Abstract submissions for WABF 2023 are open until December 15, 2022.
Scroll down to learn more about the process, rules, presentation types, or keywords.

Abstract Notifications

Notifications for accepted abstracts will be sent via email by February 2023. If you do not receive a notification, check your spam filter or log in to the abstract portal with the username and password from when submitting your abstract.

Submission Process

To submit an abstract, presenting authors are required to create a Cvent account. Please keep the email and password used to create the account for future use. Please do not create a new account. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us by email at wabf2023@mosaixgroup.com.

  • The presenting author must submit the abstract and is required to be the corresponding author for that abstract.
  • Abstracts must be submitted in English.
  • You do not need to register for the conference prior to submitting an abstract; however, following acceptance into the program, you must register by May 2023.

Fields used in the abstract submission form include character limits. Please note the following character limits:

  • Submission Title – 300 characters
  • Abstract Summary – 2,000 characters
  • Paper Details
    • Introduction – 2,000 characters
    • Method – 2,000 characters
    • Results – 2,000 characters
    • Conclusion – 2,000 characters
    • Implications for Research/Practice – 2,000 characters
    • Selected References – 2,000 characters

Presentation Types

An abstract can be submitted for presentation at the conference as one of the following categories:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster presentation
  • Symposium
  • Workshop

Please note:
During the review stage, the program committee may change the presentation type submitted by the author to ensure the continuity of the conference program (i.e., oral paper presentation may be changed to poster presentation OR poster presentation to oral presentation). The presenting author will be notified of any change to their submitted presentation type at the acceptance notification stage. The decision of the program committee is final.

Instructions on the timings and duration of oral paper presentations and the format of posters will be provided in the acceptance notification which will be issued in February 2023.


Oral presentation

Completed or advanced research projects that present theoretical insights and/or practical implications or discuss a practice or policy related to addressing bullying. Each presenter will be provided with a time slot that will be 15-20 minutes in length as part of a longer session.

Poster presentation

Case studies of research, or a practice or policy related to addressing bullying. Specific poster guidelines will be shared after acceptance.


Symposia are focused sessions in which multiple speakers present information related to a unifying topic that is viewed to be a significant common theme, issue, or question. The presentations generally include a review of data but may also include discussions of contrasting viewpoints or other innovative strategies for engaging the audience. This session format should include an introduction to the topic by an expert who can provide context and offer background for why the session topic is important and 3-4 presenters, symposia sessions will be 45 minutes in length.


Opportunity for a group of delegates to be engaged in discussion and activity on a particular topic related to addressing bullying. A workshop can feature educational material, policy development, promising practices, applied research, or the sharing of experience.


Please choose a keyword from the list below to best describe your abstract:

  • Theoretical perspectives
  • Participant roles in bullying
  • Teachers/Educators
  • Parents
  • Bias- or identity-based bullying
  • Risk or protective factors
  • Outcomes of bullying
  • Measurement issues
  • School bullying
  • Preschool and infant school
  • Cyberbullying and online safety
  • Bullying in sports
  • Sibling bullying
  • Bullying and other forms of violence
  • Bullying prevention
  • Reactive strategies
  • Children’s rights
  • Victim support
  • Migration and racism
  • Sexual harassment
  • Other

Abstract Reviewers

We are also accepting volunteers to help us review abstract submissions. If you would like to help, please contact us at wabf2023@mosaixgroup.com.