Short Abstract Submission

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The final 2 page paper or 10-page invited paper submission is now open. To submit your paper, click on the following button, log on, and choose the ‘My Papers’ option on the left:
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1 August 2012: Preliminary Abstract submission opens
14 November 2012: Preliminary Abstract submission closes 

15 December 2012: Notification to the authors of Committee’s decision (i.e. accepted, accepted with revisions, rejected)

1 March 2013:  2 page Abstract for publication due (To be reviewed and sent back by mid-March)
15 April 2013:
Final Abstract submission closes

Preliminary abstracts are used for program planning and will not be published. However, an accurate description of what you intend to submit enables the program committee to plan a proper and successful/enlightening program.

When submitting your abstract, please read the following instructions.

Abstracts must contain a clear statement of the purpose of the work, the methods used, the results, and preliminary conclusions. Results must be presented in sufficient detail to support the conclusions drawn. Abstracts are solicited for empirical research, theoretical contributions, short reviews, or papers describing the development and validation of methods. For empirical research, submitted abstracts must describe the study design and sample size, give precise information on the results so far obtained, briefly indicate the method(s) of analysis, and provide information about test statistics. Authors are strongly encouraged to include numerical values for results (e.g. means and measures of variability, correlation coefficients) where appropriate. Reviewers will be advised to reject abstracts that do not contain a clear statement of the actual results obtained, or which rely only on the expectation of future results, since it is very difficult to evaluate the suitability of these abstracts for presentation. However, during the actual presentation recent results that enhance the work presented are encouraged. Presentations should be of original research, which is substantially completed, but which has not yet been published as a full paper in a scientific journal

Contributions that synthesize succinctly results of a laboratory’s recent research program in a specific area are highly encouraged. Please indicate oral or poster presentation for offerings that report important results of an experiment or test of a hypothesis or model. Please, also indicate your preferred session.

For the online system, abstracts must not exceed 3,500 characters including title, authors and addresses, and including spaces and punctuation. Please refer to the model for formatting the abstract.

Abstracts must be written and presented in English. Linguistic accuracy is the responsibility of the authors.

Submission deadline: 14 November 2012. You are able to go back and make changes to your abstract (click on “My abstracts”) up until 12.00 (CET) on 14 November 2012. After this date submission closes and we will start to review the abstracts. You will still be able to view your abstract after this date.

Following the abstract review process, you will be sent an e-mail the second half of December 2012 informing you of the Committee’s decision (i.e. accepted, accepted with revisions, rejected). Following acceptance of your abstract you will be asked for the proceedings submission (see model) by 1 March 2013. Full details of the format and length (approximately 2 pages of text including figures and references) will be included in the e-mail and on the website. These long abstracts will also be reviewed, and you may be sent comments from the reviewers and asked to make appropriate changes before the final deadline of April 15, 2013, before publication. This information will be included in the December acceptance e-mail. In addition, we may recommend an alternative session for your abstract and/or propose a different form of presentation (oral/poster).

All accepted papers will be included in the Symposium Proceedings published by Wageningen Academic Publishers. The proceedings will be distributed at the start of the Symposium.

Important Information: Finally, please note that all presenting authors who have not registered before the deadline (31 May 2013) will have their paper removed from the publication. For this reason it is important to carefully indicate who will be the presenting author.

If you have any additional questions regarding submission or registration, please refer to the Symposium website or contact us at:

James W. Oltjen, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Science
University of California
Davis, California 95616