Science Department, Roma Tre University EFP Unit of Cognitive Primatology, ISTC-CNR Italian Primatological Association

Call for papers

Participants are invited to submit their scientific work in any area of primatology for presentation in the EFP 2015 Meeting. If you intend to do so, please read the contents of this page carefully.

There will be three different session-types.

Symposium Sessions
A symposium session provides a broad synthesized review of a given topic, with ample time for discussion among attendees. Symposia should include participants from several institutions. Each session is composed of an appropriate number of oral presentations at the invitation of symposium organisers. Each individual presentation is 15 minute long (including questions).
  • Symposium proposals - Symposium proposals should be submitted before January 18, 2015. Details for proposals can be found in the "Symposium proposal" page.
  • Oral presentation scheduled in a symposium – For individual abstract submission within a symposium see below Abstract Guidelines and Submission.

General Sessions
Oral contributions that are not part of a specific symposium will be allocated to a General Session and, when possible, grouped together by themes. Details can be found in the “Oral presentation” page.

Poster Sessions
One Poster Session (or more, depending on the total number of poster presentations) will take place during the Congress. Details can be found in the “Poster presentation” page.

For abstract submission of oral and poster presentations see below Abstract Guidelines and Submission

General rules.
  • The same person cannot organise more than one symposium;
  • The first author of each presentation should present it orally, or stand by the poster during poster session(s);
  • The same person cannot be first author of more than one oral presentation. Invited speakers may organise also a symposium, but not be first author of one of the symposium presentation;
  • The same person can co-author more than one presentation;
  • As the abstracts will be published and may be cited, they should summarize your work so that the study can be understood without additional information.

Abstract Guidelines and Submission

Abstracts of individual presentations either for Symposium, General or Poster Sessions should include:
  • Title
  • Author(s) - first name, last name
  • Institution(s) - institution, city and country of each author and indication of which author belongs to which institution (using the superscripts a, b, c, ...)
  • E-Mail of the first Author. The abstract should not exceed 2000 characters including spaces (approx. 350 words). As font, please use Times New Roman 12.

Studies should clearly indicate in the abstract that their research complied with the European Directive 2010/63/EU and/or the International Primatological Society (IPS) Guidelines for the Use of Nonhuman Primates in Research and, when applicable, specify the name/number of the protocols approved by institutional/governmental committees.

Abstracts of individual presentations either for Symposium, General or Poster Sessions must be submitted online by March 13, 2015 through the Easy Chair conference management system

Authors should indicate their preference for:
  • oral presentation scheduled in a symposium
  • oral presentation
  • poster presentation

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee that has the right to either refuse an abstract that do not meet professional standards or to designate it as oral or poster, and to choose a suitable session for its presentation. When possible the Scientific Committee will try to comply with authors requests. First authors will be notified of the status of their abstract by May 1, 2015. We recommend to register after abstract acceptance is notified. Please remember that “Registration fees” are not-refundable.

The Scientific Committee will not normally enter into correspondence with submitting authors concerning rejected abstracts or proposals.

Download the EFP abstract template for individual presentations either for Symposium, General or Poster Sessions

If you have any questions, please contact

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Dipartimento di Scienze
Università degli Studi Roma Tre
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