• 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 31 October 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.

Oral presentations

Oral presentations duration is limited to 20 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions. Presentations should be prepared in the programme Microsoft Power Point and saved on CD or flash memory. Authors are kindly asked to transfer their presentation at the symposium computer on time. 



Posters size should be 90 (h) x 70 (w) cm. Posters should be placed no latter than 12.00 on Monday, October 15.