Call for Participation: 2013 International ISSAAS Congress

The International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAAS) in collaboration with the Society for Agricultural Education-Research Development Abroad (SAEDA), Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA) and University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is inviting all active ISSAAS members to submit scientific papers or posters that will address the following thematic areas: (a) Poverty alleviation (b) Environmental management (c) Sustainable community development (d) Agri-tourism


Posters should not have been presented in any scientific meeting. Papers should present the results of an original unpublished research.


The abstract shall be written in English not exceeding 250 words. Manuscripts should be prepared as follows: official size bond paper (8.5 x 11 in.); single spaced, Arial font size 11 in Microsoft Word format; 11⁄2 inches for left margin and 1 inch for right, top and bottom margins. The top of the page shall contain the title of the paper in bold capital letters as well as the names of the authors and their affiliations, all centered on the page width. Oral paper presentation and discussions is limited to 15 minutes.


Posters should conform to the following format: (a) size – 30” x 40”; (b) orientation – portrait layout; (c) material – tarpaulin; (d) color mix – shall fit to a light display background; and (e) content layout – freestyle. The general content shall include: (a) Title, Researcher/s, and Institutional Affiliation; (b) Introduction; (c) Materials and Methods; (d) Results and Discussion; (e) Conclusions and Recommendations; and (f) Literature Citations and (g) Acknowledgement.


The deadline for submission of the abstracts is AUGUST 15, 2013. This can be sent by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject Abstract for 2013 ISSAAS. Authors should indicate in their registration forms whether they prefer an oral or poster presentation (Registration form is available at


The Committee on Paper Presentation, however, reserves the right to decide on the final form of presentation. The presenters will be advised by email on the acceptance of their paper submissions by SEPTEMBER 15, 2013 at the latest. All inquiries regarding paper submissions may be directed to the Conference Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings.


The registration fee for international members is USD 150 and P5,000.00 for local participants. Lunch, snacks, and conference kits will be provided to registered participants. Everyone is reminded to pay ISSAAS annual dues to their respective Chapters. There shall be no on-site payment of registration fees except for the officers of the ISSAAS local chapters and official delegates of ISSAAS International. The receipt of the bank transfer slip and confirmation from the Chapter Treasurer is a requirement for final acceptance of paper and poster for presentation.


For more information, download the attached second circular from ISSAAS or visit the websites: or