PhD students from ECIU member universities are invited to submit proposals for poster presentations of their recent research results, research activities in progress, new ideas and other research projects which may be of interest to ECIU research community and aligned with ECIU University and SMART-ER vision and mission.
We encourage submissions in the following four broad societal challenges framed under the SDG 11: circular economy, transport and mobility, energy and sustainability and resilient communities.
Poster session provide the opportunity for researchers to get feedback on early-stage research. Posters would be presented in an in-person poster session where author(s) stand by their poster and speak with participants of the conference. At least one author of an accepted poster is expected to be present at the conference to discuss their research and answer questions during the poster session.
Work that is suited for the poster track includes but is not limited to preliminary results, new interactions or experiences that have not been fully tested but show great potential, summaries of small-scale research (same topics and keywords as in section “Call for challenges”).
If you would like to participate, please send an extended abstract (max 4000 words) of your poster presentation written in English through the online registration form (will be added soon).
Submitted papers will be assessed by the SMART-ER Research Field Coordinators supported by the Scientific Committee looking for innovative thinking, scientific merit and relevance to the topic of ECIU University Research Conference. Selected candidates will be informed at the beginning of July, 2023. Selection will be based on the assessment of the extended abstracts.
We are fully committed to gender equality and inclusivity and strive to promote gender parity in all ECIU work. The Scientific Committee reserve the right to ensure overall balance when making the final selection of posters.
No fee shall be paid for the contributions sent to the ECIU University Conference in the context of the call for posters. 2 proposals with the highest scores from each ECIU member university will be supported with travel grants for covering traveling expenses to the conference.
To take part in this call for posters, participants must be currently enrolled in a PhD programme in one of the ECIU member universities and include as co-authors their supervisor/s or his/her consent.
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