A Submission is the record that is created in ScholarOne, the online submission system, denoted by a 7- to 8-digit number known as the Control ID. In order to complete a submission, you must complete all required steps in the submission process and hit the “Submit” button on the final step. Do not exit the system until you see confirmation that your submission was successfully completed. The submitting author should also receive a confirmation email. If this is not received, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An Abstract is a brief (usually 35-word) synopsis of your presentation. The abstract is submitted in its own step in the submission site AND is included in your summary. If your paper is accepted, the abstract will be published, along with the title and author block, in the Conference Program. The abstract that you submit should exactly match the abstract in your summary.
A Summary is a longer document (the number of pages will vary by meeting), submitted as a PDF, that includes your title, author block, abstract, and a summary of the presentation you intend to give (and may include figures, tables and/or references). This document will be reviewed by the Program Committee to determine whether the work is appropriate for presentation at the meeting. If your submission is accepted, your actual presentation may include more information than the summary. If your paper is accepted, the summary will be available to registrants one week prior to the start of the meeting and will be published in OSA Publishing’s Digital Library two months after the conclusion of the meeting. Any presentations not given will not be published.