You are welcome to submit an abstract for the conference. Contributions may take the form of poster, paper and panel
Participants may appear as first author only once (paper or poster) – except keynotes, pre-conference, discussant and chair; non-first authorship is unlimited. Named first authors should register for the congress and present their work.
Please indicate your choice of presentation when you submit your abstract. Abstracts should be in English and 200 words in length for paper and posters and 150 words for panels excluding the title and the list of authors. Contributions themselves should be in English. We recommend that you use dark colors for your presentation to provide easy visibility.
- Submission Title
- Abstract describing the content (200/150 words maximum)
- Presenter and Co-Author Information, including affiliation and email addres
Paper Submission Format
A paper presentation should be limited to 20 minutes, including a few minutes for discussion. Papers with similar topics will be grouped into panels by the organizers.
Panel Submission Format
A panel is a coordinated set of papers (usually 3 or 4 in number), all dealing with a particular topic or issue. A panel includes a chairperson and up to 4 presentations, which may include a discussant (optional). The chair is responsible for submitting a panel summary (max. 150 words) and collect the abstracts of all the individual presentations (max. 150 words), which have to be submitted together with the panel abstract.
Poster Submission Format
A poster presentation is an alternative to presenting a full research paper. Please indicate if you prefer this form of presentation. A poster is an opportunity to display information about completed or ongoing research. Young researchers in particular are invited to share work-in-progress by means of a poster. Posters will be displayed through the duration of the conference, but also a designated session will be scheduled in which participants can meet with authors to discuss their work.
A poster should be complete and self-supporting so that different viewers may read at their leisure. The author should only need to supplement or discuss particular points raised during inquiry. Remember that several people of varying degrees of interest and experience may be viewing your poster at the same time. Therefore, you may wish to make your points as complete and brief as possible.
Poster dimensions should not exceed 90×120 cm. Posterboards are 96 cm (wide) x 138 cm (high); note that this corresponds to a “portrait” orientation. The most effective use of the space would be in grid plan arranged in columns. This prevents viewers from having to cross back and forth in front of each other. Allow for space when printing and planning layouts. The standard elements are: Introduction, Methods, Results (with supporting figures), and a Conclusion or Summary. Type should be easily seen from a distance of roughly 2 metres. Using the guidelines above, the introduction would be placed at the upper left, and the conclusion at the lower right, both in large type. It is not necessary to post a copy of the abstract.
Figures should also be easily seen from a distance. Use clear graphics and large type to accomplish this. The main points should be straightforward without extended viewing, but details should be included for those who might wish to discuss them. Because the amount of text is restricted, the figure legend could contain some of the commentary that would usually be contained in the body of a manuscript.
- Minimize narrative
- Use large type in short separated paragraphs
- Do not set entire paragraphs in boldface or capital letters
- Numbered or bulleted lists are a concise and effective way to convey a series of points.
Prepare a banner for the top of the poster indicating the abstract title, author(s) and affiliation(s). Lettering should be about 1 1/4 inches high for the title, 3/4 inches high for the author’s names and 1/2 inch high for affiliations.
Presenting Your Poster
The presenting author must be present at least one full hour during the assigned session.