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Call for Papers

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The Call for Papers can be found here

Abstracts can be submitted here

Abstract submission deadline: 20 November 2017

Answers to frequently asked questions

Beware of fake websites. The conference is happening in Sydney, Montreal, La Plata (Argentina) and Graz. It is NOT happening in Madrid or Tokyo.

The 500-word limit for the abstract includes references. Preferred reference format is APA (American Psychological Association). References are not compulsory, but reviewers may prefer to see at least one or two.

You do not need an academic qualification or affiliation to submit an abstract. Reviewers will consider only the content of your abstract when making their evaluations. When ConfTool asks you for a company or organization, you can enter for example "private" or "independent scholar".

If you plan to contribute to a symposium, please submit your presentation now as an independent talk. For further details about symposia, see the call for papers and the homepage under “program”.

If your abstract is accepted, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the conference proceedings. Details will be similar to previous ICMPCs.

Time differences mean the conference dates may differ slightly from hub to hub. The official global dates are 23-28 July 2017. In Montreal and La Plata, the dates might be 23-27 July. In Sydney, the dates might be 24-28 July. In Graz we tentatively plan to start with a reception on the evening of the 23rd and close with a banquet on the evening of the 28th. In any case, the exact timing will depend on the number of accepted abstracts.

Registration fees will be similar to previous ICMPCs, with discounts for students, early registration and economically disadvantaged countries. We will check the number of submissions and acceptances before adjusting our budgets and announcing the fees. Meanwhile please submit your abstract and take advantage of the anonymous expert feedback that you will receive; it is no problem to withdraw an accepted submission.

Abstract submissions (especially for spoken papers) must be original, but reviewers may have different opinions about what “originality” means in specific cases. In general, your abstract submission should differ "significantly" (according to reviewers) from any published paper or previous conference presentation, and from any concurrent submission to any conference or any journal.

If you have further questions that are not answered in the call for papers or on this website please write to

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