A: 250 words
A: No format is required, the abstract can be pasted in a form field.
A: No, just an abstract pasted in the submission form (together with all the usual information, title of submission, author name(s), affiliation(s), keywords, etc.). No file upload is required.
A: YES. You must submit an abstract by Aug 25th for the submission to be considered.
A: We will be using paper bidding to assign reviewers to your submission. The bidding will happen based on the abstract. This gives us an extra week for review time and you an extra week to fine tune your submission.