Submissions Guidelines

Submit a Proposal | Submission Policies | Peer Review | Presenter Formats | Publications

Submit a Proposal

Welcome to the 6th International Conference on Human Development in Asia (COHDA 2019). With the theme of Emerging Issues for Change, Continuity and Diversity, the aim of this event is to draw attention to both the progress and challenges facing an increasing globalized Asia. The economic, industrial and political developments among the nations that are located within the continent have brought about dramatic social change. Within a span of just over a century, Asia has been a major site of colonialism and decolonization, global warfare, political upheaval and regime change, the rise of new nations, ongoing ethnic and religious conflict, economic boom and recession, population explosion, cultural diasporas, viral epidemics, technological advancement, and severe environmental pollution and disasters.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, August 16, 2019. Click on the Link Below to See the List of Topics and Submit your Proposal Today!

  • Business
  • Cultural Studies
  • Disaster Management
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Human Rights
  • Migration & Identity
  • Public Health
  • Sustainable Development
  • Urban Planning
  • Other Areas (please specify)

COHDA 2019 Submission Application

Submission Policies

  1. Abstracts must be less than 250 words in English and sent via our online submission system.
  2. Submissions should include a university or institution personal email address.
  3. The lingua franca of submissions, papers and presentations is English.
  4. Only authors listed on the submission may give the presentation.
  5. A maximum of (2) submissions is permitted per author.
  6. Abstracts derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will be rejected.
  7. The review committee does not correct grammar, spelling or usage errors.
  8. We encourage work that introduces new ideas and conceptualizations, research and understandings to the field, as well as analysis of both success and failure.

Peer Review

All submissions are graded using a double blind, peer review process. The abstract is scored using a rubric that assessed areas such as originality, clarity/organization, spelling/grammar and suitability for the event.

Presentation Formats

Oral Presentation

Oral presenters are generally arranged in parallel sessions consisting of 2 to 5 or more presenters depending on the panel theme and length. Panelists are allotted 20 to 25 minutes of presentation time depending on the number of presenters. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room. Please note that the Program Committee assigns presenters to panels and time slots.

Poster Presentation

Posters must be size A0 (A Zero). Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm). No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations. Poster presenters are responsible for printing and preparing the poster in advance of the conference. The organizers cannot and will not print posters for presenters.

Virtual Presentation

In our effort to assist participants with accepted proposals who are unable to attend due to travel problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we have a limited number of virtual panel time slots available. The virtual presentations are screened to the participants during the poster session or during recess periods.

Guidelines and instructions will be sent by the organizing committee on a case-by-case basis. Virtual presenters will receive a certificate of presentation in PDF only and will be listed in the proceedings as a virtual presenter. If you have a proposal that has been accepted, but are unable to attend, kindly contact the secretariat.

Organizing Your Own Panel

If you would like to organize your own panel of presenters, please contact the Secretariat. Panel requests must be received at least two weeks before the submission deadline. The panel should have at least 3 to 5 members (including the leader) and the names of all the panel members must appear in the abstract proposal.

Publications

Proceedings

Please note that only the abstracts undergo a peer-review and that full papers are not peer-reviewed. The Proceedings are not peer-reviewed, only the abstract review for participation in this event. The Proceedings will be available shortly after the conclusion of the event.