My abstract was accepted for a paper presentation. However, I won't be able to attend the conference due to unavoidable circumstances.

Can I still mention this paper in my cv under conference presentation? If not, then how can I mention this in my CV?

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    Will it be printed in the proceedings or did you withdraw it?
    – Buffy
    Mar 25, 2023 at 18:43
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    No. It will not be printed and I didn't withdraw it. It's just that I won't be able to attend the conference on that date.
    – user164929
    Mar 25, 2023 at 20:10
  • @AbdullahRayhan Do you have proceedings, to begin with? Mar 25, 2023 at 21:41
  • To clarify, nobody at all will be presenting the paper?
    – user71659
    Mar 26, 2023 at 6:03

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The culture is very different in different fields. Without further information, I have no idea whether your conferences are competitive publication venues (as e.g. in CS) or not.

If you want to list it on your CV, why not just write "accepted at X but not presented due to personal circumstances."

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