Paper and Poster Submission

Although the final date for submission of abstracts has now passed, the Conference Steering Committee has agreed to consider late submission of abstracts. If you are attending the Conference and wish to present a paper or poster please contact Bob Teasdale, convener of the Academic Review Panel, at:


  • 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.


Please direct any questions to: