DLSU Research Congress 2018
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
June 20-22, 2018

Theme: Building Impact on Firm Foundations (From Basics to Applications)

Basic research serves as the bedrock and firm foundation for building impactful applications to sciences and humanities, which can be put together to solve real problems on poverty, gender, energy, disease, business, and economy. Seeing things (e.g. products, technologies, and processes) with a new perspective brings back the excitement and simple joy of curiosity and discovery, propelling us to the next level of scientific breakthroughs and innovations.


We invite the academic community, our partners and research collaborators to submit extended abstracts and full papers related but not limited to the following research themes:

Research Theme


Food, Nutrition and Health FNH
Sustainability, Environment and Energy SEE
Human Centric Technology HCT
Learners and Learning Innovations LLI
Women, Children and Family and the Elderly WCFE
Living Culture and Contemporary Societies LCS
Entrepreneurship, Business and Management EBM
Socio-Economic and Political Landscape SEP
Theoretical, Philosophical and Historical Studies TPH

Important Dates

Submission of Extended Abstract1 February 14, 2018
First Round of Review January 30 – March 11, 2018
Notification of Acceptance with Review March 12, 2018
Submission of Revised Full Paper2 April 9, 2018
Second round of review April 10 – 30, 2018
Research Congress3 June 20-22, 2018
Submission of Final Full Paper4 (camera ready) June 23, 2018
Publication of Online Proceedings June 30, 2018

1 refer to Instruction number 1 below; 2 refer to Instruction number 2; and so on...

For general inquiries please email: rescongress.register@dlsu.edu.ph

There will also be Poster Session5 dedicated for correspondents to present their initial research undertakings. All the correspondents accepted for poster presentation will need to prepare a two minutes presentation for the Gong Show. Submission of the title and abstract of the poster have to be submitted by March 27, 2018.

We are also inviting submissions for sessions and workshop proposals which are in line with the conference theme and other aspects of strengthening the country’s research capability. Session and Workshop proposals have to be submitted March 27, 2018.

Submitted papers and workshop proposals will undergo a review process and once accepted should be presented during the research congress.


  1. Extended Abstract

  • Submission of an extended abstract is required for paper presentations.
  • Extended abstracts for paper presentations must contain a brief introductory statement of the research and continue with the summary of the results obtained, followed by a conclusion(s). It is not acceptable to say: “the results will be discussed.”
  • Use the following format for the extended abstract for various disciplines may be found at the following URLs:

Humanities, Business and Economics, and Education:
Social Sciences:
Science, Engineering and Computer Studies:
Action Paper Research Outline for guidance in content preparation:

  • Except for paper submissions to the Poster Sessions, all paper submissions should have the faculty or lead researcher as corresponding author. A maximum of four (4) paper submissions per corresponding author is allowed.
  • Extended abstracts must be converted to Portable Document Format (.pdf file format) consisting of maximum of 1,200 words using Century font typed in double column letter-sized page, with one-inch margins on all sides. The abstract section MUST BE in TEXT ONLY without graphs, pictures or tables.
  • The extended abstracts should contain name/s of author/s (underline the name of the presenting author) institutional affiliation, and email address of the corresponding author.
  • All extended abstracts must be submitted to EasyChair via the link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dlsurescon2018.

  1. The revised full paper should be submitted in two versions (.pdf & .docx file format). The deadline of submission is on April 9, 2018.

  2. Research Congress

    • Presentations must not exceed 15 minutes each.
    • Only presented papers can appear in the Proceedings.

  3. Deadline of submission of the final full paper is on June 23, 2018 via the link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dlsurescon2018.

  4. Poster sessions.

  • The author must submit 1-2 slides (in .pdf file format) for the Gong Show Presentation upon submission of poster abstract via the EasyChair link.

  • Submission of the title and abstract of the poster is on March 27, 2018 to EasyChair via the link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=dlsurescon2018

  • For poster presentations, the corresponding author need not be a faculty.

  • The presenter will be given 2 minutes to promote his poster on stage during the Gong Show using the slides that they have attached upon submission of their poster abstract.