Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission has now closed for the 2nd World Anti-Bullying Forum (WABF 2019). Abstracts are now in review and notifications will be sent by the end of January 2019.

Important Dates:

Call for Abstracts Opens: 6 June 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline:  November 2018 (CLOSED)

Notification of Abstract Review Outcome: Late January 2019

Deadline for accepted authors to register to confirm attendance: 12 February 2019

Programme Available Online:  Late March 2019


Submission Process

The abstract submission process for WABF 2019 is closed.

Presenting Authors are requested to create an account and submit an abstract for review according to the guidelines set out below. The same account will be used when you register for the conference. Please keep the email and password used to create the account for future use. Please do not create a new account. Should you require any assistance or have a query about online submission, contact wabf2019programme@conferencepartners.com


  • It is ESSENTIAL that you read the instructions below before you submit.
  • The Presenting Author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English

You do not need to register for the Conference prior to submitting an abstract however following acceptance into the programme you must register by 12 February 2019.

If you have an accepted abstract you are entitled to get the early bird registration rate up until the 12 February 2019. You will be provided with a link to register at this rate in your acceptance email. If you have any queries please contact wabf2019programme@conferencepartners.com. After this date any registrations made by you will be at the prevailing congress registration fee at time of registration/payment.

Presentation Type

An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the Conference as one of the following categories:

  • Oral
  • Oral or Poster
  • Poster
  • Symposia
  • Workshop

At the review stage, the Programme Committee may change the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference programme i.e. oral presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation. The presenting author will be informed of any change to their submitted presentation type at the acceptance notification stage. The decision of the programme committee is final.

  • Oral – Completed or advanced research projects that present theoretical insights and/or practical implications. Each presenter will be provided with a 25 minute presentation time slot. We suggest planning to use this time in a form that delegates can interact with during the length of the conference (e.g., 20 minutes presentation and 5 minutes discussion).


  • Poster – Case studies of research and/or practice related to tackling bullying. Accepted posters will be asked to produce a poster for display at the conference. Presenters are asked to take note of the following guidelines when producing their poster:
  • Maximum poster size is A0 (0.84 x 1.19m) (portrait orientation)
  • Keep text to a minimum
  • Ensure any text is in large font
  • Use graphs, charts, and/or tables
  • Ensure contents have a logical flow
  • Make it colourful
  • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the display period remains the responsibility of the presenter. Posters not removed by the indicated take down time will be removed and disposed of.


  • Symposia – Symposia connect researchers and practitioners with complementary or conflicting perspectives in the fields of bullying, conflict, aggression and harassment. is a 90 minutes conference session that include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 papers from at least 2 different countries plus a Discussant. The submission shall include the aim of the symposia and a description of the issues, theories or initiatives that will be addressed. The name of the discussant should also be included. The lead presenter submitting the abstract should list the names and contact details of the presenters in the symposia in the submission portal when uploading the abstract.


  • Workshop – A workshop will be conducted by one individual and will be 60 minutes long and should include a broader understanding of the motives and aims of the methods used or the methodological, epistemological and ontological discussions about the nature of bullying and include interaction with and among session participants. The submission should include an Introduction (e.g. goals and objectives for the session), methods (e.g. theoretical or research-based framework, and a description of the actual method or practice), results (e.g. learning outcomes), and discussion.



The overall theme for WABF 2019 is “Building bridges in the global work against bullying”. Please choose a keyword from the list below to best describe your abstract:

1: School bullying

2: Sibling bullying

3: Cyber bullying

4: Online safety

5: Sexting

6: Sextortion

7: Harassment

8: Bully

9: Victim

10: Bystander

11: Harassment

12: Violence

13: Mediation

14: Gender


16: Teachers

17: Youth Safety

18: Consent

19: Youth Clubs

20: Other (please provide an appropriate keyword in additional information section of the submission portal)


Please indicate if this abstract is suited for researchers or practitioners (school staff/organizations).

Submission Guidelines and Templates

Please adhere to the following formatting guidelines when preparing abstracts for submission for WABF 2019. Abstracts which are not correctly formatted will not be reviewed.

How to submit an abstract
The Presenting Author will be the contact person for the abstract and must submit the abstract. Once you enter the online submission portal, start by creating an Account. Please keep a record of the account details you use to set up the account as you will require them to log into both the WABF 2019 abstract submission and registration portals. Upon successful submission of the abstract a confirmation email will be sent to the Presenting Author.

If you have not received a confirmation email, please check that your abstract is not left in draft and is fully submitted by logging back into the portal and checking on the Edit Abstracts page.

A person may be associated with an unlimited number of papers but may only be a lead presenter on ONE presentation but can be a member of a team on another presentation.

IMPORTANT: Please note that you can save your submission as a draft and return to edit the submission, but once it has been submitted the abstract cannot be edited after the close of submission deadline. If you require any assistance regarding the submission of your abstract, contact wabf2019programme@conferencepartners.com

Submission Process:
The online abstract submission system is a simple step by step process and will ask you to input the following details:

  • Title of the abstract (word limit is 15)
  • Presentation type (Oral, Oral or Poster, Poster, Workshop, Symposium)
  • Keyword must be chosen from the list above
  • Audience must be chosen
  • Name, affiliation, and job title of Presenting Author (this person will act as the main contact for this abstract; this person must be listed as the first author)
  • Name, affiliation, and job title of co-author(s)
  • Abstract word limit is 250, excluding Title, Authors and Affiliations
  • Complete questions listed in Additional Information.
  • Symposia Submissions Only: The name and contact details for all Symposia presenters must be added to Additional Information. All presenters must agree to providing their contact details to the organisers. Oral, Poster and Workshop presenters are not required to complete this section.
  • Download the abstract template shown below to create the abstract as a Word document and then save as a Word file for uploading to the system. Only WORD files will be accepted for upload. Graphs and tables may not be included in the abstract.


Abstract Submission Template

Abstracts must be formatted using the WABF 2019 template for the presentation type you selected. Abstracts can be submitted in English only. Click on the button to download the template.

Notification of Acceptance

Notification will be sent to the Presenting Author in late January 2019.

When notified of acceptance, the Presenting Author is required to accept their offer by registering for the Conference by 12 February 2019. Failure to do so may result in the rejection of their abstract from the programme.


Terms and Conditions:

  • The abstract submitted adheres to the abstract submission guidelines on the WABF 2019 website
  • The text of the abstract along with the names and affiliations, poster and/or additional documents as requested will be published on the WABF 2019 website, WABF 2019 Forum app and book of abstracts, and that this will not raise any copyright issues.
  • This abstract has only been submitted once for WABF 2019
  • A submission as a particular presentation type may be changed to a different type following review by the programme committee in order to be accepted and included in the programme.
  • Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of the presentation and a copy of the slides may be published online after the conference.
  • It is the responsibility of the Presenting Author to submit the abstract. They are the main contact whose responsibility it is to communicate with other co-authors.
  • If the presenting author is submitting a symposia abstract, they must include the contact details of symposia speakers and they must agree to their information being shared with WABF 2019 Forum organiser and programme committee.
  • The abstract submitted is in English.
  • The Presenting Author is available to present at the conference between 4 – 6 June 2019

If you have any queries regarding the above, please contact the WABF 2019 Programme Team wabf2019programme@conferencepartners.com


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