Abstract submission


Extended abstracts: Final publication will be in the form of extended abstracts which will be up to three pages in total and which can include figures and tables.

Deadline: Following multiple requests, there is a very short extension period to Wednesday 15 January 2020.

Reviewing: All abstracts will be reviewed by at least two members of the SPPL2020 scientific committee.

Formatting: Abstracts should be written in English and should be no longer than two pages of A4-format. Abstracts should be single-spaced and in Calibri 11pt font. A single-column format should be used with 2.54 cm margins top/bottom and left/right. Do not include page numbers. References, figures and/or tables can be added on an additional (third) page. Please include author names and affiliations under the abstract title.

Final version post-acceptance: Authors will be requested to submit a final version of the extended abstract after acceptance and will need to follow more detailed formatting guidelines circulated after acceptance. Minor changes will be possible following reviewers comments and the graphs/tables can then be integrated within the abstract.

Author registration: At least one author will need to register for the workshop by the early registration deadline in order for the abstract to be included in the Book of Abstracts.

Submission process: Abstract submission will be via Easychair from 1 November 2019. If you do not already have an Easychair login, you will first need to sign up to Easychair in order to get a username and password.

In order to make a submission in Easychair, once you have accessed the submission page, you will need to:

a. Enter author details for all authors and indicate who will be the corresponding author.
b. Enter the title in the title box
c. Enter the text version of your extended abstract in the abstract box. Do not include any of the references, figures and/or tables that are allowable on the additional page of the abstract. NOTE: If you have a preference for poster/oral presentation, please indicate this at the bottom of the abstract text.
d. Specify keywords describing the work that you are reporting
e. Select the topics that are relevant to your paper from the list provided
f. Upload a file containing your abstract as formatted above (‘upload paper’ in Easychair web form)
g. Submit!