Submission Guideline

Submitting a communication proposal

To submit a communication proposal, please read carefully the following instructions. Then access to the submission platform by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.

Send your communication proposal

•    Authors must submit their abstracts online through the paper submission system
•    Abstracts submitted are reviewed by the scientific committee of the conference
•    Authors will be informed of the outcome by email

Abstract Requirements

When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to submit a short abstract (maximum 1000 characters about 200 words). If your abstract is accepted, this short text will be on the final program of the conference. The order and the name of the authors must be indicated because, after the cut off date of the submission abstract, the information doesn’t can be modified in the final version.

Thereafter, the system will offer you the option to upload a one page abstract wich should also include up to five references.

The conference requires that each accepted paper be presented by one of the authors’ in-person at the conference site according to the schedule published. Presentation by anyone else than one of the co-authors (proxies, video or remote cast) is not allowed. One of the authors must register for the conference and must register before the author registration deadline. Failure to do so will result in automatic withdrawal of the paper from the conference program. For posters, one author must be present at the poster during the entire duration of the session. Once the poster communication proposal is accepted, other information will provided to the authors (poster size guidelines, scientific poster competition and oratory competition for master’s and doctoral students).

File (Container) Format

For those who wish to submit a scientific communication, you can upload the file to the end of the online  form, on the page provided for this purpose. The file must be in Word format (doc, docx) or in PDF format. The maximum size accepted for these files is 5 MB.

File Name

If you have to upload an abstract, the online submission system will ask you to rename your file with specific name that will be given to you at that time. Please strictly with this instruction. Once again, please note that only PDF and Word files will be accepted.

Submission and review

When you have your document file ready, gather the following information before entering the submission system:

a)    PDF or Word file, if you have to upload a scientific communication
b)    Affiliation, email address, and mailing address for each author
c)    Text file containing paper-abstract in text format (for copying and pasting into web page form).
Questions concerning the paper-submission process should be addressed to  Please include your paper number(s) and title(s) on all correspondence.

Submit your abstract before May 12, 2017.

Content of the Proposal
In order to clearly understand the content of the presentation proposals, each submission should include:

1. The theme and the domain: Indicate the theme and domain of your presentation


T.1 Basic prevention/well-being of youth
T2. Help to children in difficulty
T3. School climate and educational success
T4. Influence of technology on the lives of youth


A1. Practice
A2. Research
A3. Public Policy

2. Title of the presentation:  (Maximum 150 characters)*

3. Type of presentation:

  •    Poster Session
  •    30 minutes oral presentation
  •    90 minutes oral presentation
  •    180 minutes group symposium (maximum of 6 presentations.  Eg. : 25 minutes each, with a 30 minute minimum exchange period with participants)*

4. The full names of each speaker as well as his/her professional affiliation: please indicate who will animate the session

5. The language of the presentation: French or English: The presentations will be held in the language of your choice. Only keynotes speaker presentations will be provided with simultaneous translation.

6. Description of the presentation: Provide a brief (approx. 1000 characters) description of the presentation. Please refer to the following points when preparing your proposal:

6.1 If you choose the RESEARCH (A) domain, your proposal should include the following elements:

a) Focus of the research (eg.: which problem inspired this research)
b) The target population (eg.: research participants)
c) Methodology (eg.: in brief, procedure,  analysis, etc.)
d) Findings (eg.: main results of the research)
e) Main conclusions and potential use in practice (eg. : limits of the study, perspectives on future research, and how the results can benefit the field of practice)

6.2 If you choose the PRACTICE domain (B), your proposal should include the following elements (these are proposed as examples, if certain elements are not applicable to your presentation, please mention it):

a)    Focus of the practice (eg.: what problem inspired this practice, program or intervention, etc.)
b)    The target or beneficiary (eg.: who this was practice developed for, age of the children, adolescents or young adults this was developed for, etc.)
c)    The theoretical perspectives inspiring this practice (eg. : briefly explain if inspired by a certain theoretical approach, cognitive-behavioural, humanist, etc., inspired by which authors, name the principal references, etc.)
d)    Description of the practice (eg.: describe the program or approach, its objectives and methods used, the context of implementation, etc.)
e)    The results obtained or expected (eg.: if this study was evaluated, explain how it was done and the results obtained; if the study was not evaluated it may constitute a promising practice.  In that case, present the preliminary results and the manner they were obtained or explain the anticipated findings, etc.)
f)    Conclusions: in the light of the findings, what is concluded, what recommendations are there for applying this new knowledge in practice? What directions for future research are identified? (eg. : your recommendations, favourable conditions for applying the practice, suggestions for improvement, etc.)

7.3  If you choose the PUBLIC POLICY domain (C), your proposal should include the following elements (if certain elements do not apply, please mention it):

Public Policy
a)    Focus of the policy (eg.: which problem inspired this policy)
b)    The target population (eg. : who this policy was developed for, the public targeted)
c)    The main theoretical underpinnings used to elaborate this policy (eg. : briefly explain which theoretical perspectives and scientific works support this policy)
d)    Description of the development and implementation of the policy (eg. : explain how this policy was communicated to and implemented with the targeted population)
e)    The methods planned or established to evaluate the effectiveness of the policy (eg. : if applicable)
f)    The results obtained or expected (mention if this policy has been evaluated or not, which effects were observed or are anticipated)
g)    Conclusions: recommendations, lessons learned from the effects of the policy (eg. : taking into consideration whether the policy was evaluated or not, summarize the main effects observed or expected of the policy, the influence on the targeted population or milieu, as well as the means taken to ensure the continuity of the policy).

Submit a symposium proposal

To submit a symposium proposal, please read carefully the following instructions. Then access to the submission platform by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.
•    Symposium leaders should submit their symposium proposal online using the symposium submission system.
•    The group leader should include the names and contact informations of all symposium presenters.
•    The supervisor must write a 1000 characters summary (approx. 200 words) of the symposium.
•    In addition, the person responsible should notify each presenter of their individual abstracts on-line using the individual communication submission system.

The scientific Committee will be responsible for evaluating the submission and contacting the Symposium Manager to make its decision.


Others informations

Acts of the conference will be published and may take several forms. More information on this will be provided to you with the response from the scientific committee, before June 5, 2017.
All questions concerning this call for papers may be directed to:
 It will be a pleasure to welcome you among us for this conference!


Scientific committee
Nancy Gaudreau, Ph. D., chair of the scientific committee, representing the Québec Committee for Youth with Behavioural Difficulties/le Comité québecois pour les jeunes en difficulté de comportement
Catherine Blaya, Ph. D., representative of International Observatory of Violence in School/Observatoire International de la Violence à l’Ecole
Claire Beaumont Ph. D., representative of the Research Chair on School Security and Violence in Schools of Laval University/Chaire de recherche sur la sécurité et la violence en milieu éducatif de l’Université Laval



Important Dates

Call for papers and registration starts

Submission deadline
Friday May 12, 2017

Acceptance notice
Monday July 10, 2017

Early bird and presenting author registration deadline

April 25-27, 2018

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