Abstract submission is open from 15 January until 15 March 2019. Late submissions will be accepted for posters only until 31 May 2019. All abstracts (including invited speakers) have to be submitted through this website:
You will be asked to create a new account with Oxford Abstract Systems, or log in with an existing account from other conferences.
You can choose to submit an abstract for a symposium talk, an oral session, or a poster. Symposia are organized on a given theme with a number of invited speakers, and one or two free slots for which you can apply. Symposia can be viewed here. Abstracts that are not accepted for a symposium, will automatically be considered for an oral session. Oral sessions are the main sessions for contributed talks. They will be organized by general topics (e.g. Migration, Community Ecology…). Both types of presentations have a total length of maximum 15 minutes, including questions and speaker change. Abstracts that are not accepted for a symposium or oral session, will automatically be considered for posters, unless if indicated otherwise at the time of abstract submission.
Once oral sessions and posters are allocated, we will contact poster presenters and offer them the opportunity to apply for a brief poster pitch presentation. Further details will be given at a later stage.
Note that each participant can only give one talk at the conference. The presenting author must be listed as first author in all talks.
Also note that speakers in symposia or oral sessions have to register for the conference by the deadline for early bird registration (31 May), in order to secure their timeslot. The conference registration is open from 15 March 2019 onwards. Please save the confirmation of your abstract submission, because your abstract submission number will be asked of you when registering for the conference.
When submitting the abstract, you can include a brief text to be used on twitter. The organization will automatically send out these tweets just before presentations start (orals, symposia and plenaries only).