Important deadlines
  • Call for abstract deadline ……………………Extended to March 10, 2019
  • Abstract acceptance and call for papers……………………. March 30, 2019
  • Deadline paper submission…………………………………………April 10, 2019
  • Deadline for Authors registration……………………………….April  30, 2019

Abstract submission          

All abstracts submitted before the deadline will be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review. Abstracts must be submitted by email at

All abstracts must be submitted and presented in clear English with grammar and spelling of a quality suitable for publication.
Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract.
Please note, once submitted, your abstract cannot be amended. Please contact the Organizing Secretariat should you need to amend or cancel the abstract.

Confirmation of receipt & notification of decision
You will receive email confirmation that your abstract has been received, indicating the allocated abstract number. Please refer to this abstract number in all further correspondence regarding the abstract. Please contact the Secretariat if you submit an abstract and do not receive confirmation that it has been received. Notifications regarding the status of your abstract will be sent once the review process is complete.

Writing & submitting your abstract
Please follow the guidelines below when writing and submitting your abstract/paper.
The abstract should be as informative as possible, standard abbreviations may be used.
It should not contain diagrams/tables/images: these may be added when submitting the paper. Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

  • Author’s contact details (email, phone number, postal address)
  • Author’s and co-Authors’ details (Full first and family name(s), email)
  • Affiliation details: institution / company/ University, city, state (if relevant), country
  • Abstract title
  • Abstract text: The abstract should not exceed 350 words and 1500 characters
  • Keywords: up to 5 keywords may be provided (at least 1 keyword is required to go ahead with the submission)

Notification of acceptance or rejection of the abstract will be sent to the corresponding Author by March 30, 2019 when the system will be opened for paper upload. Only the corresponding Author will receive all information concerning the abstract and will be responsible for informing the other Authors of the status of the abstract.

Paper submission
Authors receiving abstract acceptance are kindly requested to upload their paper  by April  10, 2019.
Papers should be submitted in Microsoft Word (.doc) and PDF (.pdf not zipped).

All papers submitted via the online submission form will be forwarded to the Scientific Committee for review. The Committee may ask to upload a revised version of the paper in case the first submission requires amendments.

Presentation at Congress
Instructions for preparation of oral or poster or video  presentations will be sent together with acceptance notifications. For each accepted paper, at least one Author is expected to attend the congress. Presenting Authors must register by april 30 , 2019. Accepted papers for which a presenting Author is registered and has paid the registration fee by the set deadline will be scheduled for presentation and included in the Congress Program and Congress Proceedings.
Accepted papers without an associated registered Author will be published in the Proceedings only.


Declaration of consent to publication and assignation of copyright
I confirm that I previewed this abstract and that all information is correct. I accept that the content of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to publication (e.g. on the congress website, programs, other promotions, etc.)
The Abstract Submitter warrants and represents that he/she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content (“Content”) provided to the congress  and Collage S.p.A. (Hereafter: “The Organizers”). The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, Intellectual Property rights.
I herewith confirm that the contact details saved in this system are those of the corresponding Author, who will be notified about the status of the abstract. The corresponding Author is responsible for informing the other Authors about the status of the abstract.