We offer the following two types of contributions: Oral or Poster presentations

Online abstracts submission

Thematic Sections

  • Climate change
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Ecosystem function
  • Functional traits
  • Informatics, databases, tools and new technologies
  • Invasive species
  • Macroecology of vegetation
  • Remote sensing of vegetation
  • Species composition and diversity
  • Theory and methods in vegetation science
  • Vegetation classification
  • Vegetation dynamics and succession
  • Vegetation inventory and mapping

Submission guidelines

  • All abstracts must be submitted through the ‘Abstracts Submission Portal’ published on the meeting webpage.
  • Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered for the meeting.
  • The presenting author need not be the first author, but must be a listed author and marked as it in the corresponding field. A max. of 2 abstracts per presenting author will be allowed.
  • The presenting author of accepted abstracts must register and pay to attend the Congress by Monday 18th April 2022, otherwise the abstract will not be published.
  • After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your reference number and your password. If not, please contact us, we will double check if your submission has been uploaded correctly.
  • You will be able to use your password in case you need to check your submitted abstract or should you need to modify the abstract before the submission deadline.
  • If you have any questions you can get in contact with the Scientific Secretariat: iavsmadrid2022@kenes.com

Instructions for authors

  • Abstracts must be written in English.


  • Title should be brief and clearly indicate the content.


  • Initials and Surnames for every author must be provided.
  • Do not include degrees or titles.
  • The name of the presenting author should be marked at the online form.
  • An author’s name appearing on more than one abstract must be identical in each case.


  • Each author should be listed by institution, city, state/province and country.
  • Do not include department, division, laboratory, etc.
  • In abstracts where the authors have different affiliations, please indicate for each author the number of the corresponding affiliation


  • ALL text must be written in ENGLISH.
  • It should not exceed 300 words including tables which must be in text format, not graphic format.
  • Abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted and will not be edited in any way.
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Use standard abbreviations generic drug names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use.
  • Do NOT identify author(s) or institution(s) in text. Make the abstract as informative as possible. Conclusions must be supported by data.
  • If it is possible, use this structure (without the headings):
    • Background or Introduction
    • Material and methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

No changes to the submitted abstracts will be made by the organization.