ICIS Abstract Submissions

The International Congress of Infant Studies is accepting submissions for abstracts for the XXI Biennial Congress to be held June 30 – July 3 in Philadelphia, PA at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

2018 ICIS Philadelphia building bridgesThe congress will be comprised of pre-conference workshops, plenary and invited speakers along with invited and contributed symposia, flash talks and poster sessions.  As 2018 is the 40th Anniversary of ICIS the 2018 Congress will celebrate where we’ve been and where we’re going with the theme of Building Bridges.

 

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Abstract Submission Open:

September 15, 2017

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Abstract Submission Close:

December 1, 2017, at 23:59 Central Standard Time

Submission Rules

All submitters may submit up to three (3) presenting roles.  A presenting role is defined as:

  1. Chair of a Paper Symposium
  2. Presenter of a Paper in a Symposium or Flash Talk
  3. Presenter of a Poster

Additional Considerations:

  1. Only presenting roles will be protected from schedule conflicts
  2. Multiple presenting roles for an individual in the same submission (eg. Chair and Presenter of a paper in the same symposium) count as separate presenting roles
  3. You may edit your submission at any time prior to the submission deadline
  4. After the submission deadline of December 1, 2017, no changes can be made including the elevation of an author to a presenting role
  5. Submissions must be relevant to subjects 36 months old or younger to align with the study of infancy

Submission Format

Submissions are encouraged from all ICIS members (Regular and Student).  If you are not yet a member, click here to join ICIS.

Posters

Poster submissions are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion.

Flash Talk

The flash talk sessions will be moderated by a chair and will have seven speakers in a 90-minute time block.  Each speaker will have eight minutes to present.  Following all the presentations, there will be just over 30 minutes for discussions on the presentations and questions.  We anticipate these sessions will spark a lot of lively and in-depth discussion and audience participation.  Flash talk sessions will be constructed by the Program Committee from presentations submitted independently through the flash session submission form.

Paper Symposium

Paper symposia are organized by a chair, include 3 – 4 papers/speakers, and are submitted as a group.

Posters

Three dedicated poster sessions will be available during the congress for individual, free-standing research presentations.  Posters are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion.

Submission Process

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – approximately 500 words)
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a pdf document, it will not be viewable.

Flash Talks

The flash talk sessions will be moderated by a chair and will have seven speakers in a 90 minute time block.  Each speaker will have eight minutes to present.  Following all the presentations, there will be just over 30 minutes for discussions on the presentations and questions.  We anticipate these sessions will spark a lot of lively and in-depth discussion and audience participation.  Flash talk sessions will be constructed by the Program Committee from presentations submitted independently through the flash session submission form.

Submission Process

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – approximately 500 words)
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Identify the flash talk session that your talk is best suited for
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a pdf document, it will not be viewable.

By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the ICIS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Paper Symposium

A paper symposium is defined as a cohesive cluster of research presentations and theoretical perspectives.  To attain cohesion, the symposium should focus on a specific topic and emphasize conceptual issues and the integration of findings.

Paper symposia are scheduled for 90 minutes total and must have a minimum of three and a maximum of four paper presentations.

Organizing a Symposium: Symposia are organized by chairs and are submitted as a group of presentations.  Important Note – When you invite people to participate in your symposium, please clearly communicate to them that your invitation is not part of the official ICIS invited program and that ICIS will not reimburse their expenses.

Roles and Requirements:

  1. Chair (required) – Organizes and moderates the symposium session by introducing the presenters and ensuring time limits are strictly observed. The Chair should be prepared to lead, stimulate, and coordinate discussion with the audience.  The Chair may serve as a Discussant for the presentation if needed.  This is a presenting role and will be protected against schedule conflicts.
  2. Presenting author (required) – One author presents an individual paper presentation within a symposium. This presenting role is protected against schedule conflicts.  Additional authors on each indidividual paper presentation are not protected against schedule conflicts, and this designation does not count against the maximum number of presenting roles per person.

Integrative Statements and Abstracts:

  1. Prepare a 250-word integrative statement that summarizes the nature and significance of the proposed topic. Integrative statements for symposium submissions accepted for presentation will be viewable in the online program schedule.  No author names or other identifying information may be included.
  2. Prepare a 500-word abstract for each paper that describes the material to be presented (introduction, hypotheses, study population, methods, results). Abstracts are for review purposes only and if successful, further information including secondary authors will be required.

Submission Process

  • Include all speakers and chair
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Prepare an Integrative Statement (max 2000 characters – approximately 250 words)
  • Include an abstract for each paper (max 14,000 characters – approximately 500 words per paper abstract)
  • No names or other identifying information is to be included
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file for all presentations within the symposium.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a pdf document, it will not be viewable.

Review Criteria

Submitted abstracts should be original work and substantively different from papers that have been previously published or are under review in journal or another peer-reviewed conferences.  Although abstracts need not describe completed projects, they must include sufficient empirical data, even if preliminary, to provide a basis for evaluation.  Abstracts that reflect no new data will not be accepted.  Each submission is evaluated by at least two members of either the first or second choice review panels identified, and conflicts are resolved by the panel chair(s).

Submissions are reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity of formulation/conceptualization (symposia should reflect cohesion among presentations, relevance of presentations to the topic, and expression of different views. Symposia that include multiple presentations from the same set of authors or lab group will receive lower priority for acceptance than symposia that include presentations from at least three distinct research groups).
  • Adequacy of methods, design and analytics
  • Appropriateness of interpretation(s)
  • Current relevance of topic for developmental science

Review Panels and Chairs

Motor and Sensorimotor ProcessesMotor and Sensorimotor Processes
Jana Iverson
Petra HaufSarah Berger

Developmental Neuroscience
Heather Bortfeld
Rick Gilmore

Perception
Scott Johnson
Lorraine Bahrick

Communication and Language 1: Speech perception, phonology, and word-level processes
Leher Singh
Chris Fennel

Communication and Language 2: Syntax, pragmatics, signed languages, nonverbal communication, and disorders
Sudha Arunachalam
Tilbe Goksun

Attention, Memory, and Learning
Natasha Kirkham
Melanie Spence

Cognitive Development
Teodora Gliga
Susan Hespos

Social Development
Kiley Hamlin
Felix Warneken

Emotional Development
Pamela Cole
Martha Ann Bell

Translational Science: Pediatrics, Psychopathology, Developmental Disabilities, Interventions, and Policy
Holly Brophy-Herb
Katherine Rosenblum

40th Anniversary
Kim Boller