Important Author Dates
Submission Information
Abstract to PAPER to Publication/Presentation
Proposal to TUTORIAL to Presentation
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Abstract to PAPER to Publication/Presentation 

 Author Handbook: Please review and keep this valuable guide handy as you work through the  Abstract/Paper/Presentation process. 

  • Stage One: The Abstract for the Paper (CLOSED)
    • As a prospective author, your chances of having an abstract accepted are significantly greater if you send your abstract to the appropriate subcommittee, so please read the descriptions carefully and use the flowchart provided on the submittal website to aid in making your selection. It is also vital that you submit your abstract on time.
    • Information you will provide includes:
      - Contact information for Primary (and Secondary) Authors
      - Biography for Primary (and Secondary) Authors (200 word limit)
      - Abstract Title (10 words or fewer)
      - Up to five Key Words
      - Abstract Text (300 word limit)
    • Submit your abstract here (open 6 Jan through 27 Feb)

  • Stage Two: The Paper

* Why start so early on the Clearance Form? Here's a message from one submitter: ".... we are not permitted to submit the paper without public release being completed.  They claim (and I see their perspective) that it is available to 150 people once submitted and that collection is still “public”.  We started four weeks prior to the original submission date to get corporate and government customer approvals and those are just starting to trickle in."

Your Presentation must be uploaded to the I/ITSEC website by close of business on 24 September to allow time for reviewing and editing.

Additional Concerns

For any concerns please contact your bird-dog (assigned if submission
approved). If unable to locate your bird-dog, contact:
Janet Cichelli Spruill ( for questions about your Paper, or
Bob Richbourg ( for questions about your Tutorial. 
If unable to reach either, contact Barbara McDaniel ( .


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