TDWG 2008 Abstracts

The deadline for submission of abstracts WAS 2359 UTC (London) on September 1 2008. Submission of abstracts is now CLOSED.

Instructions to Authors

  • All abstracts will be peer reviewed. Acceptance of an abstract for publication does not automatically signify acceptance of a presentation.
  • It is essential that authors read the Instructions to Authors before starting the submission of an abstract.
  • Presentations can be one of three types
    • Oral presentation in one of the sessions managed by a Session Chair (see below)
    • Poster. Please ensure that you give approximate dimensions and any special display requirements.
    • Computer demonstrations. Please ensure that you indicate any special facilities you require (projector/beamer, Internet connection, firewall settings, etc.).  If you need to make a presentation to achieve a successful funding application to your home organisation or a grant-awarding body you are encouraged to consider a poster presentation or demonstration of relevant software or Internet site.
  • Session Chairs will invite some speakers for their sessions, but we encourage you to contact the relevant Session Chair as soon as possible if you believe you have something important to contribute to a particular session.  Session Chairs will be the primary editors of all abstracts for their sessions.  All abstracts that have not been approved by Session Chairs must be submitted as posters or computer demonstrations.
  • If approval for an oral presentation by a Session Chair is not forthcoming, and you strongly believe that your presentation should be given, please contact either Anna Weitzman (WEITZMAN(at) or Lee Belbin (lee(at) as soon as practicable. Some parallel sessions may be generated if there is a demand.
  • Abstracts and presentations must be kept as simple as possible with no unexplained jargon. Presenters must assume that most of the audience will not have understanding of any technical issues.  E.g., taxonomists must be able to understand computer science presentations and computer scientists must be able to understand taxonomic presentations.
  • The Abstracts for the Proceedings of TDWG are to be processed and released through an implementation of the Open Journal System (OJS). All authors must be registered on the TDWG site before before uploading their abstracts to the Proceedings of TDWG. Registration on the TDWG site costs nothing.
  Last Modified: 03 September 2008