The conference language is English. Presenting author of the poster must attend the conference.


Oral lecture: Speakers should provide their presentation file on a USB memory/flash drive. Presentations should be compatible with MS Power Point, LibreOffice, Apple or PDF. In case you will use Mac, please inform us to provide compatibility. Your presentation will be loaded onto the hard drive of the computer in the lecture room before your session and will be removed afterwards. A projector and laptop/computer will be provided for presentation. Conference computer uses Windows 7 as an operating system and Microsoft Power Point 2007 as primary software for presenting your slides. It is not possible to use your own computer.

The time slot for oral presentations is 20 minutes (including discussion). We strongly encourage a presentation of no more than 15 minutes to allow 3 minutes for discussion and questions from the audience.

Posters: Best poster format is A0 Portrait, 84×119 cm (33x47 in) or smaller. Poster numbers received at the registration desk can be found on each board. Poster pins will be provided. Details will be provided once the conference program is finalized.

Each poster will be introduced at the beginning of each poster session by 2 minutes flash talk and maximum 2 slides.

Separate section will be provided for posters of special session on Resting eggs, dormancy and egg banks.

The best poster competition will be organized during the poster session in two categories: student and regular posters.


Special issue of Hydrobiologia

Participants of Rotifera XIV are highly welcome to submit papers to the special issue of Hydrobiologia. The manuscripts of all topics of both oral and poster presentations will be considered for peer review. Only manuscripts of high quality will be accepted for publication during the standard peer review procedure. All manuscripts must be submitted electronically not later than 31 October 2015. Use Hydrobiologia portal on, select the special issue Evolving Rotifers. Before submitting your manuscript, consult the Instructions for Authors available from web page mentioned above.

Guest editors are Miloslav Devetter, Diego Fontaneto, Christian Jersabek, David Mark Welch, Linda May and Elizabeth Walsh

Image contest

The best rotifer image contest will be organized during the poster sessions. Participants have participated by sending/uploading their images. One participant can add at most five pictures. The participants will elect the best picture during the symposium.


Next Symposium

The colleagues offerring organizing of the next Rotifer Symposium XV in 2018 are welcome to show short presentation on Friday. Such presentation should be of a few slides, ten minutes long.


Poster printing

If you do not like to travel with your poster, you can send it to organizers in electronic form (PDF) in appropriate resolution. We will arrange its printing in high “photo” quality and your poster will wait for you on the poster board. Cost of such service is 60 EUR. Organizers are not responsible for the quality and resolution of the electronic file obtained from the author. You can ask to print your posters during registration procedure and/or by uploading it below. Do not hesitate to contact us in case of any question you might have.

Here you can upload your poster if you want us to print it

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