Submit Abstract

Abstract submission instructions:

  1. Download the abstract template.
  2. Fill in your abstract title, authors, affiliation, text.
  3. Edit your conference choice and oral/poster preference (in the document header).
  4. Underline the name of the presenting author.
  5. Save as a Word2003 document (filename: LastnameFirstname.doc).
  6. Upload the abstract during registration of the presenting author at

Please pay attention to the followings:

  • Abstract upload is at the bottom of the "Personal Information" page, under "Other Personal Information".
  • Click on "Upload" to upload your completed abstract (clicking on "Details" takes you to the template).
  • A pop-up window labeled "File Upload Page" will appear (make sure you enable pop-ups for
  • Click "Select" to browse for your abstract (make sure it's in word 2003 format, not PDF or other format).
  • Click the "Upload" button after selecting your file, otherwise your abstract will not be uploaded.
  • The notification "You have successfully uploaded the file" should appear in red, with a link to view the file.
  • You are all set.
  • Click on "Close" and your abstract is uploaded.

Please make sure your abstract is uploaded as a word file. PDF abstracts will be omitted from the abstract book and the review process. Also note that we only allow one abstract per presenting author due to space constraints.

Abstracts submitted before the due date (Friday September 10, 2010) will be considered for oral platform presentations and also poster presentations. Accepted abstracts will be included in an abstract book to be distributed to all conference participants, also including abstracts of full-length papers accepted in our partner journals PLoS Computational Biology and PLoS ONE.

Late abstracts will be considered at the discretion of the conference chairs only, and only for poster presentations. Abstracts sent after the due date will not be included in the abstract book due to printing constraints.

All submitted abstracts that are not associated with a submitted paper will be treated as personal communication, and the authors will reserve the right to publish their work elsewhere.