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Important Information for Contributors


Please read carefully through these instructions to ensure that your contribution can be considered for the 53rd DGPs congress/15th ÖGP conference.

I. Only submissions by first-author presenters that have registered for the conference and paid their conference fees until June 30th, 2024, will be included in the final program. First authors have to present their contributions at the conference.

II. If the number of positively reviewed submissions exceeds the capacity limitations of the venue, submissions will be selected for presentation on the basis of the date of their submission (from early to late).

III. The DGPs as organizer and ÖGP as scientific partner reserve the right to accept submissions conditional on a change of submitted presentation type (e.g., from talk to poster), depending on the reviews (at least 1 review per poster, at least 2 reviews per talk or other submission types).

IV. In contrast to prior DGPs and ÖGP conferences, posters will be presented continuously throughout the conference, parallel to the talks.

V. Altogether only 1 contribution can be made by one person as first author for the following presentation types: Poster, Research Talk, Digital Research Talk, Symposium Talk (Classical, Digital, Hybrid, Trend or Coupled), and Position Paper. For example, participants may organize only one symposium or core topic symposium (and present a research talk within it); or present a position paper; or present a poster; or present a research talk. Additionally, they can organize an FG (Fachgruppen) Symposium or contribute (1 contribution) to an FG (Fachgruppen) Symposium.

Exceptions are keynotes, flashlights, organization of and contribution to one and the same symposium, more than one contribution to one and the same symposium (e.g. a research talk in a symposium and an introduction to the same symposium), contributions to panel discussions, contributions to interactive fora, and pre-conference workshops. For example, participants may present a poster, a flashlight (e.g., on the same topic) and contribute to an interactive forum; or participants may organize a pre-conference workshop, organize a symposium and present a research talk within the symposium, and serve as discussant in the same symposium.

Please note that submissions can only be made through our ConfTool link:

When logging into the Conftool submission system, please follow the instructions carefully to ensure that your contribution can be considered for the 53rd DGPs congress/15th ÖGP conference.

Submission Types


The DGPs congress/ÖGP conference invites the following types of submissions/presentations in German or in English. In general, submitted Abstracts should not exceed 250 words length. More information on submission requirements can be found in the submission system. 


1. Posters

Posters (dimensions: A0 portrait, 841 mm x 1189 mm) covering empirical, conceptual, theoretical, or methodological research can be submitted. Each poster will be displayed in one of several poster sessions scheduled in the program. Authors remain with their poster for questions and discussions for designated times slots specified in the final program. We recommend that you bring handouts of your poster with you. Material for mounting the posters will be available from the help desk.


2. Poster Group

In a poster group, thematically related research conducted by different first authors on a specific question is presented in the shape of posters (dimensions: A0 portrait, 841 mm x 1189 mm). As a rule, a poster group should consist of 4 to 12 posters. Related posters are presented together within the same poster session. 


3. Symposium

In a symposium, thematically related research conducted by different first authors on a specific question is presented. Four to six abstracts (max. 250 words per abstract) can be submitted for presentation in a joint symposium (total duration 60-90 minutes, depending on the number of talks). Including at least one discussion paper is recommended but not obligatory.


4. Digital Symposium

In addition to in-person symposia, we offer the possibility to conduct digital, as well as hybrid symposia. In a digital symposium, all presentations must be digital. Digital presentation requires digital participation. It is not allowed to present digitally only and attend physically. For more information, see here. Those presenting digitally will not have physical access to the conference.


5. Hybrid Symposium

Hybrid symposia consist partly of digital, and partly of physical presentations. Digital presentation in a hybrid symposium requires digital participation. It is not allowed to present digitally only and attend physically. For more information, see here. 


6. Coupled Symposia

Coupled symposia allow you to organize a symposium extending over two successive 90-minute allotments. If you plan to organize a topical symposium for at least eight and up to 12 contributions (which total number may include a discussion and/or introduction), a coupled symposium is the right format for you. Please note though that coupled symposia may start prior to a lunch break and continue after the break or that they may start late on Day X and may be continued early on Day Y.


7. Fachgruppen- (FG-) Symposia

Per each Section (Fachgruppe or FG) of the DGPs, one symposium may be submitted, thematically covering an approved core topic or a trend, but not both. Approval of the FG symposia is by the conference organizers and submission requires a password. Other than that, it is similar to the other symposia.


8. Interactive Forum

The aim of this format is to benefit from the presence of a large number of experts at the DGPs Congress in order to launch thematic networks as well as initiate site-independent work or research groups. An interactive forum presents an opportunity to work on more complex topics with the active involvement of all participants in an ad-hoc group (e.g. in the form of a barcamp or a world café). One or two short kick-off presentations (about 10 minutes each) introduce the topic at the start of the event. These can be a research paper, program project or position paper. A chaired work phase follows, in which all participants are actively involved. The respective chairs are responsible for their group’s internal organization. As a rule, this presentation format should last about three hours.

Registration for this format is the responsibility of the chair. An interactive forum should include at least three (and at most 20) further participants from at least one other location who commit themselves to taking part in a binding manner. Rooms with the necessary equipment (projector, PC, presentation kit, flipchart etc.) will be provided.


9. Research Talk

The aim of a research talk is to present concluded empirical work as well as new theoretical or methodological developments including the speaker’s own scientific position on the topic. Speaking time is 15 minutes including discussion. The Program Committee will cluster thematically related research talks into topical sessions of 4 to 6 talks. One or two participants in each session will be asked to chair the session.


10. Position Paper

The purpose of a position paper is the comprehensive presentation of a scientific position on a topic. Speaking time is 30 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for discussion.


11. Panel Discussion

A panel discussion addresses problems that are controversial in terms of content, methodology, scientific theory, or research organization (total duration 90 minutes). The discussion leader and the participants agree on the structure and procedure of the panel discussion. When submitting an abstract, panel discussion leaders should explain why the topic is controversial and will therefore be of interest to a large number of participants.


12. Pre-conference Workshop

A pre-conference workshop lasts several hours and familiarizes participants with the current state of knowledge in a specific area. Workshops focus on teaching and practicing methodological application-oriented knowledge and skills.


13. Demonstration

Scientific films, equipment, experimental setups, or software can be presented in 90-minute slots.


14. Keynote

Renowned international experts present their contributions to the field. Keynotes are on invitation only.


15. Flashlight

Junior members of the DGPs will organize, select, and chair the flashlights, which can be submitted by students, doctoral, and post-doctoral researchers as well as junior professors. The session consists of 12 5-minute flashlights followed by questions (2 minutes).

For flashlights, it is more than welcome to submit (and finally present) the same research twice, once in full (as a proposal for a research talk or for a poster) and once as a proposal for a flashlight. Be prepared to present both of them (if they are accepted).


16. Playlist

On Tuesday, September 17th, 2024, you have the opportunity to animate the colleagues to dancing via playing of (parts of) your playlist at the congress party. The playlists should cover at least one song and be maximally 30-40 minutes long. Playlists or songs from the playlists will be selected on the basis of reviews or voting by the participants. If selected and if you want to enjoy hearing (part of) your own playlist being played at the congress, you need to purchase a congress party ticket at an additional cost that is yet to be specified.


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