Guidelines to submit an abstract

  • Please use this document (.docx or .pdf) to prepare your abstract and indicate your preference (oral or poster presentation).
  • Send the completed document to
  • The abstract submission deadline is January 25, 2018.
  • The abstract submission does not register you for the workshop. See registration details here.

Abstract Requirements

  • The abstract title is limited to 300 characters, including spacing and punctuation.
  • The abstract text is limited to 2000 characters, including spacing and punctuation.
  • No tables or figures.


  • The person submitting the abstract will automatically be listed as the first and presenting author.
  • The first author cannot be modified.
  • The abstract submitter is responsible for ensuring that all co-authors have agreed to be listed on the abstract.
A confirmation email will be sent to you, after abstract submission.

If you have questions about the abstract preparation or submission, please contact the SOLAS IPO.

Important Deadlines

25 January 2018
Abstract submission deadline
19 February 2018
Early registration deadline
19 February 2018
Bolger Center reservation cut-off
13 March 2018
Workshop begins

- last update December 2017 -