Guidelines for abstract submission

Note about works

Instructions for abstract submission
The total length of abstracts, exclusively written in English, must fall between 3000 and 5000 characters, including spaces; short list of references and no more than two figures may be included. Text and figures are limited to a maximum of two A4 sheets, one side only. Abstracts with less 3000 characters will be refused.
The title of the work should appear on the first line; authors’ names, affiliations, contacts (e-mail, telephone, fax) should appear on the following lines. Abstracts must be written according to the following form:
 Abstract template

Authors, guided by the keywords for the various Sessions, should indicate for which Session they intend to submit the work, however the Scientific Committee shall use his description in this regard.
Since all works accepted by the Scientific Committee have equal value, they will all be published in full in the Symposium Proceedings. The Commissions will select six or seven works for oral presentations from those, received for each Session, which they believe will favour interdisciplinary discussion between Sessions.

The official languages of Symposium are English, French and Italian, but for best international diffusion of Proceedings the works must be written exclusively in English.
The file, in MS-Word (*.doc, *.docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf), Open Document Text (.odt), o Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format, should be sent to the Scientific Secretariat by e-mail, simposio@ibe.cnr.it , no later than 29th November 2021.

Papers will be accepted based on their scientific value
by the Scientific Committee, whose decisions are final.

Works for oral presentations
Oral presentations may only be made using MS-PowerPoint, preferably using standard size 16:9. The slides must be in English.

Works for poster presentations
The Scientific Committee will express an opinion about presented posters with regard to: completeness, clarity and immediacy of the poster presentation. The three best posters will receive an award plaque.

DATES AND DEADLINES

  • 29th November 2021: Final deadline for abstracts (total length between 3000 and 5000 characters including spaces and if appropriate graphs or images can be included in the two sheets).
  • January 2022: Notification of acceptance or lack of acceptance; notification will specify whether works are to be presented orally or as poster communication. Information will be provided regarding guidelines for preparing the papers.
  •  June 2022: Opening of the Symposium and deadline for complete works. All presented works (oral and poster communications) will be published in full in the Symposium Proceedings.
  • January 2023: Publication of Proceedings. Publication of Proceedings (with ISBN code) as e-book with colour images is foreseen; off-prints of individual work is not planned, but authors can print them from e-book.

venue and modalities of the symposium

Our aim is to organize the Symposium onsite in Livorno. If the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow the taking place the on-site event, the Organizing Committee will evaluate all the possible alternatives in order not to alter the founding spirit of the Symposium.