Call for Abstracts
- General principles
- Content of abstract
- How to create a .jpeg table in PowerPoint?
- Language setting of your keyboard
- Browser font preference
- Abstract review, selection and publication
- Registration Fees
- Themes of the conference
- Assistance needed?
The on-line registration system will take you step–by–step through the submission of your abstract. To access the abstract form, you will be requested to enter a log-in name and a password, which you can choose yourself. We strongly advise you to write down your login name and password. Before submitting your abstract you can access and edit your abstract as often as necessary. After submitting your abstract, you will receive a confirmation of the submission by email. Please note that you will not be able to edit your abstract anymore once you have pressed the SUBMIT button.
- Name and complete address including correct email address of the first (presenting) author, to whom correspondence will be sent
- Registration of co-authors (if applicable): please fill out the surnames, initials, institute, city, country and email address of the co-authors. Do not state the main author as a co-author
- Abstract title: The title (including spaces) should not exceed 80 characters. Do NOT type a full stop (.) at the end of the title
- Category: select one of the themes
- Presentation preference: select poster, oral or no preference
- Text of the abstract: no more than 500 words. Indicate in the text where the table(s) need to appear
- Do not use HTML codes and 'end of lines' as the text will wrap automatically
- Do not include a table in the body text of your abstract, but create a Joint Photographics Expert Group (.jpeg) (maximize size: 400 Kb per image) and attach this document following the instructions on the web site. Tables should be simple. When a table or graph is created in other image creating software, save as a .jpeg with a density of preferably 300 but at least 150 dpi, max. size 400 Kb
- Graphics, figures and pictures are not allowed
- problem definition
- theoretical framework and methods
- Create a blank PowerPoint slide, using the predefined layout showing one big white field
- Leave background color white
- Set your font at: Arial 20pt, black
- Set up the table using the 'Insert -> Table' function or the Insert Word table function
- Create some more columns that you later join for the description of rows. Adjust the layout of the table, joining and splitting cells, using the Tables and Borders Toolbar
- Please take into account: Depending on the number of characters used per cell you will be able to create a table with a maximum of 9 columns by 12 rows
- Using the handles fit your table to the size of the slide. Either to the right and left and/or to the top and bottom there should be no white borders around your table
- Complete the table with your data
- When cells still show a lot of white, enlarge the font size. Never use a font size smaller than 20 pt
- Make a separate slide for each table
- Save as a .jpeg. (The slides will now be exported to a directory created by PowerPoint)
Language setting of your keyboard
The keyboard configuration of computers in non-Western countries often causes problems with the printing of the abstracts when special non-Western characters are used. To avoid these problems you need to change the language setting of your computer. This can be done by opening 'Start' then 'Settings', then 'Control Panel' and then choosing 'Keyboard'. Once in this menu, set the language of your computer to English (United States) or US (International). Next, open MS Word (or the word processing software you are using) and set the letter type to Arial – Western. In the preparation of your abstract, if you require certain special characters that are not available, (e.g. ±, , μ), use the insert symbol feature (special characters). To do this, select Arial as the font (Unicoded, if possible), then select the required character, and copy and paste the symbol into the text of the abstract. If a special character is still not available, describe the character, e.g. ‘alpha’. Authors who do not want to make use of the special character feature should put their references between brackets: (1).
Abstract review, selection and publication
An international panel of experts will review the abstracts. An abstract may be selected for an oral or poster presentation. The first (presenting) author will receive a confirmation of acceptance for oral presentation, poster presentation or a notice of rejection, by email in April/May 2010.
- Accepted oral presenters will be informed about the type and the date of the session and presentation guidelines will be provided. All accepted abstracts will be published in the abstract book which will be handed out during registration of the conference. The deadline for submission of the full draft paper is August 1. The organizers of the conference intent to publish the best papers in special issues of various scientific journals.
- Accepted poster presenters will be informed about the date of the poster session and will receive guidelines for their presentation
All accepted oral and poster presenters are required to register for the Deltas in Times of Climate Change Conference on their own and pay for the conference registration fees. Registration starts in March 2010.
Themes of the conference
Information of the themes of the conference can be found on page Conference themes.
Click on the weblink to submit your abstract (the deadline for abstract submission is March 15, 2010).
For assistance you can contact: Deltas in Times of Climate Change 2010
Secretariat E: Delta2010(at)eurocongress.com.