Information on the conference

Badges and identification

Upon registration, each participant will receive a name badge. Please wear it at all times.


The official language at the conference is English.

Oral presentations

During the conference, Powerpoint version 2003 and higher running on the Windows 7 or higher will be available.
Usually twenty-five minutes are allocated for the presentation of invited speakers plus five min for discussion. Fifteen minutes are designated for common session speakers. Five minutes are designated for young speakers in the session Poster Highlights.

Please organise your presentation in order to respect your time allocation.


The size of posters is 90 × 120 cm maximum (width × height; portrait orientation). The posters will be fixed to the boards with pins, which will be supplied at the conference. The authors should be present during the appointed time in the scientific programme for the posters exhibition.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission CLOSED

All abstracts submitted by the deadline (April 23rd, 2019) will be edited and published in the Abstract book with ISSN number.

Abstract Template


The conference fee does not include accommodation costs. The accommodation is arranged at the conference venue in the beautiful Smolenice Castle. Prices vary according to the type of room.

The accommodation will be arranged by the organizers. The capacity of the Smolenice Castle is 85 guests in appartments (132 EUR/night), single rooms (42 EUR), double rooms (76 EUR), triple rooms (99 EUR), rooms with four beds (112 EUR). Because the castle has a limited number of single rooms, some participants can stay in a double or in a triple room either alone or they can share the room. If someone prefers to share a room, please sign the name of the person(s) you would like to share a room with in the registration form.

Additional accommodation (depending on the capacity of the castle and your room preference) can be arranged in comfortable pensions in Smolenice village, which is in walking distance from the castle (approximately 1 km).

Payments for accommodation are to be made at the registration desk in Smolenice, in cash only.