Guidelines to authors
Both oral and poster presenters are invited to submit an abstract of maximum 200 words.
The deadline for the submission of the abstract is 23 December 2020.
All accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a full paper manuscript with a maximum length of 4 pages (including abstract and references) until 23 April 2021.
The manuscripts should be formatted according to the template. You are advised to use the online submission system and create an account by following the instructions. Please use the English language in all the submitted manuscripts.
Authors will be notified of paper acceptance by 31 May 2021. All the papers undergo a rigorous review process.
In case you need an invitation letter, please contact us at
You can download an invitation letter from Conference Submission platform. After login to your account you have to click on “My invitation letters” on the left-side menu. Please keep in mind that not all authors are eligible for an invitation letter as being an author of the paper does not make you eligible for receiving an invitation. To make an author eligible for an invitation letter, please assign him as a "Presenting author" or a "Participant" through the edit screen of your paper. If you do not have access to do it any more (the paper is under review or accepted), please contact us.
Guidelines for presentations
CEST2021 programme will include oral, flash and poster presentations
Oral presentations: The papers selected for oral presentation will be given a 15-minute slot in the programme, (12 minutes presentation and 3 minutes questions from the audience)
Flash presentations: Flash presentations (up to 5 slides including cover slide and acknowledgments) are introduced in order to enhance posters’ visibility (in the related sessions) and motivate the delegates to visit and further discuss with the authors during the poster sessions. Papers selected for flash presentation will be given a 3 minutes slot in the programme (no questions from the audience) and will also have to prepare a poster for the poster session.
Poster presentations: The papers will be only presented during the poster session.
Oral and flash presentations
All authors are requested to get to the Conference Rooms 30 minutes before the sessions in order to upload the presentation in the PC. A member from CEST2021 will be there to provide their help.
Projection means: Each room will be equipped with a projector and a fixed computer for direct projection. The computers are equipped with Windows and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) and with USB drives. Speakers who would like to use a special software or use their PC should contact the Secretariat, at least 30 minutes before the session.
There are poster sessions during the Conference. Each poster session author will be provided with a poster board area and mounting pins. The poster number and title will be indicated on the board. Authors are responsible for mounting their posters the morning of their presentation and removing them at the end of the day. Authors are advised to present close to their poster in order to discuss their research with the conference participants at the time indicated by the conference programme.
The poster's size should be 65 cm wide and 80 cm high - (approx 8 A4 pages).
Important notice: CEST2021 Organizing Committee is watching closely the on-going development of the global spread of COVID-19, ensuring that all the latest guidelines are strictly followed. We wish to be able to organize a physical event, given the fact that the current situation will improve until September 2021. However, the opportunity of a virtual presentation will be provided to the participants