International conference of developers
and users of free / open source software

# Abstracts Guidelines

## Common guidelines

To participate as a conference speaker one should upload abstracts of their presentation in the abstracts creation interface on the personal profile web page before the CfP deadline.

Abstracts should be written in English, Belarusian, or Russian language.

The abstracts may be one to three A5 pages long (about 6000 characters not counting spaces).

Figures, if any, are presented in separate files. List of references (if there is any) should be placed at the end of text. For electronic sources, please specify both the name and the URL of a web resource (or a separate publication in it).

Abstracts are subject to a peer review.

To upload abstracts for a review, subscribe to the conference in your personal profile (Participants > Personal profile); to subscribe to the conference, click the button with the conference name. Following that, an “Abstracts” button should appear in your profile, linked to the Abstracts editing page. On that, page click the link names “Create new abstracts”:

There is an explanations near each field, with useful recommendations.

You can use this page to make changes in the abstracts you have previously submitted. Beside that, it also allows you to upload additional files (e.g. figures) or to invite co-author (choosing from participants list) for collaborative editing.

Please note that last two functions are inaccessible before abstracts fully created, and thus can be invoked only at editing.

When abstracts are reviewed, reviewers make their comments appearing below the abstracts text:

To view comments author should click “Abstracts” button in a personal profile, and follow the “Show” link. If author has several abstracts submitted to a conference, then “Show” link opposite the needed title should be chosen.

## Markup specifics

To apply styles to the text of abstracts one can use textile markup. It is mostly used to emphasis titles of different levels, as far as lists, citation references, tables and figures. Ling on the abstracts editing web page leads to the short interactive reference for textile.

Mathematics formulas can be typed in LaTeX. Currently standalone formulas are supported:

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$\displaystyle y=x^2$

Support for inline formulas, marked up like \$y=x^2\$ ($\textstyle y=x^2$), is experimental.