Call for Papers

Call for Full Papers and Abstracts

EMBEC2020 International Programme Committee is calling for submission of original research to be presented at the Conference. We are accepting Full Papers as well as Short Abstract-only submissions. Detailed instructions are available on the introductory page to the submissions’ interface;

Types of submissions accepted

Please note you have two choices regarding submission:

  • Short Abstract-only submissions without a Full Paper submission, accepted contributions will be published in the Conference Programme and Abstracts Book only;
  • Full Paper submissions, to be published in the IFMBE Proceedings (if accepted), where the short abstract submitted electronically is the same as contained within your Full Paper. The abstract of the accepted Full Paper will also be published in the Conference Programme and Abstracts Book. Full Paper submission is prerequisite for entering the Young Investigator and/or Travel Award competitions!

The submission system is the same, regardless of which of the two options above you decide to take. During submission, those submitting a Full Paper have to choose the correct option and upload the required files.

Abstract-only Submission

Short Abstract-only submission

The submission system is now accepting Short Abstract-only submissions!


General required information and format restrictions

Abstract Title — 200 characters limit*.

Authors and Affiliations:

  • Identify all authors with full affiliation (institution, address and country), name, last name, email are required fields;
  • Identification of the Presenting author (will receive an invitation email to upload presentation/poster a few weeks before the Congress);
  • Identification of the Corresponding author (will receive all correspondence concerning submission).

Body of abstract — 3000 characters limit* including spaces, or 400 words, whichever is reached sooner.

Keywords — a minimum of 3, up to 5.

Classification — Please choose the appropriate field(s) of research applicable to your work to aid the reviewing process.

*Note that these are hard limits and the submission system will not allow you to exceed them. If you enter the title and the text of your abstract from an existing document using a copy-paste procedure, the system will automatically truncate your entries to the maximum allowed length.

Full Paper Submission

Full Paper submission

Submission of Full Papers is now closed, but you are still welcome to submit a Short Abstract!


These instructions will remain here for reference until the review and resubmission process is finished:

You are welcome to download the Author’s package containing instructions for manuscript preparation and a Word/LaTeX template below. Also, do not forget to download, fill in and sign the Copyright form available below.

All files you submit will be converted and re-formatted according to the Springer branded style. For this reason it is no longer necessary for you to spend valuable time on putting the final touches to the manuscript.

The following applies to the IFMBE Proceedings:

  • Recommended paper range is 2000-3000 words. References are included in these limits. Note that the MINIMUM length of the paper is also prescribed and equals 6 pages.
  • Each paper must be submitted with an abstract, keywords, and a conflict of interest declaration.
  • Citations should be numbered.
  • Basic Reference Style (see templates) will be implemented by Springer.
  • Figures should be saved as TIFF with a minimum resolution of 600 dpi.

More information can be found in the IFMBE Proceedings page (Authors guidelines section).


Please do not forget that Full Paper submission also requires you to fill in and sign the Copyright form: