Submission Guidelines and Forms

All proposals should be sent by email to: Shiva Khalili by fillling this form

Submission form (docx)

Submissions in all categories must follow the following Guidelines:

1.    The manuscripts must be accompanied by a short CV (not more than half a page), the submission form and submission details (see below). All correspondence will be addressed to the first author of a contribution unless otherwise specified.

2.    All submissions should be submitted electronically in either MS WordWord (only). (Note: If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgment two weeks after your electronic submissions, please contact the congress office.

3.    Accepted papers and posters will be grouped into substantively plausible sessions at the discretion of the conference organizers. Papers should be presented in English; papers in German are possible, but will receive a lower priority in the selection process.

Submissions may be submitted in the following categories:

Full paper submission

Authors are asked to send their original conceptual or empirical research manuscript (not to exceed 7000 words) for review and decision. [closed].

Vienna congress- full paper template (pdf)

Poster Submission

Individuals interested in presenting posters are required to submit the contents of their poster on a maximum of 6 A4 Pages; accepted poster submissions will be informed about the exact presentation format of posters [closed]
Submission form (docx). Please download the guidelines for poster submission here

Poster Submission format (pdf)


Congress Workshops should stimulate or highlight research topics relevant to the congress and should have clearly stated goals. They should allow the interested scholars and participants to present and discuss important  approaches to research, methods, concepts or emerging research areas. This forum should also nurture the interaction among presenters and attendees and offer an opportunity for presenters and audience to work through a question, problem, a new approach of practical, or theoretical interest, or to think more broadly about the issues and trends in the field. Workshop presentations should not largely repeat oral presentations at the main conference.
Tutorials are self-contained seminars of established research areas that should provide training within and in depth insight in the congress pivotal topics. They should be focused on the proposed topic and should be presented by two or three experts in the field.

Panel Proposals

Several speakers (3-5) discuss a topic before and with an audience. Panel organizers are responsible for identifying, recruiting, and organizing the panels. Please submit just one proposal for the entire panel that provides the overall topic and a list of panelists (confirmed speakers and their CVs). The panel convener should submit electronically a panel description of up to 800 words describing the panel topic, goal and connections among the papers along with the abstracts of individual papers by March 20th 2015.
Panels will be reviewed for the quality of the entire panel and individual papers. They may be accepted or rejected in their entirety, or papers may be accepted individually, depending on the quality of submissions.

Review Process

All submissions will be judged by the Congress Program Committee. Abstracts for individual papers, posters, workshops and panels should not include the name(s) of presenters. Compromise of the blind review process automatically disqualifies the submission.

In order to guarantee pluralism and diversity of the congress program, the congress organizers reserve the right to ask presenters of accepted proposals for any type of presentation to answer a brief questionnaire on their own position in relation to a few basic questions related to the current religious-scientific discourse.

Send all inquiries and submissions to: Shiva Khalili