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The deadline for submission of abstracts has now passed.

Download poster guidelines(opens in new tab/window).

Accepted authors can choose to include their abstract (and poster PDF if presented as a poster) within the pre-print service SSRN.

Notes for authors:

If, after the review by the committee, you have more than one paper accepted for the conference, you will need to register to attend and pay an additional paper fee for each additional paper (i.e., for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th papers – not the 1st). Please note this is for papers that you are the presenting author of, not papers that you are co-author of.

Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper at the conference.

Abstracts of all accepted contributions will be included within the online abstract system which will be distributed to all registered conference participants.

For revisions or queries regarding papers already submitted

If you wish to make any essential revisions to an abstract already submitted, please contact the Conference Content Executive(opens in new tab/window) (Please do not email credit card information under any circumstances) with details of any revisions or queries. Please quote your reference number if you have one.

Author workshop

How to get published: Author workshop

Wednesday 29 November | 12:40-13:40

This will be an informal session where we encourage everyone to ask questions and give feedback.

The format will be a presentation followed by a Q&A with a panel of journal editors.

Attending this workshop will help you:

  • Prepare, write and structure your article

  • Understand current trends in scientific publishing

  • Gain insight into the peer review process

  • Increase your chances of acceptance

Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch with them to this session!

Networking Reception

The Networking Reception will be held at the Bologna Congress Centre, where the conference is being held, in the Europa Foyer, on Thursday 30 November from 7:30pm – 10pm.

Antipasto dishes such as homemade bruschetta, mini arancini, along with a pasta dish, will be served with beer, wine, juices, as well as dessert.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, numbers are limited. Tickets cost €45 + VAT @ 22%.

EPIDEMICS 9 is partnering with SSRN

Widen the reach of your work beyond the conference to an even broader audience.

If your research is accepted for presentation at the conference, authors can choose to include their abstract (and poster PDF if presented as a poster) within the pre-print service SSRN.

This is open access, has a DOI and has no publishing charges for presenters at Elsevier Conferences!


SSRN is an open access research platform used to share early-stage research, evolve ideas, measure results, and connect scholars around the world. With over 2.5 million registered users, the potential is there for your research to reach millions of SSRN viewers and subscribers around the world.

SSRN  hosts conference proceedings within our library using our Proceedings Hosting solution. SSRN helps extend the reach of the papers within the proceedings, the conference event and the accepted/invited authors by hosting and distributing proceedings through our global, interdisciplinary platform. Conference proceedings on SSRN are displayed on a permanent, logo-branded page and are freely accessible to all users.

SSRN does not take copyright or exclusive rights so there are no license transfer forms for authors to fill out and authors/copyright holders are free to publish/reuse the work elsewhere without restriction from SSRN.

SSRN helps increase and measure the impact and reach of papers, including proceedings papers, in multiple other ways:

  • SSRN aggregates the total downloads for all papers included in a conference proceedings.

  • SSRN provides article level metrics which include total abstract views, downloads, and citations.

  • SSRN is integrated with PlumX Metrics to provide article-level information on the impact and usage of papers on SSRN, including citations, social media, news and other mentions, and more.

  • Second, eligible submissions are submitted to Crossref to receive an SSRN DOI which ensures the author can stake their claim in their work very early in the sharing process.

  • Third, Google and other search engines crawl SSRN, so papers do appear in search results for Google, Google Scholar, etc.

  • Lastly, all papers on SSRN are evaluated for distribution and posting in up to 12 of our "Subject Matter eJournals" which registered SSRN users subscribe to in order to receive email alerts containing the latest uploaded papers in their field(s) of interest.