International Society for Gesture Studies 8th Conference: CFP

ISGS is pleased to announce the Eighth Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies: Gesture and Diversity. It will be held in Cape Town, South Africa, July 4-8, 2018.

International Society for Gesture Studies 8th Conference 4-8th July 2018, Cape Town, South Africa

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to 14 December 2017.

Please note below the updated and easier instructions for abstract submission. (If you see any discrepancies on the website, please note that they will be corrected shortly). Below are the correct instructions.

Important dates

- Abstracts submission opens on 1 September 2017
- Abstracts submission deadline is 14 December 2017
- Abstracts final acceptance date is 29 January 2018
- Final date for registration is 15 June 2018

Abstract submission

We invite abstracts (450 words maximum, excluding references) of unpublished work for individual papers, posters, and theme panels. *You can upload your abstract but it must remain anonymous. Remove any reference to the author(s).*


Abstracts should be in English.
Abstracts should be in Arial font, single line spacing.
Abstracts should not exceed 450 words.
Abstracts should be in editable Microsoft Word format.

Each author for either a talk or poster must submit his/her abstract in the abstract section. If you want to add references, tables, graphs, illustrations, you can ATTACH a word or pdf document at the end of the submission.

*Paper presentation* slots will be 30 minutes, with 20 minutes for presentations, 5 minutes for discussion, 5 minutes to change rooms and presenters. The chair person will be in charge of making sure the timing is

Panel proposal

*Theme panels* are welcome. They should focus on a well-defined research topic. Each panel will be allocated 2 hours, which should include opening and closing remarks, individual papers, discussants and general discussion. Panels should consist of four talks. If a theme panel is not accepted as a whole, individual submissions will be considered for standard paper presentations.


Panel proposal should not exceed 800 words.
Panel Chairs should submit the full panel proposal and all the abstracts.
Members of the panel DO NOT need to submit their abstracts separately under
abstract submission.

There may be a maximum of 4 individual member abstracts, to be clearly
marked as part of the panel.

Authors abstracts should not exceed 450 words.
Abstracts should be submitted by 14 December 2017.
Final confirmation of acceptance by 29th January 2018.

The panel chair must submit a general summary describing the panel and its research aims as well as the titles of all the presentations to be included and the name of the discussant (if there is one - name can be entered in the 5th abstract option under panel submission). The panel chair should submit the panel proposal and *all* the abstracts and details of authors under panel submissions. Panel chairs and participants will get notification of submission. Panel chairs and all participants will be individually notified of panel's acceptance.

*Posters* are intended as a format for reports on work in progress, and are an opportunity for more extended interaction. Posters will be displayed during poster sessions, with ample opportunity for discussion.

Each author may submit no more than *three abstracts* and no more than *two abstract* as first author. (We strongly encourage no more than one abstract as first author.)

If you have any queries, please email the conference organising team on

The Conference web site:

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