If your abstract is selected for an oral presentation, 10 minutes will be allotted for the presentation with no more then a maximum of 5 additional minutes for questions and discussion. Presentations should be in a PowerPoint (preferred) or pdf format. We suggest 10-12 slides - definitely no more than 20. The conference program is very full and therefore Session Chairs will be very strict in keeping to the allotted times. Bring your presentation on a USB stick and contact the conference staff during a break before the beginning of your session to transfer your presentation to a PC or Mac computer that will be used for projection.

As decided at the GeoHab Business Meeting in 2018, more lightning talk (presentations no more then 5 minutes) sessions will be organized for this year’s Conference. This will allow more presenters to make clear and concise points in summarizing their research.


Dimensions of posters should not exceed 1500 mm (~60 inches, vertical) by 950 mm (~37 inches, horizontal). Poster boards will be available in the poster display areas and material to hang posters will be provided by the conference staff. A dedicated Poster Session on the first afternoon (Tuesday) of the Conference will be provided when a 1-minute oral introduction per poster can be made by those wishing to do so. For this introduction talk, a single PowerPoint slide (with a white background) is requested to be provided to the Conference organizers one week in advance of the conference. The author(s’) name(s), title, and one or two pertinent introduction (not science per se) points or illustrations should be provide so the audience can obtain a flavor of the science being undertaken by you. No animation or video will be allowed, as a maximum of 60 seconds for the talk will be strictly enforced. We suggest that in the 60 seconds provided you go straight to the point of what the science is about and why people may want to visit your poster. The audience will have the opportunity to talk to you at your poster display at the end of the Posters Session or later in the conference during breaks. All posters will be displayed and available for observations Tuesday through Thursday.

Please include a preference for your presentation on your email, (oral: 15 min., 5 min., lightning talk, or poster, poster with or without 1 min. introductory talk). However, your preference may not be provided, as it will depend upon the number of requests received and the time slots available for all requests. All abstracts and preferences will be reviewed by the organizing and international committees, which will recommend acceptance and sessions for the presentations.


December 15, 2018: Submission of Abstracts OPENS
February 1, 2019: Submission of Abstracts CLOSES.
February 15, 2019: Authors notified of abstract acceptance and oral, lightning talk or poster decision



  1. Please refer to example abstract located below.

  2. Page size in standard A4 (210 mm [8 inches] by 297 mm [11.5 inches]).

  3. Use Times New Roman font and the font sizes (12) as indicated in the example abstract. Use single spacing, no columns. Do not change the margins or styles: fully-justified margins, 2 cm (0.8 inches) top and bottom, 3 cm (1.2 inches) left side, 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) right side, no gutter.

  4. A two-page limit will be enforced, so all text and figures must be within this limit.

  5. You can insert one Figure (color in .pdf version; black and white or greyscale for printed version).

  6. References should be numbered in the text and listed in alphabetic order (in Time New Roman 10)

  7. Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word. Abstract file names should start with the name of the first author, and end with the presentation preference, e.g. Sergeev_Oral.docx. In case you are submitting more than one abstract, include a number after your name that represents the abstract.

  8. On your email specify if you prefer to give a talk, lightning talk, poster or poster with 1-minute talk

  9. On your email specify a conference theme or indicate none.

  10. Please, send abstract to Irina_Ostroumova@vsegei.ru (copy to GeoHab2019@gmail.com)

Download abstract example in docx