Abstract Guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that your abstract is accepted and correctly evaluated. Submit your abstract here.

  • Abstracts must be written for a general/broad/lay/multidisciplinary audience. Do not use jargon, abbreviations, symbols or non-english letters (ß, æ, é, etc.). Abstracts that have been submitted for presentations elsewhere are welcomed but must be updated accordingly to these requirements.

  • Please focus on the big-picture importance of your research. Clarity is an important criterion for the overall evaluation of the abstract.

  • Abstract main text is limited to 300 words. Title length is limited to 40 words and acknowledgements to 80 words. 

  • Your abstract should be structured as follows: Introduction, Methods, Results (if applicable), Conclusion and General Impact.

  • Acknowledgements should list the sources of support of your research

  • Each abstract will be blindly evaluated by several members of the organizing committee according to the scoring rubric that can be found here.

  • To promote the diversity of presentations, each person will only be allowed one type of presentation (either 10 min talk, flash talk or poster). More details about each presentation format are available in the FAQs. While you have the option to choose for your abstract to be considered for each of these presentation types during the registration process, if selecting multiple presentations types, your abstract will be considered in the following order: 10 min talk > flash talk > poster.

Your abstract and title will be added to the Abstract Booklet, which will be made available to the public. If you do not want your abstract to be included in the symposium booklet, please contact us.