Abstract Instructions

Instructions on Submitting Abstracts

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 December 2017 (23:45 CET)


Please read the following instructions before proceeding:

  • Only one presentation will be accepted per presenting author
  • First authors must be registered by the late registration deadline
  • Only short talks may be presented by guest speakers

Authors’ names: Please select the number of authors first and then provide the authors’ names, surnames and Institutes/affiliations. Multiple first names must be separated by a space.

Abstract title: Provide the title of the presentation.

Abstract: Enter the Abstract as one continuous paragraph. Do not indent the first line of the paragraph. Abstracts that are pasted in will automatically be truncated.

Word count: A maximum of 300 words are allowed. As the abstract is typed or pasted, a word count box will reveal the number of words already entered.

Abstract file upload: You will need to upload a properly formatted abstract file in rich text format (.rtf) on ECS website at the time of your abstract submission. This can be done using a program such as MS WORD and selecting the file format as .rtf when saving. Please note that you must upload a formatted abstract file and type your abstract in the space provided to successfully complete abstract submission.

Presentation type: Please select your preferred presentation type (poster, short or long talk). There is NO hierarchy between posters and verbal presentations. All Abstracts will be subject to anonymous review and selected on merit. The aim of the conference is to provide information in the most appropriate way to the maximum number of people. Some types of research and results are better communicated by a poster presentation and others by a verbal presentation. The form of presentation i