Participants must submit a brief abstract (no more than two pages) outlining the idea, and indicating in which of the topical areas the idea belongs. Abstracts are due NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time May 10, 2012, and must be submitted using the instructions below.
Note that because this material will be presented in an open forum, proprietary information should not be included in the abstracts.
Student participation in the meeting is encouraged. Ten graduate students who are principal authors of abstracts will be selected to receive travel stipends to attend the meeting. To be considered, students must indicate their interest by responding positively to the appropriate question on the abstract submission form, and must indicate their current graduate program status and major in the comments field found on the last page of the abstract submission form.
Abstract Deadline — Thursday, May 10, 2012, 5:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time (GMT -5)
- No late abstracts will be accepted, regardless of the reason.
- Abstracts sent by e-mail will NOT be considered.
- Abstracts are limited to two pages.
- All abstracts must be submitted in PDF format.
- All abstracts must be submitted in U.S. letter size format (8.5" × 11") and must include a one-inch margin on all four sides; A4 submissions will be rejected by the system.
- Abstract file sizes must be no larger than 1.5 MB; larger files will be automatically rejected by the system.
- If not using the template provided, leave a one-inch margin on all four sides of your document.
Authors are encouraged to start the submission process early so the USRA staff will have time to provide assistance in the event of technical problems. For technical assistance, contact Linda Tanner (281-486-2142) or Renée Dotson (281-486-2188), or send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unable to Produce PDF Files? Authors who are unable to produce a PDF file may send their source files (must be in Word or PostScript format) to USRA no later than May 3, 2012. A PDF file will be created and returned to the author, but it is the author’s responsibility to submit that PDF file by the time of the abstract deadline. Source files should be sent to email@example.com.
Preparation and Submission of Abstracts
Step 1: Download the appropriate template
Step 2: Write the abstract (no more than two pages) using the format shown in the template
Step 3: Create a PDF file (no larger than 1.5 MB)
Step 4: Fill out the electronic abstract submission form and upload the abstract file
Note: The abstract submission form is part of the USRA Meeting Portal, which requires users to set up a personal profile to access the form (setting up a profile is quick and easy, requiring only a few minutes of your time).