Undergraduate Just-In-Time Poster Submission Guidelines for V-VSS

Call for Abstracts

VSS is pleased to announce the 2022 “Just-In-Time” poster sessions for undergraduate students who are working on independent research projects that are just now reaching the stage of being ready for abstract submission.

VSS welcomes and encourages submissions from a diverse group of eligible students across the globe. To help accomplish this goal we are asking that you share this information with any programs within your institutions that sponsor or promote research for undergraduate students.


The submissions to this session are limited to students who are either:

(1) currently enrolled in a 3-year or 4-year program leading to the bachelor’s degree, or,
(2) earned a bachelor’s degree in a 3-year program and are currently in their first year of study in a program leading to a master’s degree. (Students studying in European universities may fall in this category).

Those who already have an abstract accepted for VSS or V-VSS 2022 are not eligible. A student may submit only one abstract, and the student must be a current member of VSS.

Just-in-time posters for undergraduates will be presented in poster sessions during V-VSS, June 1 and 2. The window for submissions will open on March 21 and submissions will be accepted until May 6. Presenters will be informed of acceptance by May 10.

Session Format

The presentations will have the same format as regular V-VSS posters, and consist of a PDF file containing the poster, with an optional 6-minute explanatory video. Presenters will have the opportunity to interact with V-VSS participants during a two-hour scheduled session.

Given the just-in-time deadline, some aspects will differ from regular V-VSS submissions. Submissions will be reviewed by members of the VSS Board of Directors and designates. Accepted abstracts will appear in the V-VSS 2022 program. Unlike submissions accepted following the December review, “Just-In-Time” abstracts will not appear in the Journal of Vision. The student who submits the abstract will be listed as the sole author, followed by the names of all those who participated as advisors or mentors.

How to Submit an Abstract

Abstract submissions must be divided into four sections: (1) Objective, (2) Methods, (3) Results, and (4) Conclusion. Each section is limited to 60 words.

For additional information about submission requirements, go to Undergraduate Submission Policies. If you have any questions, please contact our office at .

To submit an abstract, Log in to your MyVSS Account or Create a New MyVSS Account, pay your VSS 2022 student membership, and then click the Submit an Abstract button.

Submission Schedule

Submissions Open: March 21, 2022
Submissions Close: May 6, 2022
Notification of Accepted Abstracts: May 10, 2022