Guidelines for Abstracts, Presentations & "Research in a Flash"

Abstract Submission

All abstracts MUST be submitted electronically to the MSS 2016's organizing committee via


Only ONE abstract is permitted per participant. For submission and registration deadlines, please visit


The abstract should follow the guidelines as detailed below: 





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Full name of the authors

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Underline name of presenter

Authors’ affiliation

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Email address of corresponding author

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  Single spacing between title, authors, affiliation and corresponding author email





British or American English

No more than 250 words

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Should include introduction, objectives, results, discussion and conclusion.

Do not include figures, tables and references.


Abstracts will be subjected to minimal editing, proofreading prior to submission is strongly encouraged.


Oral Presentation

Speakers are given 10 minutes to present their research work with a 5-minute Q & A session after each talk.


Speakers should bring a copy of their presentation to the symposium in USB memory stick/flash drive and are requested to meet at the auditorium 10 minutes prior to the start of the session to check their presentation is correctly loaded.


 A Best Oral Presenter Award will be given out based on the quality of the presentation and research work.

Poster Presentation

Posters should be in portrait orientation in A1 (594 x 841 mm) size.


Presenters are requested to put up their posters at the designated area after registration till the end of the symposium.


A Best Poster Presenter Award will be given for each of the six categories.

"Research in a Flash!"

Speakers are given 3 minutes to present their research project to a general audience. Exceeding the time limit will result in disqualification.


Only ONE PowerPoint slide is allowed. The presentation should include: the importance of the research, how was the research question addressed, and the long term outcomes anticipated.


The presentation should NOT include slide transitions, music, video, props, rapping and singing.