Conference Date: 30th November, 2019

Host University: Deakin University (Burwood Campus)



The annual research symposium is the flagship event of CAPS Australia for fostering academic exchanges and research innovations across different disciplines among Chinese scholars and professionals in Australia. The participants include Ph.D. students, early career scholars and distinguished professors from different universities and institutes, joining together to share and celebrate research achievements. 
The 11th research symposium held at Swinburne University of Technology
Since 2007, the symposium has been hosted across universities in Victoria, attracting an increasing number of participants including renowned scholars from both Australia and China. It has received great support from the Education Office, Consulate-General of the P. R. China in Melbourne, host universities and CAPS partnered organisations. It is arguably the largest and most influential one-day multi-disciplinary academic symposium in Victoria, with over 400 attendees each year since 2016.
Click here to have a look at our video of the 11th Research Symposium.
This year, it is our great honour to have you join us to celebrate the 12th CAPS Research Symposium, held on 30th November 2019 at Deakin University.
Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 28th October 2019 (Extended)

3MT Competition Submission Deadline: 28th October 2019 (Extended)

Notification of acceptance: 7th November 2019

Free registration: 5th October 2019 - 15th November 2019

Parallel Sessions:

Biomedical, Health and Life Sciences 

Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Computing Sciences and Information Technology

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials 

Architecture, Environment and Civil Engineering

Social Policy and Economic Development (Art, History, Law, Education, Politics and Philosophy)







CAPS Introduction and Welcome

Welcome from Deakin University

Opening Remarks


Plenary Keynote 1




Morning Parallel Sessions


Lunch and Careers Fair


Plenary Keynote 2


Plenary Panel Discussion




3-Minute Oral Presentation Competition


Closing and Award Ceremony



Call for Abstracts and the 3-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

You can now register your interest by submitting an abstract through your CAPS User Account. Please submit contributed papers or extended abstracts for oral presentations or 3MT (one PowerPoint slide) by 28th October 2019 (extended). The program committee will review all submissions and send invitations to finalists by 1st November 2019. All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed. 


Travel Grants!

We provide up to 8 travel grants for interstate PhDs to attend Research Symposium this year. Please contact Pengcheng Wang (Wechat ID: Elv1s_Wang)for more information.


Guidance for Paper Submission: 

1. Please scan the QR code or click "Read More" to register and submit.

2. Login to CAPS members. (If you are not a member yet, please click "Register a user account")

3. Registering for the Symposium. Please choose from the panel sessions to submit your abstracts ( multiple categories may be selected)

4. Once finished, click register to attend and fill in all required fields: Title, Sessions, Authors, Email, Key Words, and Abstract (No more than 300 words). If you wish, you can also upload your manuscript.

5. If you don’t want to participate in “3-Minute Thesis Competition”, just click “Submit” to complete your submission. A submission record will pop up on the top of the page. * If you wish to participate in the “3-Minute Thesis Competition”, please tick the box and then click “Choose file” to upload your abstract and single PowerPoint slide.


After Submission

Notification of acceptance

Our programme committee consists of professors and senior researchers across different fields of expertise. Each submission will be peer-reviewed by at least two programme committee members. Comments will be given in regards to your submission. An email will be sent out on 3rd November, 2019 to notify whether your submission has been accepted for presentation (or 3MT Competition if applicable).


Prepare for Oral Presentation

At least one author from the authorship group of a successfully accepted manuscript is expected to register and attend the symposium to present their work. For manuscript which is accepted as a session presentation, you will be required to prepare a presentation of approximately 15 minutes, depending on the allocated symposium session.



There are one best oral presentation awards for each session. These awards will be judged by on-site reviewers who are either senior programme committee members or invited keynote speakers of each parallel session.



Should you require more information or any enquiries, please contact

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