General Terms & Conditions



The editor and editorial staff does not disclose information about a submitted proposal to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, persons selected as reviewers, editorial advisers, and affiliated publishers.


Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable for conference presentation.


The authors should ensure that they have written original works, and if the authors have used the work or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish papers describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable for conference presentation.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in assessing and determining the nature of their research.


Authorship is limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in footnotes under a section called “Acknowledgements”. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors, as defined above, are included and inappropriate co-authors are not in the relevant paper or papers, that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper, and that all co-authors have agreed to its submission for publication. All co-authors must be named in the proposal at the time of submission. Requests to add co-authors after a paper has been accepted will require approval from the GABER editor.

Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their paper any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for projects should be disclosed.
Please read our Disclosure Policy for details in advance of proposal submission.

Fundamental Errors in Published Work

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editor or publisher and cooperate with them to either publish an appropriate correction, statement of erratum, or retract the paper for further revision.


The views expressed by conference speakers are their own. All researchers and presenters are required to reveal potential financial or material conflicts of interest in their work as outlined by GABER’s Disclosure Policy. As such, GABER does not accept liability for views expressed or advice given by any speaker at the conference or in any original material provided to delegates.

Special Access

Delegates should advise the editor of any special access requirements at the time of registration.



All conference participants must pay a non-transferable registration fee. This guarantees receipt of all conference material, a minimum of 15 minutes for presentation, coffee and lunch breaks, participation in the award competition, and publication in conference proceedings and archives. All registration payments are due at conference commencement. If a payment is not received either online, on-site, or by mail, the author forfeits their registration.

Multiple Papers & Authors

Authors submitting more than one paper are required to pay a small fee for each additional paper to be published in the proceedings. In cases of multiple authorship, co-authors who plan to attend the conference are required to registerÿindividually.

Early Bird Registration

In order to qualify for early registration rates, registration fees must be received before the first listed deadline.
All presenters are recommended to register online before arrival at the conference venue. Non-US residents who plan to register on-site should be prepared to pay in US dollars. Participants who make partial payments beforehand must pay the entire difference in full, on-site at the venue.


Registrants who cancel must notify the organizers by email to either or Cancellations received three weeks or 15 business days prior to day one of the conference will receive a refund of registration fees minus an administration charge of 2.5% of the registration fee. Participants will receive an acknowledgement of their cancellation from our Registration Team to confirm that their request has been processed.


When necessary, GABER reserves the right to rearrange any part of the conference or event program. GABER will not accept liability for injuries of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to their personal property during or outside conference-related events. In the event ofÿa natural disaster, low conference participation, or any unexpected circumstances, GABER reserves the right to relocate the conference, assign some or all presentations to internet sessions, or cancel the conference altogether. If a conference is cancelled, GABER will refund fees paid by delegates.


For promotional purposes, there may be a professional photographer and video production taking place during the conference. Photographs of speakers, presenters, and their work (such as posters or excerpts from a presentation) for conference reports as well as future announcements. Organizers may livestream conference sessions or record them to be made available online. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should notify GABER by email to ahead of the conference.

Personal Insurance

Because GABER is not responsible for healthcare costs accrued by participants, including ambulance services, during conferences and events, attendees are encouraged to make arrangements with respect to personal insurance, along with travel insurance.


The GABER website links to other sites and networking tools provided for the convenience of the users. The contents of these websites are maintained by their owners, for which GABER takes no responsibility, nor the contents of any website linking to the website. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for details. If you have privacy questions regarding a website linking to a conference webpage not affiliated with GABER, you may want to take time to review the privacy policies of these sites, how they collect and use personal information, and contact the domain owner with your concerns. For all other inquiries about privacy, please notify

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