Please submit your abstract before 9 March 2015.
Abstracts should be prepared as PDF files. The body text of the
abstract should not exceed 400 words. The title, author names,
affiliations, figure captions, and table captions are not
counted. However, the entire abstract with figures and tables
should fit on a single page, within the prescribed boundaries, and
using the prescribed font sizes.
For convenience, a template is provided in Microsoft Word, ODF,
and LaTeX formats. Other software may be used as well; you may
wish to look at the PDF version of the template for guidance. When
using the Word or ODF template, please make sure you use style
"Normal" for the first paragraph of a section and style "No
Spacing" for any following paragraph. For the text, the Times font
should be used, and for everything else the Helvetica font, as
Place the items in the following order:
- Title in 14pt Helvetica bold, align left. Use normal interline
spacing, i.e. use a newline (shift-Enter) if line breaks need to be
forced. Leave 10pt vertical space below the title.
- Author names in 10pt Helvetica normal, align left. Use normal
interline spacing, i.e. use a newline (shift-Enter) if line breaks
need to be forced. Please write out the author names in the usual
way, i.e. given names and family names in full, each middle initial
followed by a period. Do not mention titles such as Professor, Dr,
MD, or PhD. Leave 6pt vertical space below the authors.
- Affiliations in 9pt Helvetica normal, align left. Use
normal interline spacing, i.e. use a newline (shift-Enter) to
separate affiliations. Mention institute, department when
customary, municipality, state or province when customary,
country. Please indicate the institution(s) where the research
was done with an asterisk. Leave 10pt vertical space below the
- Body text in 10pt Times normal, left- and
right-justified, with run-in section headings in 8pt Helvetica
bold all-capitals. Leave three inter-word spaces behind each
heading. Use sections INTRODUCTION, METHODS, RESULTS, and
DISCUSSION. Leave 6pt vertical space above each section, and
3pt between paragraphs in a section.
- Figures and tables (optional). Place the caption below
the corresponding figure or table and set it in 8pt Helvetica
normal. Figures and tables should not stick out into the left
or right margin, i.e. the entire figure/table area should be no
wider than the text (15cm).
Don't use empty lines anywhere; vertical spacing should be implemented
in the paragraph Style.
- Left margin: 3cm
- Top margin: 3cm
- content width: exactly 15cm
- content height: maximally 23cm
Please follow the above formatting guidelines
closely and make sure your software embeds all used fonts in
the PDF file. Please select a4 paper size when exporting your
Please e-mail your abstract as a PDF file to
firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate
whether you agree to have it published online (alternatively we will publish
only the title in the online program).