submitting an abstract for an Oral or a Poster presentation. At I-BEE, we encourage participants to consider both poster and oral presentations equally. Poster presentations offer excellent opportunities for interactions and feedback and can be more effective tools for scientific communication and networking under packed program schedules at conferences.

Please do not use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in any of the sections while you fill in the abstract form.

Title: Please provide a concise title for your presentation. Capitalize the first word, the word following a colon and all proper nouns and adjectives. Please refrain from using all capital letters.


Abstract: 
The abstract should clearly convey a scientific question in ecology / behavior / evolutionary biology and must report specific results from an original study. Authors are encouraged to present results from studies which have been completed or are nearing completion. Only abstracts based on work that is directly relevant to the fields of ecology, behavior and evolutionary biology will be considered for the conference (please refer to“Abstract Evaluation Process”) for further details.

The abstract should be split up into three sections:(a) background (max 500 characters, which is typically around 100 words) (b) methods (max 500 characters) (c) results and implications (max 750 characters, which is around 150 words), in which specific results of the study are explicitly reported and their implications for ecology / behavior / evolutionary biology are outlined. Please italicize all Latin species names and follow accepted rules of English syntax, grammar, and punctuation.


Session Moderator: 
Please indicate whether you would be willing to moderate the session in which your abstract will be placed. Session moderators will introduce oral presenters, keep track of time, and moderate question/answer periods following presentations. Moderators are expected to be present for the entire session.


Presenting Author: 
Provide the presenting author’s name, institutional affiliation and contact details (email and phone number)

* Note that the information provided in this section will appear in the conference program and book of abstracts exactly as submitted, so please avoid spelling errors and provide the complete name of your organization, institution or university (followed by acronyms if required).

* Also note that all communications regarding your abstract will be directed to the email address you provide, so please ensure that it is entered correctly.

* If you are presenting collaborative work, you are responsible for ensuring that you have consent from your collaborators to present at this conference.


Contributing Authors

List the name and affiliations of all co-authors in the order you would like them to appear in the conference program.

  • Once again, please do not use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in any of the sections while you fill in the abstract form.

* Note that the information provided in this section will be reproduced in the conference materials verbatim, so please avoid spelling errors and provide the complete name of organizations, institutions and universities (followed by acronyms if required).

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