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Call for abstracts

Dear colleagues

We are very pleased to announce that the abstract submission is now closed and was a great success. Nearly 300 abstracts were submitted from more than 50 countries worldwide and covering all suggested submission topics. Thank you very much for your numerous contributions announcing a great program for this 20th EAPR conference edition.

The Organisers invite scientists and researchers to submit their abstract(s) to the 20th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research.

Abstract submission deadline:
extended to January 
16, 2017, midnight CET 

The abstract submission is closed

thank you very much for all your submissions

Main guidelines

  • Abstracts received after the deadline will not be accepted and will therefore not be considered for the programme or for publication.
  • Abstract should be submitted electronically via the Conference web site: following the easy "step-by-step" instructions.
  • Your account will enable you to modify your abstract until the submission deadline. 
  • Abstracts submitted by email will not be reviewed.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • Abstracts, for oral or poster presentations, will deal with original data or updated findings
  • The authors’ conclusions should be clearly stated.
  • Initials and abbreviations which are not in common use should be avoided unless they are essential.
  • Remember to check spelling and grammar carefully. Your electronically submitted abstract text will be reproduced as submitted.
  • Authors submitting abstracts will indicate their preference for presentation: oral or poster. After peer review, please note that the Scientific Committee is eligible to ask author-s for changing the type of presentation. Instructions for either type of presentation will come in the course of time.
  • All selected abstracts will be published electronically.
  • The authors of selected works can be invited to publish full paper in journal “Potato Research”, which is indexed in major scientific databases (SCOPUS, EBSCO, Agricola etc.)
  • Submission of an abstract does not constitute registration for the congress. Submission of an abstract implies the commitment that the presenting author will attend the meeting and the expectation that financial resources to attend are available.
  • Instructions on preparing of oral and poster presentations will come in the course of time

Technical guidelines

1. The abstract must contain at least 1500 characters and cannot contain more than 4000 characters (blank spaces, punctuation as well as authors’ affiliation and titles included). There is no character count per section. The count of characters is global.

2. The abstract should be structured into the following sections:

- Introduction
- Material and methods
- Results and discussion
- Picture (if applicable)
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements / references

3. If you have successfully submitted your abstract, a confirmation number will be given at the end of the submission. 

4. Submitted abstracts can be re-edited and modified until the submission deadline . Therefore, the author submitting the abstract will be required to provide his/her email address as the login and a preferred password during the submission. To save the abstract, all required fields (marked with a red *) must be filled in. If you leave the system without having provisionally submitted the abstract, all data is lost. The submitted abstracts cannot be edited after the submission deadline.

5. Please ensure that your abstract does not contain spelling, grammatical or scientific errors. No corrections are possible after the submission deadline. The abstract will be reproduced exactly as submitted. No proofreading will be done.

6. If you need to withdraw your abstract, a written statement reflecting the reasons for this decision must be sent to:

EAPR Student Support

The EAPR is offering financial support to encourage a limited number of young scientists and PhD students to attend the 20thTriennial Conference of EAPR.

The applicants must submit an abstract for either oral or poster presentation before December 16, 2016 via the official abstract submission website along with a motivation letter and tick the appropriate box for financial support application during the submission process.

For detailed information, eligibility criteria and application process, please click here




The authors of an abstract must choose which of the following topics (general or sub-topic) is the most relevant of the work presented in the abstract.

1. Climate change and consequences for potato production

2. Pests and diseases
2.a       Emerging pests and diseases
2.b       Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Decision Support System (DSS)
2.c       Biocontrol
2.d       Viruses

3. Breeding and varietal assessment
3.a       High-Throughput Technologies (HTT)
3.b       Participative varietal selection 
3.c       New Breeding Techniques (NBT)

4. Agronomy and physiology
4.a       Precision farming and engineering
4.b       Water, nutrients and soil management

5. Seed potatoes

6. Post-harvest and uses
6.a       Nutrition and health
6.b       Non-food use

7. Economics and regulation tools

8. Cooperation and development programs

9. Other topic

Review process

  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Scientific Committee
  • Acceptance or rejection of an abstract is based on the average grade awarded by the reviewers. 
  • Authors will be notified of the selection results by email on 1st March 2017 and will receive all technical information and presentation instructions prior to the Congress.