Guidelines for abstract submission

Abstract submissions will be open from November 1st to December 20st 2020 - CLOSED.

Each registered participant is welcomed to submit and present maximum 2 contributions.

Abstracts must be written according to the the template and cannot exceed 2 pages including bibliography and figures.

Download the Abstract template file

Abstracts should be saved as PRESENTINGAUTHORSURNAME.docx and sent to

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee for their acceptance. The notification of acceptance for oral presentations will be emailed by January 10th 2021. Full payment of the registration fee is required for acceptance.

By submitting the abstract all authors agree that, in case of acceptance, it will be published in the electronic "Book of Abstracts" which will be downloadable from the congress website.

Guidelines for oral presentations

The duration of the different contributions at AICAT2020 are:

  • Plenary lectures (PL): 45 min
  • Invited lectures (IL): 25 min + 5 min for discussion
  • Oral presentations (OP): 12 min + 3 min for discussion

PowerPoint files with oral presentations should be given on site to the organizers as early as possible, latest before the first lecture on the day of the talk. If any specific facility should be required, please contact the conference secretariat in advance.

Guidelines for poster presentations

Poster files should be sent by e-mail to by Sunday January 24nd to allow to prepare the “Poster session” webpage which could be accessed since the beginning of the conference. A link to “Poster session” webpage with all the posters will be sent to the registered participants who will be able to download and read them during all the time of the congress. The poster page will be put offline at the end of the congress.

Poster files must be in .pdf file format. Authors can opt between two alternative posters styles:

  • As “traditional” poster: pdf in A1 size (594 width × 841mm height, portrait orientation)
  • As “presentation”-style poster: max. 8 pdf slides (size A4, one slide per page, landscape orientation).

Subject of the e-mail: POSTER - <Presenting Author>

Poster Filename: <SURNAME OF THE PRESENTING AUTHOR>.pdf. If more than one poster is presented, it should be numbered (SURNAME_1.pdf, SURNAME_2.pdf …).

Authors are recommended to ensure the good quality of text and figures to allow the comfortable reading on a screen. Recommended file size should not exceed 3-5 MB. Files of excessive size will be compressed by the organization, with possible loss of resolution.

On the poster, it should be clearly identified the person who is the presenting author to be contacted by interested participants. Author can be contacted through MSTeams chat/one-to-one conference or alternative contact modes. Therefore, besides the email address, it is suggested that other ids for chat/call apps can be optionally provided to favor contacts and scientific discussion (e.g. skype/meet/zoom/linkedin/messenger/telegram id’s…).

“Flash presentation” of posters should be requested by the presenting author when submitting the poster file. Flash presentations will be given at the end of the first congress day during the virtual poster session. Flash presentations have a duration of 3 min. and maximum 4 pptx/pdf slides. For the flash presentations, no Q&A are planned, as the scope is to attract audience to the pdf posters and favor individual contacts.