Cambridge University Uzbekistan Society and Cambridge Central Asia Forum announces call for papers for the first multidisciplinary conference for Uzbek graduate students doing original research projects in the UK. The Avicenna Conference will take place in Cambridge, March 12-13, 2011. All major academic disciplines ranging from science and technology and social and political science to humanities will be covered. There will be also sessions on multi and interdisciplinary topics. The goal of the conference is to provide an opportunity for Uzbek students in the UK to exchange ideas and bring them together with world renowned senior British academics. This is an excellent opportunity for Uzbek students to showcase their academic potential and to get feedback from top British academics as well as network with their peers and establish personal connections in universities all over the UK. Some senior academics from Uzbeksitan are expected to be present at the meeting also.
The conference committee is seeking submissions of papers for oral presentation at the conference and also for poster presentations:
Oral presentation–Papers will be selected by members of the program committee and other independent reviewers (where necessary). Case studies, research in progress and full research papers including theoretical papers will be considered for the inclusion in the conference program. The abstracts for this category should be 500 words. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the conference, the delegates are requested to present their work in a manner accessible to a broad and non-expert audience. Special emphasis should be given to highlighting why the research in question is important. Delegates will be given 15 minutes to present their research and further 5 minutes will be given for questions from the audience.
Poster presentation– The abstracts submitted should be not more than 200 words and will be reviewed and selected for acceptance by the program committee.
The conference committee can accept only a limited number of papers in the oral presentations category. All accepted papers will be published in electronic form on the Conference CD-ROM and will be published in the printed version of the Avicenna Conference Proceedings.
Out of the selected papers, the committee will award a Best Paper for each category (oral and poster) at the conference.
Deadlines and forms of submission:
Authors wishing to submit papers for both oral and poster presentation and registration for the conference should submit abstracts of their talks and send confirmation of their attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than February the 20th, 2011. Authors of accepted papers will be notified by February 28th, 2011.
All submissions will be handled electronically and the review/acceptance process will be conducted anonymously by the conference committee:
Papers should be submitted via electronic mail to email@example.com in portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF) or Microsoft Word 97 or newer format (DOC).
Avicenna Students Fund Student support has been applied for and if it becomes available subsidies will be offered.
On March 11th, 2011, Cambridge Central Asia Forum in collaboration with Cambridge University Uzbekistan Society will host the annual Navruz celebrations in Jesus College, Cambridge. The event is open to all but due to popularity of the event, those wishing to attend are urged to register for the event. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance at this event.