The preliminary program will soon be released
Written by Morgan Vuillermoz
The conference organizers together with the technical committee just finished the review of the received propositions (over 220 abstracts as an answer to the call for papers) to elaborate the conference program.
Thanks to the commitment of the international members of the Technical Committee, there were always 2 and usually 3 reviews for each submitted abstract. And this was the basis for the selection process.
Abstracts with the highest reviews were automatically selected for oral presentations. After that, some delicate choices had to be made considering that a conference can not possibly have much more than 100 oral presentations and that it is important to ensure a minimum of balance between the sessions, countries and institutes.
Authors have been notified of the result of the selection process on Monday February 17 and the organization committee is awaiting their feedback to finalize and release the preliminary program. When that is resolved and the status of the 18 sessions is known (full or to be completed because of unexpected resignations), the organizers might reconsider a few contributions to be proposed back into oral presentations.
Until then, future congressists should know that the program of the 4 days goes as such :
- Registration and Ice breaking event (Tuesday 23.)
- Oral and poster presentations at the congress center (Wednesday 24.)
- Excursion (Thursday 25.)
- Oral and poster presentations at the congress center (Friday 26.)