3. Submitting an Abstract

The link to the abstract submission system will be provided upon completion of the registration process. Abstracts are due May 3, 2024.

4. Abstract Evaluation

The deadline for submitting abstracts is May 3, 2024. A “blind review” of all abstracts requesting “oral presentation” or “no preference” will take place after the deadline.

Each abstract is reviewed by three committee members who cannot view information about the author(s) or institutional affiliations. The reviewers assess each abstract on five criteria (State of Completion, Novelty, Advancement of Field, Quality, and Relevance). The score that is generated for each abstract guides the committee when making presentation assignments.

A limited number of oral presentation slots are available, and to maintain a degree of balance and interest in the program, it will not be possible to accommodate some requests for oral presentation. Therefore, abstracts not assigned for an oral presentation will be presented as posters. It is important to keep in mind that the Ocean Optics Conference considers all presentations as having equal value. Poster sessions are very well attended and provide an opportunity to discuss research in detail. Posters will remain on display for at least two full days during the conference. Notification of assignment as an oral or poster presentation will be sent by the end of June; please contact Jenny Ramarui  with any questions.

Evaluation Criteria

1. State of Completion (maximum 5 points): The abstract shows substantial results indicating that the work has been, or is nearly completed.

2. Novelty (maximum 5 points): The abstract shows innovative laboratory or data analysis techniques, or presents a new topic or application in ocean optics.

3. Advancement of Field (maximum 5 points): The abstract presents a significant contribution to the field.

4. Quality (maximum 5 points): The abstract is well-written and organized. The scope of the work can be clearly understood.

5. Relevance (maximum 5 points): The abstract addresses topical areas requested for the conference.

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Contact Jenny Ramarui,
Conference Coordinator,
at [email protected]
or (1) 301-251-7708

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