Instructions for Authors and Attendees


Presentations information

– The format of the posters is portrait A0. Posters should be displayed throughout the Conference.
– The preferred format for Oral presentations is Power Point (pptx), let us know in advance if another format would be needed. Regular oral presentation time is 20 min, questions and answers included. We kindly ask to respect this time limitation.
– “1-min” poster presentations time is up to 2 min, consider using a couple of slides in pptx format.


Please follow these steps to register for RICTA2015 and submit an abstract:

1. Create your user account

– Click on User Panel (on the top right of the web page). Basic data should be provided at this stage. Then an e-mail will be automatically forwarded to you providing a password for subsequent actions.
– After receiving the e-mail with your password, please enter with your userID and password to complete your data. You may want to Log out after your User Panel session.

 2. Submit your contributions

Please note that while abstracts should be submitted in either English, Portuguese or Spanish, posters and oral presentations should be given in English. The abstract should be no longer than one page.
All the submitted works will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
A proceedings paper (extended abstract) can also be submitted; however, an abstract must previously have been submitted and accepted.
Submission of an abstract implies that at least one of the authors must attend the conference and present the work. Authors may submit more than one contribution, but will only be allowed to give one oral presentation.

Submission procedure

Once your user account is created you may submit your abstract(s) using the User Panel. You will be able to check the status of your submission(s) at any time and update them before the submission’s deadline. Modifications asked by the reviewers for the final acceptance of your contribution(s) will be also possible afterwards.
– Please prepare your abstract by filling the fields showed in the web application: Title, Authors, Affiliation, Body, References and Acknowledgements. Abstracts may include one figure and one table. The web application will convert your abstract to LaTex and will then produce a pdf file. You will be able to see the pdf result and further modify the abstract if needed.
– You will be asked whether you prefer to present it as an Oral Presentation, or as a Poster. You will also have to select one of the following topic areas for your abstract:

  • Atmospheric Aerosols
  • Aerosols and Health
  • Aerosol Technology
  • Aerosol Fundamentals (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Aerosol Instrumentation

3. Complete your registration – Attendance fee payment

Payment must be done by bank transfer. After 1 June registration will only be possible on-site.

  • Account holder: SELMAK EFICIENCIA, S.L.
  • VAT number (CIF): B93177418
  • IBAN: ES71 1465 0100 9819 0030 4942 (ING DIRECT)
  • Reference: Participant name, RICTA2015

Please make sure all bank fees are covered by the submitting account and that the payment is free of charge for the receiver account.

Registration is completed only upon receipt of payment. You should upload the receipt of payment of the registration fee using the User Panel. You may also check the status of your registration there at any time.

Invoices will be provided directly at the registration desk during the Conference; for on-site registrations it will be processed after the Conference.

Conference Fees

Participants are advised to register before the early registration deadline.

  Until 20 May 2015 After 20 May 2015
Regular 220 € 250 €
Student 180 € 200 €


The registration fee includes meeting attendance, conference material, coffee breaks and lunch on 29, 30 June and 1 July, as well as the Welcome Cocktail and the Conference Dinner. Access to the Conference is available only to the registered participants.
Failure to register by 1 June 2015 of at least one author of an accepted contribution will result in its removal from the program. Students should upload a copy of a valid student card or a letter certifying their status.

Should you have any problems with your upload, do not hesitate to contact us.


Student Awards

As in previous editions of RECTA and RICTA, the participation of young researchers is especially encouraged, with the organization of the VI Summer School on Aerosol Science and Technology and the awards for best poster and PhD thesis.

PhD Thesis Award

Aimed at distinguishing an outstanding PhD thesis in any aspects of Aerosol Science and Technology.

– PhD thesis defended between 15 June 2014 and 14 June 2015, which has received a grade Excellent Cum Laude.
– The dissertation should have been defended in a Portuguese or Spanish University and may be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
– The applicant or supervisor must be registered to RICTA2015.

Application procedure
Applicants should submit the following documentation:
– Thesis in PDF format
– An extended abstract (up to 5 pages) of the dissertation, including precise keywords
– A CV of the candidate, including a list of publications connected with the thesis
– Certificate(s) attesting the Institution that awarded the degree, date of defense and grade
– Copy of the candidate identity card.
All information should be sent in electronic format in a single compressed file (e.g. zip) to ja.garcia[at]

Deadline:  June 19, 2015

Selection process
The PhD Thesis Prize Committee, appointed by the organizing committee, will evaluate the applications and select a winner based only on the documentation provided in the applications, and taking the following criteria into account:
• Originality and novelty of the thesis problem
• Scientific impact of the research
• Contributions of the dissertation to the field of Aerosol Science and Technology
• Impact onto related fields
• Publications associated with the thesis
• Presentations at technical conferences of the thesis work
• Other relevant merits considered by the evaluation committee

Poster Prize

Aimed to distinguishing the best poster presented at RICTA2015.

The presenting author must be present at the poster during the poster session to address any questions by the Poster Prize evaluation panel on the poster.

Application Procedure
A PDF version of the poster should be sent to ja.garcia[at]

Deadline: One week prior to the Conference (Monday, June 22, 2015)

Selection Process
The Poster Prize Committee will evaluate the submitted posters and select the winner, based on the following criteria:
• Content and Relevance: How well does the poster content fit within the conference topics and aims?
• Clarity: Is the main contribution from the poster clear? How well does the poster present the key features and findings of the investigation?
• Presentation: Is the poster attractive and appealing? Does it draw the reader in and make him/her interested in the topic? Does the poster present an appropriate amount of information at an appropriate depth? Are the graphics, photographs and text clear and easily legible from a reasonable distance?
• Questions and Discussion: Did the poster presenter have a clear understanding of the topic? Were clear answers provided to the committee questions during the discussion? Did the presenter use the poster to illustrate answers questions?


Instructions for Exhibitors and Sponsors


– There will be available a number of exhibition stands located in the same room where coffee-breaks and poster sessions take place.
– All the web pages of RICTA2015 will display the logos with links to the Sponsor’s web pages. Half a page will be available for each Exhibitor in the Proceedings book of the Conference.
– Exhibitors may also apply for an oral presentation (15 min) of commercial character.


A range of sponsorship opportunities will be available: sponsorship of the Welcome cocktail, coffee breaks, conference badge, Student Awards, …


You should be interested, please contact us to get a detailed document of opportunities.