Guidelines for abstracts

You are invited to submit abstracts for symposia, oral presentations or interactive poster presentations. The abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. Accepted abstracts will be published online on the Congress website and in the Final Program.


The publication of each abstract is conditional upon payment of the registration fee. As submitted abstracts will not be edited, applicants must ensure that their abstracts are thoroughly edited and do not contain any typographic and grammatical errors. Authors are requested to conform to the following guidelines for submission of abstracts:

  • The abstracts should be submitted in English.
  • The abstract submission constitutes a formal commitment by the author(s) to present the corresponding presentation in the session and timeslot assigned by the Scientific Committee.
  • Changes in authorship should be communicated in time to the Scientific Committee so that the necessary amendments can be made to the printed program.
  • If the original presenting author is unable to present, one of the co-authors should take over this responsibility.


Kindly register your abstract(s) via the online registration system. Notification of acceptance by the Scientific Committee will be emailed to the presenting author. Information concerning time allotment, date, time, and venue will be duly sent to registered presenting authors.



Before submitting ...


Before submitting your abstract, please make sure that the conditions below are met:


- Please choose a short title (with a maximum of 100 characters) that clearly indicates the content of the contribution.


- Please avoid abbreviations in the title. Abbreviations may be used in the text if they are defined when first used.


- Please ensure that your abstract contains no more than 200 words.


- The author(s) name(s) and other stipulated details should be indicated.


- Provide maximum pertinent information in the abstract. For example, if the subject matter is empirical:

  • The abstract should reflect the specific objective of study.
  • The abstract should reflect the methods used, if pertinent.
  • The abstract should reflect a summary of the results obtained, if pertinent.
  • The abstract should reflect the conclusions reached and/or recommendations made.


- Please ensure that the abstract does not contain spelling, grammar or scientific notation errors to avoid such errors being reproduced in the Congress publications.



Important Dates and Deadlines

Conference Dates:

July 3-5, 2012

July 2, 2012 (Pre-Conference Workshops)



Submissions are now closed since 20 January 2012

Early bird registration has been closed on 15 April 2012


Second announcement of conference:

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