INVITATION FOR SUBMISSION OF CONTRIBUTIONS

The conference theme is:

"Agriculture and rural areas in the course of societal change"

For this conference topic we ask for the submission of written contributions which will be presented at the conference. Poster contributions are also welcome, whereby the best poster will be awarded with prize money for the first time. In particular, contributions on the conference theme from the economic and social sciences of agriculture and related disciplines are invited.

Contributions on other themes may also be submitted if their content or methodology enhances knowledge in the areas of agricultural economics and rural sociology. Both, theoretically based and empirical studies are welcome.

Current issues are also to be discussed at the annual conference in self-organized work groups. Pre-conference activities are also a possibility. The program committee would welcome suggestions for both kinds of activity.

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

 

 

KEY DATES

  • Submission of proposals for self-organized working groups/pre-conference activities by Friday, 1 February 2019 (confirmation of acceptance by 1 March 2019)  to e-mail: gewisola2019@  thuenen.  de
  • Submission of written paper by Monday, 11 March 2019 (confirmation of acceptance by 31 May 2019)
  • Submission of poster contributions by Monday, 13 May 2019 (confirmation of acceptance by 14 June 2019)
  • Delivery of written papers revised in accordance with reviewers’ comments for publication on the conference website and AgEconSearch by Friday, 23 August 2019
  • Delivery of poster summaries revised in accordance with reviewers’ comments for publication on the conference website and AgEconSearch by Friday, 23 August 2019
  • Delivery of the completed posters (as PDF) for the poster jurors by Monday, 16 September 2019 to e-mail: gewisola2019@  thuenen.  de
  • Delivery of the final version of written papers and the summary of posters for publication in the conference proceedings by Friday, 8 November 2019

EXPLANATIONS ABOUT THE CONFERENCE THEME

Nothing is more constant than change. And every change causes new challenges. Important drivers of change shift over time and previously neglected effects of change come to the front in economic, political and societal discussions. With regard to agriculture and rural areas, the following fundamental themes for example, will emerge for the annual conference which require in-depth scientific discussion:

 

  • Opportunities and challenges of digitalization for agriculture and value chains as well as for living and working in rural areas
  • Changes in the globalized "food system": changing values and eating habits
  • Effects of changing societal demands on agriculture and land use (e.g. with regard to biodiversity, agricultural structure, distribution of land ownership)
  • Future of livestock farming against the background of changing human-animal relations and environmental policy objectives; regional economic effects of deconcentration of livestock farming
  • Demographic change and securing skilled labor supply
  • Regional disparities and equivalent living conditions

We welcome contributions from the economic and social sciences of agriculture as well as from other disciplines such as sociology, communication science, geography or political science.

INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS

Written papers and presentations

The written submissions must be completely finished, may not exceed 12 pages (including literature but excluding title page) and can be written in either German or English. The formatting requirements and templates can be found at the end of this paragraph.

 

Manuscripts are to be submitted as PDF files via the conference homepage (ConfTool) by 11 March 2019. The number of accepted presentations of submitted papers is limited to one presentation per speaker. If papers are submitted as multi-author papers, the intended speaker should be named. In the case of contributions in English, it should be stated whether the presentation is to be held in English or German. If it is to be given in German, the English title of the paper has to be given in German as well.

 

The review is carried out anonymously by two reviewers each. The following criteria are used for the evaluation: relevance of the topic, originality of the contribution, appropriateness of the methodological approach and comprehensibility of the presentation. Positively evaluated papers are presented at the annual conference in theme-based work groups and, where applicable, following the incorporation of the reviewers’ comments, published in the conference proceedings.

 

With their submission, the authors agree that their written contribution will be electronically distributed to the registered participants of the conference.

 

 

Downloads (formatting instructions and templates)

Download Template for cover sheet (paper)

Download Template for contributed paper

Download Manuscript Formatting Instructions

 

 

Self-organized work groups

Current issues in agricultural economics and social sciences are to be discussed in self-organized work groups with representatives from the areas of politics, economics and society. The timescale is 90 minutes per working group. Proposals for these working groups should explain the theme on a maximum of four pages in either German or English, and outline the format: concept, timings, papers and speakers or panelists. Proposals are to be submitted by 1 February 2019 as a PDF file per e-mail to gewisola2019@thuenen.de. The program committee and board of GEWISOLA shall decide on the selection of the submitted proposals.

 

 

Poster contributions

Suggestions for poster contributions should be on a maximum of two pages in either German or English giving the problem statement, the methods and the results of a piece of research. Submitted proposals are evaluated for their quality and the suitability of the content for the conference. Formatting templates can be found on the conference homepage. The proposals are to be submitted as a PDF file via the conference homepage (ConfTool) by 13 May 2019. Accepted posters are to be produced according to the information about posters on the conference homepage. The poster contributions will be grouped by topic and presented by their authors within a fixed timeframe in groups, run in parallel (max. 10 minutes for a short presentation and discussion per poster). Accepted and presented poster contributions will be published with a maximum two-page summary in the conference proceedings.

 

 

Downloads (formatting instructions and templates)

Download Template for cover sheet (poster)

Download Template for contributed paper

Download Manuscript Formatting Instructions

 

Please prepare your poster in size A0 in portrait format.

You can find information on good poster design on the GEWISOLA homepage: http://www.gewisola.de/auszeichnungen.html

 

 

Pre-conference activities

There is the possibility to organize pre-conference activities on the morning of 25 September 2019. These can be workshops, meetings or discussion groups on self-selected themes. Proposals with information on content, structure, speakers and participants can be submitted on a maximum of two pages in German or English by 1 February 2019 as a PDF file per e-mail to gewisola2019@thuenen.de. The program committee and board of GEWISOLA shall decide on the selection of the submitted proposals.