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The CASANZ 2021 Scientific Committee is seeking abstracts that reflect the conference theme of: Air Quality in Unprecedented Times.

Sub-themes include:

  • The recent global bushfires disasters
  • The COVID-19 pandemic
  • Public participation, communication, and Citizen Science
  • The myriad effects of the changing climate

All abstracts will be considered however we encourage you to submit your original, unpublished abstract(s), which address the above theme.

Abstracts Portal

Abstract Submissions Guidelines

Creating an Author Account

The first step in submitting an abstract is to establish an Author Account.  An Author Account will require you to:

Enter your full contact details including email

Establish a password

Upload a photo (required)

Provide a brief biography (no more than 150 words)

Once you have created an Author Account, you will be able to complete your abstract submission as well as manage it.

Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts must be written in English and provide an accurate summary of the contents and conclusions of the paper.  Submitted abstracts should use Arial, 12pt font.

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.  The Scientific Committee will evaluate all abstracts for inclusion in the programme.

When submitting your abstract you will be asked to include the following:

  • Presenting author’s biography (no more than 150 words)
  • Presentation Type (oral presentation or poster presentation)
  • Paper Title
  • Paper abstracts (please see the abstracts template when writing your abstracts)
  • Author’s and Co-Authors (if applicable)
  • Theme/Sub Theme
  • Keywords

Abstract file names should use the main author’s name in the following format: i.e. Smithb.doc.  If submitting more than one abstract, files are to be numbered: i.e. Smothb1.doc, SmithB2.doc.

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Important Dates

8 Feb, 2021 Abstracts Extended Close
22 Feb, 2021 Authors  notified of selection
31 Mar, 2021 Full paper or 2 page extended abstract and posters due
9 Apr, 2021 All contributions finalised
Mid April, 2021 Conference Program released

Scientific Committee

Co-Chair Dr Pushan Shah
Co-Chair Dr Matthew Pickett

Program Co-ordinator Gary Graham
Program Co-ordinator Damon Roddis

Kirsty Tanner
Michael Assal
Ruth Peiffer
Greer Laing
Dr Puneet Verma
Andrew Curtis
Johan Meline

Abstract Example
Extended Abstract Template
Full Paper Template

Important Notes to Consider

  • All abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, who reserves the right to accept or reject any submissions.
  • The Scientific Committee may, based on the abstracts received and the programme, propose a poster presentation rather than an oral presentation.
  • It is a requirement that presenters whose abstracts have been accepted and who wish to present their papers must register to attend the conference,.
  • At least one author of the accepted paper must register to attend and present at the conference.
  • The acceptance of an abstract does not imply the provision of registration for the conference, nor any other costs associated with the preparation or presentation of the abstract, or attendance at the conference.
  • Authors of all accepted abstracts are required to submit a full paper for review.

 

Further Information

Please direct all enquiries to the Conference Organisers.

CASANZ2021 Conference Organisers

The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand (CASANZ)
Tel: 361 3 9727 3911
Email: conference@casanz.org.au

CASANZ 2021 Awards Criteria

CASANZ 2021 Awards Criteria

Conference Awards

There are four types of awards at the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand’s 25th International Clean Air and Environment Conference, and two types of presentation formats – oral presentation and poster display. The prizes categories are:

  • Emerging Air Quality Professional Award (formally the Young Achievers Award)
  • Innovative Presentation Award
  • CASANZ 2021 Best Paper
  • CASANZ 2021 Best Poster

Winners of the awards will be considered to have presented an original scientific or technical study investigating a novel application or an innovative research approach, of a standard suitable for publication at an international level.

The awards criteria are described in detail below.

Application and Review Process

All abstracts/papers submitted are critically reviewed by the CASANZ 2021 Scientific Committee as to their eligibility and suitability. They are rated based on the quality of the presentation content, the educational value and the quality of the written abstract. Applications may be offered a presentation format different to that applied for and not all applications will be accepted.

Emerging Air Quality Professional Award

The Emerging Air Quality Professionals (EAQP) award is for the best paper by a principal author that is in the early parts of their air quality career.  The EAQP has no minimum or maximum age requirements, you be the judge!  Either the category is relevant or not.

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 25%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Critique (weighting 40%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence with critical and coherent analysis
  • Writing style (weighing 25%) – high quality of accuracy, clarity, readability, entices reader engagement and effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.
  • Presentation style (weighting 10%) – use of clear, concise and comprehensible language with effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.

Innovation Award

The award’s objective is to encourage participants to be innovative in the way the paper is delivered to engage the audience. The use of only conventional PowerPoint presentations is excluded.

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 15%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Research method (weighting 15%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence with critical and coherent analysis
  • Presentation style (weighting 70%) – novel, innovative, entices high level of engagement and effective mechanism to deliver the paper’s concepts and conclusions

CASANZ 2021 Best Paper

The best paper award is a prize awarded to the author of the best paper at the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand’s 24th International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

Judging Criteria

  • Originality (weighting 30%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Research method (weighting 40%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence with critical and coherent analysis
  • Writing style (weighting 30%) – high quality of accuracy, clarity, readability, entices reader engagement and effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.

CASANZ 2021 Best Poster

The best poster award is a prize awarded to the author of the best poster at the Clean Air Society of Australia & New Zealand’s 24th International Clean Air and Environment Conference.

Judging Criteria:

  • Originality (weighting 20%) – original research contributing to cumulative knowledge base of field that is likely to inspire peers and has not been presented previously
  • Research method (weighting 30%) – scientifically sound contention/conclusion supported by robust evidence
  • Poster design (weighting 50%) – style and visual impact engages reader, high quality of accuracy, clarity, readability and effective organisation and presentation of concepts, figures, tables etc.