Each presentation requires an abstract. An abstract is a summary of the project, and should reflect the professional format normally associated with scholarly work in the discipline (e.g., an abstract of an artistic performance may be similar to the program notes that typically accompany such a performance; science abstracts typically include background information, methods, results, and a brief discussion).

All abstracts will appear on the conference web site and in the printed program volume.

The same student should not be a first author on more than two abstracts. Both single- and multiple-author presentations are welcome.

In addition, if undergraduates and graduate students are collaborators on a project, all can be joint authors on the presentation. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged.   

  • Abstracts may be submitted online only, via the SRC 2016 website. Please use the abstract template to compose your abstract (we can only accept abstracts submitted using this template document).  Make sure that the abstract is saved as .doc or .docx format.

  • Abstracts must be received by 17:00 on Friday, April 15, 2016. Abstracts received after this deadline will NOT be accepted.

  • The title of the abstract should be a maximum of 25 words (approx. 150 characters).

  • Please ensure that the first word of your title starts with a capital letter. All other words (apart from proper nouns) should be in lower case. Do not type your title in CAPITAL letters.

  • The abstract should be a maximum of 300 words (approx. 2000 characters). Abstracts exceeding this limit will be truncated.

  • Authors’ names should be submitted in the format ‘A. Smith’.

  • All abstracts will undergo peer review by the Scientific Committee.

  • Abstracts are not edited by the organisers and author corrections will not be accepted after the final submission deadline. Abstracts should be checked for accuracy prior to submission.

  • The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission.

  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official SRC 2016 Abstract Book.



The conference organizers regard plagiarism as serious professional misconduct. All abstracts are screened for plagiarism and when identified, the abstract and any other abstracts submitted by the same author are rejected.