Important Dates

Acceptance Notifications Sent by:
Friday, May 17, 2013

Holiday Inn Group Rate Reservations Deadline:
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Hilton Garden Inn Group Rate Reservations Deadline:
Thursday, August 8, 2013

Registration Deadlines:
Early Bird Registration ends Sunday, June 30, 2013 .
Online Registration closes Friday, August 30, 2013.


Abstract Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted electronically in an MS Word or .pdf format according to the following specifications.

Oral Presentations:

All talks must be 17 minutes in length with 3 minutes allotted for questions.

Poster Presentations:

Posters are not to exceed 4′ x 4′

Format abstracts as follows:

Click here for Word Document example:

TITLE [Times New Roman, all caps, bold, font 12]

*Firstname I Lastname 1 , Firstname I Lastname 2 , Firstname I Lastname 3

1. Department, Institution, City, Country

2. Department, Institution, City, Country

3. Department, Institution, City, Country

Here starts the Abstract body. Abstracts are limited to 200 words. Please prepare abstract based on this formatting template, save it as the presenting author’s name, e.g Lastname_Firstname.doc, or .docx, or .pdf., and upload it as an MS word file or a PDF file.

Please use Times New Roman font 12 in the document.
Use single spacing for the title, authors and affiliations, and double spacing in the abstract body with indent at the beginning of each paragraph. TITLE is in all caps and bold. After a blank line, author names are listed as “Firstname Middle initial(s) Lastname”, and separated by commas, e.g. “Firstname I Lastname, Firstname I Lastname”, with a (*) in front of the presenting author’s name. After another blank line, authors’ affiliations are listed, followed by two blank lines and the abstract body.

The deadline to submit your abstract is Wednesday, May 8. Acceptance notifications will be sent by Friday, May 17.