• All abstracts must be submitted through ROSA - Responsive Online System for Acta Horticulturae submission and review.
  • The official language of the symposium is English so only abstracts written in English will be accepted for review.
  • Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and be based on original work. Should give full information on the objective, materials and methods and major results obtained.
  • Abstracts should be thoroughly checked for spelling (English) and grammar.
  • Submission is strictly limited to a maximum of one oral and one poster presentation per person.
  • The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2018. Abstracts submitted by this date will be considered for evaluation. Authors will be notified of provisional acceptance of abstracts by 30 May 2018  and for the form of presentation as oral or poster presentation.
  • To be accepted, abstract authors must be registered and paid to attend the WildRelatives2018, shortly after their positive acceptance notification.
  • All presenters (oral and poster) are expected to submit a manuscript for publication in refereed proceedings, Acta Horticulturae, by 30 September 2018.
  • For guidelines and instructions on how to prepare your manuscript for publication in Acta Horticulturae, see


General Information

  • Use limited number of references (e.g. Smith 2009), only if necessary
  • Two abstract submissions are permitted per author however please be aware that a maximum of one oral presentation and one poster presentation will be assigned per registered delegate for successful applicants. You will be required to complete the details for each abstract before submitting your next one.
  • Your abstract will be published in the Abstract Book as submitted. Please ensure you check your data carefully before submitting as changes or additions will not be possible after submission.

Presentation Type

Abstracts may be submitted and demanded to be presented as oral or poster presentations. Please note, if an overwhelming number of oral presentation submissions are received or based upon the type of the research work and content of the abstract, the Review Committee reserves the right to offer poster presentations for some of these abstracts.