ICIS Abstract Submissions

The International Congress of Infant Studies is accepting abstract submissions for the XXI Biennial Congress to be held June 30 – July 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. As 2018 will be the 40th Anniversary of ICIS, we have included an additional panel celebrating our 40 years of history. The 40th Anniversary theme is reflected in multiple ways in the submitted program. Scholars are encouraged to submit sessions that highlight the contributions of infancy research to policy, programs, or public/institutional understanding of babies’ competencies. Sessions may focus on the history of ICIS, its contributions, and what it may contribute globally in the future. Sessions that complement the invited program and bridge across disciplines, domains of inquiry (for example, pediatrics, psychology, early care and education), and geographic regions are of particular interest. The program committee encourages creativity in applying the 40th Anniversary and Building Bridges themes to abstract submissions.

2018 ICIS Philadelphia building bridgesThe congress will be comprised of pre-conference workshops, plenary speakers, invited speakers and symposia, contributed symposia, flash talks and poster sessions. Because 2018 is the 40th Anniversary of ICIS, the 2018 Congress will celebrate our past and future with the theme of Building Bridges.
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Abstract Submission Open:

September 15, 2017
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Abstract Submission Close:

Now Closed

Submission Rules

 

All submitters may submit up to three (3) presenting roles.  A presenting role is defined as:

 

  1. Chair of a Paper Symposium
  2. Presenter of a Paper in a Symposium or Flash Talk
  3. Presenter of a Poster

 

Additional Considerations:

 

  1. Only presenting roles will be protected from schedule conflicts
  2. Multiple presenting roles for an individual in the same submission (eg. Chair and Presenter of a paper in the same symposium) count as separate presenting roles
  3. You may edit your submission at any time prior to the submission deadline
  4. After the submission deadline of December 3, 2017, no changes can be made including the elevation of an author to a presenting role
  5. Submissions must be relevant to participants 36 months old or younger to align with the study of infancy

Submission Format

Submissions are encouraged from all ICIS members (Regular and Student).  If you are not yet a member, click here to join ICIS.

Posters

Poster submissions are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion.

Flash Talk

The flash talk sessions will be moderated by a chair and will have seven speakers in a 90-minute time block. Each speaker will have eight minutes to present. Following all the presentations, there will be just over 30 minutes for discussions on the presentations and questions. We anticipate these sessions will spark lively and in-depth discussion and audience participation. Flash talk sessions will be constructed by the Program Committee from presentations submitted independently through the flash talk session submission form.

Paper Symposium

Paper symposia are organized by a chair, include 3 – 4 papers/speakers, and are submitted as a group.
Flash Talks

The flash talk sessions will be moderated by a chair and will have seven speakers in a 90 minute time block.  Each speaker will have eight minutes to present.  Following all the presentations, there will be just over 30 minutes for discussions on the presentations and questions.  We anticipate these sessions will spark lively and in-depth discussion and audience participation.  Flash talk sessions will be constructed by the Program Committee from presentations submitted independently through the flash session submission form.

Please note: Abstracts submitted for flash talk sessions and not accepted will automatically be considered as posters

Submission Process

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – approximately 500 words)
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Identify the flash talk session that your talk is best suited for (see below for options)
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Use standard reference citations (last name, year), but do not included a reference list.  If you believe a full reference is necessary, include it in the text as (authors, title, journal, year) and it will be included in your total character count.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a pdf document, it will not be viewable.

There are 12 possible flash talks available to be submitted to as suggested by the Panel Chairs:

  • Lessons from Mentors that Shaped Infancy Research: Scientific and Personal Contributions of Our Foreparents
  • ICIS 2028: Imagineering the Next 10 Years of Infancy Research
  • Baby Face – What infant facial expressions can tell us about the biologically prepared or socially constructed nature of emotion
  • Are bilingual infants really all that special?
  • Do individual experiments in individual labs matter in the face of big data?
  • Will new research technology save us or sink us?
  • Let’s make this less WEIRD – Moving away from Western, Educated, Industrialised, Rich, Democratic participants in infancy research
  • Babies in their natural habitat – The role of ecological validity in studies of learning
  • Babies and screens
  • The interrelation of motor, cognitive, and social development
  • How neurodevelopmental theories can inform practice
  • Modeling and interpreting individual differences

*By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the ICIS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Posters

Three dedicated poster sessions will be available during the congress for individual, free-standing research presentations.  Posters are the appropriate format when material can be explained briefly, is suited for graphic or visual presentation, and/or the presenter would benefit from high levels of interaction and discussion.

Submission Process

  • Include all authors (primary and secondary) exactly as you wish them to appear on published material and in the correct order
  • Include an abstract (max 3500 characters – 500 words)
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Use standard reference citations (last name, year), but do not include a reference list.  If you believe a full reference is necessary, include it in the text as (authors, title, journal, year) and it will be counted towards your total character count.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a pdf document, it will not be viewable.

*By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the ICIS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Paper Symposium

A paper symposium is defined as a cohesive cluster of research presentations and theoretical perspectives.  To attain cohesion, the symposium should focus on a specific topic and emphasize conceptual issues and the integration of findings. As the theme of ICIS 2018 is Building Bridges, the program committee is looking for symposia that reflects this theme.  Some examples of symposia that reflect the Building Bridges theme include highlighting different theoretical perspectives or different disciplines on the same topic.

Paper symposia are scheduled for 90 minutes total and must have a minimum of three and a maximum of four paper presentations.

Organizing a Symposium: Symposia are organized by chairs and are submitted as a group of presentations.  Important Note – When you invite people to participate in your symposium, please clearly communicate to them that your invitation is not part of the official ICIS invited program and that ICIS will not reimburse their expenses.

Please note: if your submission is not accepted as a symposium, each paper abstract submitted as part of your symposium proposal will be considered for an individual poster presentation

Roles and Requirements:

  1. Chair (required) – Organizes and moderates the symposium session by introducing the presenters and ensuring time limits are strictly observed. The Chair should be prepared to lead, stimulate, and coordinate discussion with the audience.  The Chair may serve as a Discussant for the presentation if needed.  This is a presenting role and will be protected against schedule conflicts.
  2. Presenting author (required) – One author presents an individual paper presentation within a symposium. This presenting role is protected against schedule conflicts.  Additional authors on each indidividual paper presentation are not protected against schedule conflicts, and this designation does not count against the maximum number of presenting roles per person.

Integrative Statements and Abstracts:

  1. Prepare a 250-word integrative statement that summarizes the nature and significance of the proposed topic. Integrative statements for symposium submissions accepted for presentation will be viewable in the online program schedule.  No author names or other identifying information may be included.
  2. Prepare a 500-word abstract for each paper that describes the material to be presented (introduction, hypotheses, study population, methods, results). Abstracts are for review purposes only and if successful, further information including secondary authors will be required.

Submission Process

  • Include all speakers and chair
  • Prepare an abstract title (max 130 character limit)
  • Prepare an Integrative Statement (max 2000 characters – 250 words)
  • Include an abstract for each paper (max 14,000 characters – 500 words per paper abstract)
  • No names or other identifying information is to be included
  • Submit the abstract via ICIS’s online abstract management system. Please note, when submitting the abstract cut and paste it from a text editor (i.e. notepad, wordpad) to ensure it does not include underlying formatting that may cause errors. Do not copy/paste from a Word document as additional hidden formatting could be inserted into the submission.
  • Ensure the submission has been approved by all authors
  • Graphics are encouraged but not required. They do not count toward the maximum word count for the submission.  The two graphics allowed may be:
  1. 2 tables, or
  2. 2 figures, or
  3. 1 table plus 1 figure

Please note that all graphics must be incorporated into one single file for all presentations within the symposium.  The file must be in Adobe PDF Format and you will upload the document at the end of the submission process.  If you submit anything other than a pdf document, it will not be viewable.

*By submitting an abstract, you agree to present at the ICIS Meeting should your abstract be selected for the program.

Please note: if your submission is not accepted as a symposium, each paper abstract submitted as part of your symposium proposal will be considered for an individual poster presentation

Review Criteria

Submitted abstracts should be original work and substantively different from papers that have been previously published.  Although abstracts need not describe completed projects, they must include sufficient empirical data, even if preliminary, to provide a basis for evaluation.  Abstracts that reflect no new data will not be accepted.  Each submission is evaluated by at least two members of either the first or second choice review panels identified, and conflicts are resolved by the panel chair(s).

Submissions are reviewed according to the following criteria:

  • Clarity of formulation/conceptualization
    • Symposia should reflect cohesion among presentations, relevance of presentations to the topic, and expression of different views. Symposia that include multiple presentations from the same set of authors or lab group will receive lower priority for acceptance than symposia that include presentations from at least three distinct research groups.
  • Adequacy of methods, design and analytics
  • Appropriateness of interpretation(s)
  • Current relevance of topic for developmental science

Creativity and adherence to the Building Bridges theme will be considered when reviewing.  Symposia that include different disciplines on the same topic or different theoretical perspectives for example, will receive higher priority for acceptance than those that don’t reflect the theme.

Review Panels and Chairs

Motor and Sensorimotor Processes

Jana Iverson (Co-Chair)
Petra Hauf (Co-Chair)
Marianne Barbu-Roth
Bennett Bertenthal
Jean-Paul Boudreau
Whitney Cole
John Franchak
Regina Harbourne
Klaus Libertus
Jeff Lockman
Sammy Perone
Eliza Nelson
Shannon Ross-Sheehy
Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Beatrix Vereijken
Peter Vishton
Eric Walle

Developmental Neuroscience

Heather Bortfeld (Co-Chair)
Rick Gilmore (Co-Chair)
Kimberly Cuevas
Jed Elison
Margaret Guy
Pan Liu
Claudia Männel
Debbie Mills
Ori Ossmy
Santiago Morales Pamplona
Audrey van der meer

Perception

Lorraine Bahrick (Co-Chair)
Scott Johnson (Co-Chair)
Martha Arterberry
Dick Aslin
Viridiana Benitez
Andy Bremner
Hermann Bulf
John Colombo
Karen Dobkins
Erin Hannon
Sabine Hunnius
Kang Lee
Robert Lickliter
Daphne Maurer
Olivier Pascalis
Ferran Pons
Greg Reynolds
Lisa Scott
Mark Strauus
Chiara Turati

Communication and Language 1: Speech perception, phonology, and word-level processes


Chris Fennell (Co-Chair)
Leher Singh (Co-Chair)
Elike Bergelson
Christina Bergman
Heather Bortfeld
Krista Byers-Heinlein
Alex Cristia
Paola Escudero
Tsao Feng-Ming
Adrian Garcia-Sierra
Roberta Golinkoff
Katherine Graf Estes
Jessica Hay
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
Marina Kalashnikova
Casey Lew Williams
Nivedita Mani
Reiko Mazuka
Thierry Nazzi
Rochelle Newman
Kris Onishi
Rachel Schmale
Amanda Seidl
Megha Sundara
Athena Vouloumanos
Janet Werker
Katherine White
Chen Yu

Communication and Language 2: Syntax, pragmatics, signed languages, nonverbal communication, and disorders

Sudha Arunachalam (Co-Chair)
Tilbe Goksun (Co-Chair)
Ben Ambridge
Marie Coppola
Reyhan Furman
Judith Holler
Mutsumi Imai
Elizabeth Kirk
Aylin Kuntay
Amy Lieberman
Ulf Liskowski
Danielle Matthews
Carolyn Mervis
Letty Naigles
Elena Nicoladis
Julia Parish Morris
Carolyn Quam
Katharina Rohlfing
Meredith Rowe
Anna Theakston
Laura Wagner

Attention, Memory, and Learning

Natasha Kirkham (Co-Chair)
Melanie Spence (Co-Chair)
Rachel Barr
Ramesh Bhatt
Mary Courage
Donna Fisher-Thompson
Teresa Farroni
Ross Flom
Janet Frick
Harlene Hayne
Zsuzsa Kaldy
Ildiko Kiraly
Angela Lukowski
Denis Mareschal
Robin Panneton
Paul Quinn
Jennifer Rennels
Greg Reynolds
John Richards
Larissa Samuelson
Gudrun Schwarzer
Gabrielle Strouse

Cognitive Development

Teodora Gliga (Co-Chair)
Susan Hespos (Co-Chair)
Nadja Althaus
Elika Bergelson
Luca Bonatti
Cara Cashon
Erik Cheries
Sara Cordes
Alissa Ferry
Sarah Gerson
Gustaf Gredeback
Kiley Hamlin
Melissa Kibbe
Celeste Kidd
Valerie Kulhmeier
Koleen McCrink
Paul Muentener
Shannon Ross-Sheehy
Sylvain Sirois
David Sobel
Victoria Southgate
Aimee Stahl
Kristy vanMarle
Rachel Wu
Fei Xu
Jennifer Zosh

Social Development

Kiley Hamlin (Co-Chair)

Felix Warneken (Co-Chair)

Laura Armstrong

Renee Baillargeon

Jonathan Beier

Geoffrey Brownell

Celia Brownell

Laura Cirelli

Audun Dahl

Courney Filippi

Josefina Grau

Dale Hay

Mikolaj Hernik

Shoji Itakura

Joscha Kartner

Ben Kenward

Gabriela Markova

Daniel Messinger

Vincent Reid

Mel Rutherford

Laura Scaramell

Kristin Shutts

Marinus van Ijzendoorn

Emotional Development

Pamela Cole (Co-Chair)
Martha Ann Bell (Co-Chair)
Jennifer Ablow
Marjorie Beeghly
David Bridgett
Rebecca Brooker
Eva Costa Martins
Chantal Cyr
Anjoli Diaz
Ruth Feldman
Maria Gartstein
Tobias Grossmann
Jie He
Nancy Jones
Elizabeth Kiel
Esther Keerkes
Nicole Letourneau
Nancy McElwain
Margaret Moulson
Colleen O’Neal
Koraly Perez-Edgar
Cathi Propper
Dale Stack
Amanda Tarullo
Mele Taumoepeau
Ross Vanderwert

Translational Science: Pediatrics, Psychopathology, Developmental Disabilities, Interventions, and Policy

Holly Brophy-Herb (Co-Chair)
Katherine Rosenblum (Co-Chair)
Erika Bocknek
Costanza Colombi
Mary Dozier
Brenda Jones-Harden
Melissa Hagan
Miri Keren
Karlen Lyons-Ruth
Prachi Shah
Nancy Suchman
Tova Walsh

40th Anniversary

Kim Boller (Chair)
Leslie Cohen
Iheoma Iruka
Rachel Keen
Michael Lewis
Harshini Shah
Margaret Sullivan
Aisha Yousafzai

The 40th Anniversary theme can be reflected in multiple ways in the submitted program. Scholars are encouraged to submit sessions that highlight the contributions of infancy research to policy, programs, or public/institutional understanding of babies’ competencies. Sessions may focus on the history of ICIS, its contributions, and what it may contribute globally in the future. Sessions that complement the invited program and bridge across disciplines, domains of inquiry (for example, pediatrics, psychology, early care and education), and geographic regions are of particular interest. The program committee encourages creativity in applying the 40th Anniversary theme to your session proposals.