​Be a part of the world-class programming by submitting a proposal to present a scientific session or abstract presentation. The deadline to submit scientific session proposals and technical abstract submissions is May 13, 2024, 11:59 PM EST. ​

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Technical Abstracts

Submission Process

Thank you for you interest in submitting an abstract for oral or poster presentation to 2024 SSP Conference. All submitters will need a SSP account to submit an abstract as you will use these credentials to access the submission system. Submitters and/or presenting authors are not required to be a member to submit an abstract.

All submissions are limited to 475 words and must include the following. Do not include abstract title, authors, keywords, or references in abstract text. 

  • Establishment of context and significance of your research to the field of sensory​ science.
  • Hypothesis or objective
  • Methods
  • Results including mention of quantitative data from representive experiments and data must represent new finds.

Specifying oral or poster preference does not guarantee format placement. The submission of an abstract indicates you agree to present in the format assigned. Oral presentations are allotted 25 minutes (20 minutes for presentation + 5 minutes for discussion). Posters will be displayed on poster boards in the exhibit hall with presenting authors required to be present at designated times.

All communications will be sent to the submitter until the acceptance notifications are sent.  Once accepted, all communications will be with the presenting author only.


Members of the SSP Scientific Committee will evaluate all proposed abstracts based on the following criteria: overall quality, relevance to the industry, well-defined focus within the program track structure, practical applications of material, timeliness of the topic, and speaker qualifications.

To be considered as a presenter, your abstract must be educational in nature — sales presentations will not be accepted. The final program selections and notifications will be made by early June and acceptance/rejection notifications will be delivered via email to all submitters.


Abstract submissions: May 13, 2024, 11:59 PM EST

Scientific Sessions

The SSP Conference Planning Committee seeks to accept sessions into the meeting program that are timely, well-thought-out and will bring value to the association and the industry. Creativity in session design is encouraged; interactive learning experiences lead to attendees who leave sessions with applicable ideas and valuable knowledge. All sessions are 75 minutes in length.

As you look to organize a panel discussion, hands-on workshop, or collection of presentations, the SSP Conference Planning Committee is seeking session ideas that support the 2024 meeting theme.​​

Workshop submissions will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Concurrence with the objectives and themes of the conference
  • Originality and scientific/strategic merit
  • Usefulness to the conference participants
  • Inclusion of interaction between facilitators and workshop participants
  • Potential for success
  • Likelihood of attendance​

In addition:

  • Workshop proposals must present novel technical information with supporting data and proposed or proven applications.
  • Submissions should be thorough and include as many specific details as possible.
  • Workshops that emphasize interaction between presenters and participants is preferred.
  • Presentations should strive to construct activities that allow every attendee to participate.
  • Submissions that appear to be advertisements for proprietary products or services will not be accepted. Presentations that include advertisements for proprietary products or services are not appropriate.​


Session Proposal submissions: May 13, 2024, 11:59 PM EST