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Guideline for Abstract Submission

Each submitter can submit more than one abstracts. The abstract is preferably to be submitted by the presenting author.

All abstracts submitted will be automatically edited according to the submission format. It is authors' responsibility to follow the guidelines on submission.

Submission channel:

All abstracts must be submitted online and email submissions cannot be accepted. Submission deadline is Fri, 27 July, 2018 (Singapore Time)


All abstracts must be submitted in English.


Title will be format in Capital Letters and please keep it to 30 words maximum. Additional words will be removed.


Author(s) will be formatted into Last Name and initial of First Name (example Lim SS, Smith P).


Please state only ONE institution, we will only include the first institution from the submission if there are multiple institutions indicated. The institution will be displayed in the format of school/department, institution, country

Abstract content:

The abstract content should not exceed 250 words.
The text must be arranged as follows: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion

Presentation mode:

Submitter can indicate his/her preference of the forms of presentation, but the final decision rests with the scientific committee and conference chair


No modification of abstract will be allowed after the Abstract Submission Deadline.

Abstract review

The scientific committee will use the following criteria for selection of abstracts for oral or poster presentation:
  • The abstract should be relevant to one of the conference topics. Authors are to indicate the topic during abstract submission.
  • The material in the abstract should be of original work with the focus clearly stated.
  • If the abstract is reporting research it must be clear whether this work in progress or completed research.
  • The submitter will be informed of the outcome of their submission via email by Friday, 17 August 2018 (Singapore Time).

Presenter registration

  • The submitter whose abstract has been accepted must register for the conference and pay the early-bird registration fee by Friday, 7 Sep 2018 (Singapore Time). Accepted abstracts will be eliminated from the programme after this date if registration and full payment have not been received.