Call for Abstracts

Deadline for proposals: April 22nd 2024

The 5th World Ecoacoustics Congress (WEC) will include a series of scientific sessions aimed to introduce and discuss new research and advances in ecoacoustics, which will be open to all WEC attendees, a representation of worldwide scientists, technicians, engineers and practitioners working on the field of ecoacoustics.


Call for abstracts is now open!

We are excited to announce that the call for abstracts is now open and invite you to submit your proposal at this upcoming event, scheduled for 8th-12th July 2024, in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.


Communication formats

Two communication formats are available for the 5th WEC:

  • Open talks: Oral communications presented in a scientific session for a maximum of 12 minutes (plus 3 minutes of questions). Open talks will be organised by common themes and topics within the scientific program.
  • Posters: Visual reports displayed in printed format and exhibited during an entire congress day at the exhibition area. The presenting author will stand by the poster and interact with WEC attendees for 45 minutes in a poster session. Posters will be organised by common themes and topics within the scientific program.

Submission guidelines

If you are interested in submitting an abstract, please fill the form below and submit it before April 22nd 2024. After the assessment of the abstracts received by the Scientific and Advisory committees, the author will be notified of their proposal outcome before April 23th 2024. If accepted, the author will be invited to register and will be contacted by the technical secretariat for further details.

Please submit your abstract via the online submission form with the following information:

  • ​Presenting author
    • Full first and family name(s)
    • Title or position
    • Affiliation or organisation (Department, Institution, Country)
    • Email address
  • Co-authors
    • Full first and family name(s)
    • Title or position
    • Affiliation or organisation (Department, Institution, Country)
    • Email address
  • Title
  • Abstract (max. 300 words)

Please provide a brief overview of the communication, highlighting its significance to the scope of the WEC. The abstract should have the following structure (not mentioning the headings): Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusions.

  • Related topics (up to three): please, follow our list of topics whenever possible (although new topics can be added)
    • Topic 1
    • Topic 2
    • Topic 3
  • Proposed format: please, select one of the following options
    • Oral (Open talk)
    • Poster


Key dates

Submission opening date

December 20th 2023

Submission deadline date

April 22nd 2024

Decision notification date*

May 20th 2024

*Note all efforts will be made to send notifications even before the planned date



Please read the submission rules before submitting an abstract.

  1. Authors
  • The same person may submit multiple abstracts regardless of the presenting author.
  • The same person may serve as the presenting author on up to two abstracts.
  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.
  1. Abstract
  • All text must be written in English.
  • Tables and Figures will not be accepted for the submission.
  • Abstracts will be reproduced exactly as submitted and will not be edited in any way. No changes to the submitted abstracts will be made by the organisation after the submission deadline.
  • Abbreviations should be kept to a minimum. Use standard abbreviations and generic technical names. Place unusual abbreviations or acronyms in parentheses after first use.
  • Make the abstract as informative as possible. Conclusions must be supported by data.
  1. Submission
  • Abstracts can only be submitted by the online submission form. Abstracts submitted by other channels (e.g. email) will not be considered.
  • Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Click on the “submit” button at the end of the process in order to submit your abstract. Only after receiving the confirmation email of submission, the process is finished. Please, check out your spam box if you have not received the confirmation. If you are sure that there was no confirmation, please, contact us:
  • Once you have submitted your abstract, you will receive an abstract ID number via email. Please refer to this abstract number in all correspondence regarding the abstract.
  • Please do not submit multiple copies of the same abstract. If you noticed any error, please, contact us:
  • Instructions for the preparation of open talk/poster presentations will be made available on the congress website.
  • Presenting authors of accepted abstracts must be registered and paid participants.

If you have any doubts, please, do not hesitate to contact us:

We look forward to receiving your proposals and appreciate your valuable contribution to the 5th World Ecoacoustics Congress.

Thank you for your dedication to advancing ecoacoustic research.