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.
The abstract is for users and researchers to 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 spaces, 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:
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.
**Note the changes in required format for this year** The Summary (which includes the Abstract as shown in the conference word template) is a more detailed document that will provide the basis for acceptance. The Summary (including 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. 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. Click on “Template selector”-> “Transactions, Journals, and Letters”->”IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science”-> “Original research and Brief” and finally select the Word template to download. Alternately a template Word document PREFERRED for the SUMMARY can be downloaded here.
The Summary (including the Abstract) will be made available to registered attendees of the conference through the Online Program during the conference week and 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.