Abstract submission is now closed and abstracts have been distributed among the our excellent reviewers. Notice of eventual abstract acceptance will be provided around March 1. Please see this post on information of what has been submitted.

For practical questions regarding abstract registration, please contact the Conference Organizer: ibol2019@videre.ntnu.no.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • Abstracts must be submitted before January 31, 2019 through this online submission system: ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS
  • When registering the for an abstract submission account. Please use the same e-mail address as you use when registering for the conference.
  • Submitted abstracts (main text) may not exceed 300 words (excluding title, author names and affiliations).
  • For works presenting novel data or analyses, three subsections must be used, each followed by a colon – Background, Results, and Significance. Other types of works (e.g. reviews, conceptual advances) may use an alternative structure if suitable.
  • Abstracts should be written in plain English.
  • Abstracts should not include figures, tables or references.
  • Submitters should select the session topic that most closely correspond to the research to be presented. The Conference Organizers might choose a different or new topic for your presentation when finalizing the conference program (depends on other submitted papers).
  • Submitters should select one of three preferred presentation types: Oral, ePoster, Lightning talk. A lightning talk is a 5 minute presentation plus ePoster. The conference organizers might suggest a different presentation format for your paper depending on program space.
  • At any time in the submission process you can click the “Save As Draft” button to save your submission and return to it at a later time. Once submitted, you cannot make changes to the abstract.
  • Abstracts will be selected by a peer review process. Notification of acceptance of abstracts: March 1, 2019.
  • All accepted abstracts will be published in the journal Genome in time for the the conference.
  • Papers must be presented by a participant at the conference in order to be accepted for publication.
  • All conference presenters will be invited to submit their work as a full journal article for a special conference issue of Genome. All submitted works will be subjected to regular peer review.


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