May 11, 2018 Abstract Submission Deadline
June 15, 2018 Notification of authors
June 30, 2018 Early bird deadline for registration fee
August 15, 2018 Deadline for PowerPoint presentations
Instructions for Authors
Delegates can submit Dioxin 2018 abstracts in two formats: a one page abstract or a 4 page short paper which is optional. The title of abstract should not exceed 200 characters. A one page abstract should have up to 600 words (please, click here to view a one page abstract template) and a short paper consists of a four pages (please, click here to view a four pages abstract template). Both will be published on a USB stick. A short paper can be published in the 2018 volume of the Organohalogen Compounds (http://dioxin20xx.org/ohc_database_search.htm). Students applying for a Otto Hutzinger Award must submit a four pages short paper and for students attending the Pre-Symposium Students Sessions only a one page abstract is required. An abstract should be suitable for direct inclusion on a USB stick or in an abstracts book.
Symposium participants rely heavily on the titles and abstracts to identify papers and posters of special interest. Please take care in wording both. The abstract submission site will require you to select PCB Workshop, Students Session, Special Session or the core Symposium – both a primary and a secondary session topic. Please select the topics most relevant to your abstract. Each registered author can submit as presenter up to two abstracts. Your abstract is accepted unless you have received the notice of rejection.
Deadline abstract submission is May 11, 2018. Abstracts will be reviewed, evaluated, and ranked by the symposium Scientific Committee. Please note, the Board maintains the flexibility to assign your presentation to another session, if it is determined to be better suited to another theme or session topic category or due to over / under subscription of different sessions.
Students applying for a Otto Hutzinger Award should be the first author and enrolled fulltime in a graduate program at a post-secondary institution. Each student must submit a recommendation from her/his supervisor indicating the level of his/her contribution to the project. Applicants should send their letter of interest and arrange for their supervisor to send the recommendation letter to email@example.com.
There will be no fee for students (active presenters) participating in the Pre-Dioxin 2018 Symposium Students Session “All POPs and Pseudo-POPs” that will be held on Saturday, 25 August 2018. The Students Session will be held at the session venue located at the AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH Akademia Górniczo Hutnicza) very close to the Old Downtown Kraków area. This is a session for students by students and only student presentations are accepted. Depending on the number of participants, one submission per registered student is permitted at this time. In addition to the standard 20-minute oral presentations (including time for questions) and poster presentations, there exists the possibility of presenting a short (5 min) poster highlight session in addition to a poster presentation. These short oral presentations will give young researchers the opportunity to present their work and initial results and will give an opportunity to receive constructive feedback. Awards for the best student presentation (oral or poster) will be granted to students for outstanding presentations at the Students Symposium. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Any supporting company or sponsor of the Students Session is welcome – a platform for a company displays and inserts will be available.
Instructions for Presenters
Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes total presentation time (15 minutes for the lecture and 5 minutes for questions and discussion). In order to synchronize the parallel sessions, session chairs have been instructed to maintain strict control over the time schedule. This is to allow participants to move from one session to another without missing anything of each presentation.
The official format of an oral presentation is via projector using Microsoft PowerPoint (see template). Other formats will not be accepted. Due to time restrictions, presenters will not be allowed to connect their own computers to the data projectors at the Symposium.
All presenters must load and test their presentations in the Audio Visual Preview Room the day prior their session (it can be sent also in advance by e-mail before August 1, 2018, the adress of email will be given on 1st of June).
Monday speakers should test their presentations on Sunday (afternoon between 13:00 and 16:00 at the latest), while others a day before presentation. It is the responsibility of the individual presenters (not the organizers) to ensure their presentation is uploaded and checked. An audio-visual technician will be available to assist.
The posters can be displayed in two sessions. Session A on Monday and Tuesday and session B on Wednesday and Thursday. The posters for Session A must be set up before Monday 09:30 and removed by Tuesday 18:00. The posters for Session B must be set up before Wednesday 09:15 and removed by Thursday 18:00.
The set up areas on the poster board is 95 cm x 135 cm (portrait).
Each poster will be assigned a number which will appear in the Program Book, Abstracts Book as well as on the poster board.
Please make sure that you place your poster on the correct poster board at the correct session. Presenters are responsible for setting up and removing their posters. The Registration Desk will provide materials to affix the poster to the boards. Please use only those materials.
The final list of Dioxin 2018 sessions will be posted on January 8, 2018.
Taking photographs or making video during oral and poster presentations will be strictly forbidden. This is in order to respect the originality of the author’s work.