Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Platform is Closed!

The WSCC 2023 conference planning committee welcomes your abstracts for oral presentations and scientific posters related to one of the three conference themes. The submission period is 01 June – 15 August 2023.

All relevant information related to the abstract submission are summarized in the call for abstracts. Please note: The WSCC 2023 is planned as an in-person confer­ence. An online participation for presenters is not foreseen.  All presenters should be prepared to be at the conference in Ecuador to present their content during the con­ference.

Submission Instructions

  • All abstracts must be submitted online between 01 June and 15 August 2023
  • Abstracts can be submitted as ‘Oral or Poster Presentation’ or ‘Poster Presentation only’
  • All abstracts must be submitted through the submission portal in text form
  • The following information must be included in the submitted abstract: presentation title, all author(s)’ identifying information (including names, degrees, and institutional affiliations), WSCC topics (see list of topics in the submission portal), three to five keywords and narrative text (limited to 1800 characters)
  • The conference organization committee may propose an alternative presentation format (open space sessions), based on the available times in the conference program

Criteria for Abstract Selection

Abstracts will be selected by the WSCC scientific committee on the basis of the need to organize a well-balanced program and according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance of the presentation for the conference themes
  • Potential of the presentation to link science, practice, and decision-making.
  • Quality of abstract, in terms of content and language
  • Originality and innovation
  • The introduction text should not exceed 25% of the total abstract. The methods, results, and problem-solving approach should denote 75% of the abstract.

Limited Funding for Selected Presenters

Limited funding is available to support selected presenters in particular from DAC listed countries. For selected presenters the WSCC2023 will cover, depending on the necessity:

  • International travel (round-trip ticket) from the nearest international airport in the country of departure to Ecuador
  • Airport transfer to/from the hotel in Cuenca
  • The registration fee for the conference (see below)
  • Four nights of accommodation (check-in 20th of November, check-out 24th of November) in a hotel selected by the conference organizing team including breakfast.

The conference organizers will contact potential presenters eligible for funding after the submission deadline to determine the further proceeding.

Please note that the WSCC2023 will NOT cover the following. These are to be borne by the participant:

  • Local transport from current place of residence to the nearest international airport in your country
  • Airport taxes, if any
  • Visa fee, if any
  • Travel health insurance fees
  • Daily allowance or boarding that exceeds the meals that are offered during the conference (coffee-breaks and lunches)

Spouses/Partners are not supported, but they can attend the conference as participants when paying the conference fee. Travel arrangements for spouses/partners need to be arranged by the participant and will not be organized by the conference organizers.