Abstract Submission

The International Programme Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for presentation at the 30th Meeting of the European Crystallographic Association.

The abstract submission is closed!

All abstracts submissions made between 14 April 2016 (0:00h CET) and 11 August 2016 (23:59h CET) will be subjected to the Late Abstract Submission Regime and will not be considered for oral presentation. All abstracts submitted after 13 April 2016 (23:59h CET) will only be accepted if the presenting author has beforehand registered for the conference and paid the additional fee for the late abstract submission (CHF 25).

In case you’d like to add the late abstract submission fee to your existing registration, please click here and log in with your personal details. Choose “registration” and click through the pages until you see the overview of all offered tickets.. Choose “late abstract submission” and then select your payment method. You will receive a confirmation by email. As soon as your payment has been received, a code for late abstract submission will be sent by email.

The abstract submission is independent of the registration procedure (except for the abstracts submitted within the Late Abstract Submission Regime). However, the presenting author must be registered at the conference at latest by 1 June 2016, in order his or her abstract to be included into the final programme and abstract supplement. One registered participant can be the presenting author at only one submitted abstract. However, every participant can be a non-presenting co-author on an unlimited number of abstracts.


Before proceeding to the online abstract submission via this website, please review the guidelines.


If you have questions regarding abstracts or need assistance, please contact the abstract team at ecm30[at]abstractsecm.org.

Science Slam

For the first time, a Science Slam will be held at a ECM-meeting! From all submitted poster abstracts, the Scientific Committee will chose 5-6 highly attractive themes (upon abstract submission, you can chose to be willing to do a science slam if your abstract is chosen) and contact the authors in order to ask them to deliver a 3-minutes presentation of their work. This should be such that a large public can understand it, and entertaining science is very welcome. The winner will be determined by the public with the help of an applaudimeter and will receive a special prize. The session will take place in combination with the Berthaut-Prize ceremony.


All accepted abstracts (incl. Late Breaking abstracts) will be published in the online journal Acta Crystallographica Section A as well as on the website of the ECM-30 meeting.