Abstract Submission

Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st, 2018

Notification of acceptance of abstracts: February 16th, 2018

Deadline for Author registration: March 2nd, 2018

 Topics to be covered:

1) Structure and function of metacommunities

2) Biodiversity in shallow lakes and ponds

3) Carbon balance in shallow waters and wetlands

4) Management and restoration of lentic ecosystems

Abstract form > Open November 30th, 2017

General guidelines

Abstracts must be submitted using exclusively the on-line abstract submission form you will find in this website. Abstracts submitted by email or fax will not be accepted.

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for its publication in the official programme.

The presenting author must register for the conference before March 2nd to ensure the abstract is included in the programme and scheduled for presentation. The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

Authors will be required to indicate whether oral or poster presentation is preferred and to select a topic. Each author can submit an oral presentation and a poster.

The final type of presentation and topic/session will be determined by the EPCN 8 Scientific Committee after the reviewing process.

Abstracts must not exceed 400 words and must be submitted in English. Please do not leave blank lines to separate paragraphs.

The abstract body must not include any indication of the personal details of authors. Avoid also reference to institutions, locations or funding sources.

How to use the online abstract submission form

First of all, you will be required to Create a New Account to sign in to your personal portal.

Your personal portal will allow you to submit abstracts and register to the conference. For any further information related to abstract submission please contact the Technical Secretariat by e-mail: epcn8@barcelocongresos.com

Evaluation and acceptance

The EPCN 8 Scientific Committee reserves the right to reallocate abstracts in a different topic and to decide the final type of presentation. Authors will be notified by email from February 16th, whether their abstract has been accepted or rejected. The final reference number and session assigned to each oral/poster presentation will be notified by e-mail before the beginning of the congress.

During the congress

Meeting rooms will be equipped for Power-Point presentation only. Be sure to bring your presentation on a pen drive and deliver it to the technicians at the speakers’ room preferably the day before or at least two hours before your session. Personal lap-tops are not allowed. For your information, regular oral presentations will last 10 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion/ questions and poster format will be 120 cm high by 90 cm wide.