Submission Guidelines


Please read the following instructions on how to submit your abstracts and papers for the Third International Chaos, Complexity and Leadership Symposium(ICCLS) 2016.

All abstracts must be submitted in electronic format. The length should be one paragraph of no more than 250 words and the abstracts must be submitted by 25th August 2016.

For registration to the online submission system;

  • Your email address and password
  • Your contact information
  • Name of a designated presenter
  • Name of the contact author
  • Complete abstract and keywords
  • Link information
  • Your choice of two topic threads from a list that would best fit your work
  • Type of contribution
  • The presentation format you think would best fit your work
  • Author(s) brief bio and photo (optional)

NOTE: Authors may indicate their preferred presentation style by selecting ‘oral’ or ‘poster’ or ‘either’ on the abstract submission form. The Organizing Committee, will allocate session types based on their assessment of which presentation format is best suitable to the topic and in line with the conference program schedule.


Submission will be accepted for the following presentation types:

Roundtable Discussion

Participants agree on a specific topic to discuss and debate. Each person is given equal right to participate, because of the circular layout usually used in round table discussions. Topics of roundtable will be listed depend on preferences of participants.

Panel Presentation

Session that includes 3-4 participants discussing a common theme, issue or question. Panels may include short statements during which panelists outline diverse or similar approaches to the same question. Panels are typically more interactive than symposia, involving active discussion among the panelists.

Workshop Presentation

Instructional session that aims to help participants increase their understanding and skill in a particular area of interest. Such sessions may include active involvement of the audience.

Case Study Presentation

Sessions that use material from a single or a set of cases to illustrate clinical, theoretical, or policy issues. These sessions may involve the audience in discussion of the case material presented.

Media Presentation

Session involving presentation of a segment of film, video, music, drama, literature, artwork, or other forms of media relevant to traumatic stress, along with discussion.

Oral submission

Submissions are invited for papers reporting original research findings, papers reporting work-in-progress, methodological papers, policy analysis, case presentations, professional practice issues or evaluations of family service programs. Papers will be grouped into themes and presented in concurrent sessions. Twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for discussion, will be allocated for each individual paper. Three papers will be presented in the course of each one-and-a-half-hour session.


Symposia submissions should propose a set of closely related papers on a particular topic, the content of each paper, and the names of a convenor and a discussant. Each symposium, of one-and-a-half-hours duration, will usually consist of 3 – 4 papers followed by a discussant responsible for drawing together themes, coordinating discussion and directing questions from the floor to particular speakers.

Submitting a symposia

A convenor must initially submit an overview of the symposium on line via the link provided above. Once the overview has been submitted the convenor then invites presenters to submit abstracts under the symposium name.

Poster presentations

Posters provide a visual display of new techniques, programs, research or professional innovations.

Key words

Using the online abstract submission form you will be able to select between one to three of the following categories that best fits your submission. These keywords will be used by the OrganizingCommittee to place abstracts in sessions and assign them to the reviewers.

  • Leadership
  • Chaos
  • Complexity
  • Social Media
  • Business
  • Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Creativity
  • Marketing
  • Risk Management
  • Politics
  • International Relations
  • Energy
  • Security
  • Quantum
  • Financial Systems
  • Social Networks
  • Motivation
  • Ethics
  • Team Management