General Instructions

  • All the abstracts/presentations should be in English medium.
  • All abstracts/presentation submissions should be done through the Google link on our official website page.
  • All submitted abstracts will be checked for plagiarism.
  • All submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed and only the accepted abstracts will be called to submit a camera-ready copy. All accepted abstracts should be present in ICMS on the 22-23 of July 2024. Only presented papers will be published in Proceedings.  
  • Please contact us if you have any questions regarding your submission or experience any issues while submitting your abstract.

Abstract Guidelines

  • The abstract should report the original research.
  • The abstract must strictly adhere to the prescribed abstract template. Carefully revise the abstract for language and formatting.
  • Abstracts do not adhere to the given template and instructions will be rejected. 
  • The abstract should be in one paragraph with a word limit of 300.
  • Do not include subheadings.
  • Acronyms should be written in full the first time they are mentioned in the text, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Always follow SI Units, if any.
  • There shall be no citations or references.
  • Please do not insert a page number for the abstract.
  • Basic format:
    1. Paper size and Orientation: A4 (210 x 297 mm), Portrait. Use only one side.
    2. All margins except left: 25 mm,  Left margin: 30 mm,  Gutter: 00 mm.
    3. Font: Times New Roman, Line spacing: 1, one column of text. 

Extended Abstract Guidelines

  • The extended abstract must strictly adhere to the prescribed extended abstract template. Carefully revise the abstract for language and formatting.
  • Acronyms should be written in full the first time they are mentioned in the text, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
  • Always follow SI Units, if any.
  • Extended abstract is used only for evaluating the abstract. Only the short abstract (300 words) will be published in the proceeding book.
  • Extended abstract should include abstract, introduction, methodology, results, discussion, acknowledgment (if any), and references.

PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines

  • Only the authors who have been selected for the Oral presentation and were informed by the ICMS organizing committee should upload the PowerPoint presentation through the Google Form Link on our official website.
  • Each presenter will be allocated a maximum of 10 minutes for oral presentation and 5 minutes to answer questions
  • Limit your slide presentation (MS PowerPoint) to a maximum of 20 slides, with minimal text to emphasize your central ideas.
  • During the allocated time, reinforce the specific ideas highlighted in your research work,  share insights and resources to help participants in their teaching, research, and/or planning activities.
  • Recording a video of the presentation: You can record your presentation through a camcorder, web camera, or mobile phone with at least 5 megapixels quality. Feel free to open your video in an editing program (Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, AVID, Final Cut Pro, or other editing software), according to your expertise and convenience, to make alterations and all kinds of editing (putting a paper ID, etc). Save your file either in AVI, WMV, MP4. 
  • Use the presentation template of the ICMS, when making the presentation and the presentation video. 
  • Please submit the soft copy of your oral presentation and video to the ICMS 2024 committee via Google Form available at the conference website on or before 14th July 2024. We are not responsible for late submissions, further changes after the deadline of the presentation submission, or any other changes

Poster Presentation Guidelines

  • Only the authors who have been selected for the poster presentation session and were informed by the ICMS organizing committee should upload the Poster presentation through the Google Form Link on our official website.
  • Authors should be present at the venue 30 minutes prior to the Poster Presentation session to mount their posters.
  • Use the Poster Presentation template of the ICMS, when making the posters.
  • Posters must be attended at least by one author.
  • Poster presentations will be evaluated by a panel consisting of experts to select the best posters. Moreover, a poster will be considered as being presented only when the poster is presented in front of the evaluation panel. All authors who wish to be in the competition must be physically present for 5 minutes when the evaluators come during the session. 
  • Poster should contain a short abstract, introduction, objective, methodology, result and discussion, conclusion, and references. 

For more Information

Ms. Gayani Dissanayake

Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development (CESSD)

Mobile : +94717238772

Email : icms@ousl.lk 

Centre for Environmental Studies & Sustainable Development (CESSD)

The Open University of Sri Lanka

Nawala, Nugegoda

Sri Lanka

Mobile : +94112881423

Email : cessd@ou.ac.lk