Call for Papers

Upcoming Symposiums

The 8th Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS8) in Hawaii

  • Connected Conference: The 8th IAFOR International Conference on Education in Hawaii
  • Symposium Dates:
    Day 1 (Online): Friday, December 16, 2022 (15:00 HST | UTC -10)
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    Day 2: Saturday, January 7, 2023 (Onsite in Hawaii) or Sunday, January 8, 2023 (Online)

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: November 1, 2022Submit an Abstract
  • Registration Deadline: December 1, 2022

The 9th Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS9)

  • Connected Conference: The 3rd Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2023) in Singapore
  • Symposium Dates:
    Day 1 (Online): Saturday, February 4, 2023 (10:00 SGT | UTC +8)
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    Day 2: Sunday, February 12, 2023 (Onsite in Singapore) or Monday, February 13, 2023 (Online)

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2022Submit an Abstract
  • Registration Deadline: January 10, 2023

The 10th Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium (AURS10)

  • Connected Conference: The 9th Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID2023) in Tokyo
  • Symposium Dates:
    Day 1 (Online): Saturday, March 18, 2023 (10:00 JST | UTC +9)
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    Day 2: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 (Onsite in Tokyo) or Thursday, March 30, 2023 (Online)

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023Submit an Abstract
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, February 24, 2023

How to Participate

  • Go to IAFOR's online submission system.
  • Create your account. Your email address will be used as your username and you will be asked to ​create a password. The information you enter when creating your account will be used for Letters of Acceptance, Certificates, and Listings on the website.
  • Submit your abstract (maximum 250 words).
  • Your abstract will be reviewed and the results will be returned to you generally within 6-10 days.
  • If your abstract is accepted you will be invited to register for the symposium
  • Upon payment of the registration fee, you will receive a confirmation email containing your official receipt
  • Upload your PDF Poster through the online submission system

Presentation Formats

The presentation format at AURS is poster presentation only.

(On-Site) Poster Presentation (90 minutes)

A poster presentation provides a relaxed presentation atmosphere in which the presenter uses a poster pinned to a poster board (1800mm high by 900mm wide) to illustrate their research. Presenters will often engage with interested participants on a one-to-one basis, providing excellent opportunities for networking, discussion and relationship building. The dimensions of the poster boards are fixed. Therefore, posters should be printed in portrait rather than landscape orientation.

Virtual Poster Presentation

The style of the poster is up to you. Create the poster with any software of your choosing (PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Word, and Spark) and convert it into a PDF file.

Your poster will be hosted and posted on the AURS website. Please prepare your poster as a single one-page PDF file.
- We cannot accept Word, PowerPoint, JPEG, or other formats.
- Your poster PDF must be only one page.
- No larger than 10MB.
- Horizontal or vertical orientations are acceptable.
- After registering for the conference you can upload your poster via the submission system.

Symposium Streams

We encourage submissions that approach the following streams from a variety of perspectives.

  • Architecture, Geography and Urban Studies
  • Culture, Popular Culture and Cultural Studies
  • Economics and Business Studies
  • Education
  • Ethics, Religion and Philosophy
  • History, Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Language, Literature, and Linguistics
  • Media, Film and Communication Studies
  • Political Science: Administration, Governance and Finance
  • Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences
  • Public Policy (including Health and Education)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
  • Sociology, Social Work and Social Concerns
  • Sustainability: Ecology, Energy and the Environment
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Submission Status

Check on the status of your abstract submission by logging in to the online submission system. The status is displayed in the "My Submissions" area. Your personal information may be edited at any time.

If your paper is accepted for presentation at the symposium, a notification email will be sent to your registered email address. If you do not receive this email, please contact us at [email protected].