Paper and Poster Submission


If you wish to present a paper or poster at the Conference, please submit an abstract to the Conference organisers by Tuesday 28 February 2017, taking note of the following guidelines:


  • Please refer to the Conference Themes before preparing your abstract.
  • All papers and posters should have a primary focus on islands as unique entities.
  • Papers and posters should be relevant to the overall theme of the Conference. The key questions to be addressed at the Conference are:

Can small islands provide useful models for global survival? If so, how?

  • Papers and posters should focus on one of the five Conference sub-themes. However, presentations that explore the concepts of “islands” and “islands” also will be considered.
  • Abstracts of accepted papers and posters will be published beforehand on the Conference website.


  • All presenters will be allocated 15 minutes for their Conference presentation, plus five minutes for questions and discussion.
  • After the Conference, written papers may be submitted to ISISA to be considered for publication in its journal or newsletter.


  • There will be a centrally located display of posters throughout the Conference.
  • Time will be set aside during the Conference for interaction between poster presenters and Conference participants.
  • All poster presenters will be invited to give a 3-minute ‘slam’ talk at a plenary session (a ‘slam’ talk is defined as a short, dynamic, engaging presentation).
  • Posters should be no larger than A0 standard paper size (841mm X 1189mm).


  • In keeping with our goal of academic excellence, all paper and poster presentations will be refereed.
  • Intending participants are invited to submit a 200 word abstract using the attached form.
  • Deadline for submission of paper and poster abstracts: Tuesday 28 February 2017.


Please direct any questions to: