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Instructions for Abstract Submission

ICHC 2012 invites the submission of papers for the poster presentation. Authors are requested to submit their abstract(s) prepared in Microsoft Word via the Internet.

Deadline for Abstract Submission:  May 16, 2012 (extended)

1. Preparation instructions
Abstracts should be prepared using Microsoft Word. Please download the template below and overwrite your abstract on it.

ICHC2012 abstract template

a) Use standard A4 style paper (width 210 mm x height 297 mm).
b) Abstracts must fit on one page including the title, author(s), affiliation(s) and the abstract text, with the designated margins (30 mm top, 45 mm left/right, 110 mm bottom). The allotted space for an abstract is 120 mm in width and 165 mm in height. Single line space your text in single column format justified at both sides. Approx. 250-300 words can be contained in this space.
c) Use 'Arial' or 'Helvetica' 11 point font typeface. Do not use a smaller font since abstracts will be reduced to 70% in size for printing.
d) Boldfaced font style should be used only for the paper title, capitalizing the first letter of each word.
e) Use a one line space between the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the abstract text.
f) Authors' names should be written in full to facilitate indexing and avoid ambiguities. The presenting author's name should be underlined. The presenting author's e-mail address should be written.
g) Write the body of the abstract including 'Objectives', 'Methods', 'Results', 'Conclusion', etc. Each new paragraph should be indented by 3 spaces.
h) No tables, figures, illustrations or photographs can be included.
i) Edit abstracts carefully before submission. Abstracts will be made available to congress participants in the Program/Abstract Book as submitted - no substitutes or editorial changes will be made.
j) Abstracts must be written and presented in English. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the authors.
k) Once the abstract is completed, save it in the name of the presenting author. 'MAC' users are requested to add '.doc' at the end of the file name.

2. Submission Procedures
After you have prepared your abstract according to the instructions above, proceed to the Abstract Submission page. There you will be asked to:

a) Enter the presenting author's contact information.
b) Enter all authors' names including the presenting author.
c) Select a topic category which expresses most properly the content of your paper.
d) Please indicate your intention if you apply for the Young Scientist Best Poster Award.
e) Enter the title of your abstract.
f) After providing and checking the above information, attach your abstract at the last section of the page.
g) Confirmation of receipt of abstract will be sent to the presenting author by e-mail. If you do not receive it, please contact the secretariat ().

3. Notification of Acceptance
Notice of acceptance will be e-mailed in mid-May, 2012 to the presenting author.

4. Poster Awards
Two kinds of poster award will be given for distinguished posters.
a) Young Scientist Best Poster Award
Three posters will be awarded.
Age limit of applicants: 35 years old as of August 26, 2012
b) Best Picture Award
Applicable to all ages.

Those who wish to apply for the Young Scientist Best Poster Award, should please indicate to that effect when sending their abstract. The Best Picture Award will be selected by the organizing committee from all posters presented during the Congress and no application is necessary.

5. Guideline for Poster Presentation

Poster Preparation
Poster PanelPlease prepare your poster according to the following guidelines.

Size of panel
90 cm in width and 150 cm in height.
Please prepare your poster material in advance which does not exceed this size.
Title, authors names and affiliation
Use a space of 90 cm in width and 20-25cm in height.
All materials should be visible from a distance of two meters.
Poster numbers and pins will be supplied by the organizer.

Poster Presentation
a) Speakers are requested to register at the Poster Reception Desk.
b) Posters should be mounted, presented and removed according to the following schedule. Poster presentation speakers are requested to be at the site of the posters at the designated time to answer questions from participants. The poster sessions will not be chaired.

Groups Mounting Presentation Removal
Poster 1 Aug. 27, 8:30-12:00 Aug. 27, 14:50-16:20 Aug. 27, 17:00-18:00
Poster 2 Aug. 28, 8:30-12:00 Aug. 28, 14:50-16:20 Aug. 28, 17:00-18:00
Poster 3 Aug. 29, 8:30-12:00 Aug. 29, 13:20-14:50 Aug. 29, 14:50-15:00
c) Presenters are requested to please be sure not to forget to take posters down. Posters that remain after the designated removal time will be disposed of at the discretion of the secretariat.