Abstract Submission

To Submit an Abstract to the IAUS358 Symposium:

  1. All participants must (Pre) Register prior to Abstract Submission;
  2. Download the .txt file and fill in the required fields
  3. Send the file to iaus358contact[at]prcml.mtk.nao.ac.jp with the SUBJECT: Abstract Submission (First and Last) Name
  4. If you have any questions please send an email to iaus358contact[at]prcml.mtk.nao.ac.jp;

Additional notes:

a) The deadline for submitting an abstract for talks is July 15, 2019.
b) All participants wishing to apply for a travel grant must submit their abstract (for oral or poster contribution) by June 30, 2019.
c) Participants will be informed of the outcome of their abstract submission by August 31, 2019.
d) Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the meeting. All submitting authors are required to (pre-)register for the meeting.

Abstracts are sought in the following key topics covered by the symposium:

  • Learning from Best Practices in Disabilities and Establishing a Framework to Address Equity and Equality in Astronomy Organizations, Facilities and Academic Institutions
  • Identify and Address Barriers to Access: fostering a climate of inclusivity
  • New Technologies for Accessibility: diversity and disability;
  • Astronomy for society — Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Empathy in Communicating Astronomy
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): gender equality and empowerment
  • IAU100: Global Perspectives on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Astronomy
  • Diversity in Research: identity, ethnicity and culture in research teams

This Symposium intends to lay grounds for future IAU Resolutions on Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion policies. These resolutions will outline a set of viewpoints and subsequent proposed actions, in alignment with the new IAU Strategic Plan 2020-2030 and will ultimately seek official endorsement by the EC and the IAU GA in Busan, in 2021. We encourage all participants to actively participate in the drafting of these resolutions and to seek the official endorsement of your institution. For further questions related to the resolutions email Lina Canas (lina.canas [at] nao.ac.jp)

Abstract preparation guidelines

  1. The abstract submission will require the presenting author name, country and affiliation, as well as those of co-authors;
  2. The abstract title should not be more than 200 characters.
  3. The abstract should not be more than 2000 characters.
  4. We ask for three relevant references to be added to your submission.
  5. We ask you to identify which scientific topic(s) your abstract is most relevant to;
  6. We ask you if you wish to be involved in the drafting of the future IAU Resolutions, and if so how you intend to be involved (e.g. searching endorsement from my institution, contributing to writing the draft document, offering support with the (key topic(s) in which you which to collaborate).