Abstract submission is now open! Abstracts should be submitted via this Google form 


To give adequate time for comprehensive content and questions, regular presentation slots will be 20 min long (including questions). Recommended: 15 min talk + 5 min question period.

Slots for invited plenary speakers are 40 min long (including questions). Recommended: 30 min talk + 10 min question period.

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks will be of 30 min and lunch breaks 90 min duration to facilitate networking and discussion.

Presentations should be uploaded to this Dropbox link ahead of time (preferred) or to the session computer on the morning of your talk. Further instructions will be available at the registration desk if required.

Presentations should be either a PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or an Adobe PDF (.pdf) file in wide format (16:9) if possible. If applicable, video files should be embedded or should be included as separate files.


RECOMMENDED SIZE: 90 cm high max. and up to 80 cm wide

            Poster fasteners will be provided

Poster presenters need to submit an abstract online (here).


The official language of ICO2023 is English – either British English or American English will be accepted.

The title of the abstract should be informative and concise and followed by the names of the authors and their addresses including email accounts. 

The abstract should not exceed 300 words and up to five keywords (excluding any words in the title) should be provided. Latinised scientific names should be written in italics. Do not include any subheadings, illustrations, photos, tables or references.

Any authors not confident in their command of English are requested to arrange a linguistic proof-reading. If this is difficult to organise may email their abstract to Ros Sparrow at rosalyn250@gmail.com, for a language check

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th April 2023.

Abstracts for all presentations should be submitted using this Google Form

Abstracts for all presentations should be submitted online here.

Submitting an abstract does not guarantee its acceptance, which remains at the discretion of the ICO 2023 organizers.