Call for oral/poster presentations

Submit an abstract for consideration as an oral or a poster presentation. Abstracts must be submitted to the Scientific Committee of the Symposium through the on-line Abstract submission. Please submit the abstract ASPA or by June 1, so we can select speakers! The deadline is June 30th For problems with submission on the website please email the secretariat:

Guidelines for the submission of an abstract:

  1. The abstract must be written in English and should be limited to a maximum of 300 words on a single page. Use Times New Roman, size 12. Bold the title which should not be more than two lines. Title, author(s) name(s), affiliation(s) and the body of the abstract should be fully justified. Please leave one blank line below the abstract title, below the author names, and below the affiliation line..
  2. Leave uniform margins of 2.5 cm or 1 inch all around the page.
  3. The authors must be listed starting with author’s surname followed by initials. Indicate the presenting author with an (*). Include the e-mail address of the corresponding author.
  4. The abstract must include a concise statement of the research problem, specific objectives, methodology/procedures applied while conducting the research, results and discussion, a concluding statement, and few key references.
  5. Indicate on top of the abstract to which Section the abstract belongs and indicate the preference for Oral or Poster presentation between brackets.
  6. Abstracts will be reviewed and edited accordingly by the Symposium Scientific Committee. The corresponding authors will be duly informed on acceptance of the contribution either as an Oral or as a Poster presentation through e-mail well after the early registration deadline until 30 June 2012. The titles of accepted contributions, form of presentation (oral/poster), and appropriate section, will be posted on the Symposium website.

Guidelines for manuscript submission:

All speakers must submit full manuscripts at the conference for peer-review by the Symposium Scientific Committee. Reviewed manuscripts will be published post- conference by the ISHS in a volume of Acta Horticulturae. For publication guidelines in Acta Horticulturae, please follow the Authors Instructions available at and, if additional information is required, please contact us immediately. Each participant paying the registration fee (except guests and students) will receive a copy of the Acta Horticulturae, the Symposium Proceedings.

Guidelines for oral presentations:

All oral presentations should use PowerPoint. No overhead projector or slide projector will be available. Presentations will be accepted only through electronic files in PowerPoint2000 or later versions of the software. Since unexpected errors may occur during the final presentation, a computer support center will be provided at the beginning of the presentation day to check the compatibility.

Guidelines for poster presentations:

There is no limit to the number of posters that an author can present. Posters will have a maximum size of about 100 cm x 120 cm (40 inches x 48 inches), portrait. It is recommended to use one complete sheet, rather than small multiple sheets for creation in situ. At the top of the poster, include the title, author name(s) and affiliations (organization, city, country). We suggest the poster to have title letters at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) high. Lettering for the author’s information (name and affiliations) may be smaller (1.25 cm or 0.5 inch). Inclusion of a recent photograph of the presenting author will help participants to identify the person to discuss their interests. The smallest lettering on the poster should be no less than 10 mm (0.4 inch) high. Illustrations should be visible from a 1 m (3 feet) viewing distance. We suggest authors bringing at least 25 small (regular-size paper) copies of the poster to hand out to interested participants. Specific instructions for poster set-up will be given in due time.

Submit Presentations Here.