The conference, including the conference tour, will take place from Thursday 10th November to Friday 12th November 2016, with an opening event and conference dinner.

Event Date/Deadline Description
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Call for Papers –oral and poster presentations & Call for blog-posts 22 February 2016  Written in English and containing a maximum of 450 words, abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentations. They should be submitted online. Do not include the title or author names in the body of the abstract.  Title and author information will be requested separately through the submission system.
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Registration opens 01 March  2016 Online registration opens.
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Deadline for abstract submissions ; oral and poster presentations  30 April 2016 Prospective presenters should submit their paper and poster abstracts to organised sessions – oral and poster presentations. The conference organisers will confirm receipt, and confirm acceptance in due course.
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Conference organisers confirm acceptance of abstracts for sessions 15 July 2016 Conference organisers will formally confirm acceptance of abstracts for the conference.
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Deadline for ‘early bird’ registration 01 August 2016 Deadline for reduced rate (‘early-bird’) registration
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Provisional conference programme available 15 September 2016 Provisional conference programme shared.  Session organisers and presenting authors are invited to make corrections.
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Deadline for registration 20 September 2016 All those listed on the conference programme (for example; chairs, panellists, discussants, presenting authors and so on) should be registered by this date.
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Final conference programme announced 15 October 2016 Final conference programme published on conference website. Session organisers, authors and presenters may make later changes on the website, but not in the programme book.  Room allocations are made and announced in early November 2016.
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The IRCHSS-2016 conference takes place 10 & 11 November 2016 The conference will take place from Thursday 10 November to Friday 11 November 2016, with an inauguration ceremony, a symposium on media and society and the conference dinner on 11 November.
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The conference tour 12 November 2016  The conference organisers will take the participants on a tour,  to visit a beautiful historically-significant place, out of Colombo