Welcome to the ECA 2018 conference page

Talks and abstracts info

Oral presentations – To minimise parallel sessions the length of oral presentations is set to 15 minutes, which includes discussion. Projector and Windows computer will be available for the presentations, which can be in MS Power Point, PDF or Prezi executable. Please convert any other format to PDF. Double check embedded videos, but having seen many difficulties with these, bring videos in a couple of formats as standalone files, as well.

Depending on the number of talks, it may not be possible to accept all oral presentations, and some of them will have to be presented as posters. A scientific committee will evaluate all abstracts with respect to their general interest, novelty, and scientific quality. After this assessment, participants will be informed whether their presentations will be accepted as a talk or as a poster.

Posters – We foresee that poster stands will be suitable for a maximum size of A0 (portrait format) posters. Nevertheless, this is still under organisation, so changes might be announced.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is possible for registered participants and will require the registration user name. Submission is expected to open in February and will end 15th May.


Congress participants are welcome to submit their oral or poster contribution to the Congress Proceedings. These will be published as an issue or a section of an issue of Arachnologische Mitteilungen during the following year (2019) and will be available online. When preparing the manuscript, please, follow the Guidelines for Authors of this journal (http://arages.de/files/InstrAuthor.pdf). Please, submit the manuscript to proceedings.eca2018@gmail.com. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2018.