Submit an Abstract

Although the Call for Abstracts for the RE3 general Conference will not open until November 1st, 2022, you are invited to submit abstracts now for the “1st International Symposium on Growing Media, Compost Utilization and Substrate Analysis for Soilless Cultivation” which will take place during the RE3 Conference.


The Technical Program Committee will finalize all sessions for the conference program based on the accepted abstracts. In-person presentations can be either oral or interactive posters.

Abstract submissions must indicate the preferred topics and the preferred form of presentation (in-person oral or in-person posters). All abstracts submitted to General Sessions and to Invited Sessions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee with decisions made by the Technical Program Committee. All submissions will be subject to the same review criteria.

Authors of an accepted abstract will be required to provide a final revised version of the extended abstract for the conference.

Please select the topics from the list below:

General Applications
  • to come

File Type and Size

Only PDF files will be accepted. Uploaded files are limited to a maximum size of  3 MB.

File Name

When submitting your extended abstract, the online submission system will ask you to rename your file with a specific name that will be given to you at that time. Please comply strictly with this instruction.


English is the official language of the conference. All submissions and presentations must be in English.

List of Authors

Authors' names and affiliations appear below the title in capital and lower-case letters. Be sure to include the list of authors in your extended abstract. The list of authors in the document should exactly match in number and order the authors typed into the online submission form.

Steps for Abstract Submission

Authors must submit their abstract online through the abstract submission system following these steps:

Step 1: Once your abstract is prepared according to the instructions choose your preferred and alternate topics from the list provided.

Step 2: Click on the “Submit Here” button at the bottom of this page. This will take you to the “Abstract submission” page: Follow the instructions on that page.

Step 3: You will receive an automated email to confirm that we have received your abstract. Follow the instructions in this email and the link that will enable you to access your file and author entry forms at any time before the abstract submission deadline. The conference secretariat will process your request and send you an official confirmation email when your submission is validated.

Step 4: The Technical Program Committee with the assistance of the Scientific Committee will review your abstract and inform you whether or not it is accepted as an Oral Presentation (in-person), an Interactive Poster (in-person) or a virtual oral presentation (online).

Step 5: (For accepted abstracts only.) Authors are to submit a final version of the extended abstract in which revisions have been made in response to the comments made by the reviewers.

Please do not submit your abstract via email.

We will be pleased to receive your submission from November 1st, 2022!

If you have not received a confirmation in the following 5 days, please contact us.
Any questions regarding the online submission process should be addressed to Please identify the number and title of your submission in your message.

RE3 Technical Program Committee email:


ISHS online submission procedures

Contributions to ISHS Symposia should be submitted online, using the ISHS Online Submission tool.



For ISHS symposia details:


Preliminary proposed topics

1.           Production with growing media

2.           Analytical methods and physical and chemical properties in growing media

3.           Analytical methods and biological and microbiological properties in growing media

4.           Future of peat and coir use in growing media

5.           Growing media for space missions

6.           Compost use in growing media

7.           Wood fiber used in growing media

8.           Circularity of growing media use

9.           Socioeconomical aspects linked to growing media use

10.         One-day ISHS-IPS joint symposium on Principles and processes in conserving and restoring peatlands and organic soils use. Objective: present the latest developments on principle and process behind reclaiming, restoring or rewilding diverse ecosystems in current use or previously used for harvesting, agriculture or forestry.


Conveners: Jean Caron and Jacynthe Dessureault-Rompré


To ensure a timely publication it is essential to respect the deadlines for submission. The online tool would not accept your submission anymore after a deadline has passed.

Check the symposium details for the exact timing and deadlines; contact the convener if you have further questions.

The submission workflow consists of two sequential stages: 1. the abstract submission, followed by 2. the fulltext paper submission & review/assessment (stage 2. only present in case abstract had been accepted in stage 1.)

For both abstracts and fulltext manuscripts: submit well in advance of the deadlines in order to prevent last‐minute rush and the risk of not meeting the deadlines.

Running a service for submitting abstracts and reviewing papers comes at a cost to ISHS; consequently a submission charge applies which partially covers the expenses for review, infrastructure overhead, hard/software maintenance, etc. This charge is due upon submission of an abstract and equals the cost of ISHS membership.


  • If you are a member in ISHS, the submission charge is waived as part of your membership benefits. Prior to initiating the submission process ensure that your address and contact details are up‐to‐date. If necessary update or renew your ISHS membership first. Check your membership here:
  • If not, proceed to first and pay to activate your user account prior to submitting an abstract.
It is essential that your email address is correct, valid and accepting email messages from ISHS – any further notifications regarding the submission process and acceptance/rejection will be sent to your email address.

Each step in the submission process will be confirmed to you by means of an email notification with further instructions or details.

It is your responsibility to ensure you receive email notifications sent to your email address. If you do not receive messages properly, check your spam folder and spam filter or add ISHS to the list of trusted senders (whitelist).

Once the abstract has been accepted for presentation [either as an oral‐ or poster presentation] you should register for the symposium and submit a fulltext for publication.

Symposium proceedings will be published as a volume in the series of Acta Horticulturae.

Failure to register for the meeting will result in your abstract being withdrawn from the symposium program and your manuscript being withdrawn from the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings. Oral presenters who did not submit a paper may be refused the floor to present.

All oral presenters, including invited and keynote speakers, must submit a manuscript for publication in the Acta Horticulturae symposium proceedings while authors of posters are strongly encouraged to prepare and submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae. See for more details on how to prepare your manuscript for Acta Horticulturae.

 Presentations / Q&A Sessions

Presentations and Question and Answer Sessions

RE3 is currently planned as an In-Person conference. The following provides the current plan for types of sessions and how questions will be asked and answered in each case.

In-Person Oral Presentations

In-person oral presentations 15 minutes long with an additional 5 minutes for questions (for a total of 20 minutes) are to be made in the meeting rooms at the Québec City Convention Centre.

more info to come.

In-Person Poster Presentations

In-person interactive posters are to be mounted on presentation boards in meeting rooms at the  Québec City Convention Centre.  

more info to come.