General Information

To obtain a Username and a Password, please access the menu "Submission" and fill out all the required data. You will then receive an email containing the username and the password to access the abstract submission platform.

After accessing the platform on the “Login” menu, you will be directed to your "Personal Area", where you should choose “Create new abstract”. The first time an abstract is submitted, it will stay in a Draft state. The purpose of this stage is to allow you to check if all is well with the data you have entered. You are then asked to either save the data as “Draft” or to “Save and Submit” it.

Choosing to “Save as draft” means that your abstract is not submitted yet and you can access the platform at a later moment and edit it.

Choosing the option “Save and Submit” means that you can no longer edit your abstract, only visualize it. In both cases an email message will be sent to you informing you of the stage of the process. You can repeat the step “Create new abstract” more than once, thus submitting a second.

Please note that you must fill in all fields marked with an asterisk and that there is a maximum number of characters for each section. You may copy and paste the text from another source if you find it convenient.


Abstracts must be in English, French, German Spanish, or Portuguese and should be under 3.500 characters.

There are no specific formatting requirements.

Papers may have more than one author.

The number of papers per author is limited to 2.

Papers for the Working Groups

15 May 2017
Deadline for the submission of abstracts for the Working Groups

1 June 2017
Publication of the list of accepted abstracts

1 July 2017
Submission deadline for completed papers to be published on line

Papers for the Special Workshops

Abstracts must be in English, French, German Spanish, or Portuguese, should be under 3.500 characters, should refer to the title of the workshop and should be submitted through the site and by email to the chair of the workshop.


Proposals for special workshops should have at least 4 participants (indicating their qualifications), the likely titles of their papers, and the workshop rationale.

All abstracts submitted for a special workshop should also be sent separately to the contact for the Special Workshop. Abstracts not formally approved by the Special Workshops organizer will be considered as rejected.

15 May 2017
Submission of Special Workshop proposals to

30 May 2017
Abstracts must be sent to in ONE file by a Chair of the Workshop, with authors of each abstract clearly marked.

1 June 2017
Publication of Special Workshop conference schedule with abstracts

1 July 2017
Submission deadline for completed papers to be published on line

Chairs: Please send papers individually in PDF format