Call for abstracts

Abstract submissions have now closed

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Cook

Shaping the Future

Science and engineering offer a wealth of opportunity to protect our world and change things for the better. Technology is moving faster than ever before, helping scientists and engineers to understand more and to deliver better outcomes for people and the planet.

With this in mind, the theme of ICWES19 is Shaping the Future. Our programme will focus on key areas of science, engineering, technology and maths which have the power to shape our lives and those of future generations.

We want the ICWES19 programme to inspire and educate, to offer hope and insight to everyone around the globe. We want to hear about the research and initiatives that have the potential to improve the wellbeing of women, their families, and the global ecosystem. And we want attendees to leave with a renewed sense of purpose and drive to change the world.

We invite women working in science and engineering fields – from fundamental discovery, to application and delivery of projects – to share their work with like-minded individuals. We also invite men who are working in areas that directly impact women to present their work, and share in our vision for a better, equitable world for all its inhabitants.

What we’re looking for in your abstract

We welcome abstracts for 15 or 30 minute spoken presentations, and for electronic posters.

Our Conference Programme Committee decides, once all the proposals are in, which abstracts and electronic posters will be accepted. They develop the conference programme to ensure a range of interests and topics are represented in each programme theme. Proposing an abstract doesn’t always guarantee a place in the conference programme, and the Committee will determine the best type of presentation and length based on the collection of abstracts received for each theme – for example, a 30 minute oral abstract submission may be allocated a 15 minute speaker slot, or an oral abstract submission may be allocated an electronic poster slot. Abstracts may also be re-allocated to an alternative programme theme if the Committee believes it fits better elsewhere in the programme.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organising committee and accepted abstracts published in the conference programme; there are no requirements for detailed papers to be submitted for peer review.

A condition of acceptance is that all presenting authors must register for the conference. Presenters are responsible for their own registration, travel, and accommodation expenses.

Submit an oral presentation or electronic poster

Please note – all abstracts must be submitted electronically.

Abstracts for all three formats (15 minute oral, 30 minute oral or electronic posters) must be clearly written in English and be a maximum of 300 words excluding the title and authors.

  • Title (maximum 30 words)
  • Which programme theme(s) best suits your abstract?
  • Author(s) FAMILY/SURNAMES should be in capitals, no qualifications, or titles. Note the presenting author(s) should be bold and underlined
  • Affiliations and city/town
  • Summary of your presentation

The exact length of oral presentations will be made clear to you at the time of acceptance and will depend upon the number of accepted oral presentations. Detailed instructions on how electronic posters should be presented will also be provided at the time of abstract acceptance.

Key dates

  • Submissions open: Thursday 1 September 2022
  • Submission closes: Friday 9 December 2022
  • Notification of acceptance: Friday 31 March 2023

Have a question?

If you have a question or require information please contact:

Rachel Cook | Project Manager
Conference Innovators
DDI: +64 3 595 6976