Abstract Instructions

Email & Web Submission:
DEADLINE: 11:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hard Copy & Fax Submission:
DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Email your abstract in this format to avs2008@avs.org or or use the web submission form online at http://www.avsSymposium.org/default.asp.

 Within three weeks you will receive an email acknowledgment. Please do not send duplicate submissions. Please follow this format. All field names must begin with the '$' character, and the data must be contained within a pair of braces '{}', as shown. Delete or ignore lines that don't apply to your submission.

Recording Equipment Policy
Use of video recording equipment, cameras, or audio equipment at any AVS International Symposium, Short Course or Topical Conference is prohibited without prior written approval of AVS. Anyone in violation of these policies will be removed from the premises immediately. AVS reserves the right to reproduce, by any means selected, any or all of these presentations and materials.

**Please Note: A presenter may present one (1) paper only (either ORAL or POSTER) at the Conference.

Keep it in plain ASCII text. Use both upper and lower case letters since the program will be printed directly from your submission. Please be careful since no one proofreads the final text. What you submit is what will be printed.

Special Character Codes:
All codes must be placed within a pair of '@' characters. Do not use the '@' character anywhere else in your abstract text. You can use '@' to enter email addresses.

Sample Code
@footnote n@
@footnote 1@
@sub n@
H@sub 2@O
@super n@
x@super 2@
Greek (uc)
Greek (lc)
Square root
Degree sign
At sign
@um A@
@td A@
@ag A@
@aa A@

Pictures/figures will not be accepted.


$Title {Enter abstract title, using both upper & lower case characters}
Next: Enter the name and contact information of the one person designated as the correspondent. If the correspondent is also an author, fill in the $CorrespondentAuthorNumber field with this author's order in the author list. (In many cases this will be a 1.) Please enter 'NA' if the correspondent is not an author. Do not list the correspondent again with the other authors.

$LastName {}
$Initials {}
$PersonalTitle {Dr., etc.}
$CorrespondentAuthorNumber {or NA if not an author}
$Email {Required Field!}
$AVSMember?{Y or N}
$Presenter? {Y or N}
$FullTimeStudent? {Y or N}
$AffiliationForProgramListing {Company, University or Institution}
$PresentAffiliation {If different from program listing}
$PresentDepartment {}
$Street {}
$City {}
$State {}
$PostalCode {}
$Country {}
$Telephone {}
$Fax {}

Next: Enter the names of all other authors. Do not repeat the correspondent. Only one person can be the presenter, and no one can present more than one paper at the Conference. Repeat these lines for additional authors, or ignore them if the correspondent is the only author. Authors will be listed in this order in the program, with the corresponding author inserted as the author number you specified above. Only authors listed as full-time students will be sent an email application for a Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Student Travel Grant once the paper is accepted (see p. 11 for specifics on eligibility for this travel grant).

$LastName {}
$Initials {}
$Presenter? {Y or N}
$FullTimeStudent? {Y or N}
$AffiliationForProgramListing {Company, University or Institution}
$Department {}
$Country {}
$Email {Required Field ONLY IF this person is a full time student.}
Next: From the Call for Papers, enter the single Session Code (e.g., AS2) you think most appropriate. Abstracts may be placed into other sessions.
$SessionCode {You must include one and only one session code.}
$Invited? {Y or N}
Next: Do you plan to submit the paper for publication? If so you must also suggest FOUR referees (2 should be from the U.S.)
$Publication? {Y or N}
Referees: (repeat these fields for four referees if planning to publish):
$LastName {}
$Initials {}
$PersonalTitle {Dr., etc.}
$Email {Please include an email address!}
$Affiliation {Company, University or Institution}
$Department {}
$Street {}
$City {}
$State {}
$PostalCode {}
$Country {}
$Telephone {}
$Fax {}
Next: Enter the body of the abstract below, maximum of 2500 characters.
$Body {The abstract goes here. The closing brace must be included at the end. Figures cannot be submitted. The only special characters available are those in the table above. Enter chemical names and formulas using these codes. Footnote and/or reference locations should be indicated using the footnote format code @footnote n@, where 'n' is the footnote number. The footnote code should immediately follow the referenced text (do not leave any blank spaces). e.g. This is a sentence of referenced text.@footnote n@}
$Footnotes {The footnote text goes in this section, with @footnote n@ preceding each footnote. The number 'n' should match the number you used in the abstract text. Footnotes can also be included in the abstract title using the @footnote n@ code. Make sure each footnote has a unique number.}


Submit Your Abstract:
Send this file to avs2008@avs.org or submit on-line before 11:00 PM EDT, May 14, 2008.
Please note web submission is preferred. If necessary, abstracts can be faxed (212-248-0245) or mailed to AVS, 125 Maiden Lane, 15th Fl., New York, NY 10038. Abstracts faxed or mailed MUST be received by 5:00 PM EDT, May 7, 2008.

Conference rooms will be set up with conventional overhead projectors, screens, microphones, LCD projectors, and laptops (PCs). Requests for VCRs, TV's, and slide projectors will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Program Chair by August 1 with requests. POSTER sessions will consist of tables with display boards approximately 1 m high by 2 m wide. There will be limited provision for electricity and no A/V capability at the poster session.

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