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Registration and submission of contributions

Submissions are closed. 

Please find detail at the bottom of this page for registration at the conference.

The Shelf Life International Meeting (SLIM) welcomes the submission of original research abstracts on any aspect of food packaging and shelf-life. Please read the following guidelines carefully before submitting the abstract.

Abstract Selection Criteria
SLIM reserves the ultimate right to select abstracts submitted for review by the Peer Reviewers based on quality factors, including scientific merit, innovation, practical application and consistency with conference topics.

Abstract Rules and Format
– The SLIM conference is a forum for presenting new, original research findings.
– The mandatory format for the abstracts is PDF. It must address the following:

1. Introduction: background information and statement of the goal or hypothesis.
2. Materials and methods: succinct summary of experiment procedures.
3. Results: effective presentation of the key results. Abstract without results will not be considered.
4. Conclusion: indicate the significance and application of the research findings.
5. Keywords: provide up to 5 keywords for indexing purposes

– Abstracts must not exceed 1 page.
– References must not be included in the Abstract.
– Acknowledgment can be included in the Abstract
– Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Define non-standard. Abbreviations at the first use.

– Abstracts dealing with commercial products or services must have a scientific emphasis and should not be submitted for promotion purposes.
– All abstracts must use correct grammar and punctuation.
– Proofread very carefully for formatting, spelling, and grammar to avoid errors before submission.
– Abstracts submission is limited to a maximum of 2 papers per registration.

Abstract Review and Acceptance
If you have not received your disposition by February 25th, 2024, please contact the SLIM secretariat by email (slim2024@gsica.net). It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that he/she has a valid and available email address. Upon acceptance of the abstract, the SLIM organization assumes that at least one of the authors will attend the conference.

Registration fees*

Regular participants
600 Euro (before March 15, 2024)
700 Euro (after March 15, 2024)
GSICA members **
450 Euro (before March 15, 2024)
550 Euro (after March 15, 2024)
Students (BSc, MSc, PhD)
400 Euro (before March 15, 2024)
500 Euro (after March 15, 2024)
Regular participants, Extra EU
500 Euro (before March 15, 2024)
600 Euro (after March 15, 2024)

* (VAT 22% included)

** (VAT not due)

The registration fees includes all events, snacks, lunches and the Conference dinner

Registration for single days of the conference is possible, please contact the SLIM secretariat.

Registration requires a payment performed by bank transfer to the following GSICA account:

Recipient: GRUPPO SCIENTIFICO ITALIANO DI CONFEZIONAMENTO ALIMENTARE

IBAN: IT49R0569650550000006537X50; BIC: POSOIT2109Z

Payment by credit card (by Paypal) is also possible. Please contact us (slim2024@gsica.net), we will send you a specific request of transfer.

The electronic (pdf) receipt of the payment should be sent by email (slim2024@gsica.net) together with the filled Registration Form available here, in order to finalize registration

Key Dates

-Deadline for abstract submission: February 15, 2024
-Abstract acceptance notification: February 25, 2024
-Early-bird payment: March 15, 2024
-Conference dates: May 20-23, 2024

To facilitate the setup of the technical program, presenters and speakers are invited to register and send the payment documents before April 20, 2024. Late registration and payment will be possible, but we cannot guarantee abstracts being included in the regular book of abstracts and printed program.