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1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution

15/03/2021 - 31/03/2021

Marine Diversity, Animal Diversity, Plant Diversity
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The International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BDEE 2021) is now open! You are invited to check all the published contributions (papers, presentations, and posters) at the List of Accepted Submissions section.

Welcome from the Chair

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution (BDEE 2021), sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Diversity. The meeting is an opportunity for researchers in the field of science of biodiversity to present their research and exchange ideas with colleagues. This is an electronic conference, removing the need to travel and eliminating participation expenses.

The conference will be organized around the following general topics, providing a forum for presenting and discussing new results. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1. Marine diversity
2. Animal diversity
3. Plant diversity
4. Microbial diversity and culture collections
5. Chemical biodiversity and chemical ecology
6. Biodiversity conservation
7. Biogeography and macroecology
8. Phylogeny and evolution
9. Biodiversity loss and dynamics
10. Mesophotic ecosystems diversity
11. Invasive species and diversity

This will be a virtual conference held at www.sciforum.net, a platform developed and sponsored by MDPI to organize and provide technical support for electronic conferences.

The format of the conference is as follows: After abstract acceptance, the authors will submit a pre-recorded video presentation or a series of narrated slides that will be accessible online, open for discussion, comments, and questions during the entire conference and will remain available after the e-conference. Authors are requested to submit a full description of their work in a conference paper that will be peer-reviewed and, upon acceptance, published in Proceedings. Paper submission is not a requirement for active conference participation.

The participation is free of charge for both authors and attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the conference and available online on the MDPI website. Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in a Special Issue of the journal Diversity with a 20% discount on the article processing charge (ISSN 1424-2818; Diversity).

The best conference paper and presentation will receive an award of 500 CHF, as well as an offer to publish an extended paper, free of charge, in the Special Issue of Diversity.

We look forward to engaging in exciting discussions and hearing new ideas and perspectives from experts in the field. All participants are welcome to join the online conference.

Kind regards,

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink

Conference Chairs

Professor Michael Wink

Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

DETAILS

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink completed his PhD in 1980 at Technische Universität Braunschweig. He is currently a senior professor at Heidelberg University, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, and Visiting Professor at CEPROBI, Prince of Songkla University and Northeast Forestry University. He works in the area of natural products, chemical ecology, medicinal and poisonous plants, molecular pharmacology, biotechnology, evolution (molecular systematics, phylogeny, phylogeography of plants and animals), and ornithology. To date, he has authored or coauthored more than 1200 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in Chief of Diversity.

Bio
Prof. Dr. Michael Wink completed his PhD in 1980 at Technische Universität Braunschweig. He is currently a senior professor at Heidelberg University, Institute of Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology, and Visiting Professor at CEPROBI, Prince of Songkla University and Northeast Forestry University. He works in the area of natural products, chemical ecology, medicinal and poisonous plants, molecular pharmacology, biotechnology, evolution (molecular systematics, phylogeny, phylogeography of plants and animals), and ornithology. To date, he has authored or coauthored more than 1200 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. He is the Editor-in Chief of Diversity.

Conference Committee

Prof. Dr. Patricia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta

Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Vila Real, Portugal

DETAILS

Patrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta is an EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology and on the ESGVM Executive Committee of ESCMID. He is a member of LAVQ-REQUIMTE, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University NOVA of Lisbon. He completed his PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal and is a Coordinator of the Research Group MicroArt- Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Team. He is the Head of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory at UTAD. His research interests are in the characterization of antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria of different origins, such as humans, animals, food, water and the environment, as well as the performance of studies of molecular epidemiology to characterize the genetic lineages of antibiotic resistant bacteria. He is the director of several doctoral and masters’ theses. He is also responsible for research projects funded by private companies and inter-university projects, teaches international courses and master’s degrees and works with several national and international entities. Moreover, he has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and book chapters. He has provided more than 500 communications at international scientific meetings, presentations at national or Iberian scientific meetings, posters at scientific meetings, publications in GenBank, publications in UniProt, records in MLST, technical and scientific journals and series or educational work. He has received 37 awards. He operates in the areas of Veterinary Science. When it comes to professional activities, he has interacted with 175 workers in the authorship and co-authorship of scientific papers.

Bio
Patrícia Alexandra Curado Quintas Dinis Poeta is an EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Microbiology and on the ESGVM Executive Committee of ESCMID. He is a member of LAVQ-REQUIMTE, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science and Technology, University NOVA of Lisbon. He completed his PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal and is a Coordinator of the Research Group MicroArt- Microbiology and Antibiotic Resistance Team. He is the Head of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory at UTAD. His research interests are in the characterization of antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria of different origins, such as humans, animals, food, water and the environment, as well as the performance of studies of molecular epidemiology to characterize the genetic lineages of antibiotic resistant bacteria. He is the director of several doctoral and masters’ theses. He is also responsible for research projects funded by private companies and inter-university projects, teaches international courses and master’s degrees and works with several national and international entities. Moreover, he has published more than 200 articles in scientific journals and book chapters. He has provided more than 500 communications at international scientific meetings, presentations at national or Iberian scientific meetings, posters at scientific meetings, publications in GenBank, publications in UniProt, records in MLST, technical and scientific journals and series or educational work. He has received 37 awards. He operates in the areas of Veterinary Science. When it comes to professional activities, he has interacted with 175 workers in the authorship and co-authorship of scientific papers.

Dr. Hudson Pinheiro

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA

Dr. Maria Panitsa

Division of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta

Department of Sciences and Technology for Agriculture, Forest, Environment and Energy, University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy

Dr. Tine Grebenc

Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Gal Eyal

1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2. The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Prof. Dr. Paolo Giordani

Department of Pharmacy, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat

Department of Biology, University of Rouen Normandie, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

Dr. Gaëtan Burgaud

University of Western Brittany Brest, Brest, France

Dr. Ivan I. Vasenev

Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, Russian

Dr. Este Van Marle-Köster

Department of Animal Science, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. Laima Česonienė

Botanical Garden of Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Dr. Magdalena Grabowska

University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland

Prof. Dr. Colin Field

Faculty of Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Prof. Dr. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Bert W. Hoeksema

1. Taxonomy and Systematics Group, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, The Netherlands 2. Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Michel Baguette

1. National Center for Scientific Research, UMR 5321, Station for Theoretical and Experimental Ecology, University Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Toulouse, France 2. National Museum of Natural History, CNRS, Institute of Systematics, Evolution, Biodiversity, Sorbonne University, Paris, France

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kriwet

Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Invited Speakers

Dr. Hudson Pinheiro

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA, USA

Dr. Maria Panitsa

Division of Plant Biology, Department of Biology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Dr. Mohamed A. El-Esawi

Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta, Egypt

Dr. Tine Grebenc

Department of Forest Physiology and Genetics, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Gal Eyal

1. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 2. The Mina & Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat

Department of Biology, University of Rouen Normandie, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

Dr. Gaëtan Burgaud

University of Western Brittany Brest, Brest, France

Dr. Paolo Giordani

DIFAR - University of Genoa Viale Cembrano, GENOA (I), Italy

Dr. Ivan I. Vasenev

Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow, Russian

Prof. Dr. Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Dr. Magdalena Grabowska

University of Białystok, Białystok, Poland

Professor S.S.S. Sarma

Aquatic Zoology Laboratory, Research and Postgraduate Division, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico

Dr. Sarma Nandini

Aquatic Zoology Laboratory, Research and Postgraduate Division, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico, Mexico

Dr. Estelle Forey

Normandie Univ, UNIROUEN, INRAE, ECODIV, Rouen, France

Session Chairs

Dr. Luc Legal

Functional Ecology and Environment Laboratory, Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France

Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta

Department of Sciences and Technology for Agriculture, Tuscia University, Viterbo, Italy

Prof. Dr. Paolo Giordani

Department of Pharmacy, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat

Department of Biology, University of Rouen Normandie, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

BDEE2021 Live Sessions Program

Live Session 1: Plants

Date: 15 March 2021

Speakers

Time (CET)

Title

Michael Wink

Heidelberg University, Germany

8:30-8:40

Opening speech

Matthieu Chauvat (Session Chair)

University of Rouen Normandie, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

Estelle Forey

8:40-9:00

How invasive alien plant species may disrupt above-belowground relationships.

Romain Ulmer

9:00-9:20

Macroecological patterns of fruit infestation rates by the invasive fly Drosophila suzukii in the reservoir host plant Sambucus nigra.

Arnold Erdélyi

9:20-9:40

Silvicultural practices as main drivers of the spread of Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima (Mill.) Swingle).

Katarzyna Puczko

9:40-10:00

Impact Of Flora Communities On Nutrients Dynamics In Hyporheic Zone of Urban Spring Ecosystem.

Younes HMIMSA

10:00-10:20

Ampelographic and ampelometric characterization of berries and seeds in traditional vineyards of Morocco.

Babur Mirza

10:20-10:40

Soybean Root Nodule and Rhizosphere Microbiome: Distribution of Rhizobial and Non-rhizobial Endophytes.

Maame Esi Hammond

10:40-11:00

Impact of canopy gap ecology on the diversity and dynamics of natural regeneration in a tropical moist semi-deciduous forest, Ghana.

Matthieu Chauvat (Session Chair)

University of Rouen Normandie, Mont-Saint-Aignan, France

11:00-11:10

Wrap up and concluding remarks as Session Chair.

Live Session 2: Biodiversity and Conservation

Date: 16 March 2021

Speakers

Time (CET)

Title

Paolo Giordani

8:50-9:00

Opening speech

Lucia Varaldo

9:00-9:20

Can Species Distributions Models help to design conservation strategies for narrow-ranged species under climate change? A case study from Santolina genus.

Pierre-Henri Gouyon

9:20-9:40

Biodiversity and pesticides, why we are wrong.

Matjaž Gregorič

9:40-10:00

Spider webs as eDNA tool for biodiversity assessment of life’s domains.

Wilson Frantine-Silva

10:00-10:20

A striking frequency of diploid males in a less suitable environment: the future of the orchid bee Euglossa annectans.

Maria Panitsa

10:20-10:40

Plant species diversity and biogeography of two Eastern Mediterranean archipelagos, the Ionian and the Aegean (Greece).

Paolo Giordani

10:40-10:50

Wrap up and concluding remarks as Session Chair.

Live Session 3: Marine & Freshwater Ecology

Date: 22 March 2021

Speakers

Time (CET)

Title

Michael Wink

Heidelberg University, Germany

(Session chair)

-

Live session opening

Magdalena Grabowska

14:00-14:20

The role of springs in maintaining the biodiversity of freshwater algae.

Daniel Redondo-Gómez

14:20-14:40

Marine and terrestrial scavenging on fish and gull carcasses on a Mediterranean island.


Sanja Gottstein

14:40-15:00

Cave water as an ark of crustacean diversity.


Fernando Fernández-Álvarez

15:00-15:20

Is cryptic biodiversity a common phenomenon among Atlantic oceanic squids?


S.S.S. Sarma

15:20-15:40

Rotifer diversity in selected waterbodies of Mexico.


Sarma Nandini

15:40-16:00

Exotic plankton species in Mexican freshwaters.

Live Session 4: Animals

Date: 23 March 2021

Speakers

Time (CET)

Title

Michael Wink

Heidelberg University, Germany

(Session chair)

-

Live session opening


Sarah Fischer

9:00-9:20

The bird assemblage of the Darwin region (Australia): twenty years, no change.


Asha poonia

9:20-9:40

Trends in CITES Listed Bird's Trade in South Asian Countries in View of Evolution of Indian Laws during Last Four Decades


Sayantani Basak

9:40-10:00

Urban wildlife and people: opinion and challenges of living together.


Orsolya Kiss

10:00-10:20

Possibilities to facilitate the recolonization of the European roller to its historical breeding range in Hungary.


Veronika Kharzinova

10:20-10:40

Genetic characteristics of wild and domestic reindeer based on the analysis of mtDNA cytb gene.


Geraldo Freire-Jr.

10:40-11:00

Good things come in larger packages: size matters in fruit-feeding butterfly dispersal.


Carmen Nacarino-Meneses

11:00-11:20

Reconstructing the biology of extinct horses from hard-tissue histology: the case of a South African hipparionine.


Luc Legal

Paul Sabatier University, France

(Session Chair)

11:20-11:30

Wrap up and concluding remarks as Session Chair.

BDEE Recordings

BDEE | 1st live session

Plants

Date: 15th March 2021, 8:30am CET

During the inauguration of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution lead by Prof. Dr. Michael Wink and Prof. Dr. Matthieu Chauvat, we enjoyed the talks of 7 main speakers. The presentations were followed by a fruitful discussion and a Q&A session.
The live session was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below.

BDEE | 2nd live session

Biodiversity and Conservation

Date: 16th March 2021, 8:50am CET

During the second live session of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution lead by Prof. Dr. Michael Wink and Prof. Dr. Paolo Giordani, 5 excellent speakers took to the floor to talk about Biodiversity and Conservation. Each presentations were followed by a fruitful discussion and a Q&A session.
The live session was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below.

BDEE | 3rd live session

Marine and Freshwater Ecology

Date: 22nd March 2021, 2:00pm CET

During the third live session of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution lead by Prof. Dr. Michael Wink, 6 excellent speakers took to the floor to talk about Marine and Freshwater Ecology. Each presentations were followed by a fruitful discussion and a Q&A session.
The live session was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below.

BDEE | 4th live session

Animal Ecology

Date: 23nd March 2021, 9:00am CET

During the fourth live session of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution lead by Prof. Dr. Michael Wink and Dr. Luc Legal, we enjoyed the talks of 7 main speakers discussing about Animal Ecology. Each presentations were followed by a fruitful discussion and a Q&A session.
The live session was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found below.

List of accepted submissions (122)

Id Title Authors Presentation Video Presentation Pdf
sciforum-042663 A Comparative Analysis of the Diets of Pelusios Turtles across Africa

Luca Luiselli, Gift Simon Demaya, John Sebit Benansio, Fabio Petrozzi, Godfrey Akani, Edem Eniang, Stephanie Ajong, Massimiliano Di Vittorio, NioKing Amadi, Daniele Dendi

Submitted: 08 Jan 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
Luca Luiselli, Gift Simon Demaya, John Sebit Benansio, Fabio Petrozzi, Godfrey Akani, Edem Eniang, Stephanie Ajong, Massimiliano Di Vittorio, NioKing Amadi, Daniele Dendi N/A Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-043411 A Striking Diploid Male Frequency in a Less Suitable Environment: The Future of the Orchid Bee Euglossa Annectans

Wilson Frantine-Silva, Maria Cristina Gaglianone, Silvia Sofia

Submitted: 15 Feb 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
Wilson Frantine-Silva, Maria Cristina Gaglianone, Silvia Sofia N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-043467 A Study of Biodiversity of Russian Local Sheep Breeds Based on Pattern of Runs of Homozygosity

Tatiana Deniskova, Arsen Dotsev, Henry Reyer, Marina Selionova, Klaus Wimmers, Gottfried Brem, Natalia Zinovieva

Submitted: 03 Feb 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
Tatiana Deniskova, Arsen Dotsev, Henry Reyer, Marina Selionova, Klaus Wimmers, Gottfried Brem, Natalia Zinovieva Video Thumbnail Poster PDF Show Abstract
sciforum-044094 A Study of Parastes of Three Imported Ornamental Fishes Conducted in Limpopo Province, South Africa

Linda Lukhele

Submitted: 20 Feb 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
Linda Lukhele N/A N/A Show Abstract
sciforum-043967 Abundance and Diversity of Ambrosia Beetles (Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Influenced by the Vegetation Composition and Temperature in Brazil

Caroline Vaz, Fernando Sujimoto, Hugo Rainho, Camila Costa, Juliano Wendt

Submitted: 15 Feb 2021

Abstract: Show Abstract
Caroline Vaz, Fernando Sujimoto, Hugo Rainho, Camila Costa, Juliano Wendt N/A N/A Show Abstract

List of Video Presentations

Possibilities to Facilitate the Recolonization of the European Roller to its Historical Breeding Range in Hungary

By Orsolya Kiss, Béla Tokody, Károly Nagy, Zsolt Végvári
Check and comment the Related Paper here.


Microbial Drivers of Methane Emissions from Unrestored Industrial Salt Ponds

By Clifton Bueno de Mesquita, Jinglie Zhou, Susanna Theroux, Wyatt Hartman, Ye Tian, Susannah Tringe
Check and comment the Related Paper here.


Transhumance Offers Food Pulse to Scavengers

By Natividad Aguilera-Alcalá, Eneko Arrondo, Roberto Pascual-Rico, Zebensui Morales-Reyes, J.M. Gil-Sánchez,
José Antonio Donázar, Marcos Moleón, José Antonio Sánchez-Zapata
Check and comment the Related Paper here.


We are Losing Unknown Diversity: Case Studies from Lichens

By Paolo Giordani, Renato Benesperi, Juri Nascimbene
Check and comment the Related Paper here.

Native People’s Perception of Trees in the Urban Landscape of the Bay of Naples

By Adriano Stinca *, Luigi Marfella, Assunta Esposito
Check and comment the Related Paper here.

Functional Role of NAC Transcription Factors in Stress Responses and Genetic Diversity of Rice Plants Grown under Salt Stress Conditions

By Mohamed A. El-Esawi
Check and comment the Related Paper here.

Instructions for Authors

Submission

Submission should be completed online by authors by registering with https://sciforum.net/ and using the “Start New Submission” function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating in the conference can submit their abstract (about 200–300 words describing the manuscript for Proceedings) online at this website until 20 January 2021 15 February 2021 (Abstract Deadline).
  2. Based on the submitted abstract, the Conference Committee will conduct a pre-evaluation of whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the 1st International Electronic Conference on Biological Diversity, Ecology, and Evolution. All authors will be notified by 5 February 2021 20 February 2021 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author will be invited to prepare a full description of their work (max. 8 pages), optionally accompanied by a PowerPoint presentation/poster, until the submission deadline of 1 March 2021.
  4. The conference proceedings papers and presentations will be available for discussion on https://sciforum.net/conference/BDEE2021 during the time of the conference 15-31 March 2021 and will be published in the journal Proceedings.
  5. The open access journal Diversity will publish a conference Special Issue, while accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. After the conference, the Conference Committee will select abstracts for which extended papers may be included for publication in the Special Issue of the journal Diversity (the submission to the journal is independent from the conference proceedings and will follow the usual process of the journal, including peer review and application of an APC).

Proceedings Manuscripts

Manuscripts for Proceedings must conform to the following structure:

Title

  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors’ email addresses
  • Abstract (200–250 words)
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgments)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word or any other word processor and should be converted to PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. The manuscript should count at least 3 pages (incl. figures, tables, and references) .

Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and create difficulties related to layout.

BDEE2021-template.docx

Manuscript Preparation

  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm × 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, and left and right sides).
  • Formatting/Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of the BDEE2021 template. The full titles and cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example, [4] or [1–3], and all the references should be listed separately as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Author List and Affiliation Format: Authors’ full first and last names must be given. Any abbreviated middle names can be added. For papers written by various contributors, a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should only be listed under Acknowledgments. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes, and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and an explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text with numbers and titles supplied for all tables. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes, and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, figure, or scheme.

Presentation Slides

Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint or similar software, to be displayed online along with the manuscript. Slides, if available, will be directly displayed on the website using Sciforum.net’s proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.

BDEE2021-PPT-template.pptx

Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats:

  • MOV
  • MPEG4
  • MP4
  • AVI
  • WMV
  • MPEGPS
  • FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 1 March 2021.

Presentation of Posters

Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. As with papers presented at conferences, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters can be presented without an accompanying Proceedings paper will be available online on this website during and after the e-conference. However, they will not be added to the proceedings of the conference.

Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors’ responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there are no conflicts, please state here “The authors declare no conflicts of interest”. This should be conveyed in a separate “Conflicts of Interest” statement preceding the “Acknowledgments” and “References” sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under the “Acknowledgments” section.

Copyright

MDPI, the publisher of the Sciforum.net platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a communications paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the Sciforum.net platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

Best Presentation Award

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Presentation Award. One winner will be selected and each winner will receive a cash award of 500 CHF and a certificate.

The winner will be announced after the conference.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Submit full paper with video uploaded after short abstract is accepted
  2. Originality / Novelty of the paper
  3. Significance of Content
  4. Scientific Soundness
  5. Interest to the readers
  6. English language and style

Best Paper Award

To acknowledge the support of the conference esteemed authors and recognize their outstanding scientific accomplishments, we are pleased to launch the Best Paper Award. One winner will be selected and each winner will receive a cash award of 500 CHF and a certificate.

The winner will be announced after the conference.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. Submit full paper to the Special Issue
  2. Originality / Novelty of the paper
  3. Significance of Content
  4. Scientific Soundness
  5. Interest to the readers
  6. English language and style

Conference Secretariat

Ms. Emma Li
Ms. Eve Yang

Email: [email protected]

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