Abstract guidelines

  • For the abstract please use the provided template only and convert into a PDF when completed.
  • Each abstract should be a maximum of one page, letter format (8.5 x 11 in or 21.6 x 27.9 cm), including title, authors list and affiliation, references and acknowledgements.
  • Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection around April, 23, 2018.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English with a quality of spelling and grammar suitable for publication. Poorly written submission will be rejected 
  • Applicants should indicate the format they would prefer to present their abstracts:
  1. Oral: Oral presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Spaces are limited but all accepted abstracts will be offered at least the opportunity to be presented as a poster.
  2. Poster:  Presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions during a dedicated poster viewing time.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an author may submit, although only one as first author is allowed. The presenting author must attend the congress and be available to give the oral presentation or to present the poster. 
  • Before you begin the submission process, please prepare the following information:
  1. Presenting author's contact information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation details: institution, address, city, province/state, country, post/zip code
    • E-mail address
    • Phone number where you can easily be reached 
  2. Co-authors' information:
    • Full given name and family name
    • Main affiliation
    • E-mail address
  3. A PDF copy of your abstract which you will be required to upload during the submission process.

 

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Important Preliminary Dates

First circular
June 22, 2017

Call for sessions, workshops & field trips deadline
September 5, 2017

Call for papers starts
November 20, 2017

Registration starts
November 20, 2017

Abstract submission deadline
March 19, 2018

Paper acceptance notice
April 23, 2018

Early bird & presenting author registration deadline
May 14, 2018 

Conference
August 13-17, 2018

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