Abstracts are limited to FOUR PAGES (including figures, tables, and references)
and must be submitted in one of the following formats: PDF (preferred); PostScript; Microsoft Word (PC);
Microsoft Word (Mac); or RTF.
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 2.0 MB or the system will automatically reject your abstract.
If you are submitting a PDF or PostScript file, and normally use A4 paper, you should set up your
source file so that the resulting submitted abstract is formatted for U.S. letter size (8.5 by 11 inches).
You are urged to use fonts common to Macintosh and PC platforms, i.e., Times, Times New Roman,
Helvetica, or Arial for text; Symbol for mathematical symbols and Greek letters.
OTHER IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE
We strongly encourage you to submit your abstract in PDF format.
Submitting in PDF format will allow you to have more control over the quality of
your published abstract.
LaTeX users may use any macros or templates they desire, as long as the finished abstract fits
within the page limit.
For formatting suggestions refer to the
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outdated LPSC template files for his own purpose for preparing abstracts, and has graciously volunteered to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
(Note that even though Ross' instructions refer to LPSC abstracts, the format is the same. You can use his
template for this meeting, as long as your submitted abstract does not exceed the page limit.)
We have experienced difficulty in translating files from Word for Asian format.
After much testing and trial and error, we have determined that RTF files are the
best solution to the problem.
Go ahead and download the appropriate template for your machine, but when you're through
with your abstract you should save it as an RTF (rich text format) file and submit that version.
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 [email protected].
** NO REVISIONS ACCEPTED! ** Proof your abstract file VERY carefully before
submitting it. We will NOT accept revisions or make corrections to abstracts submitted to this meeting.
If you submit duplicate versions of the same abstract, all versions except the first one will be discarded.
If there are any technical problems with the content of your abstract (for example, your file was corrupted),
our staff will be 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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