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Early Registration
09:00
15 Nov 2017
Notification of Acceptance
09:00
30 Nov 2017
Submission of Full Paper
09:00
7 Mar 2018

Guidelines

Poster Guidelines

Posters are a special type of presentation and cannot reflect the amount of information presented in an oral or written paper. The information should be centered on a key message or theme; the amount of text should be kept to a minimum, be easily understood by the standing audience with distractions from noise and movement from other people, and highlighted with simplified and properly labelled charts, graphics, diagrams and pictures.

General guidelines
Poster size: 35 inches (90 cm) in width and 47 inches (120 cm) in height (portrait orientation)

Poster sections and contents (readable from about 2 meters distance):
Title – most prominent block of text with the largest size; concise, to the point, and quickly orient the audience about the paper
Authors and affiliate – usually placed below the title; font size maybe similar to text

Main sections:
Introduction (or Background/Rationale) – briefly presents the importance/ motivation, hypothesis, and objectives of the research
Materials and Methods (or Methodology or Key Methods) – briefly presents the procedures, preferably more of diagrams/charts and less in words
Results – presents the key findings/points to substantiate the objectives; analysis or interpretations of facts presented; could be with subheadings to guide transition
Conclusion – summary and significance of findings; may also present areas for further study
References (or Literature Cited) – keep to minimum; maybe smaller in font size than that of text
Poster presenters (or at least one of the authors per poster) should be present by the poster for discussions with attendees during the scheduled session time.

Oral Presentation Guidelines

Presentation duration
15 minutes (12 minutes presentation; 3 minutes discussion)

General topical sequence of presentation
Background/Rationale (Introduction), Objectives, Methods, Results/Findings, and Conclusion

Equipment supplied in each room
Computer with PowerPoint (Office) versions 2000 to 2010, LCD projector, and Microphone. If you plan to use Macintosh software, you must bring your own laptop and a VGA adapter. If you use a non-standard font (such as scientific symbols) in your presentation, you must supply the font in a separate file with your presentation or make the font embedded in your ppt file. For your convenience, please bring the file with you to the speakers’ ready room.

Preparatory activities
Please run your presentation in the speakers’ ready room at least two hours in advance of the time scheduled for your presentation.
Please bring a biographical sketch to the Session Chair at the conference one hour before the session starts in order to facilitate introductions.

Abstract Submission

The Organizing Committee invites you to submit the abstracts for oral or poster presentations on the following topics of Orchid:

  • Breeding and biotechnology
  • Propagation and production
  • Pest management
  • Ecology and taxonomy
  • Postharvest management
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Supply chain and logistics

    All abstracts submitted must be original work and not previously presented in any form at other symposia. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words.

    Your abstracts will be submitted to the Scientific Committee for evaluation and presenters will be notified regarding the status of their abstracts (oral or poster presentation) and date of presentation. The committee may request some papers nominated for oral presentation by authors to be presented as posters.

    Guidelines for Abstracts

    1. Abstract must be submitted in English.

    2. Abstracts should consist of a title, list of authors and their affiliation, contact address including e-mail address, keywords, and one paragraph only of script.

    3. Standard abbreviations may be used. Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words.

    4. The abstract should include the following information (1) Rationale and objective of the work; (2) Approach and methodology; (3) Results and discussion; and (4) Conclusion

    Abstract submission

    1. ISHS member : Please refer to http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=542 for abstract and full paper submission. All abstracts and papers should be submitted through the ISHS online submission and reviewing tool. For the instruction of the author of the Acta Horticulturae, please refer to: http://www.ishs.org/authors

    2. Non-ISHS member
    Abstract Submission now!

Manuscript Submission

Full papers preparation

Participants who intend to submit contributed papers or posters are requested to complete and return the accompanying form indicating preference of poster or oral presentation. Please provide a title for your paper and abstract of not more than 300 words. After the review by the Scientific Committee, you will be informed of acceptance. A book of abstracts will be available at the conference and all accepted oral and poster presentation will be published as a full paper in the Acta Horticulturae Proceedings.

Manuscript submission

Please refer to http://www.actahort.org/members/symposiar?nr=542 for full paper submission. All papers should be submitted through the ISHS online submission and reviewing tool. For the instruction of the author of the Acta Horticulturae, please refer to: http://www.ishs.org/authors