Abstract Submission Guidelines



  1. Your abstract must be submitted ONLINE and in ENGLISH.
  2. Your abstract must not exceed 300 words.
  3. It should not include diagrams and tables.
  4. Prepare your text with Times New Roman font, size 12.
  5. Single spaced text in a single paragraph without any indentation.
  6. Copy and paste the text (without the title and the list of authors) in the indicated field.
  7. Copy and paste the title and author’s names in the specified box.
  8. FULL CAPS are not allowed.
  9. You must submit your abstract in .doc format.


You can submit your abstract for the following types of presentation:

  1. Oral presentation
  2. Poster presentation


  1. Abstracts are to be submitted via the online submission form at
  2. In the abstract submission module, authors are requested to register themselves, to fill in a form on author's information, to select the form of presentation, to suggest under which theme and sub-theme the contribution should appear, and finally to submit the abstract.
  3. Please note that sub-themes are preliminary and may be subject to change. The author will have access to his/her abstract - for modifications - until the abstract submission is closed.
  4. The abstracts must be written in English language and contain the title of the paper (maximum 20 words), main text of abstract, maximum 300 words including key words (maximum 5 words) as well as introduction, description of methods, main results and conclusions in written form.
  5. Do not include figures and tables in the abstract.
  6. All abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by the Scientific Committee.
  7. Primary selection criteria are scientific quality, relevance to the Congress themes and clarity of expression.
  8. The Scientific Committee does not have the capacity to edit or correct language shortcomings.
  9. Abstracts that are e.g. ambiguous, irrelevant or scientifically outrageous may be rejected.
  10. Authors who are not fully conversant in English are encouraged to have it edited to check the language before submitting the abstract. (eg.
  11. The deadline for submitting the abstracts is extented to 15th January, 2016. The abstracts will be evaluated starting from 16th January, 2016.
  12. Following the acceptance of an abstract, the author(s) will be requested to submit an extended abstract (=short article).
  13. These manuscripts must not exceed 5 pages (including abstract, figures, tables and references), and should be up to full scientific standard in English language following conventional scientific writing style or format.
  14. Please refer to the extended abstract submission guidelines for instructions on preparation of the extended abstract.
  15. After review by the Scientific Committee, accepted abstracts will be included in the Congress Proceedings and on the IPS website/intranet.
  16. Authors consent that their selected full papers presented may be published in a special issue of the journal, Mires and Peat, if invited.
  17. Authors will be informed when such publication becomes available. Participants are also encouraged to explore alternative publication options for papers and/or posters presented in their sessions.


  1. Please note that the acceptance of an abstract without the submitting author registering as a participant will not entitle the abstract to be included in the Congress Programme or Proceedings.
  2. Registration, accommodation, healthcare, VISA, travel, etc. remain at author’s own cost and responsibility.


  1. Invitation call for abstracts: 15th September, 2015
  2. Closing call for abstracts: 15th January, 2016
  3. Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: 1st February, 2016
  4. Extended abstract submission deadline: 15th March, 2016. For more info on Extended Abstract Submission Guidelines, please CLICK HERE


  1. Authors will receive an e-mail informing the final decision through their registered e-mail address (as per login).
  2. No correspondence will be entertained on decisions.
Last Updates: 30 March 2016

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  • Deadline for Abstract Submission

    15 January 2016
  • Deadline of Extended Abstract Submission

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