3rd International Planetary Probe Workshop
June 27 – July 1, 2005, Anavyssos, Attiki, GREECE
PLEASE PREPARE YOUR ABSTRACT STRICTLY ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING TEMPLATE AND EMAIL IT TO:
IPPWemail@example.com (Subject line: ABSTRACT) BY 15 APRIL 2005
RALPH’S NO-NONSENSE ABSTRACT INSTRUCTIONS (REPLACE WITH YOUR OWN TITLE, OBVIOUSLY).
A. B. Authors, Affiliation (include full mailing address and e-mail address)
C. D. Authors, Affiliation for second author (full mailing address and e-mail address) etc.
Introduction: This isnt a terribly formal meeting – the important thing is that the abstract conveys some basic points and gives enough information for the program committee to judge whether a talk or a poster is a better way of conveying the presentation, and to attract interest from other conference attendees. It is not intended as a publication of results.
Abstracts are limited to one page in length. Note that the text should fit inside a box about 24cm long by 14cm wide (9x5.5 inches for those using Iron-Age units!) to allow adequate margins for binding. This may look narrow Stateside, but remember the abstracts will be reproduced on A4 paper, which is narrower than 8.5x11!
It will look better in the abstract book if abstracts conform to the basic format indicated on this page (use this word file as a template) ; i.e. 10 point Times New Roman text, bold subtitles, bold all-caps Title, but the important thing is that it is readable. At the very least, use a common font.
Digital Formats: A one-page Adobe pdf file is preferred – this also should give you reasonable assurance as to the final reproduction of the abstract, particularly with regard to included figures. MS Word file (please virus check!) is also acceptable, although note that included figures can sometimes turn out poorly. Plain ASCII is okay, although we will apply only minimal formatting.
Include figures only if you must. Please keep the file size to a minimum to avoid email problems – crop/resize your images as appropriate before inclusion. Line drawings are best included as .eps files. Image files with smooth contrast variations may save most compactly as JPEG files ; high-contrast drawings (e.g. scanned 1970s drawings of probes!) with low line/dot density should be saved as GIF or compressed TIFFs. Uncompressed TIFF and BMP file formats are the most ‘expensive’ in terms of filesize – please avoid. Make sure lines are bold enough and text large/bold enough to be legible after reproduction; for photographs, make sure there is adequate contrast. Note, the program committee cannot fix abstract formats or figures for you.
No Colour!!: The abstracts will not be produced in colour, so please do not include any colour figures or text – lines etc may be lost during reproduction. If you include figures, make them black and white and high contrast – poor reproduction will reflect badly on the authors!
References: By all means include references if you feel it is useful for participants to refer to published material (if you must refer to obscure material such as company or Space Agency reports – material that a typical university library is not likely to be able to obtain easily – then please bring copies to the meeting!). In case you missed it above, please limit abstracts to one page.