You would like to be a presenter at the

SIETAR Europa 2019 congress?


Make sure to read the submission guidelines.


All academic papers should be submitted via the online submission system. Click here to access the online submission system (please don't send them by email).

Academic submissions will undergo a double-blind review. As part of the paper submission process, you will be expected to sign up to act as a reviewer. Please make sure that your paper is anonymous, i.e. delete all the information related to your name and affiliation. All papers should be submitted in the format of the template, which you can download here:



The Academic Track is organized in cooperation with the International Association of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (IACCM) and aims at promoting the latest research, especially as it relates to intercultural management.

The best papers will be published by SIETAR Europa. You can take a look at the Proceedings & Awards from the Dublin 2017 Congress, or browse the publication dedicated to the Congress (.pdf).

In 2019, IACCM will reward the best student paper and the best academic Congress paper with the the chance to compete on being published in The European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM).


There are two types of submission formats under the Academic Track:

Academic Paper Presentations (20-30 mins.)

Presenter(s) will give their input (15-20 minutes, according to the allocated slot in the programme) after which they will have time to engage in discussion with the participants. While this format permits considerable audience participation, the presenter(s) should, within the given time, propose and follow an outline to permit a thorough examination of the presented topic.

Academic Paper Presentation submissions should not be longer than 900 – 1.200 words to be submitted via our online submission system in the template (see above).

Panel Sessions (90 mins.)

Panel sessions serve as discussion forums for issues of contemporary interest to intercultural scholars.

Panels are complete sessions organized as a single submission by the panel chair around a common theme. Panels may have a variety of formats. Examples include: roundtables with no formal papers, innovative presentations utilizing visual aids and key notes and discussions with senior scholar(s).

A panel session is an interactive and enthusiastic discussion on important topics in our field. Panels are an excellent tool for generating debate, raising new and interesting issues and sharing multiple points of view on a given topic. IACCM panel sessions are a forum for discussing provocative, controversial, innovative, cutting edge, and boundary-breaking issues. Usually a panel session starts with a brief introduction of the topic and the participants, followed by the panelists giving their views on the topic through short presentations. The session must allow sufficient time (about 30 minutes) for an interactive questions and answers session involving both the panelists and the audience. A typical panel will consist of four participants, including the moderator. Limiting panel size to 4 participants allows sufficient time for questions from the audience. Panel session proposals with more than four panelists must convincingly prove that all the panelists will be able to lead the discussion within the limited time framework.

Panel session proposals should not be longer than 900 - 1.200 words to be submitted via our online submission system in the template (see above).


Additionally, there are going to be awards at the IACCM Academic Track - more information will follow soon!

Full paper submission:


Authors submitting academic papers and posters to the SIETAR Europa Congress are invited to submit an extended version of their paper for the online proceedings before the 15th of March 2019.  Submitting a full paper is not mandatory but is highly recommended. All presented papers will have an opportunity to be considered for one of the Special Journal Issues associated with The European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM), InderScience Publishers.

Please use the following full paper submission template, which you can download here:



Full papers should be written in English, and using the template provided. Do not include any additional headers and footers or use symbols, special characters in the paper title. Please note that no additional content editing will be allowed after submission has been completed. Please adhere to the following guidelines for IACCM academic track papers:

Author guidelines | Preparing articles


About the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM): The European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management (EJCCM) Editor in Chief Prof. Fabrizio Maimone/Italy is an academic publication with strong ties to the International Association of Cross-Cultural Management and Competence. All information, including a detailed description of EJCCM’s scope, author guidelines and contact information can be found online at the journal´s website: InderScience Publishers.

EJCCM is indexed in:

If you have any questions regarding the academic track, please write to Marie-Therese Claes  (, Academic Track Chair.

Dates and deadline:

  • The main congress takes place between the 30th of May and 1st of June  2019.
  • Entries are welcome until the 15th of November 2018.
  • Decision on acceptance coming soon!