PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS COMPLETELY
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR ABSTRACT
Rules for Presenting Professional Work at the 25th BCCE
You may personally present two papers or two posters or two workshops, or one paper and one poster, or one paper and one workshop, or one poster and one workshop at the 25th BCCE (Rule of Two). If you receive more than two invitations by symposia organizers to present a paper, you will need to decide which two you will accept. Your name may be listed as a co-author on as many papers or posters as you and your co-authors care to submit.
Papers are a standard 15 minutes long with a 5 minute Q&A period. The Q&A period is also intended to allow time for the next presenter to connect to the projector.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 20 February 2018
You will need to select a symposium from the list of symposia in order to submit an abstract. Upon submission of your abstract, an e-mail message will be sent to the individual whose e-mail address is submitted as part of the abstract form. Submission of an abstract does not guarantee that your abstract will be accepted to the symposium you submitted it to. The symposium organizers and the BCCE program chairs, will make a decision about the disposition of all abstracts. The symposium organizer will contact you if your abstract is accepted to his or her symposium. We anticipate the symposium chairs will notify you by 16 March 2018.
If you are submitting an abstract to the "General Papers" symposium or "Posters" section, you will be notified if your abstract is accepted by 28 March 2018.
MEETING ABSTRACT SYTEM
The 2018 BCCE is using the American Chemical Society MAPS system for the first time in history. As this is a new system for our conference, we are working out issues and timelines as we go -- your patience is appreciated. The Meeting Abstracts Programming System (MAPS) is the online national meeting programming system of the American Chemical Society, used by ACS authors, Program Chairs, and Symposium Organizers to submit, view, review, and edit abstracts for ACS National Meeting publications.
LOGGING INTO MAPS
Login to MAPS using your ACS ID using the link at the bottom of this page.
If you do not have an ACS ID, please follow these instructions:
CREATING YOUR ABSTRACT
The MAPS (Meeting Abstracts Programming System) Submission Center allows you to submit an abstract or view previously-submitted abstracts.
TIP: If you need to exit your submission and return to complete it at a later time, remember to click Save or Save & Continue on any page you enter data.
ACCESS THE SUBMISSION CENTER
STEP 1: TITLE/BODY
Edit the content of your abstract submission. Please note that the Submission Deadline and Total Characters are located at the top of the page for your convenience. You must fill out all of the required fields as denoted by an asterisk (*).
STEP 2: SELECT SYMPOSIUM
Edit the properties of your abstract submission. Please note that the Submission Deadline and Total Characters are located at the top of the page for your convenience. You must fill out all of the required fields as denoted by an asterisk (*).
STEP 3: AUTHORS
You will be listed as the first author. You may add additional authors and affiliations and change the order of authors as well as add Presenter designation. Please note that the Submission Deadline and Total Characters are located at the top of the page for your convenience. You must fill out all of the required fields as denoted by an asterisk (*).
STEP 4: DISCLOSURES
Complete the disclosures necessary for your abstract submission.
STEP 5: REVIEW & SUBMIT
Preview the information that was entered on each step of the submission process. A green check mark will display to the left of the step if it was completed successfully.
IF YOU WANT TO EDIT THE TITLE AND/OR ABSTRACT
Log in using your username and password that you created for the ACS site. Follow the instructions in the MAPS site for making changes to your abstract. We start assembling the BCCE program listing each symposia, title of papers in the symposium and each presenter's and co-author's name and institutional affiliation on 20 February 2018 and therefore you will not be able to make changes after that time.
REMEMBER TO REGISTER FOR THE MEETING
All presenters, symposium organizers, symposium presiders, including invited speakers, must register for the BCCE and are responsible for their meeting registration fees, travel, food, and lodging unless otherwise notified in writing by Steven Wietstock, General Chair of the 25th BCCE.
On-line advance registration for the meeting, on-campus housing, and on-campus dining will be available starting 16 February 2018 (or thereabouts).
CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR PAPER
You will be able to view your paper's scheduled time and building and room assignment after 11 April 2018. Please do not contact the 25th BCCE committee about when and where your paper has been scheduled or if you need to make a change in the status of your paper. Contact your symposium organizer for these issues. If you need to withdraw your paper, contact your symposium organizer.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SYSTEM
By clicking and submitting an abstract, the organizers of the BCCE assume that you have read and agree to the rules for presenting at the BCCE:
1 paper and 1 poster
1 paper and 1 workshop
1 poster and 1 workshop
You can be a second, non-presenting author on as many papers as you wish.
We only look for schedule conflicts where you are the presenter. Unfortunately we cannot look for conflicts when you are listed as a non-presenting author.
Dr. Steven Wietstock
General Chair, BCCE 2018
331 Jordan Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
The University of Notre Dame