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BEFORE YOU START
Your abstract must be on the required *.DOC template.
Get the DOC template
What we require is an old-style
DOC format file (or new-style DOCX), which can be produced on Windows, or Mac using MS Word or by using free Linux/Mac/Win software, such as
. You can also use Google Docs (if you have a free Google account) or MS Word on-line (if you have a free Microsoft account) to make your proposal in the required template. In Google Docs, for example, simply use File>Open>Upload to upload the template above (first, you have to download it to your computer).
DEADLINE: APRIL 18 (EXTENDED).
PROPOSALS SUBMITTED EARLIER WILL BE SENT OUT TO REFEREES FOR EARLY REVIEW AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.
Here are some guidelines you are asked to follow:
Do NOT include your name and affiliation inside the proposal. Reviewing is "blind."
Do NOT include the title inside the proposal. Proposals will be labelled by filename when sent to reviewers.
DO include citations and
all references cited
. Do NOT include a statement like "references would not fit" or similar. Make the entire proposal fit in the space provided.
Abstracts without citations or references will be rejected
You may include graphics if you need them. However, keep in mind that you have a certain amount of
for your proposal (the box on the template,
a maximum word count.
Use 8-point Arial or Gothic (sans serif). Please do not try to cheat on space by making your text smaller (6-point, for example).
If you need text in a non-English font, please make sure the font is built-in to a North American version of MS Word (virtually all European languages are) OR tell your word processor to include the font(s) in your file (probably necessary for Chinese, for example). If you don't know how to do the latter, put all examples in figures (graphics), at least for now.
Indent paragraphs (all of them)
as shown on the samples
Reverse indent references in your references list,
as shown on the samples
include a blank line between paragraphs, but
include a blank line before and after any figures, tables, or lists of examples.
When listing, please use "(1), (2), (3)" / "(a), (b), (c)," / "(i), (ii), (iii)," etc.,
"", "1.", "1)", "1 - ", etc.
In the body of the text, make sure you actually state the issue (problem / question) you are addressing, establish the context for it (by citing past work), clarify how you are going to address the issue, summarize the basis for your argument, and state your overall "answer" to it. If you are doing experimental or survey work, briefly identify the subject population, and briefly
describe your instrument and procedure, as well as your methods of statistical analysis, if any. Include specific examples (if needed) to illustrate main points
Here are two sample abstracts showing good style and acceptable formatting: click on
These samples are PDFs, but you must submit a DOC (or DOCX) file
on the template
. PDF, RTF, TXT, WPD, etc. are
acceptable. Proposals not in the required form
will not be reviewed
The contact probably is also a presenter. If so, the same person also needs to be included under
List of Presenters
presented on-site (face-to-face) are allotted 30 minutes.
are those made by live videolink; virtual presenters must submit a PowerPoint by a deadline set by the Program Chair and must participate in a dry-run session with the Program Chair before the conference.
are of variable length; they are defined as
primarily involving hands-on activities
, not lectures; contact the Program Chair to negotiate the amount of time you need if proposing a workshop.
Separate keywords / phrases with
. Please do
use semicolons, slashes, etc. Do
put keywords in quotation marks.
Pre-doctoral (student) Prize
: you must not yet have been awarded the doctoral degree at the time of the presentation.
: you must have received your doctoral degree within five (5) years of the presentation. For either prize, you must be the sole author of the paper.
If the paper has more than one author or if neither of the above conditions applies, select "None" below.
Prize eligibility is critical to the scheduling of papers. If you do not indicate your eligibility when submitting your proposal, you are declaring yourself ineligible.
List the days and times you cannot be at the conference, based on travel limitations, etc. If you have no limitations, please leave the space blank. The Program Chair will do his best to accommodate your travel limitations.
If you leave this space blank or if your travel limitations
change, once your paper has been scheduled, the Program Chair may not be able to move it to a different session (to a different day or time).
Presentation rooms will have a Windows PC with an LCD projector. The PC will have PowerPoint installed and will have internet access. If you want to connect a Mac or other device, it is up to you to bring any needed cables or connectors. If you have other hardware or software needs, please specify them here.
Do you need wheelchair or other accessibility accommodations, etc.? Please identify any such needs in the space below.
List of presenters
Unless you are NOT a presenter, list yourself again here.
: although you may submit more than one proposal on which you are the first or sole author,
only one paper may appear on the program with the same sole / first presenter
Presenter 1 Name
Presenter 1 Institution
Presenter 1 Email
Presenter 2 Name
Presenter 2 Institution
Presenter 2 Email
Presenter 3 Name
Presenter 3 Institution
Presenter 3 Email
Presenter 4 Name
Presenter 4 Institution
Presenter 4 Email
Presenter 5 Name
Presenter 5 Institution
Presenter 5 Email
Attach the proposal abstract. USE THE REQUIRED TEMPLATE. You can get it by clicking
. It is strongly (very strongly) suggested that you read the guidelines at the top of this page before submitting.
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