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 significantly greater if you send your abstract to the appropriate subcommittee, so please read the descriptions carefully and use the flowchart provided on the submission 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  

Stage Two: The Paper

If your abstract was approved, review or download the following files to help with your Paper Submission. Your Paper will be submitted via the same portal as your Abstract, using the same login and password. The Clearance Release Form will be submitted with your paper through the online portal, start early!

Paper Submission Site 

Individual Files:

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

If your Paper was approved, review or download the following files to help with your Presentation. Your Presentation will be submitted via the same portal as your Abstract/Paper, using the same login and password. 

Individual Files:
  • Paper Presentation Template
  • AV Requirements Form – 2020 Coming Soon
  • Practice Room Sign-up (on-line will be open 2 October – 16 November*)  
*After 16 November, reserve available space onsite in rooms 
 
Your Presentation must be uploaded to the I/ITSEC website by close of business on 25 September to allow time for reviewing and editing.

Additional Concerns

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

If you are unable to reach anyone listed above, please contact Debbie Langelier, VP, NTSA, at dlangelier@NDIA.org.