Conference formats

Conference Formats

Oral presentations

erscp21 invites all people interested to present their recent results of theoretical and applied research and related activities at the roundtable. The oral presentations will take place in parallel session at Graz University of Technology. We prefer to have all speakers at the workshop site, but there will also be possibilities to give your presentation via the Web. A template for abstract preparation in the only accepted format can be downloaded from our website “Call for papers. Please read the instructions carefully; the abstracts which do not adhere to these requirements and format will not be accepted and returned for resubmittal (always within the given deadline). Please carefully proofread the abstract before submission, and if necessary, have it read by a native English speaker. Abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted.

We especially invite master and PhD students to present their work and have it discussed by a big audience of experts!

All applications for oral presentations will be evaluated by members of the erscp-society and more invited experts.

For more details and deadlines see  our website “Call for papers

Poster presentations

There is also the possibility to present posters at the roundtable. Information about details see

Thematic sessions

erscp21 will provide the environment for partners to organize thematic sessions. These sessions are part of the roundtable, but they are managed by participants. They propose the theme, invite speakers and the form (oral presentation, workshop, roundtable discussion, …).

All people interested to propose and organize their own thematic session. A template for the proposal of thematic sessions can be downloaded from “Apply for thematic sessions and side events

Speakers’ Corner

Here the conference will provide a very low-profile possibility especially for young researchers and companies to present their findings in a short, concise manner.

On the one hand to give young scientists the opportunity to present themselves and on the other hand to give space to current, perhaps sudden ideas, there will be this Speakers’ Corner where short pitches will be held. The Speakers’ Corner will be set up in the break area. Its program will be constantly updated on the app and announced up to date on screens around the venue.

PhD Day September 7, 2021

Organised by Edurne Iñigo Alday  and Arne Remmen

Programm overview:        20210701_Programme PhD day

During the day leading to the 21st ERSCP conference, you will get together with peers and mentors to improve your research, learn about how to develop your skills and discuss early-career and PhD specific struggles. To apply, you need to submit a piece of your research, which will be reviewed by one of the senior mentors. In small sessions, you will present your work and receive feedback from your mentor and colleagues. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to interact with experts to further develop your skills and get to know other PhD and mentors in your research community before the main conference.

A maximum of 25 participants will be selected for the PhD day. In the morning, the group will break out in smaller groups of 5 PhDs who will work with a mentor and peers on the piece of work submitted by the participant. In order to do so, you will be asked to send a review of a peer’s work before the PhD day. We will then have lunch together, followed by workshops. A more detailed programme will be published around mid-May.

Please send a piece of the work that you would like to obtain feedback for to This can be a short paper or an extended abstract of your research proposal or dissertation. It should be between up to 10 pages long (including references).

Deadline for paper submission: 1st July

Notification of acceptance: 1st August

Assignment of mentors and peer reviews: 1st August

Peer reviews due: 1st September

Participatiostson in the PhD day is conditional to registering for the ERSCP2021 conference (special student fee). No additional costs are involved.