Participants are invited to submit their abstracts by June 7th, 2013.

Abstracts should be submitted via the SPQ registration site. Please, log in using the login and the password provided during the registration process and then proceed with "abstract submission". Please use the Microsoft Word file Abstract Template.

The length of the abstract must not exceed one A4 page (without changes on the template). Please indicate during the submission process your preference for either oral or poster presentation. The abstract file should be saved in the following way: X_name_surname_Y.doc (or docx), where X: refers to O for Oral or P for Poster presentation; Y: 1, 2,…, corresponding to the number of the abstract sent by the participant.

The participants will be informed by e-mail message about the acceptance of their contribution and the type of their presentation by June 14, 2013.

If there is a need for earlier confirmation on abstract acceptance, please contact the Conference Secretariat

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts (only abstracts of registered participants will be included).

Please make sure your abstract does not contain any spelling or grammar mistakes, as it will be reproduced as submitted.

Available time for each type of oral presentation:
  • Keynote Lecture: 30 + 5 min
  • Invited Lecture: 15 + 5 min
  • Oral Presentation: 10 + 5 min
Maximum poster dimensions: 80 cm wide x 120 cm high.

Important Dates
Website Opening
January 31st, 2013

Registration and Abstract Submission Opening
March 1st, 2013

Deadline for Abstract Submission
June 7th, 2013

Abstract Acceptance Notification
June 14th, 2013

Deadline for Early Bird Registration
June 28th, 2013
Deadline for Social Programme Registration
September 5th, 2013