SYMPOSIUM THEME: GRAPEVINE INTERACTIONS

It is becoming increasingly clear that novel insights are gained when complex phenomena are considered holistically. The Local- and Scientific Organising Committees have therefore chosen the theme of “Grapevine Interactions” for the forthcoming ISGPB2021. The following topics, related to Grapevine (Eco)Physiology and Biotechnology, are provided to guide you in your submissions. The submissions received will shape the sessions and the final scientific programme of the symposium.

TOPIC A: ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS

This topic relates to Grapevine in a dynamic ecosystem which can include aspects of climate change; soil health; biotic interactions and/or abiotic interactions.

  • In terms of the biotic interactions, submissions are welcomed on beneficial and detrimental grapevine-associated organisms and may include the genetic diversity of these organisms if it relates to the grapevine interactions.
  • In terms of abiotic interactions, submissions on adaptive- and stress responses are welcomed, as well as contributions on the water economy of grapevines.

TOPIC B: GRAPEVINE DEVELOPMENT

This topic relates to how grapevine development (flower, berry, leaf, root) is impacted by environmental conditions (climate change/viticultural manipulation) and genetic variation (genotype). It could include sub-topics on nutrients, hormones (molecular and metabolic regulatory networks), signals (calcium, oxidative status, small RNAs etc); yield and growth (source and sink dynamics) and (modelling the) impact of field management; as well as root-scion interactions.

TOPIC C: FRUIT COMPOSITION

This topic relates to Primary- and secondary metabolism and the regulation and manipulation thereof, with links to fruit composition (throughout berry development, and including the post-harvest period).

TOPIC D: TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES

This topic relates to the application and development of technological advances that support grapevine physiology and biotechnology studies, with a focus on precision viticulture tools and technologies; phenotyping tools and advances, genomic and epigenetics advances and new breeding technologies in the scope of the symposium theme of Grapevine Interactions.

TOPIC E: COMPUTATIONAL RESOURCES AND DATA INTEGRATION

This topic provides scope to bring awareness of the use of data science in basic and applied grapevine research, as well as the status and availability of computational resources and tools for the grapevine community. These could include new databases and/or genome/annotation releases, community announcements (e.g. IGGP, the European COST Action INTEGRAPE) and progress made with tools and technologies to perform data integration in support of grapevine studies.

We are looking forward to your contributions.

PRESENTATION TYPES

Abstracts may be submitted and requested to be presented as oral or poster presentations. Submissions received will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee which will reserve the right to offer poster presentations for some of the abstracts submitted for orals. The system will remain open for abstracts for poster presentations until 20 September 2021.

Posters needs to be submitted before the start of the symposium (date will be announced later) as a 5-page PowerPoint file with the option to add a short narrative. The review committee will choose a number of posters for each symposium topic and those will be showcased during the live scientific sessions. All posters will be available to be viewed or downloaded by registered symposium delegates throughout the duration of the symposium.

ABSTRACT AND FULL TEXT PAPER DEADLINES

Call for Abstracts (oral and poster) open 15 March 2021
Oral abstract submission deadline (REVISED) 1 August 2021
Abstracts selection for oral presentations completed and confirmed (REVISED) 30 August 2021
Poster abstract submission deadline 30 September 2021
For the ROSA manuscript system:
Submission of full papers for the Proceedings 4 November 2021
Deadline for revisions post review 31 January 2022
Submission of final papers for proceedings 28 February 2022

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION TO ALL PRESENTING AUTHORS

The ISHS rules:

  • All verbal and poster symposium presentations are eligible for publication in the proceedings if a suitable manuscript is prepared and submitted on time to the Editorial Board.
  • Invited and keynote speakers must submit a manuscript for Acta.
  • Authors of oral presentations must submit a manuscript for Acta. If this is not agreed to by the author(s), the work should be presented as a poster.
  • Authors of posters are welcomed to submit their manuscript for Acta Horticulturae but posters cannot be published as such.

ABSTRACT AND FULL TEXT INSTRUCTIONS AND IMPORTANT LINKS

ISHS YOUNG MINDS AWARD

During each ISHS Symposium two Young Mind Awards for junior scientists will be given:

  • one award for the best oral presentation given by a junior scientist
  • one award for the best poster presented by a junior scientist

For more info on te ISHS Young Minds Awards, please visit https://www.ishs.org/young-minds-award to familiarise yourself with the details and requirements.