CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite abstracts for Oral and Poster Presentations and short video films, based on original research on diurnal (Falconiformes) and nocturnal (Strigiformes) raptors from Asia, focused on these topics: Conservation Biology / Ecology / Ethno-ortnithology, Bio-geography, Diversity, Raptor migration, Taxonomy and molecular phylogeny, Pesticides, Lead poisoning and other threats, Rescue and rehabilitation, Bio-acoustics, Modelling & Bio-statistics, Conservation education, Status surveys, Falconry, others.
Abstract with 250 to 300 words should be in English (as a .doc file in MS Word 97, 2003 version.) Send only one abstract as the first author. Name of the person who shall read the paper should be mentioned. The final presentation should be only in Power Point (MS 97-2003). The duration for oral presentation shall strictly be 10 + 3 minutes. Presentations brought on pendrive/ CD / DVD should be deposited with the organizing committee atleast one day prior to the date of presentation. All presentations shall be projected from the conference computer only.
Abstract should be sent by email to:
Recommended poster size is 3 feet x 4 feet (width x height). Display facilities shall be provided. The posters should be attended by the authors during the time slot allocated for poster presentation.
Short Video Films:
Short documentaries on raptors on any of the subjects mentioned above are welcome. Preference will be given to conservation or culture related themes based on original research and creative presentation. Format should be .avi or other media files that shall play on Windows Media Player. The duration of the video shall be 12 minutes. If a long film (up to 30 mins) is to be shown, special arrangement can be made depending on the relevance of the subject and quality of work. Video should be submitted on a DVD.
Decision about acceptance:
The abstract may be accepted either as an oral or poster presentation depending on the relevance of research and availability of time. The decision of the scientific committee shall be final and binding.