Call for Abstracts

The Scientific Program Committee of 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium invites all interested participants to submit abstracts for the oral or poster presentations.
Abstracts will be selected and notified by the screening of Scientific Program Committee.

If the abstract is accepted, each presenter must register and pay the registration fee via official website of the Symposium. Abstract will be withdrawn if the presenter does not register and pay the registration fee by the end of July, 2013.

Key Dates

Call for abstracts: Opens in the middle of March, 2013

Deadline for receipt of abstracts:

Noon on May 17 (Fri.), 2013 (UTC +9)


Noon on May 27 (Mon.), 2013 (UTC +9)


Oral Abstract Submission has been closed.

Deadline for receipt of LATE POSTER ABSTRACTs: Noon on June 21 (Fri.), 2013 (UTC +9)


Late Poster Abstract Submission has been closed.

Notification of acceptance: by the end of June, 2013

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please carefully review the following submission guidelines prior to submitting an abstract online:

  1. Abstract should be written in English.
  2. All abstracts can only be submitted online via this official congress website.
    To submit an abstract, authors are asked to submit through the submission form by accessing the “Abstract Submission” button below.
    (Abstracts sent by facsimile or as e-mail attachments will not be accepted.)
  3. If you are submitting an abstract for the first time, please register your personal information and create your account.
    In principle, the first author must be a corresponding author. If the co-author is the point of contact, please provide the person's name, email address and the abstract receipt number to Abstract Desk at
  4. After the account is created, proceed to submitting abstract. Fill out carefully all the required fields of the electronic abstract submission form.
  5. Only one table or image in JPEG format is allowed (included in characters count).
    The table or image should not exceed 16.5cm (L) x 6cm (H).
  6. Length of abstract is limited as follows:
      abstract title abstract body
    no image/table 120 characters including spaces 3,300 characters including spaces
    with a image/table 120 characters including spaces 2,340 characters including spaces
  7. Receipt of your submission will be sent to your registered e-mail address after completion of submission.
    If you do not receive confirmation, it indicates that your submission was incomplete and needs to contact the Abstract Desk at
  8. Your abstract will be automatically edited according to the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium submission format, when you submit your abstract online.
  9. It is the responsibility of the presenting author and the submitter to review their own submitted abstract and to correct them if necessary until the abstract submission deadline. Submitters are responsible for any typing errors in the abstract.
  10. After an abstract has been submitted, modifications / cancellation can be made until the abstract submission deadline. Changes are not allowed after the Abstract Submission Deadline (Monday, May 27, 2013(UTC+9)).
  11. Please note that you cannot create another account if you have previously created one.


1) Germplasm and Genetic Diversity
2) Cytogenetics and Evolution
3) Toward the Whole Genome Sequence
4) Structural and Functional Genomics
5) Gene Function and Molecular Biology
6) Biotic Stresses
7) Abiotic Stresses
8) Grain Quality
9) Classical and Molecular Breeding

Abstract submission is restricted to one oral or one poster communication per registrant.
Important Notice on Publication in Proceedings
Papers that are authored by of the Plenary, Keynote, and Oral presentation speakers will be published in the Symposium Proceedings, which will be made available to all registered attendees after the Symposium.
Please stay tuned for updates about the Proceedings.

Contact for Abstract Submission Support

12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium Abstract Desk
c/o Japan Convention Services, Inc.
Koshin Bldg.2F, 2-2 Kandanishikicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0054, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-3500-5935
Fax: +81-(0)3-5283-5952
Office hour: 10:00 - 17:30 UTC +9, Monday through Friday

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