Informations for Authors


You may either contribute a full paper or an abstract. Proposals for special topical sessions can still be accepted.

Abstract submission with optional full paper

Authors should submit a 400-word abstract by 15tth May 2020. The abstract will be evaluated by the scientific committee. You will receive an acceptance notification by 15th June 2020. After acceptance you will have the opportunity to submit a full paper (4–8 pages) by 20th September 2020 that will be included in the proceedings volume as a “non-peer reviewed” paper. Authors who do not provide a full paper are strongly encouraged to at least upload a PDF with their abstract until the conference date (using the paper template).

Contribute your special topic session

If you are aware of a “hot-topic” in your recent research field, we encourage you to organize a special topic session, by inviting respected speakers and colleagues working in that field to submit. Please submit your session proposal by sending a title and short abstract of your special session together with a list of contributors, titles and brief individual abstracts to by 12th April 2020 .

Submission procedure

Submission of full papers and abstracts should be made through If you do not already have an EasyChair account, please create one to be able to upload and edit your contributions and receive feedback on them.

Paper templates

We recommend to use LaTeX to prepare your printer-ready paper using this LaTeX template. If you prefer, you may also use other word processors with this Word template.


Oral presentations

Each spoken paper will be allocated 20 minutes for oral presentation, including questions from the audience and change of speakers. We recommend the speakers to restrict themselves to a maximum of 15 minutes for the oral presentation to leave enough time for questions and change. As ViennaTalk 2020 will accommodate a wealth of presentations, the session chairs are instructed to keep a strict time schedule.

Poster presentations

The poster dimensions should not exceed ISO A0 portrait size, i.e., a maximum height of 118.9cm (46.81 inches) and a maximum width of 84.1 cm (33.11 inches).
At the beginning of the conference, there will be a "poster craze" session in which each poster presenter will have exactly 90 seconds and 1 single slide to announce and advertize the poster to the audience and invite interested delegates to come to the poster session to see and discuss their work. The single slide (A4 or Letter size in landscape format) has to be sent in PDF format to the conference organizers ( prior to the conference. It will not be possible to use a personal laptop during the poster craze session. In addition to the "poster craze", there will be a particular time slot allocated to poster viewing.