1) for Abstract preparation
The conference organizers welcome the submission of original abstracts on topics relevant to the focus of the congress. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Accepted papers will be published in the book of abstracts.
The deadline for submitting abstracts (for open/oral presentations and poster presentations) is February 28. Authors will be notified whether their abstract has been accepted for oral presentations or poster presentations by March 15.
Please note: Presenting authors of the accepted abstracts should pay the registration fee by May 31, in order to have the presentation included in the final version of the conference programme.
Abstracts must be in English. The abstract should not exceed 250 words (excluding the title, authors, affiliations and keywords) and should comply with the following guidelines:
- Title - This should not exceed 20 words.
- Author(s) and author affiliation
- Body Text - This should not exceed 250 words
- Keywords – Include 3-5 relevant keywords.
The abstract should include information regarding:
- Objectives: A statement of the purpose of the study (preferably in 2-3 sentences).
- Methods: A brief description of the methods used in the study.
- Results: A summary of the results obtained in sufficient detail.
- Conclusions: Theoretical and/or practical implications of the study.
Some papers are better suited for poster presentation, others for oral presentation. Authors may indicate a preference for open paper/poster presentation on the abstract submission form; however, all abstracts will be considered for both open papers and/or poster sessions. Do not submit attachments, slides, or any reference materials together with the abstract
2) for Open papers presentation
The open papers can be submitted in the already top-down defined symposia (see the section), individually (some of them may be grouped by organisers in various symposia) and/or as a group of papers under a bottom-up defined symposium.
We would like to kindly request that you do not exceed the designated presentation times and keep your presentations evidence-based.
Please bring your PowerPoint presentation on a USB memory stick, and meet with the technician prior to your presentation to load it onto the hall computer. Kindly advise us if you need special equipment for your presentation in advance, so we can attempt to accommodate your request.
3) for Poster presentation
Your poster should provide a clear overview of your research aims and serve as a starting point to initiate and stimulate discussions.
A poster has the same structure as a scientific article and may include the following information:
- Authors (with contact details)
- Tables and figures
Poster content should be as clear and concise as possible:
- Use short sentences. Rephrase in order to condense the text whenever is possible.
- Use diagrams, tables, charts or figures if that’s appropriate.
- Check spelling and grammar.
The following characteristics are recommended:
- Use an A0 size, portrait format (841x1189mm)
- Most frequently, the font type is Times New Roman or Arial
- The font size of the title is at least 80 points, bold face
- The font size of the section headers is at least 32 points, bold face
- The font size of the body of the poster (abstract, introduction, objectives, methods, results and conclusions) is between 18 and 26 points
It is common to include your institution logo on the left corner of the poster
Please note that all posters should be printed before the conference. There will be NO poster printing facilities available on site!