Road Map Abstract Submission / Acceptance

Deadline submission May 8, 2017
Acceptance e-mail late June
Availability of the online program / app late Summer
Information on grants and awards May
Upload of slides beginning of October
Information on Poster layout late Summer

Submission Requirements

All submissions must include both an Abstract and a Summary. Detailed Abstract and Summary creation guidelines are shown below.

Abstract Content Overview

The abstract is what users and researchers will read when deciding whether your article pertains to their interests and needs. For this reason, your abstract is an extremely important and powerful representation of your article. As an author, you should spend time ensuring that it is readable and that it contains a complete description of your research.

In less than 2000 characters (including blanks, excluding headline authors, affiliations, and keywords), you will need to summarize your findings, and describe the implications of those findings. The abstract must be an accurate reflection of what is in your article as follows:

  • Your abstract must be self-contained, without abbreviations, footnotes, or references. It should be a microcosm of the full article.
  • Your abstract must be written as one paragraph, and should not contain displayed mathematical equations or tabular material.
  • Ensure that your abstract reads well and is grammatically correct.

When submitting an abstract for your original research, it is important to state the primary objective and offer any tested hypotheses. Describe your research design and methodology and accurately state the following: the methods and procedures you employed, the main outcomes and results, and the conclusions that might be drawn from these data and results. Include any implications for further research or application/practice. For those wishing for more detailed instructions, please refer to this style guide.

Summary Content Overview

The Summary is a more detailed document that will provide the basis for acceptance. The Summary must be no more than two pages in length, and ideally should have the structure of a short self-contained paper including aims/hypothesis; relevant background and references to previous work; methods; results; discussion, and conclusions. Figures should be included as appropriate. Authors must ensure that their novel contribution is clearly identified. There are no explicit guidelines as to the formatting of the summary, however many people choose to use the standard IEEE Trans. Nuc. Sci. layout.

Authors are strongly encouraged to focus on the scientific and technical content of the Summary, such that the relevant conference program submission review team will have sufficient information to make a proper determination. Summaries that are simply a copy or rewording of the abstract are unacceptable and the paper will be rejected.