1. COVID-19 update

Will ISCOMS 2021 take place in a physical form?  

As we live in uncertain times with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will make sure that ISCOMS 2021 will take place digitally. Furthermore, we remain hopeful that we are able to host ISCOMS 2021 in Groningen within the confines of the COVID-19 measurements. Thus, irrespective of the COVID-19 situation, ISCOMS 2021 will take place.  

We will keep you up to date if anything changes in the current situation. 

2. Apply for the congress

When can I submit my abstract? 

The abstract submission will be open until the 31st of January 2021, abstracts cannot be submitted after this date. If your abstract has been selected you will be a presenter at ISCOMS in either a poster, oral or plenary session. You will receive an e-mail with this information soon after the abstract selection. 

When can I register as a non-presenting participant? 

Registration for non-presenting participants will be able from the 27th of February 2021. See the link at the homepage. 

Can several people apply as author for one presentation? 

An abstract can only be presented by one student. Other people who are working on the same project can be recognized as co-authors in the abstract and can be registered as non-presenting participants, but are not allowed to present the same research. You can find guidelines for writing abstracts for ISCOMS here: Abstract Requirements. 

3. Programme

What will be the programme of ISCOMS 2021? 

The programme of ISCOMS 2021 can be found here. 

What will the social programme consist of? 

The social programme will be different from previous years. Currently, we are still looking for possibilities to offer you an extensive social programme. We will make sure that there will be plenty of opportunities to meet student from other countries, either digital and/or physical! 

Is it possible to come to the Post-Congress Tour when I am a non-presenting participant? 

Yes, this is possible. The Post Congress Tour is for both presenting and non-presenting participants. 

4. Presentations

What are the rules for presenting at ISCOMS? 

The presenting time differs according to whether you have a plenary, oral or poster presentation (see below). 

Plenary presentation 

You have 12 minutes to present your research if you are selected for a plenary presentation: 9 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion. 

Oral presentation 

You have 11 minutes to present your research if you are selected for an oral presentation: 8 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion. 

Poster presentation 

You have 10 minutes to present your research if you are selected for a poster presentation: 7 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion. 

  

Is there more information about how to present my research? 

Yes, the abstract selection page has a lot of information at the bottom. 

5. Travel grants

ON THE OCCASION THAT A PHYSICAL CONGRESS TAKES PLACE 

Can I get an ISCOMS travel grant? 

Travel grants are available for a limited number of presenting participants. Requests will be evaluated by our Travel Grant Committee. The number of grants that will be awarded are based on the number of requests and the amount depends on de described situation of the presenting participant. You can apply for a travel grant by filling out the forms in the secured part of the website during your registration in March. If you want to apply for a travel grant you have to state your motivation and reasons for why you should receive a grant on the corresponding form. For more information click this link. 

Are there any other possibilities to obtain a travel grant? 

We highly recommend students to look for other opportunities for receiving a travel grant. Many universities give out grants to students going to an academic event. Ask your university about these possibilities. You can also take a look at the Grant finder which contains information on a range of Dutch scholarships for foreign students. These scholarships can be searched by selecting one of the categories on the website. To go to the grant finder website please click here. 

6. Presentation

What are the rules for presenting at ISCOMS?

The presenting time differs according to whether you have a plenary, oral or poster presentation (see below).

Plenary presentation

You have 12 minutes to present your research if you are selected for a plenary presentation: 9 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion.

Oral presentation

You have 11 minutes to present your research if you are selected for an oral presentation: 8 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion.

Poster presentation

You have 10 minutes to present your research if you are selected for a poster presentation: 7 minutes for your presentation and 3 minutes for the following discussion.

If I am selected to present a poster, how large should the poster be?

Poster dimensions should not exceed 1.00m (3.28ft) wide and 1.20m (3.94ft) high. Posters need to be vertical and can’t be a landscape.

Is there more information about how to present my research?

Yes, the abstract selection page has a lot of information at the bottom.

7. DISCOMS

Where can I request a refund?  

All refunds will take place after DISCOMS, June the 4th of 2020. This is arranged in such a fashion, so that participants who have registered for ISCOMS, and would also like to register for DISCOMS, do not have to make extra payments, with additional transaction costs. You can request a refund here.