Research topics

  • Soilless systems under cover and outdoors
  • New or alternative growing media, compost and substrates
  • Circular hydroponics /Saving resources /Recycling resources
  • Conversion to Closed Systems
  • Plant factories/Vertical farming/Indoor farming
  • Nutrient management
  • Organic hydroponics/Bio-fertilizers
  • Aquaponics, phytotronics and bioponics based systems
  • Water and energy use efficiency
  • Hygiene (disease suppression) and root disease management
  • Environmental impacts
  • Soilless culture food production, safety and postharvest management
  • Greenhouse innovations/Management
  • Measuring, control and automation
  • Quality and nutritional aspects of soilless grown products for the consumers
  • Life cycle assessment of soilless culture systems
  • Markets and socio-economics

Important Dates

Date Event
01/10/2019 Abstract and manuscript submission open
15/1/2020 Abstract submission deadline
15/3/2020 Notification of abstract acceptance
15/05/2020 Symposium Early registration, Hotel reservation open
30/9/2020 Symposium Late registration: presenters must register by this date to be included in program and abstract book
30/10/2020 Deadline to submit Acta Hort. Manuscript
1/9/2020 Preliminary program announcement
15/10/2020 Final program announcement
01/11-03/11/2020 Symposium on site registration
01/11/2020 Registration and welcome reception
01/11-03/11/2020 Scientific program (Gala dinner on 3 November)
04/11/2020 Technical/social tour

Programme schedule

Keynote speakers

Poster Presentations

Poster boards will be numbered consecutively and according to session number. The poster identification number can be found in the abstract book and on the list provided in the web site, and should be included in the right upper corner of your poster to allow matching with poster board. The poster presenter should mount their posters on the corresponding poster board unless it is the authors’ decision to use the Poster printing service. The poster presenter (underlined) is requested to be stationed by their poster during the first hour of the assigned session to facilitate discussion. All posters are to be removed by the end of the session. Remaining posters after this time will be removed by the organization without the possibility of recovery.

Information for posterpresenters

  • On arrival, please go directly to the registration desk.
  • On registration, you will be provided with the location of your poster board for attaching your poster. Please do not use any other method of attaching your poster to the boards.
  • Recommended poster dimension: A0 size118,9 cm (height) x 84,1 cm (width), portrait orientation. We also recommend that one complete sheet, rather than small multiple sheets. At the top of the poster, include the title, author name(s) and affiliations (organization, city, country). We suggest the poster to have title letters at least 2.5 cm (1 inch) high. Lettering for the author’s information (name and affiliations) may be smaller (1.25 cm or 0.5 inch).
  • E-poster service: Please keep in mind that we may print your poster for you at a cost of €40 /poster. The poster should be submitted to the Secretariat office (Mrs Carmella Auricchio) as .ppt or .pdf file no later than October 15th 2020. Please ensure that the dimensions are formatted in the original ppt file before converting it to a pdf, as to avoid loss of quality; also ensure that the correct colours/formatting is shown in the pdf file.