All abstracts should be limited to one A4 page. We only accept abstracts in PDF format.
Please read below if you are not familiar with creating PDF files.
A PDF file can be created using virtual printers (if your word processor does not have native PDF output) which allow you to create a PDF from any application that can print.
We can advise you to use the following open source or freeware virtual printers that we tested on MS Windows (must be downloaded and installed on your computer):
There are also many others for different operating systems. MS Word, Open Office and most LaTeX environments allow you to create PDF files natively.
Please make sure all the fonts used in your abstract are included in the PDF file you created. Also, do not disable printing from a PDF file and check that Adobe Reader (Acrobat) can open your file correctly.
Please limit the abstract PDF file size to no more than ~2MB. If the resulting file is larger, please reduce the resolution of graphics included in the abstract.
To standardize the appearance of abstracts, we require authors to use one of the templates in the MS Word (*.doc) or LaTeX 2e (*.tex) file format (or format the abstract in a very similar way):MS WORD (.doc) LaTeX template (.tex) LaTeX instruction (.pdf)
These templates provide more detailed instructions on how to prepare an abstract. Please do not reduce the margins on the A4 page templates.