First Joint Meeting on

Soil and Plant System Sciences (SPSS 2019)

Natural and Human-induced Impacts on the Critical Zone and Food Production

Bari, Italy
23-26 September 2019


Registration fees

Early registration rates are available until 10 July 2019 and can be paid by bank transfer (please take into account that the date of bank transfer receipt will be considered). N.B. On site, it will be possible to pay only by cash.

  Early bird fee
(until 10 July 2019)
Standard fee
(after 10 July 2019)

Regular member1

280 €

350 €


Regular non member

330 €

400 €



140 €

200 €


Accompanying person3

140 €

200 €

1Fee reserved to regular members (2019) of SICA, SIPe or SISS
2Master or Ph.D. students, research and fellowship project holders.
3Fee includes: excursion, meals and coffee breaks at the Congress venue, social dinner and shuttle connections.

The Registration fee includes:

  • access to the 4-day congress
  • participant kit
  • pedological and cultural excursion with guides and lunch box
  • meals and coffee breaks at the Congress venue
  • social dinner
  • shuttle connections from downtown Bari to the venue (and return) during the meeting

Abstract submission

Abstracts (2500 characters, spaces included) can be submitted exclusively using this website, after registration, through your personal mySPSS page (you will need to register to have access to the latter). Abstracts should be written in English and submitted within 15 July 2019.


When preparing your poster, please remember that its maximum size is 150 x 90 cm (width x height).

Correct format... poster should be LANDSCAPE  poster should NOT be PORTRAIT Wrong format...

Publication of results

The best oral and poster presentations on plant- and soil-related topics will be awarded with a free-of-charge publication voucher on Plants (ISSN 2223-7747; and Soil Systems (ISSN 2571-8789;, respectively.

The Book of Abstracts, as PDF file, will be available on the SPSS website. Two Special Issues will be also launched; authors will be invited to submit the full-length version of their works for publication in Plants or Soil Systems, two international, peer-reviewed, open access journals published monthly by MDPI.