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Abstract Submission

The ESCS (European Student Council Symposium) provides a forum for students and young researchers in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. It will take place virtually on Sunday 6th September 2020, preceding the  ECCB2020 main event.

We invite all participants of the ESCS 2020 to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. All abstracts will be evaluated based on scientific relevance. The submission deadline for abstracts is: 20th of July, 2020.

All posters will be available at an online poster hall. Moreover, some posters can be selected for flash talk presentations (2-3 minutes of pre-recorded presentations).

You can also check the ESCS 2020 webpage for more information regarding the event:

Registration for the ESCS 2020

The attendance at the European Student Council Symposium 2020 (ESCS 20202) is included in the ECCB2020 main conference registration.

If you only want to attend the ESCS2020, please register through the following link:


Oral Presentations and Posters: Submission Guidelines

A 250-word abstract must be submitted through the EasyChair ESCS Abstract submission platform (make sure that you select the ESCS track):

For each presenting author related to the abstract, only one submission will be considered. Submissions should include the following:

  1. Name/affiliation/email of presenting author
  2. Names/affiliations of all co-authors
  3. Title.
  4. At least three keywords to facilitate the evaluation.
  5. The abstract should not exceed 250 words and must be structured into three separate sections:
  • Background: the context and purpose of the study;
  •  Description: the main findings;
  • Conclusions: brief summary and potential implications.


Please note that as there is no word count available on the EasyChair form, you can use a tool like e.g. Submissions that succeed the maximum number of words will not be admitted to the review procedure.

Oral Presentations: Practical Information

We will contact all selected speakers by email until 3rd of August, 2020 the latest, in order to provide further instructions for their presentations.

In case an applicant is not selected as a speaker, we will still give the option to present their work as a poster or flash talk, in case there is space available.

Posters: Practical Information

We will contact all selected poster holders by email until 3rd of August, 2020 the latest for further details and instructions.

Contact Details

All questions pertaining to ESCS submissions can be directed to