Submission of Extended Abstracts: SLERC 2018 

1. Guidelines:

The word limit for the extended abstracts should be between 1000 - 1500 words (Excluding list of references). Abstracts over 1500 words will be automatically cut to the specified length by the conference committee without notifying the author.

At least one author of a presentation must register and attend the conference in order to publish abstracts in the conference proceedings. All abstracts should be professionally edited for English language. 

SLERC 2017 encourages student submissions. PhD students may submit as a single author. All the other students must be co-authored with a department/faculty advisor. 

The conference committee reserves the right to submit extended abstracts to plagiarism detecting software or to take any other steps appropriate to identify plagiarism. The acceptable range of Similarity Index is up to 20 percent. 

Abstract submissions without these specifications will be cancelled without notifying the author.  All authors of abstracts accepted for presentation are invited to submit a full paper. 

The extended abstract must contain the following sections.

  • Title
  • Introduction/Background
  • Research Problem
  • Objective/s
  • Methodology
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • Keywords
  • References

2. Information needed at the submission of abstracts: 

  1. Submission Title;
  2. Student (Yes or No);
  3. Author’s Name(s), Affiliated Organization(s), & E-mail(s);
  4. Topic Area or Track;
  5. Keywords (at least 5 words);

3. Formatting:

Language English
Font Times New Roman
Font point: a. Title - Times New Roman 14 point bold.

b. Author/s name, Title, Institute (University), email – font size (Times New Roman 12 point light- normal) Use surname before first name and title at the end – e.g. (Jayakody, J. K. A. S.).

c. Sub-heading – 12 point bold; do not use numeric before the sub-headings.

d. Body text - 12 point light – normal

Capitalization: Title and subtitle – use the capitalize each word
Line Spacing: 1.15
Page Setting (margins): 30mm top, 20mm bottom, 20mm left and 20mm right
Paper Size: A4
Keywords:
  1. Five Maximum
  2. Arrange in alphabetical order
  3. Separate each keyword using semicolon (;)
  4. mention keywords at the end of the abstract and before the references
  5. References: use APA style (6th edition)

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