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Call for abstracts

Abstract submission for the 12th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy is now closed, however you can still submit an abstract for the Big Data Workshop.

If you have any queries in regard to the abstract submissions for XRM2014, please contact brigitte@wsm.com.au.

Key Dates

Abstract submission open 29 November 2013
Abstracts submission closes 26 May 2014
Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection 17 July 2014
Conference Registration Opens March 2014
Early Bird Registration Closes CLOSED
Big Data Satellite Workshop abstract submission Closes  31 August 2014
12th International Conference on X-Ray Microscopy 26 – 31 October 2014

Presentation Types

Workshop Presentation

The Big Data workshop will focus on issues and approaches towards handling the growing data flood facing future X-ray microscopy, including handling the raw data, data formats for collaboration, processing or data reduction, statistical classification or compression, archival and also exploration and discovery within large data-sets. It will have particular emphasis on growing X-ray microscopy issues, such as X-ray tomography, ptychography/CDI and 2D/3D fluorescence data and also include experience, ideas and input from other fields that are dealing with Big Data. The workshop will also encourage and facilitate demonstration of Big-Data software tools by attendees. For further information on the Big Data Workshop, click here.

Both oral and poster abstracts may be submitted for The Big Data in X-ray Microscopy Workshop.


Big Data will be discussed around three themes:

  1. Collecting & handling – How to handle the data ‘firehose’ from modern experiments.
  2. Analysis – Exploring and analysing big data, how to get meaning from big data in a timely way.
  3. Sharing and archiving – including data formats and mechanisms for sharing, ‘open’ data & permanent archiving

Call for Abstract Submission

Abstract submission is a three step process:

Individual Abstract template: Download the Abstract Template here, save it to your desktop and complete it.

Use the template to present your abstract in the required format.

  • Your abstract text should be no more than one page, including references and images
  • Use standard abbreviations only
  • Your abstract should clearly and where applicable concisely outline the Background, Aims/Objectives, Methods, Findings and Conclusions

After completing the abstract template, move onto step 2.


Creating an account/logging into the Speakers Portal

Firstly you must create an account in order to upload an abstract. To begin, please click on the below button entitled “Click here to submit abstract”.


Once you have done this and you have not previously submitted an abstract please click “Create New Account”. Your contact details will be required to create the account. You will be automatically logged in, as well as emailed a password for future use.

Once you’ve created an account within this portal you can upload abstracts, download the abstract template, view the terms and conditions and later register for the Conference and review the Speaker Briefing Notes.

Submitting your Abstract

Click on “New Abstract.” You will be required to provide the following details prior to uploading the abstract file:

  • Your contact details
  • The title of your abstract
  • Presentation type theme
  • Name and organisation of all co-presenters and co-authors
  • Your completed abstract template.

Please note:

  • All abstracts must be prepared according to the guidelines provided. Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be returned to the author and must be re-submitted immediately in the correct format to be considered for inclusion in the program
  • All fields on the online abstract submission form must be completed
  • Abstracts must be submitted by the presenting author who should complete all fields on the online submission form
  • Submission of your abstract/s implies you have read, understood and comply with the Terms and Conditions as outlined on the website and the speaker portal.

Confirming Your Submissions

You are required to double check your abstract has uploaded correctly and has successfully been converted to a PDF file, during the upload process. If you have any concerns, please contact the Conference Office via T +61 3 9645 6311 or E Brigitte@wsm.com.au

Abstract Review Notification

Please note the details provided as the author contact should be for the nominated main contact for your abstract. All correspondence relating to the submission will be directed to this person, and they should in turn distribute to all co-presenters.

Abstract Presenter Registration

The invitation to submit an abstract does not constitute an offer to pay travel, accommodation or registration costs associated with the Conference. Similarly, no presenter fee is paid to successful participants. Registration is open now. All presenters must register for the Conference by 31st July 2014 in order for the presentation to be included in the Conference Program.