Submitting your Abstract

The deadline for submitting abstracts was 1 July 2011; abstract submission is now closed and the review of abstracts has been completed. If you submitted an abstract and have not received notification from the Program Committee, please contact the conference organizers.

Information on all accepted abstracts can be viewed through the preliminary schedule or the searchable abstracts database. Each accepted abstract has been assigned to a session and to one of the following categories:

  • PLENARY: An oral presentation given to a large audience;
  • PARALLEL: A shorter oral presentation given to a smaller audience in a parallel session;
  • LIGHTNING: A poster presentation and a very short oral summary of the poster given to a smaller audience in a parallel session; or
  • POSTER: A poster display.

All presenters should have received a message regarding the status of their abstract, and instructions for confirming accepted abstracts. If you have not received confirmation or instructions, please contact the conference organizers.


Preparing your Presentation

Lightning and Poster Presenters

LIGHTNING and POSTER presenters should prepare a poster no more than 80cm wide by 120cm tall. The material needed to attach posters to the display board will be provided by the conference organizers.

LIGHTNING and POSTER presenters will be able to set up their posters beginning 10:00am Tuesday, 29 November in Bonython Hall. Each poster will be assigned to a specific poster display board and presenters must mount their posters at their designated location. A map of locations will be available in Bonython Hall on Tuesday morning, 29 November, and the presenter's name will be posted on each display board. Poster removal must be completed by 10:30am Saturday, 3 December.

Plenary, Parallel and Lightning Presenters

PLENARY, PARALLEL and LIGHTNING presenters should prepare their talks using software that will run on Windows computers. Session organizers will provide the presenters in their respective sessions with an agenda and further instructions on the length of presentations. All presentations must be submitted to a centralized audio-visual coordinator the day before the scheduled presentation. PC computers will be available on-site to test presentations prior to submission.

Questions may be sent to the conference organizers.