Instructions to authors



Contributors are encouraged to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Abstracts for both types of contributions shall have the same formatting. Abstracts must be in good English – contributions with insufficient level of English may be rejected. The book of abstracts will be provided to all regular and student participants on site.


When writing up your abstracts please follow the format below and be sure that the main text will not exceed 250 words. Save your abstracts as .doc and submit via the abstract submission form, which will become available for you after your registration fee will be paid and tracked. Please submit your abstracts before June 30, 2013.


Abstract format: 

  • Title of your contribution should be informative and should not be longer than 20 words (Times New Roman 14 bold)
  • Names of all authors with their affiliations. The name of the presenting author should be underlined. (Times New Roman 12)
  • The main body of the abstracts shall not be longer than 250 words, and should not be divided in paragraphs. (Times New Roman 12)
  • Acknowledgements for funding (optional, Times New Roman 10).

Here you can download the example_abstract, which can also be used as template for your own abstract.


Oral presentations


Each standard oral presentation will have a time window of 20 minutes in the program. The presentations shall be 15 minutes long so there will be 5 minutes for discussion. The presentations shall be made in PowerPoint or in any other commonly used equivalent software compatible with standard PC.

We reserve 45 minutes for each invited lecture, including discussion.




The maximum dimensions of your poster presentations shall be 115 cm in height and 75 cm in width. As traditional during the ECM, there will be the prize for best student poster. All student posters will be evaluated by the past, present and future head of the organization committee of the meeting. Scientific content as well as the graphical presentation will be considered. The award-winning student will receive free conference fee for the next meeting.