Abstract Submission


Paper/Poster Presentation


General Guidelines


Submission of Abstracts for Research Paper / Poster Presentations


  • Authors are expected to strictly follow all abstract submission guidelines indicated below when submitting abstracts for paper/ poster presentations. Any abstract / paper which does not fulfill the necessary requirements will be rejected.
  • Upon approval of abstracts for paper/ poster presentations by the ICAP Selection Committee, it is mandatory for at least one of the authors to register for the conference by the indicated deadline and attend it to present their research at the conference. Failing which, the paper will not be included in the conference program.
  • Selected full papers will be published in the South Asia’s first ever Journal of Psychology.
  • The Abstract submission application form can be found here. Please download the word document and email the completed document to abstracts@icapsrilanka.com.



  • Registrations will officially close on the 30th July 2017 for presenting participants.
  • The registration fees include:
      • Attendance for all plenary and parallel sessions

    (keynote addresses as well as paper/ poster presentations and informal conversation sessions with keynote speakers).

    • Poster/ Paper presentation (which involves submitting an abstract and, if accepted, inclusion in the conference program).
    • The chance to submit your paper to the corresponding Journal, if selected, and participate in the refereeing process.
    • Participants’ pack inclusive of the ID card, conference proceedings manual, copy of the South Asia Journal of Psychology, souvenir, note pad, pen and other essential conference material.
    • Morning and evening refreshments during the three days of the conference and lunch buffets on day 01 and day 02 will be provided.

(Please note that the Registration Fee does not include dinner or extras such as the excursion, air fare and accommodation. These extras can be selected and paid for separately at the time of registration.)



  • All participants are expected to choose the relevant participant category when registering and making payments. Selection of an incorrect participant category may result in disqualification of the application.
  • All payments can be made via bank deposits, cheque deposits or telegraphic transfers. Walk-in cash payments can also be made at the ICAP Project Office.
    Click here for more information on the payment options for ICAP 2017.
  • Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Dress code


  • All presenters are requested to attend the conference in Business Casual on all three days of the conference, which includes shirt, tie and blazer for men and office pants/ skirts, shirts or dresses for women.
  • Any participant wearing jeans, slippers or sandals will be strictly prohibited from entering the conference.

Abstract Submission Guidelines


Theme: “Enhancing Well-being of Individuals to Improve Quality of Life at Home, Work and in Society”


The theme of the 2017 conference “Enhancing Well-being of individuals to improve quality of life at home, work and in Society” aims to advance the field of psychology by stretching the existing research paradigm to encourage the research and practice of psychology in diverse contexts. Over the years, the field of psychology has grown to scientifically study the well-being of individuals and societies to supplement its knowledge of human suffering and mental illnesses. Specifically, this conference places a particular focus in highlighting and understanding the psychological impact of individual well-being on a broad variety of contextual factors and effective interventions to improve the quality of human life. These factors may include family and marriage relationships, social support systems, community experiences, education, workplace settings, sports and recreation, as well as natural and man-made disasters.


To better disseminate the findings from these unique conceptual models, the research will be published in the peer reviewed scientific journal called the South Asian Journal of Psychology.


  • Improving mental well-being through interventions – Psychological & Psychiatric Applications
  • Quality of work life leading to Satisfaction & Productivity at workplace
  • Impact of sports, recreation and entertainment on individual and societal well-being
  • Making Teaching & Learning a positive experience to enhance effectiveness of education
  • Restoring well-being of people following natural and/or manmade disasters

Guidelines for Paper / Poster Abstracts


Word limit: 1000 – 1200 excluding the list of references.


Authors’ Information


  • Title
  • Name of Author/ Authors (Block Capitals/Bold print)
  • Credentials
  • Affiliations


Contact Details


  • E-mail ID (Corresponding author)
  • Secondary E-mail ID
  • Contact Number
  • Fax Number
  • Postal Address


Extended Abstract


  • Introduction, Objectives and Research Problem/Issue
  • Significance (maximum 200 words)
  • Methodology (maximum 200 words)
  • Results and Findings (maximum 500 words)
  • Conclusion and Implications (maximum 300 words)
  • References
  • You may include important tables, graphs and maps along with the extended abstract.
  • Font “Times New Roman” size 12 with 1.5 spacing on A4 paper
  • Margins should be at least 2.5 cm on all sides
  • Maximum of five key words and five key references
  • Present using APA style
  • Your extended abstracts should only be written in English




  • Preferred method of presentation
  • Topic
  • Theme of Abstract
  • Abstract (maximum 300 words)

The abstract submission application form can be found here. Please download the word document and upload the completed document in order to submit your abstract.

Paper / Poster Presentation Guidelines


Guidelines for Paper Presentations via PowerPoint Slides


  • All slides must be presented on a white background
  • Any material presented must be in a simple, legible font with a minimum font size of 14.
  • All references must be mentioned in the PowerPoint either as footnotes or in a separate slide.
  • The time allocated for each presentation is 15 minutes, therefore decide on an appropriate number of slides accordingly.


Guidelines for Poster Presentations


  • The display board for each poster should be 90 cm (3′) high and 120 cm (4′) wide. Any poster exceeding this limit will be rejected for display.
    • The title, author(s), and their affiliations should be indicated at the top of the poster.
    • The lettering of the title should be at least 3 cm high and author(s) and their institutional affiliations should be at least 2 cm high.
  • The text and illustration of the poster(s) should be readable from a distance of about 1 m (font size: minimum 20). Too much information should not be inserted. It is advisable to arrange the material in columns. The text should be free from typographical and grammatical errors.
  • The data should be presented in a logical and self-explanatory sequence, presented in an organised format. A sample poster format is given below for your reference.
  • The poster should be printed on white poster paper or cardboard. The colours of the fonts and the graphs/ tables should be clear and not too bright.
  • Posters should be mounted on display boards provided during the research session.
  • Your poster should include the reference number provided on the registration slip at the bottom right-hand corner of the poster.
  • Your posters should be handed over to the assigned organising committee members at the time of the registration on the Day 01 of the conference.