Abstract guidelines - Paper Submission

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  • For the abstract please use the provided templates only (PDF Template or Word Template).
  • Each abstract should be maximum one page long, US letter format (8.5 x 11 in or 21.6 x 27.9 cm), including title, authors list and affiliation, references and acknowledgments.
  • Do not include figures, tables or pictures.
  • 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 and short oral: presenters will be asked to be available to answer questions during a dedicated poster viewing time, and will be given one minute to present their poster during their session.
  • 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 copy of your abstract which you will be required to upload during the submission process.
  • Authors will be notified of the abstract acceptance/rejection around April 23, 2018.

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Important Dates

Call for papers starts
December 11, 2017

Registration starts
January 15, 2018

Abstract submission deadline
March 19, 2018

Paper acceptance notice
April 23, 2018

Early bird & presenting author registration deadline
May 14, 2018 

August 13-17, 2018

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