Abstract submission

Deadline for all abstracts: 20 March 2016.

All abstracts of papers and posters to be presented at PLM2016 must be submitted using the EasyChair system (see below). They must comply with the guidelines below.

IMPORTANT: Papers submitted to the thematic sessions must use their individual descriptions and guidelines but they must still be submitted through the EasyChair system.

  1. Identification: The abstract must remain fully anonymous. (You will submit your contact data on the EasyChair submission page but these will be invisible to the reviewers.) Please make sure that your files do not include your name in the metadata (document properties).
  2. Number of submissions: You can submit up to two papers as the first author, and up to two as a co-author.
  3. Length: Between 250 and 500 words (excluding the title, linguistic examples, and references, if any). Please state the word count of your abstract at the end. If your abstract does not comply with this requirement, you will be requested to modify it. If you require extra space for e.g. figures or syntactic trees, limit those to one extra page. Otherwise, try to keep your abstract within one page.
  4. Formatting: Please limit the formatting to an absolute minimum. If needed, use the Doulos SIL font (not SIL Doulos!) for IPA characters and any other special characters. The font can be downloaded free of charge from here. On modern systems, most IPA character can be achieved using Times New Roman.
  5. Abstract templates: We recommend using our downloadable templates:
    MS Word
    – OpenOffice [pending]
    The templates take care of all the basic layout requirements. Download the template of your choice, enter your text, and save to your hard disk.
  6. Layout: If you pefer not to use the templates above, set the page size to A4, with 2 cm margins on all sides, and use Times New Roman 14 pts bold for the title and 12 pts regular for the abstract body.
  7. Accepted file formats: To make the abstracts maximally accessible to our reviewers, please generate a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. A free, open-source PDF generator is available from here. However, if your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to supply an editable file (e.g. plain text, MS Word or OpenOffice) for us to be able to include it in the Book of Abstracts. Thus, you should keep your original file as specified above.
  8. Submitting: Please submit your abstract through the EasyChair system here [new tab]. You will be asked to create an account first (if you do not already have one). Before submitting a paper for the individual thematic sessions, consult their descriptions. Enter/paste the abstract in the "Abstract" field, but please also submit it as a PDF file in the "Abstract" field towards the end of the submission form, especially if special characters (e.g. IPA) or graphics (e.g. syntactic trees) are used.
  9. Resubmission: You can make changes to your abstract before the deadline. This is known as "Resubmission" within the EasyChair system, and is achieved by clicking on your paper number in the top bar, and then selecting "Submit a new version" in the top right-hand corner.  From there, attach a new PDF using the "Submission" field (NOT the "Attachment" field). If you wish to also change the abstract entered in the "Abstract" field, as described in (7) above, this can be achieved, somewhat confusingly, by using the "Update information" link on your paper's page. This is the wording used by the EasyChair system, and we cannot change it.
  10. Submission deadline for general sessions has passed! We are accepting submissions only for thematic sessions till the end of March.