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Thursday, 07 March 2013 12:31

International Conference for Inclusion – INCLUDiT

In the hope to contribute towards the scientific discussion of issues pertaining to
the theme of "inclusion", and within the spirit of the IPL (+) INCLUSIVO Project, the
Inclusion and Accessibility in Action Research Unit (iACT), of the Polytechnic Institute of
Leiria, is now organizing an International Conference for Inclusion – INCLUDiT – to
take place in Leiria, Portugal, on July, 5 and 6, 2013.

This meeting aims to stimulate a dialogue amongst researchers from different
domains so as to take on a multidisciplinary approach to themes such as identity,
discrimination, multiculturalism, disability, physical and mental health, among others. It
is still our aim to make this a forum for sharing best practices and stimulating new ideas.
During the two conference days there will be plenary and parallel sessions, poster
sessions, think tanks and space for informal discussions. There will also be time and
space for the arts, excellent means for the promotion of inclusion.
We hope this Conference will be enriched by enlightened and interdisciplinary
debates, allowing for the development of critical views and the stimulation of innovative
avenues for research. So that the exchange of ideas may be challenging to all, it is our
wish to bring together young entrepreneurs and specialists and artists of high repute,
from all parts of the world, working on interesting projects. New talents and new ideas
are particularly welcome, a contribution for a better future.
A selection of the best papers will be published after the event.
Further to the scientific program, a rich social program is being organised.

1.1 Themes

  • Arts and culture
  • Social Sciences
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Law and regulations
  • Management
  • Technology
  • Heritage and architecture
  • Natural environment
  • Mobility
  • Tourism

2. Calendar
The conference will take place on 5 and 6 July 2013, at the Higher School of
Education and Social Sciences, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria. Registrations (limited to
250) until 21 June 2013.

  • Call for Papers and Posters – 20 March 2013;
  • Information about acceptance – 31 March 2013;
  • Full texts (.doc/.txt) – 25 May 2013;
  • Posters (.pdf) – 25 May 2013.
  • Registration – 31 June 2013.

3. Call for Papers and Posters
We are inviting papers and posters on the themes proposed for this conference, to
be presented in parallel sessions as shown in the Provisional Program.At the end of the conference a Prize will be awarded to the best Paper and the
best Poster. The winner will be selected in view of the following criteria:

  • scientific rigour;
  • innovation;
  • contribution towards inclusion;
  • written and oral skills;
  • scientific debate.

Only contributions (full papers and posters) that are handed in by 25 May 2013 will
be considered for the prizes.

4. Registration
Attendance is free of charge but participants are required to register by filling in the
Registration Form below.
Given that space is limited to 250 participants, please only register should you
really be taking part. Should you decide not to attend, please inform the organization
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) so that somebody else may be given the opportunity to attend.

5. For further information:
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