Each talk slot at the conference will be 15 minutes. Please prepare your presentation to be 10 to 12 min long to allow for questions and comments from the audience.

ECVP will provide a laptop for presentation but you may also use your own device. In case you plan to use the presentation laptop please bring your talk in PowerPoint or Adobe format on a USB stick.

Presenters should arrive to their session at least 15 minutes before the start to transfer their presentation to our laptop or to connect their laptop to our video projector. 

Please be aware that the audience consists of participants from various fields in vision research and prepare your talk to be understandable also for those who are not particularly familiar with your special field of interest.


From Monday to Wednesday there will be two poster sessions per day, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. All authors are encourage to present in both sessions. We hope that the opportunity to present in both time slots will maximize the scientific impact of the poster sessions.

Please place your posters by 9:30a.m and remove them by 19:30pm. 
The number assigned to your poster will be printed in the program booklet and will indicate the poster board allocated to you. The poster space has been designed to avoid crowding and the need to alternate presentation times based on poster number. You are thus free to discuss your poster with colleagues at any time during the day. 

Suggested poster format is A0 portrait (84 cm X 119 cm) and the poster board dimensions are 95cm width x 238cm height (the boards extend to the floor).


Abstracts can be submitted between January 25, 2014 and April 10, 2014.

In order to submit an abstract you must be registered for the conference. Please register at your earliest convenience.
You can only submit one abstract as a first author and you can specify if you prefer oral or poster presentation. There is no submission limit for co-authorship.
Abstracts should be a maximum of 200 words long (title, authors, affiliations and grant information / funding acknowledgment not included). You can either type your abstract into the designated field or copy and paste text from a text editor (e.g., Word or Pages).

Abstract guidelines. Authors are urged to write as clearly as possible (in English). Please do not use abbreviations.
Authors should put an emphasis on what they judge to be of greatest importance and interest, and, where possible, clearly state theoretical implications.
The SI system of units should be used. 
If necessary include references using APA format.

***Please note:
Following Pion's adoption of APA style, effective from January 2014, ECVP abstract referencing style has also changed.
When citing previous literature, please provide names and date information only. For example:
      • After attending an interesting conference, lab productivity tends to increase exponentially (Smith & Jones, 2010).
      • Smith and Jones (2010) reported that after attending an interesting conference, lab productivity tends to increase exponentially.

No further information will be required. For details of formatting with multiple authors, etc., please refer to the APA guidelines for in-text citations.

If you are considering an oral presentation, you can optionally include a one-page PDF extended summary with additional information, figures, equations and/or references. This document should provide additional information for the reviewers and explain/support your claims in more detail. Specifically, it should allow reviewers to better judge your contributions' novelty, importance and originality. Please use a font size no less than 10pt and leave at least 1 cm space at the page borders. You do not need to include your abstract and author names in the extended summary: reviewers will have access to both documents. Document should not exceed 10 MB.