At WIROC UNLOCKED, the organizers wish to encourage more delegates to present their work. With this in mind, abstracts can be submitted for submission in 6 broad categories. The best abstract in every category will be selected for presentation at the Masalawala Best paper session.


  • Abstract submission starts from September 15, 2020
  • The deadline for submission of abstracts in any category is December 15, 2020 – 11.45 pm
  • Abstract submission can ONLY be done through the WIROC UNLOCKED website -
  • You can submit an abstract without registration. Users needs to create a profile and submit their abstracts.
  • However, only a registered delegate may present his work at the WIROC UNLOCKED. Delegate needs to be registered on or before January 15, 2021
  • The same paper cannot be submitted for presentation in two different categories.
  • A delegate can make only 1 presentation in each category.
  • Only the lead author of the paper can make a scientific presentation at WIROC UNLOCKED. Presenting author and no one else from the team gets a certificate for presentation.
  • The names of authors and the lead author cannot be changed after submission.
  • Please do not mention name of author or institution anywhere in the abstract or else, it will mean automatic disqualification.
  • The submitted scripts will be reviewed by a panel of experts in a blinded and coded fashion; WIROC UNLOCKED Scientific Committee will intimate the delegate about the acceptance or rejection of the paper.
  • The decision of the scientific committee is final regarding selection of your abstract for presentation at the conference.
  • The WIROC UNLOCKED Committee reserves the right to withdraw a paper at any time.

Criteria for Disqualification

Automatic disqualification occurs if:

  • Disclosure of author(s) name(s) or affiliation(s) directly or indirectly anywhere in the text of the paper.
  • Previously published study.
  • Papers previously presented in WIROC.
  • Plagiarized / doctored study.

Steps for Abstract submission:

  • Log on to the WIROC UNLOCKED website -
  • Click on Abstracts.
  • Read the general guidelines.
  • Click on the category in which you want to submit the abstract.
  • Read the guidelines for abstract submission in that category.
  • Now upload your abstract/ video.
  • Once it is uploaded, then press the submit button on the screen.
  • Only, if you get a dialogue box on the screen that your “Abstract has been submitted successfully” has your abstract been successfully uploaded.