ICOAS 2018

Call for Sessions

Interested applicants are invited to propose full sessions for the parallel sessions at the Scientific Conference 7 – 8 November 2018. The submission periode is now open.

Sessions shall be related to the overall conference theme “Dynamic developments in organic research – strengthening partnerships across Europe and beyond”.

Session proposals should be submitted via the online-submission tool including the following information: a descriptive title, an abstract (3’000 characters) explaining the topic of the session and its relevance to the conference theme, name and contact details of the session organizer and/or the chairperson, a list of contributors with their affiliations and individual paper titles. Please also attach in one document a short biography (1’500 characters) for each contributor. The conference language is English.

Please choose in the online-submission tool, “Session” as form of presentation.

Session proposals should consist of three to four papers of no more than 15 or 20 minutes each. Sessions will ordinarily be restricted to 90 minutes. Reviewers will decide whether proposed sessions are accepted (with amendments or revision, if necessary). The decision to accept or reject a session by the scientific committee is final.

You are strongly advised to secure the commitment of the contributors in advance of submitting your proposal. Session proposals will only be considered if the abstract of each paper is also uploaded to the on-line submission tool.

Please note that in the abstract submission tool you have to upload the plain text (this will then be formatted for the conference proceedings). In addition you have the possibility to upload a formatted pdf version. When submitting, the chairperson of the session needs to be announced. However, this does not necessarily have to be the submitting person.

Please, click here for the on-line Submission. You will be requested to create an account in order to access the submission-tool.

All accepted session participants must register for the conference. Note that acceptance of a session proposal does not indicate that ICOAS 2018 will provide funding of any kind for session organizers, chairs or speakers. Presenters are entitled to the early bird fee, independent of the time of registration.

Important dates:
15 June 2018 – Deadline for abstracts submission
15 June 2018 – Deadline for session submission
15 July 2018 – Deadline for early bird registration


Please note that unfortunately we cannot provide you with any funding for presenting at ICOAS. However, there might be the possibility for funding depending on your country of origin. Please check the possibilities for national funding and scholarship possibilities in your country, e.g. the programme of DAAD.

Moreover, there might be the possibility to receive some refund for travel and accomodation costs (depending on your country of origin) – please contact the conference secretariat.