Abstract to Paper to Publication/ Presentation

Abstract to Paper to Publication/Presentation

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

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

Abstract submission closed (deadline 19 February)

    Stage Two: The Paper
  • If your abstract was approved, download the entire Authors Kit for full instructions on submitting your I/ITSEC Paper. Downloading this file requires WinZip, a free program that will allow you to open the file. If you cannot open the file, go to  WinZip and install WinZip on your computer. For more information,  visit WinZip FAQ. Alternatively, you may down load the files individually.
  • Individual files:
             Authors Handbook
             PDF Conversion Guide
             Clearance Release Form 
     *Start early and submit release forms via scanned/e-mail to Bob Kleinhample
             Author's Guide to Paper Submission
              Guide includes directions for submitting your material (via e-mail 7 May through 15 June)

* 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."

   Stage Three: Paper Presentation Upload
  • To be used once a paper is accepted for presentation. Please refer to the following files as you prepare for your presentation at I/ITSEC
             Presentation Template
             Presentation Upload Instructions
             AV Requirements Form
             Practice Room Sign-up (on-line will be open 5 October through 19 November*) 
             *After 19 November, reserve available space onsite in rooms 

Your Presentation must be uploaded to the I/ITSEC website by close of business on 28 September to allow time for reviewing and editing.

The approximate max upload size for the IITSEC presentation site is 20 MB.  However, it will depend on how busy the server is on our end at the time the upload is being done (because that effects available RAM) and also on what the presenter's own internet connection can handle. If you are having difficulty in uploading your I/ITSEC presentation, please upload to attention Debbie Langelier (dlangelier@ndia.org) to a site such as DropBox.  If you use a sharing process, please let me know so I can watch for the material. If you could also provide the subcommittee that will save some "look-up" time.

Additional Concerns

For any concerns please contact your bird-dog (assigned if submission approved). If unable to locate your bird-dog, contact:

- Bob Kleinhample (Program Chair) for questions about your Paper
- Dave Milewski (Tutorial Chair) for questions about your Tutorial.

If unable to reach either, contact Debbie Langelier (VP, NTSA)