Call for papers


We encourage all participants to submit a one-page abstract with figures, which must be compliant with the instructions.

We provide a word processing template that has been pre-formatted for your convenience. Please download the template and use it for formatting and writing your oral or poster abstract. Following the instructions is binding.

The total length of the abstract must not exceed one page DIN A4 format with 2.5 cm margins top and bottom, 2 cm margins left and right, including, if applicable, figures, acknowledgments and/or references. The text should be typed in 12 pt Times New Roman with single line spacing.

Please include the abstract’s title, authors (name format: First name followed by last name), and affiliations. Underline the presenting author.

Note that all line drawings and figures must be electronically inserted into the paper. Be sure to include figure labels and scale markers. At most two figures may be inserted. Each figure may have four panels.

Check the spelling and grammar carefully. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific data will be reproduced as typed by the author.

    Presentation formats

    Oral presentations

    Contributed talks will be allocated 20 minutes, including discussion.

    Invited talks will be allocated 50 minutes.


    Posters will be displayed during the conference. Each poster will have a DIN-AO panel (width 841 mm x height 1189 mm) and the poster must fit within this area. Presenters are expected to stand by their posters and answer questions during the poster session.

    • The scientific committee will decide on the acceptance of the abstracts and the form of presentation, taking into account the preference of authors wherever possible but also the balance of the program. Authors will be notified by email of abstract acceptance and the type of presentation.
    • All presenters will be required to register for the conference and pay the appropriate registration fee. Presenters also need to meet their own travel and accommodation costs.
    Online submission closed

    Online submission has been closed since Thursday, January 26, 2017.