Research in Encoding And Decoding of
Nomikos Conference Centre
16-20 June 2020
Contributed abstracts for poster presentation at AREADNE 2020 are solicited. We encourage authors to concentrate on aspects of their work that are relevant to the conference mission, namely, how multiple single neurons interact to encode brain activity, and how we might decode that ensemble activity to understand what the brain is doing. Experimental, theoretical, methods, and applied research are all encouraged. Abstracts will be judged based on relevance to the theme, scientific merit, and importance of results. AREADNE Conferences have a reputation for premiering exciting research with broad impact. Send us your best work!
Poster notifications will be delayed until Monday, February 24, 2020.
Abstracts should be written in English, and are required to fit on one US letter page (8.5 x 11 inches) with 1.2 inch margins on all sides in a single-spaced, single-column format. Use of templates provided below is required. Please do not adjust any formatting setting. Optional support, acknowledgments, and references sections should appear in the same font size as the main text, and must fit within the one-page limit.
Abstracts must be submitted in both PDF and either LaTeX, or DOC form. (Why both?) LibreOffice and Microsoft Word both allow exporting to PDF as a built-in feature. Please note that documents produced using Apple Inc.'s Pages software have had compatibility issues in the past, and so are discouraged for 2020; as an alternative, we recommend using freely available LibreOffice software. Please see the template files below for additional detail.
For LaTeX abstracts created with pdflatex, see
For DOC abstracts created with either LibreOffice or Microsoft Word, see
Both ZIP archives above contain a checklist to help avoid common formatting problems.
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Abstracts should describe new, previously unpublished advances that are relevant to the theme of the meeting. Posters from accepted abstracts will be expected to describe data, analyses, simulations or conclusions that have not been presented elsewhere.
It is helpful to think of submissions as one-page papers rather than research proposals, and the best-reviewed submissions have multiple paragraphs rather than one monolithic block of text. The goal should be to clearly and concisely present your work.
NOTE: Please do not try to squeeze as much material as possible into the one page. Abstracts that adjust the format to that end or ignore the specifications in this Call will need to be rewritten and resubmitted in order to be considered. Deadline extensions for such rewrites will not be given.
A maximum of one figure may be included in each abstract, and must fit within the single page of the abstract and within the margins. Figures should be created at the intended size, rather than scaled down. All figure text, including axis and tick labels, legends, etc., should be no smaller than 8 pt font measured as the figure appears in the PDF.
Figure captions should be brief, clear and describe the figures appropriately. Scaling or cropping within the word processor should be avoided, as this can create compatibility issues or, often, unacceptably small text. Figures should be rendered at a minimum of 600 DPI for images, and 1200 DPI for line drawings or plots, even if they include images. EPS is the preferred figure format, as it is resolution-independent for lines and shapes when properly constructed. JPEGs are acceptable only for images without annotations, and must carry a minimum of 90% / maximum image quality. Low-resolution figures will need to be re-created at a higher resolution.
*** NOTE *** Fonts being too small in figures causes three quarters of submissions with figures to be immediately rejected for correction and re-submission. Please avoid this extra reject-resubmit cycle by thoroughly checking your figures as they appear in the PDF rendering of your abstract.
If references are cited in the abstract, they should appear in a separate section called References toward the end of the abstract; citations should appear in square brackets within the text . References should be limited to no more than four total, to be listed in order of appearance in the text. References should be one per line, and should include an author list (three authors before et al.), year of publication, journal name, volume(number):pages, and DOI if available. Use standard abbreviations for journal names. If there is not enough room for your references, consider editing down the main body of your abstract.
1. Flugen, Isha, Veebuck, et al. (2014) J Theor Physiol 9(4):8-33, 10.1006/jtp.2014.12
An optional Acknowledgments section may be included to mention funding agencies and programs. It should be brief, and separated by a section header with blank lines above and below.
No other sections with section headers should appear except for the optional References and Acknowledgments.
Please submit at most one abstract per first author. For accepted posters, the first author will be expected to be the presenting author.
Submissions should be sent via email to email@example.com, using AREADNE 2020 poster submission as the subject line. Attach the PDF file and the LaTeX or DOC file to a message that includes the corresponding author's name, affiliation, and email address for communication about the submission. This address does not necessarily need to be the same as the address used for publication, but must be the corresponding author's primary email address to ensure rapid, efficient communication about the submission.
Abstracts should be submitted between 6 January 2020 and 24 January 2020.
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