The abstract review group consisting of technical committee members will undertake a review of all abstracts and provisionally allocate acceptable ones into a draft program for Technical Committee Chairman’s consideration.
Posters are a separate category when uploading an abstract. The submitter will have to choose if he is submitting his abstract either for an oral presentation or a poster presentation.
Abstract Scoring System
|Quality of Content||Introduction/Rationale||Introduction or rationale must provide a clear background to the rest of the abstract and should be reinforced in the conclusion.|
|Objectives||Objectives must outline the content or expectations of either the project (generally appropriate for research, practical case studies and education topics) or the presentation (may be more appropriate for experience-based presentations, workshops or other presentation formats).|
|Methods/approach||Methods or approach must provide a clear description of the methodology used, and it must be appropriate to the objectives and rationale of the project or presentation.|
|Results/practice implications||Results or practice implications must indicate clearly the findings of the project/presentation, and they must be consistent with the methodology and objectives.|
|Conclusions||Conclusions must be consistent with the introduction or rationale and objectives, so that the information is complete.|
|Educational Value||Interest and appeal to audience||What would be of interest to them? Is the content relevant? Does it bring a perspective that is relevant to current practice?|
|Important contribution to research/practice/theory or knowledge||Does the abstract indicate the possibility of changing current practice? Does it add significantly to the current body of work in this area?|
|Novel or innovative contribution, relevant to the conference theme||Is the information novel/unique/innovative in some way? Is the approach or methodology new or different from known approaches? Do the results provide support for a new approach or for changing an accepted approach? Are the ideas presented provocative? Does the abstract reflect the theme of the conference?|
|Quality of Written Abstract||Self-contained||Is the abstract self-contained? It is important to consider grammar and writing style in this section only, and not let poor grammar influence all ratings; some readers rate this section first and rate on first impressions. Try to be objective. Look for judicious use of acronyms, abbreviations, references.|
|Coherent & Readable||Abstract should be clear on first reading; repeated readings for clarity indicates lower readability. The content should be in a logical sequence. Remember that English may not be the first language of many authors.|