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Abstract Submission

INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Important Reminder

All presenters must fill in and send (cypsy23@uqo.ca) the following documents:
For posters: Presenter Form.
For orals: Presenter Form, Speaker Form as well as a CV

See the forms HERE: Presenter_SpeakerForms2018


Please read all the instructions before completing your registration, even if you have been attending the conference in the past, and especially if you are submitting a symposium.

When you are ready to submit your abstract, click HERE.

For more information regarding abstract submission please email cypsy23@uqo.ca

Criteria for Approval.

The proposal process is a competitive one. All submissions will be blindly reviewed and evaluated by members of the Program Committee. The accept or reject decision is at the discretion of the Scientific Committee. Commercial promotion and funding requests are not appropriate in submission of abstracts and during scientific presentations.

Limits on first authorships.

There is a limit of two submissions per first author for Oral presentations and speakers presenting as part of a Symposium. However, there is no limit on other forms of participation such as discussant, symposium chair, co-author, workshop presenter and posters.

Conference language.

As mentioned on the conference website (see the website for more details and the French version), English is the official language of the conference. There will not be any simultaneous translation services. Titles and abstracts of each submission are in English. Please check spelling and grammar, as your abstract will be printed in the conference syllabus. If English is not your native language, please have your paper proofread by a native speaker, preferably one who is familiar with the described technology.

Presentation Formats (note, the length of all abstracts is limited to 600 words):

You can submit abstracts for four types, or format, of presentations: workshop, poster, oral and symposium.  References are not required in the abstract.

Workshops

Workshops are 3-hour event all scheduled on the first day on the conference. Workshops require extra cost when registering, the total number of workshop is limited, and the deadline to submit a workshop is December 15th, 2017. Workshops are designed to allow participants to learn about and explore a particular issue or technique in depth, or develop specific skills. Handouts, if applicable, should be available to participants. Your 600-word abstract must explicitly include the following sections, which will be used for assessing and promoting your workshop:  (a) Content of the workshop, (b) Targeted audience (mental health providers, engineers, novice or experts in the field, etc.), (c) Approach (formal lecture, case illustrations, discussions with the audience, hands-on practice with hardware/software, coaching, etc.), (d) Learning objectives (list at least 4).

Posters.

Posters offer the opportunity to present data and have substantive discussions with interested colleagues. The audience circulates among the posters, stopping to discuss research of particular interest to them. Authors present their research using a visual medium with key information displayed on a 2 meters wide X 1 meter high free-standing bulletin board. No audio visual equipment can be used. In preparing your 600-word abstract, please consider the following as it will be used for reviewing your submission: the title should be descriptive as this will be listed without the abstract on some of the convention material and attendees often build their convention schedules based on titles, mention previous research on the topics so reviewers and conference attendees can ensure you are presenting research that has not been presented or published elsewhere (if it is an extension from previously presented material, make it explicitly clear), describe your sample, method and results explicitly, use significantly more space to describe the method and results than to present the context and the conclusion, assume half of those who will read your abstract do not know your research field and the other half will be expert in your domain.

Orals.

An oral presentation is where individual speakers present their research in less than 20 minutes, including questions from the audience.  It is the responsibility of the CYPSY23 organisers to regroup orals together based on the set of available keywords and topics selected when submitting. In preparing your 600-word abstract, please consider the following as it will be used for reviewing your submission: the title should be descriptive as this will be listed without the abstract on some of the convention material and attendees often build their convention schedules based on titles, mention previous research on the topics so reviewers and conference attendees can ensure you are presenting research that has not been presented or published elsewhere (if it is an extension from previously presented material, make it explicitly clear), describe your sample, method and results explicitly, use significantly more space to describe the method and results than to present the context and the conclusion, assume half of those who will read your abstract do not know your research field and the other half will be expert in your domain.

Symposiums (sometimes referred to as panel session in other venues).

A symposium is a focused session in which individual speakers present their research on a common or related issue. A symposium should have the dual goals of providing diversity of perspective and integrating those perspectives into a meaningful whole. A symposium includes a chair, four to five presenters, and a discussant (optional). It is the responsibility of the chair of a symposium to recruit the presenters, not the CYPSY23 organisers. Symposiums will be scheduled in 60 to 90-minute time slots and should allow a few minutes for discussion with the audience. The exact duration of symposiums is based on the number of authors in a symposium, with each presentation lasting less than 20 minutes, including questions from the audience. All abstracts in a symposium will be assessed together (i.e., all abstracts will be accepted or rejected together). The chair of a symposium must submit a general abstract for the symposium, even if the chair is also presenting a talk in that symposium.

To submit a Symposium, or in a Symposium, please note the following information.

In the section Type of Submission / Format, one option is entitled Symposium General abstract. This section is for the chair of a symposium. It is used for assessing the symposium and regrouping all presentations together. Your 600-word abstract must explicitly include the following sections: (a) Title of your symposium, (b) Title of all the presentations in your symposium (i.e., the title the authors will use in their own submissions), (c) Name of all presenters in your symposium (not all authors on all talks, only the name of the author that will submit an abstract), and (d) the name of your discussant, if any (note the discussant does NOT have to submit an abstract but MUST register to the conference in order to participate). The name of the discussant can be added or communicated later to the conference organizers. When asked to list the authors (e.g., Author 1), ONLY enter the information for the symposium chair. Note that your title should be descriptive as this will be listed without the abstract on some of the convention material and attendees often build their convention schedules based on titles.

In the section Type of Submission / Format, one option is entitled Symposium. This is where you enter the abstract of your presentation in a symposium. You do not need to refer to the general title of the symposium. In preparing your 600-word abstract, please consider the following as it will be used for reviewing your submission: the title should be descriptive as this will be listed without the abstract on some of the convention material and attendees often build their convention schedules based on titles, mention previous research on the topics so reviewers and conference attendees can ensure you are presenting research that has not been presented or published elsewhere (if it is an extension from previously presented material, make it explicitly clear), describe your sample, method and results explicitly, use significantly more space to describe the method and results than to present the context and the conclusion, assume half of those who will read your abstract do not know your research field and the other half will be expert in your domain.

Other information that will be requested in the submission process (also explained on the submission form)

Refusing Oral being reclassified as a poster. In some cases, a submission for an Oral presentation could be rejected as an oral but be accepted if it had been submitted as a Poster. If you prefer that rejection of your Oral does not give you the chance to be considered for a Poster, you will be invited to express your preference when submitting. Your choice will not be displayed to the reviewers and will have no impact on their decision.

Work in progress. We accept work in progress at the CYPSY23 conference. However, we ask authors to mention it in their abstract and by checking the appropriate box on the submission form.

Approved by an ethics committee. You will be invited to confirm if your study has been approved by an ethics committee, if approval was not required (e.g., data was gathered from the public domain, simulation data, theoretical paper, etc.), or if the Scientific Committee should contact you to address issues about ethical approval.

Conflict of interest. If you believe that some program committee members have a potential conflict of interest that can prevent them from evaluating your work fairly, please specify names of program committee members and provide a brief explanation why, in your opinion, they should not review your paper. This information will not be shared to other reviewers.

Program Participant Registration Policy.

All program participants must register and pay the appropriate convention registration fee. This includes all speakers, session chairpersons, participants, and poster presenters.

Note that a PC laptop, LCD projector, screen, microphone and speakers will be available in each presentation room.

Encouraged topics / keywords include, but are not limited to:

Addiction to technologies
Advanced interaction training
Apps (mobile applications for smartphones, etc.)
Arts and storytelling using technology
Brain computer interfaces
Cognitive and/or physical therapy
Connected objects / Internet of things
Cross-cultural differences relevant to cyberpsychology
Cyberbullying
Cybercrime
Cybersecurity
eHealth
Embodied experiences and / or body ownership
Engineering issues applied to cyberpsychology
Games for health and / or serious games
Gaming and technology (gameplay, technologies, performing arts, law and politics, etc.)
Human-computer interactions
Implications of technologies in humanities (archeology, history, law, etc.)
Neurorehabilitation
Non-invasive physiological monitoring devices
Personality and internet use
Positive technology
Presence and / or telepresence
Robotics
Smart homes and / or home automation (domotics)
Social applications of technology
Social implications of Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Social networking
Technology for education and / or learning
Technology for psychotherapy
Technology for physical and medical health
Telehealth and telepresence
Using technology in education and learning
Using technology in marketting (neuromarketing, AR, etc.)
Videoconferencing and / or telepsychotherapy
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in general
Virtual reality for the film / movie industry
Wearable computing
Cyberpsychology and Addictions (related to substance, games, gambling, sex, etc.)
Cyberpsychology and ADHD
Cyberpsychology and Anxiety disorders and phobias (including OCD and PTSD)
Cyberpsychology and Autistic and related disorders
Cyberpsychology and Cognitive disorders (dementia, etc.)
Cyberpsychology and Depression and mood disorders (including bipolar disorders)
Cyberpsychology and Developmental disorders
Cyberpsychology and Eating disorders
Cyberpsychology and Neurological diseases
Cyberpsychology and Obesity
Cyberpsychology and Pain (chronic and acute)
Cyberpsychology and Personality disorders
Cyberpsychology and Phantom limb
Cyberpsychology and Schizophrenia, psychotic and / or delusional disorders
Cyberpsychology and Sleep disorders
Cyberpsychology and Cancer
Cyberpsychology and Cardiology
Cyberpsychology and Other medical, psychological or socio-cultural disorder or problem

When you are ready to submit your abstract, click here.

For more information regarding abstract submission please email cypsy23@uqo.ca

 

Important Dates

CYPSY23: June 26th – 28th, 2018

Gala Dinner:
June 28th, 2018 (limited space)

Submission

Abstract Submission for Workshops Deadline:
December 15th, 2017

Poster, Orals & Symposiums
Submission Deadline :
January 15th, 2018

Notification of Acceptation/Rejection
of Abstract:
February 15th, 2018

Full Paper/Presenter Requirements Due
(Faculty Disclosure Form & Presenter
Agreement Form, Presenter 2-page CV):
March 31st, 2018

Discontinuation of Hotel Discount:
June 1st
(Extended if rooms are available)


Registration

Early Registration Deadline:
March 1st, 2018

Regular Registration Deadline:
June 15th, 2018

On-site Registration:
June 26th - 28th, 2018