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submissions

The Organizing and Scientific Committees invite submissions for the 11th International Conference on the Dialogical Self (11th ICDS) to be held in Barcelona, Catalonia. The purpose of the conference is to create a forum for dialogue across the boundaries of specific (sub)disciplines that explore the possibilities and challenges related to the dialogical self. Central topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: 

1. Education & development (learning, teaching, development)

Papers focused on any area of human development, formal or non-formal education scenarios, or in any aspect of the teaching-learning processes at any educational level. 

2. Clinic & health

Papers focused on the improvement of health, and of any type of psychological disorder or of any kind of therapeutic process, both in its preventive and remedial condition.

3. Culture & social community

Papers focused on any enculturation and socialization process that has an evident social impact, such as globalization, emigration, changes in socio-political power, in cultural and artistic movements and trends, community networks, etc.

4. Organizations

Papers focused on organizational dynamics of any kind: entrepreneurship, non-governmental organizations, public or private institutions, professional identity, institutional borders crossing, etc.

5. Theory & methodology

Papers focused on the discussion or proposal of theoretical constructs (inspired or related to the Dialogical Self Theory) and alternative methodologies in the registration, analysis and presentation of data, from a quantitative, qualitative or mixed perspective.

 

​General orientations:

  • You are requested to include in your abstract the relation with Dialogical Self Theory as this is the central topic of the conference. 

  • We ask you to check the quality of the English of your abstract, as this text will be published in the book of abstracts after acceptance.

 

poster

Posters are suitable for a variety of contributions, including completed projects, theoretical contributions, single case studies, pilot studies, and work-in-progress. Poster dimensions should approximate 80cm x 100cm (32 x 40 inches).
We will try to group the posters by topic to stimulate discussion and the exchange of ideas.

Required information: submission topic within the central topics of the conference; for the poster you need to provide a title, an abstract (300-400 words), keywords (max: 4), authorship, a presenting author and the presenting author’s organization/institution.


paper

Papers aim at reporting on ongoing or completed studies in a 15 minutes oral presentation. Papers will be arranged in thematic sessions and assigned a specific slot by the Organizing Committee. Paper sessions will last 60 minutes and will consist of three presentations, with 15 minutes for discussion.

Required information: submission topic within the central topics of the conference; for the paper you need to provide a title, an abstract (300-400 words), keywords (max: 4), authorship, a presenting author and the presenting author’s organization/institution.


symposium

The main purpose of the Symposium will be to provide an opportunity for group discussion among colleagues on a specific topic in the Dialogical Self Theory. Please note that the chairperson of a Symposium is responsible for confirming at least three other individuals’ participation and for organizing all aspects of the presentation. Symposiums will last 90 minutes maximum.

Required information: submission topic within the central topics of the conference; for the symposium you need to provide a title, an abstract (300-400 words), keywords (max: 4), and a discussant; for each presentation in the symposium you need to provide a title, an abstract (300-400 words), authorship, a presenting author and the presenting author’s organization/ institution.


workshop

Workshops are opportunities to present practical approaches and specific techniques. The main focus is the development of skills and experiential involvement. A detailed description of the techniques that will be addressed in the workshop (e.g., theoretical background, aims, step-by-step procedures) should also be submitted. Workshops can be designed for 45 or 90 minutes.

Required information: submission topic within the central topics of the conference; for the workshop you need to provide a title, an abstract (300-400 words), keywords (max: 4), authorship, a presenting author and the presenting author’s organization/institution.

 

Important dates

Submisions

Opens: 15 July 2019

Deadline: 1 January 2020

Notification of acceptance: February 2020

Registration

Opens: 20 June 2019

Early bird: 20 June - 15 March 2020 

Regular bird: 16 March - 15 May 2020

Presenter Registration Deadline: 1 April