VALA2018 – Call for Abstracts NOW CLOSED


Monday 20 February 2017                                Abstract submission open

Wednesday 19 April 2017                                 Abstract submission close

Wednesday 31 May 2017                                 Notification of abstract acceptance

Wednesday 18 August 2017                             Full Paper Submission

Monday 27 November 2017                             Deadline for presenters to register

Monday 27 November 2017                             Early Bird registration close

VALA2018 Conference                                     13-15 February 2018


Acceptance or otherwise is at the discretion of the Program Committee with notifications sent to the contact author by 31 May 2017.


Authors will be required to indicate their preferred presentation format when submitting an abstract, as follows:

  • Presentation
  • E-Poster Presentation (NEW to VALA2018)
  • Either/Both


If an abstract is accepted for a presentation, a full paper is required to be submitted by 18 August 2017. VALA2018 Conference papers undergo a quality peer-review process. Authors will have the opportunity to respond to reviewer input, edit and update papers, with final papers completed by 27 November 2017. Papers will be presented at the Conference in the nominated session.

E-Poster Presentation

For the first time, VALA2018 is offering the opportunity for an E-Poster presentation. Accepted authors will prepare their research project within the supplied template to be displayed as a digital poster at the Conference. The template will be issued at the time of acceptance. The displays will be available in the Exhibition Hall for delegates to view and will be available electronically following the Conference. Please note no presentation or paper is required if accepted for an E-Poster.


Authors who wish to be considered for both styles of presentation should nominate the third option for consideration - either a Presentation or an E-Poster Presentation.


VALA2018 is seeking abstracts relevant to the following broad concepts:

  • Information access
  • Information architecture
  • Information management
  • Information retrieval
  • Information seeking
  • Information education and collaboration
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Emerging trends and technology

Abstracts with a strong technology, R&D or future focus will be favourably considered.


Authors and co-presenters will be able to register their full or day conference attendance via the Registration Portal from 7 September 2017. One (1) discounted registration is available per paper accepted for presentation at VALA2018.

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Conference. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants.

All presenters must register and pay for the Conference by 27 November 2017 in order for the presentation to be included in the Conference Program.


For detailed instructions on the preparation of your abstract please read the Abstract Preparation page.


  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided.
  • Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be re-submitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program.
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed.

You will be able to access your Abstract Presentation Portal account to review your abstract until 19 April 2017. If you wish to edit or replace an abstract submission that has been successfully loaded, please email the Conference Office. Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields on the online submission form.

Submission of your abstract/s implies you have read, understood and comply with the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the Abstract Presentation Portal.


You are required to double check your abstract has uploaded correctly during the upload process. If you have any concerns, please contact the Conference Office via T +61 3 9645 6311 or E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .">


Contact Authors will be notified on 31 May 2017 whether the abstract has been accepted or not. Please ensure the details provided for the contact author are for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters.


For any enquiries regarding abstract submission please contact the Program Coordinator Cassandra Pizziol on T +61 3 9645 6311 or E This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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