Instructions and deadline

Abstract must be submitted in PDF format according to the template below. Please note that abstract length is limited to one A4 page as indicated in the template.

SPARC 2018 Microsoft Word template

During the submission process, you will be asked to choose the communication type of your preference: Poster or Oral.

The SPARC 2018 uses Indico platform for abstract submission. If you do not have an Indico account, you will be asked to create one. Click on the link below to start the submission.

Submit your abstract

The deadline for abstract submission is extended to 15 July 2018.

Types of Communications


The size of the poster should not exceed A0 (118.9 cm high, 84.1 cm wide) and must be in portrait orientation. Authors will have the opportunity to discuss their posters during the allotted poster sessions. Posters can already be displayed in the morning and should be removed after the end of the poster session.

Oral presentations

The time attributed to each oral presentation is 15 minutes. This includes 5 min for questions and switching to the next presenter. All technical material will be presented with a digital projector and a PC. We kindly ask you to load your file onto the presentation computers prior to the beginning of the session in which you are to present. Speakers should be present at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the Session in which they will give their presentation in order to introduce themselves to the Session Chair.