INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS
WEDNESDAY, June 30, 2010, 5:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time
(i.e., the time in Houston, Texas see U.S. time zone map)
• Abstracts are limited to ONE page, and MUST be submitted in PDF format.
• Abstract files cannot be larger than 1.5 MB.
• Abstract files MUST be formatted for U.S. letter size (8.5 by 11 inches).
If you attempt to submit a file that is not properly formatted, you will receive an error message,
and your attempted submission will be rejected by the system.
We strongly recommend using the LPI template, which is designed for the correct paper size and margins.
Note: Abstract files MUST include the title, authors, and affiliations, as shown in
the templates. This information will NOT be extracted from the electronic submission form.
Download the appropriate template from the list provided.
Using the format provided in the template, prepare your abstract for submission. YOU are responsible
for the formatting and appearance of your abstract. Figures and tables must be placed in the file and
therefore must be in digital format. We recommend that you use image file formats that provide
acceptable resolution without being HUGE (for example, don't use a 1-MB TIFF file when a 250-K GIF file will do).
File size CANNOT exceed 1.5 MB or the system will automatically reject your abstract.
If you normally use A4 paper, you MUST set up your source file so
that the resulting submitted abstract is formatted for U.S. letter size (8.5 by 11 inches).
Set the option in your Acrobat software to embed all fonts in the PDF file.
OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE
LaTeX users may use any macros or templates they desire, as long as the finished abstract fits
within the one-page limit and is converted to PDF format before submission. For formatting suggestions refer to
The LPI no longer provides LaTeX templates or style files. However, Ross Beyer of NASA Ames modified the
outdated LPSC template files for his own purpose for preparing abstracts, and has graciously volunteered to
share these files with the community. To download the template or style file, please visit his website
Submitting Your Abstract
After you have prepared the file containing your abstract, you are ready to submit it. Your file MUST be on
the same machine as your Web browser, and you cannot leave the file open or the data will not
transfer successfully. Go to the
electronic abstract submission
form and follow the instructions. Once you have completed the form, click the
"Submit to LPI" button ONCE, and the system will respond with a screen that informs you
that your abstract has been successfully submitted and assigns you an abstract number.
WRITE DOWN this abstract number
and refer to it in any correspondence with us regarding your abstract. If you don't see the
confirmation screen within a reasonable amount of time (no more than 5 minutes), or if you
have any questions or need further assistance, please phone the LPI at 281-486-2142 or -2188, or send an
e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
** NO REVISIONS ACCEPTED AFTER THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE! **
Prior to the deadline, you can replace your submitted file and/or update your submission information
by using the tool provided on the submission form. You will need the password that is included
in your original submission confirmation e-mail.
If there are any technical problems with the content of your abstract (for example, your file was corrupted),
our staff will be desperately trying to contact you immediately, so it is CRITICAL that you provide
us with up-to-date contact information on the submission form. If you know that you will not be available to
answer possible questions regarding your submission, please give us (in the comments box on the abstract
submission form) the name of someone who can (and how we can reach them).
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