After abstract acceptance, all oral presenters, including invited and keynote speakers, must submit a manuscript for Acta Horticulturae – if this is not agreed to by the author(s), the work can be presented as a poster instead. Authors of posters are welcomed to submit their manuscript for Acta Horticulturae but posters cannot be published as such.
Acta Horticulturae (ISSN 0567‐ 7572) is a peer reviewed series, mainly the proceedings of ISHS Symposia and the International Horticultural Congress. All Acta Horticulturae articles are available online at
For guidelines and instructions on how to prepare your manuscript for publication in Acta Horticulturae see
ISHS authors guide
Preparing the presentation
All oral presentation will be conducted by using a laptop and a LCD projector.
Prepare the presentation file with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 or later versions with extensions *.ppt or *.pptx. Alternatively, you can use the Adobe Acrobat with extension *.pdf. Embedding all fonts in the presentation file is recommended for either case. Overall time slot for each presentation in the oral session is 12 minutes for presentation followed by 3 minutes for discussion. The time slot for keynote speech is 25 minutes for presentation followed by 5 minutes for discussion.
Twelve to twenty slides would be enough for good oral presentation. More than thirty slides would not have enough time for presentation (less is better).
- Prepare your presentation file concisely to appeal for the audience. Typical presentation would consist of following slides in this order:
Title, Authors and Affiliations.
Speaker name should be highlighted
Introduction (background, motivation, purpose of research)
Outline of the talk
Materials and Methods (assign scientific name for your materials)
Discussion to wrap up
Conclusion and future plan
Acknowledgement or else, if required
You are the expert on your research, but the audience is not.
The well designed introduction is the key for good presentation.
Using too small font or showing too many numbers/sentences on a
page would make it difficult to understand your excellent work
for the audience. Using a font large enough to be seen from the
back of the room for carefully selected sentences is preferable
(simple is best).
Use basic fonts (e.g., Century, Calibri, Arial, New Times Roman)
and standard ASCII character set for your presentation. Basic
fonts are included on the session PC, but multilingual encoding
system and font such as CJK (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) or CJKV
fonts are not available. Using multilingual character sets may
disturb the structure of sentence. If you are not sure whether
using these fonts or character sets in your presentation, embed
all fonts in your presentation file and check before the
Approximately 8% of males and 0.5 % of females have some degree
of color-vision deficiency. Using minimum and carefully selected
colors for your oral presentation would be a good idea to appeal
for colorblind audiences. Using colors such as red and green
together in your presentation may exclude colorblind members of
Avoid using dark backgrounds. Dark colored text on a dark colored
background is not preferable for a handicapped person, and also
for many audiences. Following URL provides a suggestion on color
selection for the handicapped person:
what colorblind people see
For PowerPoint users, try to resist the temptation to use amazing
visual or sound effects. These effects often trouble at the
Bringing your presentation file
Save your presentation file in one of the following media:
Note: Bringing your own laptop, tablet, smart phone or desktop
PC for your presentation are not acceptable to minimize time loss
for changing the PC. Any of SD/MD/CF/xD/Memory stick/MMC media is
not acceptable, too. Your media and the file should be free of
USB flash memory
CD/DVD-ROM (certain CD-R or DVD-R media may trouble upon
reading the file)
USB external disc (FAT32 or NTFS formatted)
The following freely available software will be installed on
the session PC:
Adobe Acrobat Reader
On your presentation
The timetable and the schedule for the oral presentation are available
Most of the audience are not native speakers of English.
All speakers are asked to take it into account to speak at