The presenting author must register by 31 March 2017 (although non-presenting authors are allowed to register by 5 May 2017 EXTENDED until 12 May 2017), otherwise the abstract and full-length paper will be removed from the final program, eBook of Abstracts and Congress proceedings. It is also ISSMO policy if the presenter fails to appear (even if the author is pre-registered and paid) to present (i.e., no show), then his/her abstract and paper will not be posted on the ISSMO website.

Registration Fees      Early
(closing date: 31st March 2017)
(closing date: 5th May 2017)
Full Delegate 375 € 475 €
Graduate Student 300 € 400 €
Undergraduate Student and
Retired ISSMO Member
175 € 275 €
Accompanying Person
(Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner, Excursion)
225 €
The registration fee includes Welcome Reception, Conference Dinner and excursion as well as a daily lunch and coffee breaks. Please note that refund of registration will deduct a 20% administration charge before 19 May. After 19 May 2017, the registration is non-refundable.

Open for Registration 1st December 2016
Deadline for Abstract Submission
15th January 2017
23rd January 2017
Notification of Accepted Abstracts 21st February 2017
Deadline for Full Length Paper Submission 31st March 2017
Deadline for Early Registration
(to be included into the conference program and proceedings)
31st March 2017
Notification of Accepted Full Length Papers 21st April 2017
15th May 2017
Deadline for Late Registration 5th May 2017
12th May 2017
Conference Dates 5th - 9th June 2017

Full paper submission (by 31 March 2017)

Upon acceptance of the initial abstract, you may submit a full paper (but not obligatory). All the submitted full papers will be reviewed. The accepted full-length papers will be published in Proceedings of WCSMO12 with an ISBN in the citable ISSMO web (

Please download the Paper Template (either MS Word or LaTex) and carefully read through the instruction for preparing the full paper submission. Please note there is a limitation of 12 pages per paper.

Please name your full paper using the paper ID as “1234_Paper.doc” (MS Word) or “1234_Paper.pdf” (LaTex). Please send your full-length paper to using the corresponding Paper ID (e.g. 1234 paper) as the email subject heading by 31 March 2017.
Click here to download the template for preparing the “Full Paper”: Word LaTex

Updated abstract submission (by 31 March 2017)

The abstracts will be published on our website as well (Book of Abstracts). If you want to update your initial abstract, please update the abstract form PDF and send it to using the corresponding Paper ID (e.g. 1234 abstract) as the email subject heading by 31 March 2017. Please name your updated abstract using the paper ID as “123_update.pdf”.

Information on presentations

Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes. We encourage you to use the laptops that will be provided for the presentations. PowerPoint (.ppt) or PDF (.pdf) files may be used; HDMI and VGA connections are available.

For the poster presentation we ask you to bring your printed poster to the congress. The poster should be printed in portrait DIN A0 format (814 mm x 1189 mm). If your not able to bring the printed poster, we can provide you with information on local copy shops. Click here to download the template for preparing the poster presentation: PowerPoint PDF


Any paper presented at WCSMO-12 by a "young" researcher (under the age of 35) can be proposed as a recipient of the ISSMO/Springer Prize by any participant of the congress. The work should be entirely or primarily done by the young researchers; hence, a supervisor might also be on the paper, but the first author must be the nominee. The prize-winning paper will be selected by the ISSMO Executive Committee. To qualify for the Prize, the author(s) must submit a full paper by 31 March 2017.