Extended Submission Deadline:
13 January, 2016
Writing an Abstract
Abstracts should be submitted in English and contain no more than 3,600 characters, including titles, graphs and non-visible characters, such as spaces and line breaks.
Please write concisely and clearly and follow this structure:
Problem statement: Why do we care about the problem?
Methods: What did you actually do to get your results?
Results: What did you learn/invent/create?
Conclusion: What are the implications of your findings?
Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific mistakes, as it will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proof reading will be done. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the submitter.
An abstract cannot be accepted if the conflict of interest disclosure is not signed.
Abstracts must contain data and meet international ethical standards.
Abbreviations should be defined.
Images/graphs/tables can be uploaded according to the following criteria:
Width (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
Height (in pixels): min 50 / max 750
Size (in KB): min 20/ max 1,000
Resolution (dpi): min 96 / max 300. The standard display size for images is 96 dpi.
Format: JPG, PNG or GIF
You may improve the quality of your image for publication by increasing the number of dpi as well as the height and width of the image (in pixels).
If you wish to modify your image, you may use the programme Paint.Net (free software).
Abstract submissions that do not meet the above noted guidelines may be rejected without review.
The Scientific Committee may request additional information about abstracts and reject abstracts.
Type of Presentation
Authors should select their presentation preference. Final decision on the presentation type will be made by the Scientific Committee.
Oral presentation: The abstract is selected for oral presentation at any of the Free Communication sessions. –> Note: The number of oral presentations is limited. Abstracts with preference for oral presentation will be selected by the Scientific committee.
Poster presentation: The abstract is selected for presentation in a Poster format. Posters will be on displayed throughout the meeting.
Book only: The submitter chooses not to present the abstract in oral or poster format. The abstract will only appear in the Abstract Book.