Both theoretical and empirical contributions would be valuable for the conference theme and will be considered within any of the following three conference tracks:

  • Postgraduate supervision theories and policies.
  • Postgraduate supervision practices.
  • Postgraduate supervision trends and trajectories.

  • Participants are invited to submit original abstracts for oral and/or poster presentation.
    The deadline for abstract submission is 17 September 2018.

    Guidelines for Abstract submission

    Authors are requested to conform to the following guidelines for submission of abstracts:

  • Only abstracts submitted online at will be considered for inclusion in the programme.
  • The word limit for abstracts is 500-600 words.
  • The system allows you to edit and save your abstract but once the abstract has been submitted, editing will not be possible.
  • Click here to view the abstract and presentation format for submission
  • The criteria according to which all abstracts will be reviewed are provided as a way of guiding the development of your submission. These include:

  • Content: Quality of content and awareness of scholarship in the field
    Significance: Significance for theory and practice
    Originality: Originality and level of innovativeness
    Relevance: Relevance to the conference themes
    Clarity: Clear goals, coherence and logical progression
  • The abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed and may be selected for a presentation.
  • The time allotted for each oral presentation will depend on the session to which the abstract is allocated.
  • Notification of acceptance or rejection by the Local Scientific Committee will be e-mailed to the presenting author by 05 October 2018
  • Failure by the presenting author to register by 25 January 2019 will automatically result in the abstract not being included in the Final Program or the abstract book.
  • Submission Procedure

    Abstracts may be submitted electronically only from 01 June 2018 until the deadline 17 September 2018 via the conference website

    Kindly Register on the website, login and follow the instructions for adding content under the 'Abstract Submission' menu.

    Abstracts sent by mail, direct e-mail, or fax cannot be accepted.