Poster display guidelines

Poster boards with sizes 100cm wide x 200cm high will be provided for your poster display
Your poster number will be provided on the display board.
Please refer to the final abstract book for the poster board number assigned to you. Please use the board with the same number.
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters during the designated session, as specified in the program.

Posters can be displayed from 8 am to 7 pm of your poster session day.

Posters must be removed at the end of the day. The Congress Organizing Committee will not be responsible for posters that are not removed on time.

Oral presentation guidelines

We are looking forward to your upcoming symposium presentation at the 19th World Congress of Psychophysiology, taking place September 4-8 at the IMT School for Advanced Studies in Lucca, Italy!


Accepted abstract presenters will be expected to transparently report a study’s experimental design and analytical methods in their symposium presentation.


Timing of Presentation. Within each symposium, depending on the scheduled time and number of speakers, each abstract is given from 15 to 30 minutes of presentation time. We recommend that you reserve at least 5 minutes for questions. Plan to arrive in your assigned session room at least 15 minutes before your session is scheduled to begin. You should also check your presentation prior to your session in the Slide Center.


Preparing your Presentation. Presentation could be prepared in PowerPoint (.ppt or pptx) or Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) formats. For optimal results, create your presentation using a 4:3 aspect ratio. Use standard fonts, such as Times New Roman, Helvetica, or Arial. An unusual font may not translate to the computer used for presenting.

If necessary, the beginning of the presentation should include a slide disclosing any financial conflicts of interest to the audience. In "Page Setup," size slides for "On-Screen Show" or "35 mm Slides." Select horizontal (landscape) layout.

Test your completed presentation on a separate PC-compatible computer to ensure that fonts are standard and components, such as movies, have been included rather than merely linked.


Slide Center. A Slide Center will be located in the Sagrestia of the IMT Campus to upload and test your presentation.


You are not required to use your own laptop for your presentation. If you choose to use your own laptop, you must bring your laptop’s power adapter and any required video adapters.

Important Dates

Now open (from October 15, 2017 to February 15, 2018)!

Call for symposium proposals - deadline extended to February 22

NOTE: Acceptance or refusal will be notified by February 25, 2018

Now open (from December 1, 2017 to March 15, 2018)!

Call for poster abstracts - deadline extended to April 3

NOTE: Acceptance or refusal will be notified by April 30, 2018

  June 1, 2018

Due date of registration fees for presenting authors of posters and symposia

NOTE: All the participants except for keynote speakers need to pay the registration fees by the due date. Otherwise the accepted papers will not appear on the program and proceedings

For any information on registration and abstract submission, please email to:

Travel awards

The IOP is committed to the involvement of trainees in its World Congress.

To encourage this, the IOP will be offering 5 (five) travel awards of 500 Euro each plus free registration to the meeting and the preconference workshop.

Here is the list of the awarded attendees:

  1. Wickramasinghe Nuwan - Sri Lanka
  2. Perez Hector - Philippines
  3. Williams Akande - Lesotho
  4. Naeeni Davarani Mahsa - Iran
  5. Chalysheva Anna - Russia
Travel awards are designed to assist with offsetting the costs associated with traveling to and offsetting the costs associated with attending the 19th World Congress of Psychophysiology.
Travel Awards awarded to particularly noteworthy abstract submissions, mainly from students who reside in countries that are formally recognized to be economically disadvantaged. More information will be provided shortly.

Attendees who are full-time students working towards a graduate degree (MS, PhD or MD) or an individual who is no more than five years passed completion of such a degree are eligible to ask for a travel award


Proposals for symposia could be submitted using the ONLINE FORM

All interested IOP members and researchers in psychophysiology are invited to submit an application for a symposia to be presented at the 19th World Congress of Psychophysiology.

The application form requires the following information:
1. Title of Symposium
2. Name(s) of Proponent(s)
3. Brief paragraph describing the timeliness and importance of the topic, the desired format and presenter diversity, if applicable.
4. Name and affiliations for all presenters and proponents.
5. The title and, preferably, a brief summary of each presentation.

Scientific quality, novelty of the presentations, the general scientific interest of the topic and appropriateness for the meeting will be the primary selection criteria.
Proposals that address health and disease in order to increase the dialogue between basic and clinical psychophysiology are encouraged, as they increase the diversity of topics.
Organizers should include presenters of diverse genders and nationalities and invite presenters from other institutions and laboratories.

Each symposium should preferably be 90 minutes or 120 minutes in duration, with four or five speakers (20-minute presentation) on interrelated topics.

The organizers of the accepted symposia will be kindly requested to ask each speaker to register and to submit his/her abstract (300-400 words) by March 15, 2018.

All accepted symposia and abstracts will be published as a Special Issue of International Journal of Psychophysiology, which will be distributed to all registered participants at IOP2018 and will be electrically published on ScienceDirect (Elsevier) with individual digital object identifiers (DOIs).

Important Note: Presenters in the symposia and workshops will not receive complimentary registration or honoraria. All symposia speakers are required to register for and attend the meeting.

Abstract submission (symposia and poster)

Enter your abstract into the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

All accepted abstracts will be published as a Special Issue of International Journal of Psychophysiology, which will be distributed to all registered participants at IOP2018 and will be electrically published on ScienceDirect (Elsevier) with separate digital object identifiers (DOI). Unregistered authors will not have their abstract published.

Each abstract should be formatted to include the following:
  • Title. Please refrain from using all caps.
  • Authors and Affiliations
  • Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions ‐ 400 Words Limit
  • Figures (optional, max 2, less than 10 MB, acceptable Formats: JPG, PNG, GIF)
  • References (optional, better if the abstract is unreferenced)
Any sponsorship, commercial interest or conflict of interest should be disclosed in the ‘Additional Information’ section.

Please refer to the International Journal of Psychophysiology guide for authors for additional information on abstract formatting.

As tradition of past IOP congresses, there will be no oral paper sessions. Only poster presentations will be available for participants who could not organize or join a symposium.  Nonetheless, depending on the number of symposia that will be proposed, some proposers of posters may be selected by the Scientific Program Committee and invited to present their abstract at special oral sessions, each of which consists of interrelated topics.

Members of the IOP2018 Scientific Program and Local Organizing Committees will review each abstract. The Committees expect to have high quality poster. Abstract acceptance will be strictly based on scientific content. Abstracts that are unethical, incomplete, or contain insufficient data will not be accepted. Experimental reports should include relevant data such as number of subjects studied or statistical information, as appropriate. When submitting abstracts for IOP2018, please consider whether or not multiple abstracts are necessary.

You are not required to register for the World Congress prior to submitting an abstract, however, if your abstract is selected for poster presentation, the presenting author must register for the conference before June 1. By April 30, the corresponding author will receive the decision about the acceptance, revision, or refusal of the abstract.

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