Submission guide

Our conference uses a web service called Conference Maker to manage abstract and paper submission.

1 - How to create a Conference Maker account

Open the CSAE 2013 Conference Maker website. If you have a Conference Maker account from a previous conference and remember the details then you can log in using your exisiting account.

If you need a new account or to be reminded of your previous account details, then use the link to create a new account. When you click on it, you will be prompted for your email address and asked to complete a profile and create a Username (ID) and Password. Use an ID that is easily recognizable – perhaps your first initial and last name. Please note that, unusually, the ID and the password are both case-sensitive. Once you have created an account, you will be able to access the conference submission website.

Only create ONE account.  Once you log on, you can view and change your personal information by using the View/Edit Settings command in the My Account section. This information will be private from other submitters, but viewable by the Programme Committee and Conference Administrator. You can also change your password by clicking Change Password.

2 - How to submit an abstract and a paper  

We ask that everyone upload an abstract. If you are a student or applying for funding then please also upload a full paper.

The abstract word limit is 4000 words, and the paper file size limit is 3MB.

You may SUBMIT up to THREE papers, but usually will only be accepted to PRESENT ONE paper.  Once you are ready to submit your paper, click on Submit a Paper in the Main Menu on the left. Fill out all required items, listed in blue, and any other information you want to provide. You can enter your abstract by cutting and pasting the text. If you want to upload a full copy of your paper, click on the Browse button, then click directly on the name of the file you want to upload from the hard disk of your computer.

  • Please use sentence capitalization or capitalize only the first letters of words in the title of your paper.

  • Put only author(s) and university/institution affiliation in the “author” box.

  • A co-authored paper/abstract should be submitted by ONLY ONE author.

  • Only the individual submitting the paper will receive notification regarding accepted papers.

  • A Note On ‘Areas’: The software asks you to pick a broad topic area in which to situate your paper, with an optional second area if desired. There is also an area called ‘Other’ which you should use if you are not sure where your paper best fits, or you don’t like any of the topic headings. We are not trying to force you into an area; rather, we hope this option will be helpful in sorting papers into sessions. All papers will be equally considered.

Once you enter all required information, click Submit (it may take a minute to process). You will receive an email confirmation that your submission was successfully received.

3 - How to edit or withdraw a paper

You can edit your abstract at any time prior to the closing date for submissions. Select My Submissions on the Main Menu, when you see your paper in the list click on the paper ID hyperlink. This will take you to a page displaying your full submission information. Clicking on the Edit button will take you to a form that will allow you to change or edit any item of your submission (except your paper ID number), and will even allow you to upload a new version of your paper in place of the previous version.
You can withdraw your paper at any time prior to the closing date for submissions. Click on My Submissions on the Main Menu to access your submission information, as above. At the bottom is a Delete button. If you delete your paper, there is no way to retrieve it. If you want to resubmit your paper then you will have to go through the submission process from the beginning.

4 - How to find help

If you have questions regarding the functions of the software and submitting process, please consult the Help section at the bottom of the Main Menu. If you have further questions regarding the submission process, please contact the technical support at: .

If you have questions regarding organisational aspects of the conference, please contact .