Abstract Submission - closed

Authors or organisations interested in submitting a paper or presenting a workshop at the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference are invited to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words.

All proposals will be reviewed by the program committee. Presentations will be selected to provide a program that offers a comprehensive and diverse treatment of issues related to the conference theme. Authors will be notified by e-mail of the outcome of their abstract submission.

Note: Presenting authors for Oral, Poster and Workshop presentations are required to register for the conference and pay. A discounted is offered on the full registration fee for all presenters.

Key Dates

    Abstracts open: November 2014

    Abstracts close: Monday 2nd March 2015

    Notification to Authors: Monday 16th March 2015

    Author Acceptances: Friday 27th March 2015

    Draft Program available: Monday 30th March 2015

    Full Papers for Peer Review: Monday 1st June 2015

    Early Bird Registrations Close: Monday 25th May 2015

Oral Presentations
Oral presentations should be of 30 minutes duration (20 minute presentations & 10 minute discussion). Abstracts should outline the aims, contents and conclusions of the presentation. Papers not selected for oral presentation might be given the option of poster presentation.

Panel Presentation
Panel presentations bring together the views from a group of presenters into a discussion of innovative ideas, current topics, and relevant issues. The panel presentation is to comprise of two components:

  • Presentations from the members of the panel. Total of 60 minutes.
  • Question and answers between the delegates and panel members. Total of 30 minutes.

Combined submission of a minimum of 3 and maximum of 6 individual presentations must be submitted by one author on behalf of the group. Panel presentations will be allocated a total of 90 minutes. Each panel will consist of a chair and panelists. The chair is to be the main organiser of the session and main contact for the secretariat. The chair will coordinate the preparation, theme of presentations, be the timekeeper, and animate the Q&A session. Panellists will provide brief presentation on the theme of the panel. Each panellist is expected to provide a different perspective on the topic of discussion.

The chair will be required to submit a title of the panel, names and affiliations of all participants, including the chair, and an abstract overview of 300 words.

Workshops will require an interactive format to facilitate active learning, such as discussion, activities, small group role plays. Workshops will be delivered for 90 minutes. The format should focus on offering participants an interactive information session. Presenters will be entirely responsible for the workshop facilitation.

Submissions should include an outline of the workshop objectives:

  • Background
  • Who should attend
  • Structure of workshop
  • Intended outcomes

Poster Presentations
Poster presentations are visual displays of material to be presented and constitute an interactive and communicative medium, usually combining text and graphics information. Posters may be on any topic relevant to the conference themes. Posters will be displayed in the exhibition area and for the duration of the conference. It is expected that presenter should be available during meal breaks to discuss it with conference participants. Specific information regarding size and mounting requirements will be provided with the notice of acceptance.

Peer Review
All accepted presenters will have the opportunity to have their full paper peer reviewed published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN. Please indicate if you will be presenting an academically oriented, professional paper for consideration for publication in the conference proceedings for which you request peer refereeing on the submission form.


All peer reviews will be managed by the Institute for Future Environments IFE,  Queensland University of Technology.

Terms and Conditions for presenting at the 8th Making Cities Liveable Conference
All presenting authors will be required to register and pay in order to ensure their abstract is included in the final program. A discounted registration is available to all presenters. The deadline for presenting author registration is Monday 25th May 2015.

By submitting an abstract you give consent to publication of the abstract in conference material, including but not limited to, the conference blog, book of abstracts, email promotion.

All abstracts must be original work. The author is responsible for the accuracy of the abstract.
All submissions must be completed electronically via the online submission form. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the conference secretariat for further information.