Abstract Submission

Road Map for Abstract Submission

Deadline submission 8th May 2019, midnight, Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone ( GMT-10 )
Acceptance e-mail July 2019
Information on grants and awards July/August 2019
Availability of the online program / app September 2019
Upload of slides / Poster PDFs October 2019
Information on Poster layout September 2019


Submission Requirements

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

IMPORTANT: The Summary and the Abstract will be available to all attendees during the conference via the online program, password protected.  

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 Abstract_Style_Guide.

Summary Content Overview

**Note the changes in required format for this year** The Summary (which includes the Abstract) is a more detailed document that will provide the basis for acceptance. The Summary (with Abstract) must be no more than two pages in length, and must 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. **New this year** The Summary is PREFERRED to be formatted using the standard IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science layout, including Title, Author List, Abstract and Footnote. Details on the format can be found here.  A template Word document can be downloaded here.

**New this year** The Summary (with Abstract) will be made available to registered attendees of the conference through the Online Program during the conference week until the end of November. Authors may choose to update their Summary prior to the conference or replace it with an updated version.

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 do not comply with the formatting requirements, or are simply a copy or rewording of the abstract, are unacceptable and the paper will be rejected.