Submissions Online

Proposals are submitted electronically on the submission platform here. Before submitting your proposal, you must register in the platform.

The working languages of the symposium are Portuguese, English and Spanish. Presentations will be delivered in each submitting author’s official language of choice.

The proposal will be evaluated by a single-blind review. When submitting the proposal, please select the theme and the sub-theme.

Guidelines are provided for each type of submission to ensure proposals review. Papers that are not prepared according to these formatting instructions will not be reviewed. 

Proposals will be reviewed by ETD 2019 Scientific Committee Members, and the results of the review process will be communicated to the authors by June 30, 2019.

Accepted proposals in all categories will be made available through the conference’s website. Some conference sessions may be live streamed or recorded, then made publicly available. A selection of the best proposals may be expanded into formal papers after the conference and published in the ETD 2019 proceedings (open access, no article processing charge) in cooperation with BAD.

Important dates

Proposal submission deadline: May 15, 2019 May 31, 2019 (extended date)
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2019
Submission of full papers: August 31, 2019
Extended Abstract/Poster/PowerPoint (PPT) Presentation submission deadline: October 15, 2019

Before submitting a paper

Login or create a new user account in the submission platform here.
Comply with the rules defined for each publication format (follow the instructions provided for each type of submission).
 Confirm that the proposal is in accordance with the conference themes.
Submit the proposal in the submission platform, after authentication (a confirmation email will be sent after the submission).


Papers are invited on topics that focus on the themes of ETD 2019.

Paper proposals are expected to have 1000 to 1500 words (see below for the paper submission template) and must include an abstract of a maximum of 200 words, the title, name and affiliation of the author or authors, keywords, contextualization of the work, objectives, methodology, expected results and references.

Presentations are 30 minutes long including discussion.

Proposals with quality and relevance that cannot be accepted as presentations may be considered for Pecha Kucha or Poster.

Pecha Kucha

Proposals for Pecha Kucha presentations should have 500 to 1000 words (see below for the Pecha Kucha submission template) and include an abstract of a maximum of 200 words. Pecha Kuchas are 7-minute presentations comprising no more than 24 slides.

Successful Pecha Kucha presentations have a clear focus on one or a few ideas and a narrower focus than a 20-minute presentation and they may present recent or in development researches and concrete cases, with general interest and relevance.

Presentations will be grouped into blocks based on conference themes, with each block followed by a moderated question and answer session involving the audience and all block presenters.

Proposals with quality and relevance that cannot be accepted as Pecha Kucha can be considered for poster presentation.


Most papers accepted for presentation at the congress will be organized into concurrent panel sessions by the conference organizers. However, proposals for thematic panel sessions made up of a collection of related oral papers are welcome. Only a limited number of such proposed panels will be accepted.

Panel proposals are expected to have 500 to 1000 words (see below for the Panel submission template) and include an abstract of maximum of 200 words describing the overall focus of the panel session, and a list of titles and authors of oral papers to be included in the panel.

The panel should provide time for small presentations by panel members and time for discussion with the audience. Panels can be 60 or 90 minutes long and take an entire session or may be combined with another submission. Proposed panels should include at least four to five oral presentations.

You will be asked to identify under which conference sub-theme they feel the panel best fits, and to enter details of the individual oral presentations to be included in the panel including title, presenting author, and presenting author’s email address.

Panel sessions should focus on topics and issues that are of potential interest to the majority of ETD participants and are expected to include at least some degree of diversity in viewpoints and personal background of the panelists. 

Poster sessions

We invite 500 words proposals for posters that showcase current work (see below for the Poster submission template).

Posters serve to present work still in development or local experiences and two types of posters are encouraged:
 Research posters presenting new and promising work or preliminary results of ongoing projects
Best practices posters presenting the practical implementations of an organization’s practices or innovations

Posters will be displayed during the symposium, and Poster presenters will be expected to give a one-minute teaser at the session “My Poster in a Minute” to encourage visitors to their poster during the poster reception.


We invite the presentation of proposals for workshops and tutorials on practical or theoretical aspects related to the themes of the conference (see below for the workshop submission template). The proposed workshop should cover the following elements:
The subject and what knowledge is intended to convey
The session size (90 minutes or 180 minutes)
The target audience and the desired number of participants
The learning outcomes for participants
Technological and space requirements

Review process

Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by experts. Papers describing programs and projects should focus on what was done and restrict background information such as the description of organization/institution/country to a minimum.

Acceptance of proposals will be ongoing and authors will be informed of the status of their submission no later than June 30, 2019.

Authors of abstracts accepted must register for the congress no later than July 15, 2019. Authors who have not registered by this date will have their paper/poster removed from the program.

Costs of printing posters will be borne by the author(s); the congress organizing committee will not reimburse the cost of printing posters.

Accepted proposals

For all accepted papers and posters, we need:
A short biographical note for the website and a photograph

Copyright notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License – Attribution 4.0 International, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement

The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose.