Call for Abstracts

The conference welcomes abstracts within a number of themes. Please explore all themes and tracks and submit your abstract by February 21, 2024.

List of Tracks

Transforming industries through technology

This conference will explore how technology is disrupting and transforming established industries through innovation. We will examine the forces of digitalization, automation, electrification and sustainability that are driving changes across many sectors.

Summary of submission process for the Conference


Description: Completed academic research, or in the case of students, work with a substantial original contribution. Results of an empirical or theoretical nature, potentially with practical relevance.

Designed for an academic audience. However, where appropriate, the implications for managers should be highlighted.

By 21st February 2024
Extended abstract

Maximum: 2 Extended Abstracts for author

Length: up to 1,000 words (including references), free format.

Content: Description of the content of the full paper (see guidance).

Acceptance process: Academic review, submission of full paper and enrolling of one author in the conference.

Review Criteria: Fit within conference theme, appropriate academic (and practical) value.

By 3rd May 2024
Full paper

Length: Preferably 2,500 – 4,000 words.

Content: Full research content must be presented according to academic publication standards for all accepted abstracts.

Acceptance process: Automatically accepted, subject to acceptance of the abstract and at least one author enrolling in the conference

Short abstract

Length: 150 – 200 words.

Content: short description of the paper (see full paper guidance).

By 17th – 21st June 2024

Maximum: 1 paper presented per registered attendee. Papers with no registered attendee by 3rd May will be removed from the conference programme.

Academic papers: Guidance and review criteria

Authors intending to present academic research of a theoretical or empirical nature during

the R&D management conference 2024 in response to the call for papers should submit an

extended abstract to the conference via the website.

Each author can submit a maximum of 2 extended abstracts.

Maximum 1 paper presentation per registered attendee. Papers with no registered attendee by 3rd May will be removed from the conference program.

The authors whose extended abstracts are accepted following a process of peer review, will be invited to submit a full academic paper.

Academic extended abstract

Content: The extended abstract should succinctly convey the information about the

contribution and the topic. Guiding headings which could be used include, among others:

  • Context; research gap tackled; why it is important and for whom
  • Summary of previous work in this area and extant gaps
  • Research design: method(s) employed
  • Findings: what are the main outcomes of the research?
  • Implications for academics and practitioners

Length: free format 1000 words including references

Review criteria: The extended abstract will be peer reviewed and the reviewer will be

encouraged to score the submission according to these criteria:

  1. Does the paper make a worthwhile contribution to its academic field? Is its purpose or value clearly evident?
  2. Have the authors acquainted themselves with the background and existing research relevant to the problem being investigated?
  3. Is the methodology sound and adequate for the objectives of the paper?
  4. Do the conclusions follow from the evidence provided in the abstract?
  5. Is the presentation clear? Are tables, diagrams and examples used appropriately?

  Academic full paper

Authors whose academic extended abstract has been accepted for the conference should

submit a paper by 3rd May 2024.

Length: 2,500 – 4,000 words including references and tables.

Style format:

Papers should be submitted as a pdf document.

A paper must be preceded by a short abstract (150 – 200 words), which will clearly reveal

the purpose, value and impact of the paper. It should state briefly why the work reported

was done, how it was carried out, what are the most important conclusions and what are

their implications for its field. The short abstract should be also submitted when you

submit the full paper.

 Reference style: Chicago 16th author-date. Examples below:

  • Billoski, T.V. 1992. Introduction to Paleontology. 6th ed. New York: Institutional Press.
  • Morehouse, S.I., and R.S. Tung. 1993. “Statistical evidence for early extinction of reptiles due to the K/T event.” Journal of Paleontology 17 (2):198-209.
  • Schwartz, M.T., and T.V. Billoski. 1990. “Greenhouse hypothesis: effect on dinosaur extinction.” In Extinction, edited by B.T. Jones and N.V. Lovecraft, 175-189. New York: Barnes and Elli
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