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Author Guidelines

  1. Abstracts and presentations must be as simple as possible with no unexplained jargon. Do not assume the audience will have understanding of any technical issue. E.g., taxonomists should be able to understand presentations from computer scientists and vice versa.
  2. Submissions should be relevant to standards and the themes and/or subprograms of this conference. This is not a venue for just sharing the results of your research.
  3. The submission is in English. Proposals for symposia and workshops do not have a word limit.
  4. All acronyms (except TDWG, GBIF, and file formats such as JPG, TIFF, and PDF) must be spelled out in the abstract the first time they are used.
  5. All abbreviations must be spelled out in the abstract at the time of first use (except GIS, HTML, WWW, URL, & XML)
  6. Footnotes and references are discouraged in abstracts.
  7. Illustrations and figures are not permitted in abstracts; supplementary materials will not be considered.
  8. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., should be activated, tested, and ready to click. Do not use imbedded links for URLs as these will not work properly. E-mail addresses provided as 'mailto:' links are permitted but please be aware that embedded e-mail addresses will appear on the website.
  9. The text should be single-spaced; employ italics, rather than underlining (except for URL addresses)
  10. Abstracts are limited to 400 words in the body of the abstract (i.e., excludes title and authors).


Submission Preparation Checklist

  1. The submission is relevant to biodiversity information standards and the themes and/or subprograms of this conference.
  2. The submission file is in Text, Microsoft Word, RTF, or Open Office document file format.
  3. All URL addresses in the text (e.g., are activated and ready to click. Links begin with http or https and are not imbedded in the text.
  4. The text is single-spaced; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); no illustrations or tables are included.
  5. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Conference.

Copyright Notice

Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:
a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.

Privacy Statement


The names and email addresses entered in this conference site will be used exclusively for the stated purposes of this conference and will not be made available for any other purpose or to any other party.