If you have set up an account on the EECERA Conference website, you should have received an automated account set up confirmation email. If you have not received one, it may be a good first indication of the email deliverability issue.

We continue to work with our web developers to ensure high email deliverability. However, generally speaking, spam filtering has become more rigorous and there are instances when academic institutions’ firewalls are redirecting our emails to spam folders or blocking them altogether. When / if we receive a notification of an email deliverability error / bounce back, we will use your alternative email address (if provided on your account) to contact you.

If you think you may not be receiving important conference emails, we advise you to take the following steps:

  • Check your inbox as well as ‘other’ folder and spam folder for emails from us.
  • If an email from us ( EECERA 2022 / enquiries@eeceraconference.org) is caught in the spam folder, please save our email in your contact book, mark the email(s) as ‘safe’ and move to inbox.

If the issue persists or you do not get emails from us at all, we recommend:

  • Logging in to your EECERA Conference account to double-check your contact email address is correct and has not been misspelled.
  • Changing current primary email to an alternative contact email address.

To receive important conference information and updates, we would also recommend signing up to receive the conference newsletter ensuring you also remember to confirm your subscription by clicking the link from the subscription confirmation email (which may also land in spam folder).

Please remember it is your responsibility to stay informed and meet conference deadlines. We can only act on issues we are notified about, so please do email us if the above information was not helpful.

The website will be open for proposal submission from November 2021. Abstract submission deadline is Monday 7th March 2022. To receive important conference information and updates, ensure you have signed up to receive the conference newsletter.

Please always check your inbox, as well as mailbox ‘other’ and spam folders for emails from us.

We continue to work with our web developers to ensure high email deliverability. However, generally speaking, spam filtering has become more rigorous and there are instances when academic institutions’ firewalls are redirecting our emails to spam folders or blocking them altogether.

If you think you may not be receiving conference newsletter emails, we advise you to take the following steps:

  • Check your inbox as well as spam folders for emails from us.
  • If an email from us (EECERA / enquiries@eeceraconference.org / enquiries@eecera.org) is caught in the spam folder, please save our email in your contact book, mark the email(s) as ‘safe’ and move to inbox.

If the issue persists or you do not get emails from us at all, we recommend:

  • Subscribing with an alternative contact email address, ensuring you also confirm your subscription by clicking the link from the subscription confirmation email (which may also land in spam folder).

Please remember it is your responsibility to stay informed and meet conference deadlines. We can only act on issues we are notified about, so please do email us if the above information was not helpful.

The official language of the conference is English. All abstracts must be submitted in English and all presentations must be delivered in English.

You may be the main presenter of one individual paper or as part of one self-organised symposia BUT you can be a co-presenter on multiple papers (including other individual papers and papers submitted as part of self-organised symposia, posters and PED-talks). However, bear in mind the more papers you are listed to present / co-present on, the fewer you can attend as a non-presenting delegate and the more difficult it is for us to design the programme to avoid clashes.

Unfortunately not – all presenters must attend the conference and present in person.

We will let delegates know whether their proposal has been accepted (this may include proposals accepted with conditions that will require editing and resubmitting) by Wednesday, 4th May 2022. For more information on other important dates click here. To receive important conference information and updates, ensure you have signed up to receive the conference newsletter.

Yes, all attendees, whether presenting or not, are required to pay the conference fees. If you book by 31st May 2022, you will benefit from Early Bird Booking rates and some applicants may be able to access PhD student discounts or EECERA member discount. Tickets will be on sale (and prices published ) in early April 2022.

Early Bird bookings will open in April 2022. We will confirm all rates (including membership discounts, early bird bookings and PhD discounts) at the same time – we apologise for the lateness however due to the uncertainties caused by COVID we need to wait until after the call for paper closes in March before this information is published. To receive important conference information and updates, ensure you have signed up to receive the conference newsletter.

If you are an EECERA member and you have renewed your membership for 2022, you will be able to use your membership number as a code, in order to obtain a discounted ticket once the ticket sale opens in April 2022. Please note however the early bird discounted ticket for members are only available until 31st May 2022.

Your membership number is a six digit number starting with 10**** or 20**** that can be found on the welcome letter you would have received from our partner, Taylor & Francis on successful purchase / renewal of your membership. If you are a renewing member, please note your membership number would have been carried over from the previous year(s).

Please note that generating a membership number and activating it as a discount code can take up to 5 working days from the day of the purchase. We therefore strongly recommend new membership applications and renewals are purchased at least two weeks prior to the early bird deadline for those attendees wishing to benefit from this offer.

If you are unable to find your membership number, please email enquires@eeceraconference.org and copy in enquiries@eecera.org.

 

PhD student tickets are limited to 50 (i.e. first 50 successful applications for PhD ticket discount where all information has been provided) and will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis once the ticket sale opens in April 2022.

To be able to purchase a PhD student ticket applicants will need to upload a letter from their tutor confirming their current student status for us to review. The letter needs to be supplied on university letter headed paper and has to include the student’s name, details of their PhD, including start and planned end date, and name and signature of their tutor.

Only applications completed via the web form online will be considered. Please do not send us your applications by email.

Once the proof has been successfully verified by a member of the EECERA Conference Team, a unique discount code will be emailed to you. You will then be able to go to the ticket booking page, add conference ticket to the cart and, when prompted, type in your code which will activate the discount for you. You will then be able to proceed to payment/request an invoice.

The conference fee covers provision of refreshments during breaks (including tea, coffee, water and some snacks) and two buffet lunches.

The conference fee does not include the Gala Dinner. More information about the Social Programme, including Gala Dinner will be provided in due course. When the booking links are live, early booking is recommended.

Yes, the conference is being held in the centre of the city. Our main conference venue is the Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) – view it on Google maps.

Depending on when you’re travelling from, COVID and/or VISA documents are required before your travel and on entering Scotland. Delegates must check their requirement by visiting the Scottish Government website. Please do check the website periodically

For any travel / visa related queries, please do not hesitate to contact us by mail: eecera2022@in-conference.org.uk.

Please refer to the Scottish Government website and that of your own country for up to date information on visiting Scotland (including COVID and Brexit guidelines) and documents required for travelling from and back to your country.

Should you require a letter of invitation to support any visa application we will gladly provide this to anyone who has purchased their conference ticket and / or has had their paper accepted for the conference. To obtain your letter of invitation please email eecera2022@in-conference.org.uk with the following:

Full name
Address
Nationality
Passport number
Dates of travel to United Kingdom
Title(s) of paper(s) submitted and/or conference booking number

**Please note EECERA 2022, nor any of its partners, accepts any responsibility for any financial loss relating to inability of an individual to obtain the required travel documents.**

A list of local hotels located in the close proximity to the conference venue can be searched and pre-booked via the link: https://2022.eeceraconference.org/accommodation/ however, delegates will be required to liaise directly with their chosen accommodation provider to book it.

Please make sure that you have valid travel insurance to cover your time in the country.

The Organisers will not be held liable for illness, accidents or thefts suffered by participants or accompanying persons during the conference or their stay in the UK before or after the conference.

From and to Glasgow Airport, please click here: https://www.glasgowairport.com/to-and-from/

From and to Edinburgh Airport, please click here: https://www.edinburghairport.com/transport-links

From and to Edinburgh Airport, please click here: https://www.glasgowprestwick.com/ and navigate to ‘Getting to & from the Airport’ on the menu bar.

From London to Glasgow: Please see here for more information:  https://www.visitscotland.com/travel/getting-to-scotland/england-wales/london-scotland/

 

When travelling to Scotland from outside of the UK, make sure you know what emergency healthcare you are entitled to, what medicines you can bring into the country, what to do in an emergency, and what travel insurance you will need.

The Scottish Government provides detailed information on healthcare for overseas visitors in PDF, audio and large-print formats.

If you become ill while visiting the UK, you can receive free emergency treatment in the Accident and Emergency departments of National Health Service hospitals. However, if you are admitted to hospital as an in-patient, or referred to an out-patient clinic, you will be asked to pay.

In the UK you can buy over-the-counter (non-prescription), medications as well as get expert medical advice at pharmacies – often called chemists.

Pharmacies are usually open from 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays and limited availability on Sundays. However, in Edinburgh you will find a number of pharmacies open late during the week and on the weekend. For more information and to find a pharmacy near you, visit the National Health Service pharmacy information website.

It will be British Summer Time (GMT + 1) for the duration of the conference.

The local currency is Sterling, the UK/British Pound £ (GBP). All major credit cards are widely accepted.

The temperature in Glasgow in August is largely temperate, with temperatures between 12° and 19°. It can however be changeable and we recommend that you bring warm clothes for the evenings.

For up-to-date weather reports please click on the following link: UK weather.

Dial 999 for fire, police, ambulance or coastguard services.

Meals in the UK are normally taken earlier than in mainland European cities, so please remember this when making dinner plans as restaurants tend to be busiest around 19.30-20.30hrs.

Bars are open for lunch (12:00 – 13:30) and usually close at 23.30hrs with nightclubs open until 03.00 in the morning.

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is banned in all public places including all enclosed or partly enclosed public areas.

The traditional ‘Black Cab’ is the most popular type of taxi and these can be pre-booked or can be stopped in the street when the ‘TAXI’ sign is illuminated.

Private Taxis (i.e. non-black cab) must be pre-booked and cannot be stopped in the street. You can enquire and should be able to request TAXI booking from your hotel reception.

Private Taxi drivers should be able to issue their company card with a tel. number if you’d wish to use their company service again.

Scotland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. In Scotland and the rest of the UK, a 3 pronged and flat pin plugs are used as opposed to Mainland Europe’s plugs with two round pins. If you’re travelling from outside the UK, you will likely require an appropriate adapter that fits local sockets. Adapters can be purchased in the airports and electrical shops.

If we didn’t answer your question, please do not hesitate to get in touch.