On-line registration is done by set of on-line forms that allow to insert and/or edit information related to participant, his/her affiliation(s), abstract(s) and respective data of all co-author(s) of the abstract(s).
Participant's registration forms are very simple, intuitive and validated agains errors. It means that participant is lead not to enter an incorrect data. Underlying scientific database facilitates choices since the user is prompted rather to pick ready answers from list than to enter several times the same data.
The database remembers user's preferences, so most dialogs are prepared dynamically, e.g. the user is proposed only to choose withing institutions he/she may be related to, not whole scientific world.
Abstract submission is the most demanding task in the registration procedure. User is offered with a great degree of editing freedom, however, the Organisers and the publisher define a common format in order to provide consistent appereance of all abstracts submitted. Therefore upon pressing of "Save" button, the abstract is immediately processed by the Conference Engine that checks and automatically corrects the abstract according to the format requested.
Title should be typed into "Edit title" field. This mini-editor allows for:
No other formattings are allowed in the title. Length is limited to 300 characters (including formattings). Approximate length of title is seen in status bar of the editor window.
If you copy/paste title from Word, please apply and button in order to remove invisible formatting garbage that Word produces. If you wish to clean formattings (e.g. subscript), please mark block of text, then press button.
Abstracts must be composed using built-in on-line editor. General rules are:
Available edition options depend on abstract model choosen by the Organisers:
Standard abstracts allow for same formatting as title, i.e.:
No drawings, tables nor lists are allowed. Length is usually limited to 2000 characters (including formattings), however Organisers may alter this limit. Approximate length of abstract is seen in status bar of the editor while typing. Please note, that usage of sub/superscript consumes 11 extra characters for every text segment where applied. Functions of the remaining buttons are:
If you make copy/paste from Word, please remember that it produces tons of garbage (usually invisible formattings) that artificially enlarge size of abstract and have to be cleaned. This may be achieved either by pressing button (recommended) and/or saving abstract. In the latter case, however, initially large abstract may exceed size limit (oversize error would be signalized).
It is strongly recommended to read abstract at least once after saving. At the saving stage, the Conference Engine will remove from text every disallowed formatting which could remain e.g. after copy/paste from other wordprocessor. This may influence abstract appearance.
Comparing to standard abstract, rich abstract scheme provides the following additional capabilities:
Length of rich abstract is usually limited to 3000 characters (including formattings), however Organisers may alter this limit. Please note, that usage of formattings significantly enlarges abstract length. Least space-consuming are sub/superscripts and emphasize. Lists take more space. Formattings needed for an image or a table equals to hundreds of letters. Size of the image does not count for abstract size, but text in the table does.