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All presenters (including invited speakers) must submit a 1-2 page PDF abstract that describes the approach and main findings of the work to be presented. This abstract, if the presentation is accepted by the track chair and program committee, will be published in the printed and electronic abstract books. Please adhere to the Guidelines for Abstracts given below.



  • Length: 1-2 pages including all figures and text.
  • Format: 8.5 x 11 inch paper (Please use US standard letter paper;  if you use A4 size paper, the bottom of the text may get cut off in production), no page numbers or running heading/footers (these will be added during production of the abstract book), 1" margins.
  • Font: Arial or Helvetica.
  • Title: 14 pt. bold, do not use all caps, include a blank line after the title.
  • Authors and affiliations: 12 pt. italic, include email address for corresponding author, include 2 blank lines after the author list.
  • Abstract text: 12 pt. single spaced, justified right margin (so the text appears as a block without ragged edges).
  • Abstract figures: Please include an informative caption for any figure, scheme, or illustration in your abstract. The abstract book will be issued on the conference CD, and these electronic figures will appear in color. The printed abstract books will be in black and white, so check any color figures to be sure they remain intelligible in greyscale.



  • Abstracts must be submitted through the conference submission site (the EasyChair server).
  • Abstract deadline:  Feb. 15, 2013.  Please check the track descriptions to see where your submission will best fit;  if in doubt about which track is appropriate, ask the relevant track chair(s).  
  • Decisions: March 1, 2013. Most abstracts are accepted as posters, although some are selected as contributed talks by the track chairs.


   By submitting an abstract to FNANO, you agree to the following conditions:

  • An author or coauthor (including keynote, invited, and solicited speakers) will register, attend the meeting, and make the presentation as scheduled.
  • All clearances, including government, intellectual property, and company clearance, have been obtained to present and publish.    
  • All co-authors have been informed of the submission and agree to it.        
  • The program chairs are authorized to circulate your abstract to the track chairs for review and selection purposes.
  • Accepted abstracts may be published after Feb. 15 in printed and web programs promoting the conference;  web programs will be available on the FNANO website.
  • Only original material should be submitted.
Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices
Copyright 2013
John Reif, Conference Chair
Marya Lieberman, Program Chair