Call for Papers and Panels

Call for Papers and Panel Submissions

“Transoceanic Cooperation and Integration between 
Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Oceania”

You are cordially invited to submit your abstracts/proposals for Individual Papers and Panel Discussion for the 8th biennial conference of CELAO to be held from the 9th to 11th November 2018 at the University of Macau in Macau S. A. R., China. The 8th International Conference of CELAO aims to gather academics and intellectuals around the world to share their knowledge and experiences in relation to the general theme of the conference “Transoceanic Cooperation and Integration between Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Oceania”. Papers are encouraged to be focused on the general theme and the suggested topics under the 10 pillars stated in the “General Theme and Pillars” . Papers on other subjects related to the objectives of the conference are also welcome.
§     Each presenter will participate in a maximum of 2 presentations.
§     Papers in English, Spanish and Portuguese will be accepted.
§     Presentations (Individual and Panels) will be conducted in English / Spanish / Portuguese with no simultaneous interpretation.
§    Abstracts should be submitted on or before the 21st September 2018 by email to the Conference Secretariat.
§    Final panels and themed sessions will be announced on 12th October 2018.
§    Authors of the submitted abstracts for presentation must also make separate registration for the Conference by filling in the Registration Form.
§    Submission of abstracts doesn't include official registration for the Conference. If the abstract is submitted by two authors, both authors must make the official registration.
§    All the accepted abstracts will be eligible to be presented at the conference. Presenters should register on or before the final registration deadline.
§    Presenters will make their own travel and accommodation arrangements (List of accommodation options will be available in the next circular).
§   Detailed program of the Keynote Speeches, Social and Cultural Activities will be posted on our website in due time.

1.      Individual Papers
Participants are invited to submit their abstracts of no more than 300 words, preferably in English, for their individual papers (a maximum of 2) that are related to the General Theme/Pillars and the objectives of the conference as per the submission guidelines below:

§   Submit your abstract(s) using the Paper Abstract Form attached with the circular.

§   Save the Paper Abstract Form under the name(s) of the author(s).

§   Email the form to the Secretariat Office on or before the 21st September 2018  

§   Once your abstract has been reviewed, you will be notified of the acceptance of your abstract.

Presentation Format:
Each presenter will be allocated a time slot of 20 minutes for paper presentation and followed by a 5 to 10 minute Question-and-Answer session. 

2.      Panel Discussion
To encourage collaboration and topical coherence within the field of interest, Panel Proposals on any topic relevant to the General Theme/Pillars or the objectives of the Conference should be submitted on or before the submission deadline as per the submission guidelines below:

§       Panels are collections of 3-4 individual paper presentations that relate to a narrowly defined topic of interest.

§       Panel Proposals should consist of (a) brief outline (max. 300 words) of the theme and purpose of the Panel, (b) identification of the Panel Chair and Presenters in the Panel, and (c) abstracts of papers of the panelists (max. 200 words for each panelist).

§       Participants may put up more than one panel, but to avoid overlapping, they should not present subjects of the same theme.

§       Fill out and email the Panel Proposal Form attached with the circular to the Secretariat Office (email: on or before the 21st September 2018.

§       A list of accepted Panels will be announced on the 12th October 2018 on the website and by email circular to the participants.

Panel Presentation and Discussion Format:
Each panel may have three to four speakers for presentations. The total time given to each panel is 90 minutes.

The Chair of a Panel is the person responsible for ensuring the cooperation and attendance of all the participants of his/her Panel and for deciding on the internal structure of the Panel.