The Call for Papers Folder can be downloaded HERE.


Authors are encouraged to submit an abstract (1 page) related to the topics of the symposium. Please use the template for preparing your abstract.


For the submission of a contribution you have to register. After having registered you will be able to upload your abstract. Please note that this is not the registration for the symposium itself (register as participant).


The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to February 10th, 2016.


The submitted abstracts will be reviewed and selected by the scientific committee.

Authors will receive a notification of acceptance of their contribution by March 09, 2016.

All accepted Abstracts will be printed in the Book of abstracts.

Please don't forget to "Register as Participant". The early bird fees are valid within 1 month after acceptance notification. From April 09, 2016 on the regular fees are valid.

All authors are invited to upload a full paper (4 pages) until 17.08.2016. These papers will then be published in the Open Access Database of (Please note the copyright)


The duration of the oral presentations is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion.

Additionally there will be plenary talks and keynote talks (60 min and 30 min, resp.)

Please prepare your presentation in .ppt or .pptx or .pdf format and upload it on the presentation laptop prior to your session.

Posters should be prepared in size A0 (1189 mm x 841 mm), preferably Portrait format.

All young scientists, who apply for the award are supposed to give a short poster presentation (3 min + 2 min questions).