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 PQE-2017 — January 8-13, 2017 — Snowbird, Utah, USA
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PQE-2017 Abstract submission


The abstract book has been completed and the copies are being printed for shipment to Snowbird. However, if you would like to modify the abstract you submitted, or if you missed the deadline and would now like to submit, we can still accept abstracts. Just note that this will only affect what is shown on this web site. The printed materials were finalized on December 19.

Here are the instructions. The link to submit is at the bottom. Please read these instructions before skipping to the link at the bottom to submit your file.

Preparation:  Please prepare a 1 page abstract using any software you wish. We do not impose any requirement for how they should look — however we strongly recommend that you put your name and talk title in larger print near the top.

Guidelines.  Here are guidelines for making a good abstract. Make it really nice, and you could win the PQE-2017 “Best Abstract” Award!

  1. Clarity. The abstract should effectively communicate what the talk will be about. It should entice the reader to come to the talk.

  2. Presentation. The abstract should look good. This suggests the need for at least one nice figure. Graphics are good. Clear, pretty, graphics are better!

  3. Easy reading. The abstract should not make the reader struggle. Twelve point font is a must with long lines. Some people use two columns, but don't use that as an excuse for tiny fonts. Put your name and affiliaion at the top. Many authors make their abstracts look like a mini paper, so that readers are comfortable looking at it.

  4. Efficient use of space. PQE allows an 8.5x11 inch page (minus 2 cm margins). This is a lot of room, and we would like to see it used well. One short paragraph leaving most of the page blank is a poor use of space. An entire page crammed with single-spaced 8 point font is bad.

Examples.  Here are some examples of abstracts we think look nice:


  • The abstract should be less than 3 Mega-bytes. If you need a larger size, email us at the address at the bottom of this page.

  • The abstracts will be printed on US letter sized paper (215.9 mm wide by 279.4 mm high). We need a 2 cm border all the way around, so your page will be cropped accordingly. Make sure your title and the material at the bottom are not cropped out. The abstracts will be rendered in monochrome (black and white) at 600 dpi for our printer. (This should look quite good.)

  • Basically, we just print all the pages we get, sort them in some sensible way, and bind them together for you.

File Type: PDF

  • We are not able to accept any file type other than PDF. However we recommend that you use software that will embed your fonts in the PDF file. If your PDF file contains fonts that are not embedded, we are not sure if what we print looks like what you think you sent. However, you will get to preview what we think we are going to print, so if you cannot embed the fonts at least you can check how it will look.


  • The conference program is usually only regenerated daily, or every few days. If you submit your abstract or change your title, please allow a few days for this to show up in the program.

Submission: After you prepare your abstract, submit it here.

Organizing Committee: Olga Kocharovskaya, Virgil Sanders, George R. Welch, and Marlan O. Scully.

Please direct any enquiries by email to:  [ pqe (at) pqeconference (dot) com ]