• General Information
  • Call for Abstracts
  • Poster Competition


1. Official Working Language

The official language of the Conference will be English.

2. Abstracts Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings which will be available for delegates in Electronic and hard copy format, included with the registration fee.

3. Scientific Programme and Information on Meetings

The detailed scientific programme with definitive titles and names of chairpersons will be provided at the registration desk. The definitive programme will be also available at the conference website.

4. Invitation letter

If requested, the Chairman of the Organizing Committee will be pleased to provide a personal invitation letter to facilitate visa application after registration to the conference. This letter should not be considered a commitment from the Organizing Committee to provide financial support.

5. Passport and Visa

Α valid passport is requested for travelling to Spain. For citizens of ΕU member countries, a valid identity card is sufficient. Α visa is required for many of the Eastern European, Asian, American or African countries. For more information, kindly contact the Spain Consulate in your home country or a local travel agency. More information and further details can be found at: http://www.spain.info/en/informacion-practica/consejos-viaje/consejos-practicos/requisitos/


1. Deadline for Abstract submission has been extended up to 18th April.

2. Abstracts should be submitted exclusively through the Conference website: www.icpmf10.comSubmission procedure indicated at the official website of the Conference must be followed.

3. Abstracts should deal with one or various of the topics covered by the ICPMF10 conference. The topic list is as follows:

  • Systems biology and whole-cell modelling
  • Individual-based models
  • Modelling approaches using metagenomics (food) data
  • Complex systems modelling approaches for food safety and quality
  • Modelling microbial dynamics in relation to food microstructure
  • Data Bases, software and decision-support tools in predictive modelling on foods
  • Predictive models for food safety and quality: decontamination, food formulation, bacterial transfer, microbial spoilage, etc.
  • Predictive models for food process simulation: dehydrating, mixing, forming, heat transfer, etc.
  • Modelling the impact of microbiological interactions on foods
  • Interdisciplinary approaches and new advances in predictive modelling in foods
  • Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment and Management
  • Predictive mycology

4. Given the timetable of the conference, it will not possible to give everyone the opportunity to give an oral presentation. Therefore, there will be organized poster sessions to enable participants to show the scientific work. Please select your choice on the registration form.

5. For both the posters and the oral communications, a one-paged abstract should be submitted.

6. For abstract acceptance, a least one of the authors included in the communication must be registered in the Conference.

7. Abstracts must be written in ENGLISH, in accordance with the specifications provided in general information. In case of the abstract does not comply with the provided specifications, the Scientific Committee may decide to return the abstract to the author(s) to correct the abstract.

8. Abstracts should be submitted through the “on-line” form available at the bottom of this page (Submit abstract), including.

  • Presenter: Name and surname of the presenting author
  • Authors: List of authors (including presenting author) with name and surname avoiding upper-case letters, e.g., Name: Sergio. Surname: Aranda-Ocampo, assigning to each author the institution provided previously.  The presenter should be selected.
  • Author´s affiliation and information: Institution name, including postal address and e-mail address.
  • Participation in ICFMH Developing Scientist Poster Competition:  Those students who want to participate in the Developing Scientist Poster Competition supported by ICFMH should select the option available in the form before submission.

9. The abstract structure must be as follows: 

  • Title (to be written in lower-case letters), e.g.: Modelling survival of Listeria monocytogenes in olive oil.
  • Then, “copy & paste” the main text of the abstract into the specific textbox, do not re-write the headings.
  • Please, do not add a dot at the end of each section. You can use the commands "italics" I, underlined U and bold B to provide format to the text directly in the web application.
  • The new paragraph must follow the page margin: do not indent any spaces on the left.
  • Maximum length: 3.000 characters (including spaces). This is roughly equivalent to some 400 words.
  • The submission application provides by the default a specific font style and size. The application does not allow graphic tables or images.

10. If your abstract contains tables or equations, please send it directly via email to the Technical Secretariat: info@proyectosycongresos.com


Submitted abstract will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee for acceptance.

The Scientific Committee will provide a reference number for those abstracts that have been accepted. The Scientific Committee will reserve the right to select communications as oral or poster presentations according to scientific quality criteria. Submission of communications to the Conference does not directly imply acceptance. The presenters will be informed by email communication acceptance and the oral/poster presentation assignment before the deadline of early registration.

Communication Abstracts presentation certificates will be provided by the Organizing Committee at the end of the Conference.


The authors of the most relevant communications presented in the conference and deemed within the scope of the International Journal of Food Microbiology will be asked to submit a paper to the special issue after the conference. For further information, click here.


  • Presenters can send the presentation file in advance to the Technical Secretariat of the Conference or bring it on a memory stick or portable device.
  • Α slide projector, overhead projector, computer facilities, Video Data projector, laser pointer and Internet connection will be available for all sessions.
  • The time for ORAL communication presentations will not exceed 12 minutes allowing 3 further minutes for discussion. Authors are encouraged for a maximum number of 15-20 slides. Audiovisual content can also be displayed if needed.


  • The POSTER must not exceed the size of 90 cm wide x 120 cm high, with letter size that allows reading the contents approximately 1.5 meters away from the poster.
  • The POSTER will be placed before 9.00 h in the session to be presented and should be picked up at the end of session (17.00-18.00 h) so that all attendants can have enough time to read them.






sponsored by the


The International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH) of the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS) will sponsor a Developing Scientist Poster Paper Competition at the 10th International Conference on Predictive Modelling (ICPMF 10), 26 - 29 September, 2017, Cordoba, Spain.


  • To encourage students and recent graduates to present their original research in the field of Food Microbiology
  • To foster professionalism in students and recent graduates through contact with peers who attend the ICPMF 1O.

General Information

  • This competition is open to undergraduate or postgraduate students, including those who have graduated not more than one year prior to the deadline for submitting abstracts
  • The entrant must be the first author of the poster and be present to answer questions for a specified time during the assigned session
  • The work must represent original research completed and presented by the entrant
  • Students may enter only one poster in the competition
  • If an abstracts is selected to be presented in an oral paper session, it will be disqualifed from the poster award competition
  • Acceptance of an abstract for presentation is independent of acceptance as a competition finalist
  • In addition to following the instructions in the “Call for Abstracts,” competition entrants must indicate if the paper is to be entered in this competition
  • Competition entrants who are chosen as finalist will be notified of their status by the chairperson of Developing Scientist Poster Award Committee
  • Entrants must be registered for the ICPMF10

Judging Process

All abstracts accepted for presentation and entered in either the Developing Scientist Poster Award competition at ICPMF 1O will be reviewed by the Award Committee.  Only eligible abstracts accepted for presentation as posters and entered in the competition will be judged

A panel of judges will evaluate the abstracts for the poster competition. The finalist will be notified in advance of the ICPMF10


Judging Criteria

  • Abstract - Clarity, comprehensiveness, and conciseness
  • Scientific Quality - Adequacy of experimental design (methodology, controls, replication), extent to which objectives were met, difficulty and thoroughness of research, validity of conclusions based upon data, technical merit, and contribution to science
  • Poster - Organization (clarity of introduction, objectives, methods, results, conclusions), quality of illustrations, ability to answer questions, and knowledge of subject.

Announcement of Awards

The names of finalists will be announced and awards will be presented at the closing session of the ICPMF10.  The winner of first, second, and thrid place awards will be presented with prizes of 250, 150, and 100 Euros, respectively, and framed certificates. All finalists are expected to be present at the closing session.