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Conference Connection
5344 Locksley Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618



Abstract Submission

Both invited talks and contributed posters will use the same abstract format. Abstracts are strictly limited to one page.

Due to space limitations, one abstract per registrant can be accepted. If space remains, a second abstract will be considered. Please indicate in your email message which abstract is your primary submission (if submitting more than one).


Poster Preparation

Please size your poster to fit in a 1.2 m × 1.2 m space, post it before 2 p.m. Monday, and leave it up through Wednesday afternoon.  Time is allocated in the program specifically for poster viewing from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Monday, but the room will be open all day from Monday-Wednesday for optional additional viewing during coffee breaks, lunch hour, etc.


Instructions for submission of abstracts for posters and talks:

  1. Prepare a 1 page abstract following the same format to be used for the papers associated with the invited talks (see Instructions for preparation of your manuscript; to obtain an MS Word template, click the link for "6x9 single column"; ignore "keywords" and everything below the end of the abstract).

    Note that these abstracts are for inclusion in the registration packet; it is not intended that they will be printed in the published proceedings, so copyright forms etc., are not necessary. Invited speakers should prepare this abstract for their talk; they will have a chance to prepare a separate abstract for their papers (see "proceedings" link on this conference web site).

  2. Save your abstract using your last name as the filename, and (if possible) using pdf format (example: smith.pdf). If you are using Mac OSX, and have Adobe Acrobat installed, you should be able to do this as follows: under the "file" pulldown menu, select "print" then click the pdf button in the lower left corner of the dialog window, then select "save as pdf."
  3. If you cannot save the abstract in pdf format, send it in Word format, or LaTeX, however pdf is strongly preferred to insure that your abstract appears as you intended in the printed copy.

  4. Email the abstract as an attachment to with the words
    "APiP Abstract" in the subject line.

  5. Please indicate in the text of the email message if the work will be presented by a student. A final decision as to whether or not poster prizes will be awarded will be made based on the number of student posters.


Following the January 16 deadline, we will confirm receipt and acceptance of your abstract. If you do not receive a confirmation by January 23, please inquire to with the words "APiP Abstract Inquiry" in the subject line.