Submission Guidelines

Key Dates

  • Deadline for abstract submissions (presentation/poster): Submissions closed
  • Decisions communicated deadline: All decisions have been communicated
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  • Authors’ confirmation of attendance (in order to design a preliminary program): January 20, 2017 – closed
  • Registration (early bird) deadline: March 15, 2017 – closed
  • Registration (general) deadline: April 15, 2017 – closed
  • Deadline for receipt of revised structured abstracts for the Proceedings: Deadline extended: May 12, 2017
  • Proceedings papers can still be submitted until May 30, 2017, however, only the ones submitted by May 12, 2017 will be taken into account for the ESCOM and Ghent University paper award

For more information please contact the Organizing Committee at

Hope to welcome you at ESCOM 2017!

Submission of Abstracts and Full Papers

1. Abstracts Book – Structured Abstract Revision

All accepted authors should revise their structured abstract following the reviewers’ comments for inclusion in the Abstracts Book. Please use the ESCOM2017 revised abstract template to rewrite and format your abstract. All revised abstracts should be sent as a Word document attached to an E-mail with the Abstract number, first author name and (short) Abstract title in the title of the E-mail to All revised abstracts should be submitted by April 30, 2017.

2. Proceedings – Full Paper

All authors who wish to have a more significant portion of their work published and who want to be eligible for the Young Researcher Award may submit a full paper (4-8 pages) of their research for the Conference Proceedings. Please use the ESCOM Proceedings template to write and format your paper. As well as for the revised abstract, the proceedings paper should be sent as a Word document attached to an E-mail with the Abstract number, first author name and (short) Abstract title in the title of the E-mail to All proceedings should be submitted by April 30, 2017.

(note: Abstracts will NOT appear in the conference proceedings)