I am planning to go to a geoscience conference (e.g. AGU/EGU) next year and therefore I would like to submit 1-2 abstracts.

Abstracts’ submission has a deadline (of course) and I am not sure if I will have good results by then.

Is it acceptable to submit an abstract to a conference without having results yet?

Surely, the abstract will be very general and broad without ‘making up’ anything about my research’s results.

Thanks

My abstracts starts with three specific questions that my proposed research will answer. But when my friend saw this, he said: “I will never start an abstract with questions, and I will never read this paper if it starts with questions.”

Is it wrong to start your abstract with a question sentence?

Edit:

My friend and I are in the field of Information and CS (broadly speaking). He added that only some very prominent scholar dare to write such abstract.

My abstracts starts with three specific questions that my proposed research will answer. But when my friend saw this, he said: “I will never start an abstract with questions, and I will never read this paper if it starts with questions.”

Is it wrong to start your abstract with a question sentence?

Edit:

My friend and I are in the field of Information and CS (broadly speaking). He added that only some very prominent scholar dare to write such abstract.

I have to submit an extended abstract of my paper for a competition. The extended abstract must be about 2~4 pages, and the competition requires it to include all the methods and results. Of course, specific definitions and proofs are included in my original paper(about 20 pages), but I can’t just summarize them all into 2~4 pages without omitting some ideas or methods. So my questions are

  1. I have some concepts that are not frequently used. Should I write them in my abstract?

  2. Do I have to write precise definitions?

  3. How should I summarize my proof? Can I skip the specific processes and only state main ideas? Can I omit proofs of lemmas?

(My advisor said that he has no idea of how to write an extended abstract, so I hope I can get some help from here)

I work for a technical company at the interface between engineering practice and research. Since we have to deal with academia on a daily basis, I have seen many calls for “Abstract submission”. Generally these calls are associated with some sort of academic conference that is focused on a particular topic. It is also subject to deadlines and regulations. Several universities, research institutions and even private/public entities might be participating at these conferences.

My question is this: What can you actually get from submitting an abstract? Why do these conferences even request abstract submission? What do they get from it? Why are abstract submissions important and why do people do them?

I am preparing to send my first paper to a springer journal (journal of computational neuroscience), in the instruction author there is an instruction say Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. I think that the abbreviations in the abstract are known for the neuroscience community. Do I have to define them first?

abstract

Based on clinical data collected using different brain imaging and recording techniques (fMRI, CT, PET, EEG, MEG, NRIS,…),

I am preparing to send my first paper to a springer journal (journal of computational neuroscience), in the instruction author there is an instruction say Abbreviations should be defined at first mention and used consistently thereafter. I think that the abbreviations in the abstract are known for the neuroscience community. Do I have to define them first?

abstract

Based on clinical data collected using different brain imaging and recording techniques (fMRI, CT, PET, EEG, MEG, NRIS,…),

I’m a Ph.D. and my abstract has been selected for an international conference. This is my first international occasion.
I have to pay now the fee as an author and I have little time to submit the full paper before the deadline for the future proceedings. (I’m also evaluating to take mode time and completing it in the future, for a journal)
I’m here cause in this call there is the option for not presenting the full paper but to register as an author the same. I have no experiences in this matter so here is my question: what happens if I decide to not submit the full paper? For me would be very important to present my work in progress at the conference and, maybe, one day publish the full paper in a journal.

Thanks in advance

I am writing my CV for a postdoctoral position. I have just obtained my PhD. I have a decent number of published papers. Should I write a very small (2-3 line) description of what I have done in that paper? Maybe also with a smaller font and written in italic so that it is easily skipped if not interested. Same for the PhD/Masters thesis.

The counterargument is that short abstract would be considered negatively, either as padding or just making the CV harder to read.

Thanks!