Your Submission

We appreciate very much your decision to enrich our program with your lecture or poster presentation. You may also submit more than one presentation.To facilitate the organitation of the event, please read below the corresponding regulations for the submission of an abstract.

Important for all participants:

  • It applies: Every person has to register for the conference in the Congress System (Single registration); means multiple registrations over one person are not possible! We therefore recommend that the participant establish their own user account (with their personal e-mail address) and register at the conference.
    If you have been registered for this event via a third person, a contribution can only be submitted via the account of that person on your behalf.
  • Prior to submission of an abstract you have to register for participation through the congress management system. Only then can you submit your lecture (Short abstract) via this congress management system, followed by further documents on this contribution.
  • If your submitted contribution is not be accepted by the Program Committee, you can cancel your participation free of charge until January 31, 2020. Please write an email to the DKG office at
  • If your submission accepted by the program committee it’s obligatory to pay participance (please see also Dates & Deadlines). Otherwise your submission may be cancelled from the program.
  • Certain contributions may be published in the DKG journal “cfi/Ber. der DKG" according to the decision of the program committee and publishers of the journal. You will be contacted in case your submission is concerned.

Submission of a Short abstract (Lectures / Posters / Competition):

  • Your Short abstract will be evaluated by the Program committee, who will decide whether to include your Presentation and/or Poster in the program. Your Short abstract will be published in the Abstract volume of the conference, together with your contact details and the co-authors of the contribution.You will be informed about the decision of the program committee in advance, but only via e-mail through your account in the congress management system (... please see also Dates & Deadlines).
  • The Short abstracts are to be submitted via the congress management system. Please note the following:
    • Abstract has to be written in English;
    • max. of 6 authors;
    • The content of your Short Abstract: 1.500 characters
    • Please do not use uppercase letters for the title and equations in the text;
    • Your abstract will not be proofread prior to publication in the abstract volume!
  • We reserve us the right to make formal changes to your Short abstract for the publication in the abstract volume (e.g. correction of upper and lower case in the title or the formatting of equations).

Important for contributors:

  • The program committee will decide on the allocation of your lecture in the program, either on March 16 or 17 or 18, 2020. Your attendance on that particular day is indispensable.
  • You have the option to add a CV to your submission. The panel chair will use it to introduce you with some opening words prior your presentation (i.e. name and title, current profession and current employer, education and career, membership, activities, interests and fields of work, and other personal information).
  • Length of presentation:
    • Plenary Speaker: Lecture lasts 30 min (without discussion).
    • Keynote Speaker: Lecture lasts 25 minutes, ollowed by a discussion of 5 minutes.
    • Speaker: Lecture lasts 15 minutes, followed by a discussion of 5 minutes.
  • Lecture language: English or German
  • Lecture slides: English only

Important for authors of a poster:

  • Poster format: DIN A0 vertical (841 mm wide, 1189 mm high)
  • The poster session will take place on March 16, 2020. Your attendance is obligatory on that day.
  • When you participating in the poster competition:
    Part I: You present your poster with a two-minute lecture in English. Your lecture can be accompanied by a maximum of two slides - also in English.
    Part II: Following to the presentations the posters will be judged by the jury and the conference attendees during the Get-together (Postershow) event on March 16, 2020, at 06:00 pm. This evaluation requires the presence of the poster author.

Presentations in the context of lectures and poster competition:

  • Please submit your complete lecture presentation via the online congress management system.
  • A Speakers Preview Room will be provided on-site to transfer your presentation via USB stick.
  • The exclusive presentation format is Microsoft PowerPoint (Version 2013 or newer) for Windows. Please be aware of the incompatibilities between Apple and Windows operating systems. The rule “one file per lecture/poster” applies. Media such as video clips must be integrated into the submitted files. Laptops and projectors are available in all lecture rooms. However, your own laptops cannot be connected for organizatory reasons.

Dates / Deadlines



November 29, 2019


Deadline - submission of lectures
(12:00 o´clock CET)

December 19, 2019

Information (by e-mail) on the acceptance / non-acceptance of the submitted (oral) lectures to the speakers

from January 10, 2020


Participant invoices to lecturers/authors will be sent by e-mail

January 31, 2020


Deadline - submission  of posters
(12:00 o´clock CET)


Early bookers rate ends
(12:00 o´clock CET)

Preliminary program (only oral presentations) will be published.
Deadline for free cancellation ends
Deadline for the payment of the participation fee for lecturers and authors. In the case of non-payment, the contribution cannot be included in the program / conference documents.
Deadline for cancellation in case of an unaccepted lecture or poster. It’s possible to appoint areplacement free of charge.

February 07, 2020

Deadline (copy) - Program program booklet /   Abstract book / participants list
(12:00 o´clock CET)
Preliminary program (Poster) will be published.

Application: Hans-Walter-Hennicke Lecture Competition (12:00 o´clock CET)


Deadline - Local exhibition an marketing
(12:00 o´clock CET)

February 26, 2020


extended Deadline for the submission of poster presentations (two slides). In the case of  non-submission, the contribution cannot be included in the program / conference documents.