Paper and poster presentations in the following general subject areas are welcome. Any topic related to bioresource and biosystems engineering solutions will be considered for presentation.
- Agriculture and Society
- Animal Systems
- Plant Systems and Postharvest Technology
- Buildings and Materials
- Food Science and Technology
- Soil and Water
- Waste Management
- GHG Emissions, Climate change and Adaptation
- Machinery and Robotic Systems
- Monitoring, Control and Data Analysis
- Ergonomics, Safety and Health
In addition to the regular program, you are invited to submit your abstract in one of our joint meetings or special sessions.
Each abstract is limited to 250 words and have to be in english. An abstract is indicative of the final paper quality. Therefore, authors are urged to prepare a well written, clear and informative abstract describing the work with emphasis on objectives and factual results. An abstract should include key words related to conference topics.
In the submission form, authors are asked to indicate their preference for an oral presentation (15 minutes) or a poster. The scientific committee will try to satisfy each author’s first choice. The Conference will include some free time periods to facilitate exchange and discussion. Authors are encouraged to comply with submission deadlines and to ensure that their paper proposal is relevant to conference topics. Authors will be notified automatically of their submission. A review and decision concerning acceptance should be received by submitters by February 15, 2021.
Once an abstract is accepted, the author is encouraged to prepare a full paper. A maximum of 10 pages is recommended for the paper on standard paper (Letter, 216 mm by 279 mm), including tables and figures.
SUBMISSION IS CLOSED
The full paper template should be used to submit the final paper including an abstract of less than 250 words. All full papers or abstracts will be archived on a web site for future reference.
Paper template: CIGR2021-papertemplate.docx
Your full paper or final abstract should be uploaded by April 10, 2021 to be included on the website and accessible during the conference. Papers uploaded after this date may not be available at conference time but will be included on our website. As we moved in virtual mode, our submission platform will change. More information to come about where and how to submit your full paper.
Accepted submission will be included in the preliminary program prepared in April 2021.
It is not necessary to submit a short (2-4 pages) or full (up to 15 pages) paper but it is greatly encouraged. If you decided to submit a paper, the abstract or the short/full paper will be hosted on the CSBE/SCGAB Technical Library (https://library.csbe-scgab.ca) as a conference paper. If you decide not to submit a paper, you can improve the final version and submit it to a journal. In both cases, neither CSBE nor CIGR will hold the author's rights. We suggest that you consider submitting your paper to the Canadian Biosystems Engineering Journal.
Instructions for oral presentations
The oral presentations are scheduled on 11-14 May 2021.
There are several concurrent presentation rooms, so confirm you are in the correct one. Presentations should not exceed fifteen (15) minutes, which includes a 3-minutes period for questions. Your moderator will keep note of the time and ensure that that things keep on schedule, which may mean cutting short presentations that go over the allocated time.
Instructions for short oral (poster) presentations
The posters are converted into short oral presentations. These short oral presentations are scheduled on 11-14 May 2021 through regular sessions.
There are several concurrent presentation rooms, so confirm you are in the correct one. Short presentations should not exceed five (5) minutes, which includes a 2-minutes period for questions. Your moderator will keep note of the time and ensure that that things keep on schedule, which may mean cutting short presentations that go over the allocated time.
We look forward to meeting you at the conference!