I. Invitation to Submit
The International Conference on Environment and Forest Conservation (ICEFC 2018) is open to all scientists, academicians, practitioners, conservationists, students and interested individuals from the Philippines and all parts of the globe with research aligned to the four tracks, namely: forest conservation and management; environmental sciences; environmental engineering and environmental computing; and environmental education and governance, which will all explore new paradigms, frameworks, best practices, and possibilities that will help promote a sustainable world for humanity and the planet.
We warmly invite you to submit your abstract to [email protected] as an attached document.
On the subject line, (1) write your surname(bold caps), (2) the first two words of the research title (no space), (3) the number of the track which you think your paper/study will be best clustered in, and (4) indicate whether your abstract is for Oral Presentation(OP) or for Poster Presentation (PP)
Therefore on the Subject Line in your email, you shall use this format: SURNAME/FirstTwowords/Track#/OP
Sample: DELA CRUZ/Today'sPlanet/Track4/OP
2. Schedule of Submission
3. Abstract Submission Guidelines
¨ Title of the paper may contain maximum of 25 words. Use Times New Roman(TNR) (bold font-14), center-flushed and each first letter of the Content Words shall be capitalized
¨ Paper must contain the name/names of all the authors & their respective institutions but only name of First Author shall be placed with an asterisk (*) and his/her corresponding email address below
¨ Abstract must contain maximum of 250 words in one paragraph and 5 keywords. Use font 12-TNR.
Follow the sample below. Just click to view.
4. TIPS in Writing an Abstract
The abstract is a critical part of a scientific paper; in fact, it may be the only part people read. Yet, many authors write their abstracts at the last moment, without really thinking through what the abstract should include. So what should it include, and how do you write it so that it compels people to read your paper, or attend your talk or poster? Here are some tips.
1. State your problem. If readers don’t grasp the problem, they’re not going to care about the solution (i.e., your research) or get the significance of what you’ve found. So, the beginning of the abstract should contain a statement about the research problem or question, along with enough background or context for readers to understand why the problem is important. Your findings should then be presented as an answer to the question.
2. Have a main point. Although the style of writing is different, the abstract is like a brief news item on your research, and news stories always have a main point. So, rather than trying to squeeze in as many findings as possible, write a few bullet points or “sound bites” about your most important data and then shape the abstract around them. This is also useful to do before writing a full-blown paper.
3. Target a broad audience. The abstract should be aimed at a wider audience than the paper itself, because you never know who will come across it online and in database searches. Thus, it should contain few, if any, jargon terms or acronyms; a statement of the research problem; and adequate background information for scientists outside your field. This becomes even more important when you’re publishing in widely read journals, such as PNAS.
4. Say what you found, not what you did. Statements about methods (we did this) can almost always be rephrased as statements about findings (we found this). It’s always more interesting to hear about results than methods, plus you’ll save on words.
5. Be explicit about the significance of the research. If you want to compel people to read your paper, don’t make them guess what you think the data mean. A good abstract includes a statement at the end about the significance of the work, the more specific the better.
6. Eliminate writing errors. When people are skimming text very quickly—as they are with abstracts—they are less patient with writing errors and clunky, hard-to-read prose. So, make every effort to use good grammar, proper sentence structure, transitions between sentences, and so on. Reading your abstract should be as effortless as strolling a gently winding path. Making readers hack through thickets of words will discourage them from taking the longer journey—reading your paper.
7. Choose keywords carefully. Learning how to choose good keywords (ones that increase your paper’s chance of being found in searches) is beyond the scope of this workshop. But make sure you discuss this with your advisor, your college librarian, or others who can offer guidance.
In summary. To write an informative and interesting abstract: 1) State the problem; 2) Present only your key findings (i.e., the main points), making explicit how they address the problem; 3) State the overall significance of the research; 4) Provide background as needed; and 5) Make your writing as clear and accessible as possible.
Workshop: Writing an Abstract for a Paper, Talk, or Poster ASA, CSSA, SSSA Annual Meetings 2013
4. Guidelines for Poster Presentation
· Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space, and use "visuals" (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to tell your "story."
· It must be oriented in the "portrait" position tarpaulin , with size (to be announced later)
· Heading should include title, name, and university name and be positioned at top-center.
· Text should be readable from five feet away. Use a minimum font size of 18 points.
· Lettering for the title should be large (at least 70-point font). Use all capital letters for the title.
· Present numerical data in the form of graphs, rather then tables (graphs make trends in the data much more evident). If data must be presented in table-form, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
· Visuals should be simple and bold. Leave out or remove any unnecessary details.
· Make sure that any visual can "stand alone" (i. e., graph axes are properly labeled, maps have north arrows and distance scales, symbols are explained, etc.).
· Use color to enhance comprehension, not to decorate the poster.
· Make sure that the text and the visuals are integrated.
5 Major Tracks
Ø Track1. Forest Conservation and Management
· Forest Ecology
· Biomass & Bioenergy
· Carbon sequestration
· Social Forestry
· Watershed Management
· Forest Fire
· Forest Health
· Biodiversity Conservation
Ø Track2. Environmental Sciences
· Aquatic ecosystem
· Terrestrial ecosystem
· Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
· Soil and Water Conservation
Biotechnological and Molecular Advances
Ø Track3. Environmental Computing & Environmental Engineering
· Remote Sensing & GIS
· Artificial Intelligence
· Internet of things (IoT) for Environmental Monitoring
· Data Analytics
Ø Track 4. Environmental Education and Governance
· Forest Policies and Legislation
· Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
· Sustainable development
· Gender and Development
· Peace and Development
· Food Security
· Social science related topics
6. Publication Opportunities:
Abstracts will be published in the conference e-proceedings and selected papers will be recommended to the refereed journals of MSU-IIT and scopus-indexed journals in the Philippines.