Proposed Symposium

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Submission Guidelines
Please read this information carefully before proceeding to submit your proposed Symposia.

Submission process
Please submit your abstract to:

Important dates
Submission deadline for the submission of the proposed symposium including title, contents and participants documentation: December 15th, 2014
Acceptance Notification: January 23rd, 2015

Submissions shall be done in English

Symposium Format
A Proposed Symposium is designed to be a focused session in which distinguished speakers present on a common theme, issue or question of particular relevance. It would usually consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic and providing an introduction to the session. This would usually be followed by at least 3 but no more than 5  individual speakers (ideally  from different affiliations or countries), and ending with concluding remarks by a discussant. Every effort should be made to ensure close interaction between the speakers and to provide new and non-overlapping presentations. There should be opportunity for the audience to ask questions to presenters and for an exchange of views.
A symposium session will run for 90 minutes.

Submission rules
All submissions will be considered on the basis of the interest of the individual submission and will be ranked according to the following criteria:

  1. Relevance to Congress themes (see topic list hereafter)
  2. Significance of content in terms of applications
  3. Relevance of content to audience

All presenters and discussants are required to register and pay to attend the Congress. The acceptance of a submission does not imply funding of registration, travel arrangements, accommodation or other costs by the Congress Organizers. A submission which does not adhere to these rules is likely to be rejected.

By presenting a symposium the organizer:

  1. confirms that presentations have  not been published before;
  2. grants the Organizing Committee permission to publish the abstract in hard copy or electronic format;
  3. grants a non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, distribute, display and store the abstract worldwide in all forms, formats and media now known or as developed in the future, including print, electronic and digital forms. Organizer will retain copyright of abstracts, although authors will be entitled to the moral rights of the abstract
  4. grants permission for the presentations to be audio/video recorded and hereby grant to the Congress a non-exclusive right to reproduce or display and store the recorded material for the purpose of providing Professional Development either by download from the ECP 2015 or the hosts websites or via distribution of a CD/DVD;
  5. grants permission for the PDF of  presentations to be made available online to all conference delegates following the congress.

Instructions for the preparation of a proposed symposium due by October 15th 2014
The symposium summary cannot contain more than 3500 characters (blank spaces and punctuation are included. Title and authors’ list & affiliation are not included).
The minimum size is 2000 characters.

The structure should be as follows:

  1. Title of the symposium
  2. List of authors (including the symposium organizer as first author and discussant if any)
  3. Introduction & Objectives of the Symposium (2000 characters, spaces included)
  4. Speakers presentations’ titles, full names, affiliations,  and countries
  5. Abstracts of presentation (250 characters, spaces included, each)
  6. It is not possible to insert tables or images.
  7. Abbreviations may be used after defining them first.

For your convenience please download a ECP Invited symposium template.


A. General issues and basic processes

    1. History of psychology
    2. Research design and experimental methods
    3. Psychometrics
    4. Psychobiology
    5. Genes-environment interplay and behaviour
    6. Cognitive neurosciences and neuroimaging
    7. Sensation, perception and space
    8. Attention and consciousness
    9. Learning and memory
    10. Language and communication
    11. Motivation and emotion
    12. Intelligence and cognitive functioning
    13. Thought, decision and action
    14. Personality
    15. Artificial intelligence and expert systems
    16. Other

B. Development and Education

    1. Language acquisition
    2. School adjustment, academic achievement and learning disabilities
    3. Learning and instruction
    4. Attachment and intimate relationships
    5. Moral development and prosocial behaviour
    6. Emotion and self
    7. Social cognition, identity and social interactions
    8. Bullying and aggression
    9. Adolescent adjustment
    10. Parenting
    11. Temperament and individual differences
    12. Typical and atypical development
    13. Child abuse and neglect
    14. Developmental disorders in health
    15. Longitudinal analysis
    16. Other

C. Culture and society

    1. Ethics
    2. Family systems and processes
    3. Sex and gender
    4. LGBTQI studies
    5. Group processes and intergroup relations
    6. Attitudes and values
    7. Race and ethnicity
    8. Prejudice and social exclusion
    9. Media and communication
    10. Economic choices
    11. Forensic psychology and law
    12. Political preferences and behaviour
    13. Religion
    14. Music
    15. Qualitative methods
    16. Other

D. Work and organization

    1. HR assessment and development
    2. Leadership and entrepreneurship
    3. Teams performance
    4. Well-being at work
    5. Organizational behaviour
    6. Labour market, unemployment and flexicurity
    7. Human factors and ergonomics
    8. Innovation management
    9. Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility
    10. Traffic and transportation
    11. Tourism
    12. Safety culture and climate
    13. Age and work
    14. Workplace learning and training
    15. Career guidance
    16. Other

E. Health and clinical intervention

    1. Assessing and accrediting quality of psychotherapy training and practice
    2. Psychodiagnosis
    3. Personality assessment
    4. Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapies
    5. Evidence-based psychotherapies
    6. Family treatments
    7. Personality disorders
    8. Community psychological cares
    9. Positivity and well-being
    10. Sport and exercise
    11. Lifestyles and healthy self-regulation
    12. Cognitive disturbances and rehabilitation
    13. Psycho-oncology and psychological support in chronic diseases
    14. Disaster and crisis psychology
    15. Ageing and dementia
    16. Other

F. EXPO 2015 Hot Topics

  1. Capacities building and human development
  2. Nutrition, development and well-being
  3. Consumer behaviour
  4. Cognitive enhancers and brain nutrients
  5. Eating disorders
  6. Psycho-social development and adjustment under conditions of poverty
  7. Psychological consequences of natural disasters for individuals, families and communities
  8. Life skills in culture and society
  9. The psychological causes of economical crisis and its related costs for individuals, families and society
  10. Psychotechnologies and life-long learning
  11. Environment and sustainability
  12. Mindfulness
  13. Neuroeconomics and neuropolitics
  14. Cyberspace and virtual realities
  15. Data mining