Submission > Author guidelines


VGC 2020 will have Oral and Poster presentations, organised into specific sessions in the conference programme.

Authors can indicate their preference during submission, which will be accommodated where possible after review by the scientific committee and programme organisers.

Interactive sessions

In addition, interactive sessions are proposed to give presenters the opportunity to showcase specific software they have developed, great datasets, methods, results etc. Technical guidelines will be published closer to the date.

Please indicate if you would be interested in an Interactive session during abstract submission, along with a simple description of the envisaged content.

Interactive sessions may be selected as the only form of submission (alternative to Poster), or as a supplement to Oral/Poster presentations. 

Commercial companies should contact us regarding exhibition space.


Guidelines for abstract preparation and submission

Please submit your abstract (300-500 words, plus illustrative figure(s), fitting on max 2 pages A4) formatted according to the mandatory template document. Accepted abstracts will be compiled into a proceedings volume and distributed to delegates. Please observe the following points when preparing your abstract:

  • Use the template document provided to ensure consistent formatting, and compile your abstract with title, author(s), author affiliation(s), keywords and abstract body. 
  • Abstract text should be 300-500 words in length and may include 1-2 representative figures to illustrate your submission. Max two A4 pages.
  • All co-authors should be included in the abstract text.
  • Fill in the abstract submission form.
  • If the presenting author is not the main (first) author, please indicate this in the abstract submission form.
  • Select your preference for Oral, Poster or Interactive presentation. 
  • If Interactive is chosen, please give a brief (1-2 sentences) description of the envisaged content in the “Message to organising committee” box.
  • Upload your file and choose Submit.

You will receive a confirmation email on successful submission of the abstract. Your abstract may be updated at any point before the submission deadline by resubmitting it; the last submitted version will be used for review purposes.

Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation that it is presented at the conference by one of the authors (main or presenting author).

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about abstract topics or document preparation and submission.

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