Call for papers

Call for papers

The 26th APWSS Conference Organizing Committee encourages all interested individuals to attend the conference and to submit an abstract for poster and/or oral presentation.

How to Submit an Abstract

All abstract submissions must be made electronically through the 26th APWSS Conference online abstract submission system.
We kindly ask all authors to upload your abstract in a PDF file.
You are requested to prepare a file with a template.
Please download a template HERE.

We kindly request all authors to submit an abstractthat complies with style guidelines, including font style (Times New Roman), size (10.5-12) and length. (Keep the length between 250 & 300 words and it cannot exceed a page.)
To get a better idea of how your abstract should be submitted, please take a look at the sample abstract.

Abstract submission system is now available!
Deadline has been extended.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:59 a.m. (Japan Standard Time).
Thursday, 15 June, 2017, 11:59 a.m. (Japan Standard Time). Abstract submission system is now closed.


To submit an abstract, the following criteria must be met:

The first author listed for each abstract serves as the presenting author and as the primary contact for all correspondence regarding the abstract, unless otherwise specified under the “Contact Information” section of the online abstract submission system.

In order for your abstract to appear in the program, the presenting author must be pre-registered and the registration fee must be paid in full by the end of June, 2017.

Abstract Review Topics

Please refer to topics as listed below.


  • Weed Biology and Ecology
  • Weed Management
    -Aquatic plants management
    (Select "Weed Management" when submitting your abstract for this session)
  • Herbicide
  • Non-Chemical Control
    -Biological control
    (Select "Non-Chemical Control" when submitting your abstract for this session)
  • Allelopathy
  • Herbicide Resistance
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Weedy Rice
  • Parasitic Weeds
  • Social and Economic Aspect of Weed Problem
  • New Technology
    -Herbicide tolerant rice
    (Select "New Technology" when submitting your abstract for this session)
  • Utilization of Weeds and Uses as Bio-Resources
  • Weed Problem, Constraint, and Opportunity in different countries
  • Others

Awards and Student Travel Grants

If you wish to be considered for Awards or Student Travel Grants, applicants must check the appropriate box in to opt-in to the grants process in the online abstract submission system.
The detailed information is available on our Grants/Award page.

Attention: Information has been updated regarding the International Weed Science Society (IWSS) Student Travel Grant.
Please make sure to see the page if you wish to apply for student travel grant.

Abstract Review and Selection Process

After the submission deadline, all abstracts will be available to the abstract reviewers for blinded review and scoring, and final decisions will be made by the Program Committee.

*Acceptance/Rejection Notification

Notification regarding acceptance or rejection of abstracts will be sent to the first author by the end of June by email. If you have not received an email notification, please contact conference secretariat.
Rejection notifications will also be sent at that time.

*Abstract Withdrawal

Once an abstract is accepted, a written request to withdraw must be submitted to the conference secretariat.

Contact Information

Send related correspondence and questions regarding abstract submissions or notifications to