Conferences provide excellent opprtunities for meeting, building relationships and sharing your research with other researchers working in your field.
Research is usually presented as an oral presentation or a poster. Conference proceedings usually comprise abstracts and written papers from the conference. Abstracts are usually required for both oral presentations and posters. Written papers are often optional for conference presenters and may be restricted to participants who gave oral presentations.
Conferences are promoted through society networks. Other listings of conferences include:
In choosing whether to publish your research as a conference paper, be aware that your decision will determine whether the work will be counted for ERA as a Traditional Research Output (TRO).
In order for a conference paper to be eligible for ERA (as a Traditional Research Output), it must:
The types of conference publications that do not meet the ERA eligibility criteria include:
SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition, offers a list of Conference Management Software. (Note: software is not endorsed by SPARC, unless noted).
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