Contributing an Abstract to ACAS


Abstracts may be submitted for consideration in a contributed/technical or clinical session. Descriptions of both session types are given below. Each submission should contain the following information.

1. Title of paper and short abstract in MS Word.

2. Name of author(s) and exact title of the organization(s).

3. Type of paper (technical or clinical).

4. Telephone number of the author (DSN or commercial).

5. E-mail address of the author(s).

Submissions should arrive by November 30 to:

Don Faxon,

Note: MS Word attachments using standard ASCII characters are most convenient. A projector for your digital presentation will be available.

Technical Papers

Contributed/technical papers can vary in content from new research to well-posed problems in which statistical methods are applied to solve specific problems of National importance. Speakers are strongly encouraged to present their papers in terms of the potential or real problems that motivated the work. Where the solution to a problem relies on relatively recent or specialized results in the theory of statistics and probability, these results should be explained or documented in sufficient detail to permit an audience of statistical practitioners with broadly varying backgrounds to utilize the results to enhance their problem solving capabilities.

Presentation Time

Technical papers are nominally allowed 30 minutes, to include 5 minutes at the end for audience discussion and questions. Of the 40 minutes available for clinical papers, approximately 15 minutes are recommended for the problem statement, allowing 25 minutes for panel discussion. Invited presentations are 45 minutes.

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