We give participants the freedom to submit abstracts as they like and enforce no constraints over the style of the abstracts other than that they fit in a given area. Nonetheless, as you can see most contributors have taken care to supply a useful document. The organizers greatly appreciate all this effort.
The abstract book has been sent to the printer. At the time the final version was printed 307 abstracts had been submitted.
We present here two versions of the abstract book. Note: These are large downloadas.
- A version with the original abstracts as submitted by the participants. (501 MB download.)
- A second version in which the PDF file submitted by the participants have been rendered into 600 dpi monochrome bitmaps using the pdftoppm open source software, which is part of the xpdf software suite. (1288 MB download.)
If you are interested in why there are two versions, keep reading.
Although the “P” in PDF stands for “Portable”, these files are often not as portable as some people would like. Issues of font embedding are among the worst, but versioning issues also persist, and there are others. It was our desire that when you submit your abstract, we show you exactly what it would look like when we printed it. If we attempt to print your PDF files directly, we could never be sure that what we print was what you expected. By rendering the file to bitmaps immediately after they were submitted, and showing you the resulting bitmap, we could at least make sure that you knew what you would get.
None of this required us to render the files to monochrome, but that is to save on printing cost.
Besides, the xpdf rendering software is very mature, open source, and really cool.