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Call for Papers – Submit an Abstract

Guidelines for preparing your abstract:

  • Total session time is 40 minutes. Prepare your session for approximately 30-35 minutes leaving 5-10 minutes for Q&A.
  • Set up the problem/need your session will address. (1-2 sentences)
  • How will your session solve this problem/meet this need? Mention the main points/topics your session will cover. (1-3 sentences)
  • What technologies, services, or methodologies were employed to meet this need? (1-2 sentences)
  • What case study(ies) will be cited as examples of success? (1-2 sentences)
  • How will your session help attendees or their customers? Will they save time to market? Reduce overhead? Increase productivity? Quantify the big benefit. Example: saved 6-8 weeks. (1-2 sentences)

Content tips

Rating of abstracts for final papers and presentations will be based upon the following criteria.

  • Quality - Well organized and easily understood. A good indicator of what can be expected in the full-length presentation.
  • Relevance - Of interest to the user group audience and in line with the track topic.
  • Technical Impact - Important results, techniques, or case studies of special significance.
  • Originality - New design methodologies employed or a case study for an innovative design.
  • Practicality - Reference products in a case study or as a proof-of-concept for a design methodology, but avoid product pitches. The goal is to demonstrate feasibility or illustrate a concept, not sell the product.


CDNLive Silicon Valley 2014
March 11-12
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