Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are submitted through your MyVSS account. You must be a member to submit an abstract. Each member may submit one abstract as first author. The first author must be a current member in good standing (for 2024).

Accepted and presented abstracts are published in the meeting program and online in the Journal of Vision.

Abstract Format

Abstracts are limited to 300 words. This does not include title, authors, and affiliations. Additional space is provided for funding acknowledgments and for declaration of commercial interests and conflicts.

Your abstract should consist of an introduction, methods and results sections, and a conclusion. It is not required that the sections be explicitly labeled as such. It is, however, important that each abstract contains sufficiently detailed descriptions of the methods and the results. Please do not submit an abstract of work that you are planning to do or work without sufficient results to reach a clear conclusion. Such abstracts will not be accepted.

Per the VSS Disclosure of Conflict of Interest Policy, authors must reveal any commercial interests or other potential conflicts of interest that they have related to the work described. Any conflicts of interest must be declared on your poster or talk slides.

Please complete your submission carefully. All abstracts must be in final form. Abstracts are not proofread or corrected in any way prior to publication. Typos and other errors cannot be corrected after the deadline. You may edit your abstract as much as you like until the submission deadline.


Talk and poster presenters should plan to attend the meeting in person. There will be no virtual components to VSS 2024.

First authors must register for the meeting and present their poster or talk. Presenter substitutions for posters require pre-approval by the VSS Program Committee and will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Substitutions for talks are not allowed. If an author substitution is approved, the first author must still pay the registration fee. Each registered attendee may present only once at the meeting.

Abstract Publication

Titles and authors of all accepted abstracts (talks and posters) are included in the VSS Program. Full abstract text is included in the Abstracts Book. All abstracts presented at the conference are published in the online Journal of Vision.

Submission Schedule

Submissions Open: October 12, 2023
Submissions Close: December 6, 2023 (Extended)
Notification of Accepted Abstracts: February 7, 2024

Submitting an Abstract

Abstract Submissions for VSS 2024 have Closed.

For questions about Abstract Submissions, please contact us.