Call for papers


You are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of one of four types:

Oral paper presentation

An individual or small group presentation grouped in parallel sessions with comparable papers. If applying for an oral paper presentation please submit an abstract of 500 words or less.

Poster presentation

An individual or small group presentation placed on a portable wall accompanied by the author(s). If applying for a poster presentation please submit an abstract of 500 words or less.


A self-organized seminar of three or more papers on the same topic to be presented in the same session and relevant for the conference theme.

If applying for a symposium, please submit an overall abstract of 500 words or less describing the symposium theme and its importance, along with an abstract of 300 words or less for each symposium paper.

When submitting your papers for a symposium in EasyChair, one person should login and add her-/himself as Author 1 and the other participants in the symposium as Author 2, 3 etc.

In the field ‘Title and abstract’ please type the title for the symposium and the overall abstract of 500 words or less first. Then please list the symposium papers below as follows: Paper 1: Title. Abstract of 300 words or less. Paper 2: Title. Abstract of 300 words or less. Etc. 

Preference will be given to symposia that demonstrate cohesiveness across presentations. Symposia will be accepted or rejected in total.


A self-organized seminar of few presentations relevant to the conference theme. Workshops are intended to be thoroughly interactive with considerable participation and discussion from those attending. Workshops may have an explicit agenda of training participants on a given topic, or of generating an interest group or a network for future collaboration. If applying for a workshop, please submit an abstract of 500 words or less including a description of the content and how it will be covered (pedagogical methods, etc.).

The following guidelines for any kind of paper are advisory. If you think there are good reasons to amend them, please feel free to do so.

 If your abstract is for a presentation based on one or more empirical research projects, it could be submitted to include the following:

  • Background and purpose: description of the problem, study objectives, research question(s) and/or hypotheses
  • Methods: study design, including a description of participants and selection strategies, data collection procedures, measures, and approaches to analysis
  • Results: specific results in summary form
  • Conclusions and implications: description of the main outcome(s) of the study and implications for practice, policy, or further research.

If your abstract is for presentation which is not based on primary empirical research, it could include the following:

  • Background and purpose of the proposed presentation
  • A summary of the main points of the presentation
  • How the proposed presentation addresses one or more of the conference aims and themes
  • Conclusions from and implications of your presentation for practice, policy, or subsequent research.



All abstracts must be relevant to the conference theme and/or subthemes and are to be submitted using abstract management system, EasyChair.

Please note that all abstracts are to be submitted online, which will be accessible from July 15th 2016.

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Following the link you will be asked to create an account from which you will login in and click on the ‘New Submission’ link. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by an international panel.
Decisions will be notified by December 1st, 2016 to the authors’ e-mail address.

Please notice that authors may submit a maximum of three abstracts as follows: one abstract of which they are the main author and two abstracts of which they are a co-author.

                             The Seventh European Conference for Social Work Research at Aalborg University Denmark 19th - 21st of April 2017 - ECSWR2017