Submitting Abstracts

CALL FOR PAPERS - Abstracts are still being accepted

CALL for PAPERS (12MB PDF file)

Contributed papers are solicited for the sessions listed under prelminary topics or any general related topics. Papers may be scheduled for presentation in the evening poster session;  those of more general interest will be placed in oral sessions.

Abstracts are reproduced as received in the Book of Abstracts and will also be posted on the ICDD web page. If you do not want your abstract posted on the web page, please note your request on the information page of your abstract submission. Abstracts must not exceed one page in length and must include the title, author(s), affiliation(s), and the text. To provide uniformity, it is recommended that abstracts be prepared according to the following guidelines: (PDF format is preferred if submitted via e-mail)


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Abstract Format

  • Paper Size: 8.5 x 11 inches; A4 paper must be formatted for 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Size: Entire abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s), and text, must fit into a maximum area of 15 cm (5.9") wide by 20 cm (7.9") high. Please allow a top margin of 3.8 cm (1.5") and 2.54 cm (1") margins on all other sides
  • Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12 point
  • Title: bold, centered, all uppercase (except where lowercase letters are needed for clarity)
  • Leave one blank line between the title and the author(s)
  • Author(s) and affiliation(s): mixed upper and lowercase, centered; if there is more than one author, underline the presenting author's name
  • Leave two blank lines before beginning text
  • Text:
    • text should appear flush left; do not indent
    • use line spacing sufficiently large enough to allow the abstract to be read easily, including subscripts, superscripts and Greek letters
    • a blank line is recommended (space permitting) between new paragraphs

Abstracts may be submitted via the web or by e-mail. Click here -  to submit abstracts.

Receipt of abstracts will be confirmed by e-mail. If you do not receive your confirmation within 2 weeks of your submission, please contact Leah Mooney, Education Coordinator, at, phone: 610-325-9814.

Information on Past PPXRD Symposiums
PPXRD-4, February 21-24, 2005
PPXRD-3, February 23-25, 2004
PPXRD-2, December 9-12, 2002
PPXRD-1 - September 27-29, 1999

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