Deadline for early abstract submission         20 Feb 2020
for participants who require the visa 
                                            
Notification for abstract acceptance               05 Mar 2020
for participants who require the visa
Deadline for abstraction submission              20 Mar 2020  24 May 2020
Final notification of abstract  acceptance       05 Apr 2020  24 June 2020
either oral or poster presentations 
 

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Selection criteria for oral or poster presentations

 

The reviewers will evaluate the extended abstract according to 6 criteria including:

  • Highlight text part - The highlight section should be the core summary of the work. The highlight must be self-explainable in the announcement style. The highlight should be short and briefly explain to catch readers’ interest and attention.

  • Completeness of abstract content - The abstract body should be well structured. It should contain background, method, result, discussion, and conclusion.

  • Uniqueness - This abstract shows its own originality or novelty.

  • Informative of abstract content - The quality of the abstract content.

  • Figure or table - The figure or table is informative. The description of the figure or table should be self-explainable and allows readers to understand directly.

  • Use of language - The extended abstract is nicely written with the correct form of language including grammar and punctuation. The abstract should nicely flow with consistency of language style (e.g., either British or American style), and with clear language without ambiguity.

  • Abstract in Thai (บทคัดย่อภาษาไทย) - If you are not a Thai student, please ignore this part.เป็นการสรุปใจความสำคัญจากบทความที่เขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ สรุปเนื้อหาสาระให้ครอบคลุมและกระชับ เพื่อให้คนทั่วไปเข้าใจได้ง่าย

The scores will be averaged from applicable criteria. The extended abstracts in the top lists of each area will be selected for oral presentation. The remaining extended abstracts will be selected as poster presentations.

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Abstract scope

 

TSAC 2020 accepts the extended abstract in 3 main areas including:

  • Area 1 - Scientific related and engineering-related fields

    • Engineering

    • Science

    • Chemistry

    • Information Technology

    • Mathematics and statistics

  • Area 2 - Biological related fields

    • Medicine

    • Biotechnology

    • Agriculture

  • Area 3 - Others

    • Human behavior

    • Economic

    • Social science

    • Political science

    • Law

    • Business and finance

    • Music and Art

    • Others

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The extended abstract guideline

 

The extended abstract should be prepared and contains the following sections:

  • Main title

  • Second title

  • Authors

  • About the authors

  • Acknowledgments

  • Keywords

  • Highlight text

  • Abstract - the abstract body should contain:

    • Background 

    • Method 

    • Result 

    • Discussion and conclusion

  • References

  • One figure or one table

  • Abstract in Thai (บทคัดย่อภาษาไทย) - If you are not a Thai student, please ignore this part.

The authors must prepare the extended abstract using the guideline below. The template file is available from here (MS Word file) or check below:

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Main title: How to prepare for submitting to TSAC 2020? (The main title should short and catchy.)

Second title: The guideline and the template for the extended abstract for TSAC 2020. (The second title should emphasize the main title.)

 

Authors: (only first names and family names, describe the affiliations in "About the authors")

Red Yellow (RY)*, Blue Pink (BP), and White Black (WB)*

* corresponding authors (RY: red.yellow@greatest.edu, WB: white.black@goodlife.ac.co)

(RY, BP, and WB are the initials, they can be used to refer in the "acknowledgment" to shorted down the text.)

 

About the authors: (Describe the authors’ professions and affiliations as well as contributions.)

Here is an example - Ms. Yellow is a doctoral student in Prof Black laboratory at the Institute of Greatest Education, MyCity, MyCountry. This work was done in collaboration with Prof Pink from the Department of Happy Life, University of Good Life, MyCity, MyCountry. Ms. Yellow and Prof Black are the major contributors to this work for the initial idea, project design, and laboratory experiments. All experimental studies have been conducted at Prof Pink's laboratory.

 

Acknowledgments: (The initials can be used here to shorten down the text.)

Here is an example - RY and WB acknowledge the support from the national funding agency of MyCountry (Grant number: 12345). WB acknowledges the funding support from ZZZZ research fund (Grant number: 67890) and the excellent support from the University of Good Life for the laboratory facilities.

 

Keywords:

Maximum 5 keywords – for example, TSAC2020, Thai student conference, digital transformation, student network, extended abstract

 

Highlight text: (A short text to catch the readers' interest.)

The highlight section should be the core summary of the work. The highlight must be self-explainable; no reference or sentence that refers to other sections.  The writing style should be in the announcement style, and authors should not overclaim their results. The highlight should be short and briefly explain to catch readers’ interest and attention. This section must contain less than 450 characters, including spaces.

 

Abstract: (The abstract body starts here.)

Background - This section should explain the general background and motivation of the work. Authors can refer to other literature and make references using the 16th edition of Chicago reference style. For example, "there is a risk for breast cancer patients to have second cancer, lung cancer, after treatment (Lorigan, et al. 2010)”. Authors can refer to a website as “NASA has published the pictures from Curiosity robot on Mars (Greicius n.d.)”. For the font style, the text must be written using Calibri, size 11, single column. The file must be in the Microsoft Word format (.docx). However, if the authors do not have Microsoft Word, please consider using Google Doc and download as Microsoft Word (.docx). The other formats of files are not accepted. The authors should consider using reference management software such as MS Word, Endnote, or Zotero (free) to manage citations and references. Importantly, authors must not directly “copy and paste” text from other publications.

Method - This section should explain how authors have done the work. The authors should explain, for example, the source of data, the sample's size, or a number of replications. The methods, software, and versions of software used to carry out the work should be explained explicitly. The authors should also explain experimental settings used for the work, such as laboratory conditions and computing computers. If the authors have developed software or scripts, authors should mention to a repository or a website as “The XYZ python package is available at http://www.mymethod.com”. In case you have a short video to demonstrate your work, for example, music therapy, virtual reality, energy-efficient modern house design, or interview from target groups. The authors are encouraged to provide the link in the extended abstract as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXX. We suggest posting a video on YouTube on your own public channel or your own website. The content of your video needs to be unique, and it is subjected to be under your license. TSAC has no policy to claim the right over your video content.

Result – The authors should explain the results that have been discovered by the work. This part should include experimental results and the interpretations of surveys/polls. The authors are encouraged to include one figure or one table. Precisely, the figure can contain an overview of the protocol, the method and/or the results. The authors can include multiple figures, but they need to be arranged as one figure and labeled by the letter A, B, C, …, Z. For the table, it needs to be created using MS Word, which allows the editorial team to reformat later. The figure and table must be aligned in landscape and must not be larger than half of the A4 page. For the figure, the authors should provide a high-quality image.

Discussion and conclusion - This section should provide a summary of the findings of the work. The authors should discuss, for example, the possible factors that affect the results such as “We got the positive result from our survey because we have interviewed mainly the teenagers between 15 – 18 years old.”. In conclusion, the total length of the extended abstract must be at least 1 A4-page. It must not exceed 2 A4-pages, including one figure and references.

 

References:

The references must be in the 16th edition of Chicago style.  See the examples below:

Greicius, Tony. n.d. Mars Science Laboratory - Curiosity. Accessed 1 20, 2020. http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/msl/index.html.

Lorigan, Paul, Raffaele Califano, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Anthony Howell, and Nick Thatcher. 2010. "Lung cancer after treatment for breast cancer." Lancet Oncology 11 (12): 1184-1192.

 

Figure and table

The extended abstract must contain one figure or one table. The description of the figure or table should be self-explainable and allows readers to understand directly without reading the main text. The description must contain less than 350 characters, including spaces. For figure, authors must provide the figure in landscape format with high resolution (width 2500px and height 1800 px approximately) in JPG, PNG, or PDF formats. The high-resolution file must be submitted via an email by simply replying to the confirmation email from TSAC2020 after you submit the extended abstract to Easy Chair.

 

Abstract in Thai บทคัดย่อภาษาไทย

If you are not a Thai student, please ignore this part.

 

ตัวอย่างบทคัดย่อสำหรับภาษาไทย

 

หัวข้อ..............................................................................

 

โดย

ชื่อ-สกุล (1)*, ชื่อ-สกุล (2) และ ชื่อ-สกุล (3)*

*ผู้รับผิดชอบหลัก (อีเมล์ คนที่ (1) และ อีเมล์คนที่ (3))

 

 (ใส่อีเมล์เฉพาะผู้รับผิดชอบหลัก, สามารถเพิ่มได้ตามจำนวนผู้เขียน โดยมีคำว่า “และ” คั้นก่อนถึงชื่อคนสุดท้าย)

 

ประวัตินักวิจัย (เรียงตามลำดับผู้เขียนด้านบน)

นาย/นางสาว/ดร./นพ. ฯลฯ ..........(ชื่อ - นามสกุล)............................. นักศึกษาปริญญาเอก/ผู้ช่วยนักวิจัย/ ฯลฯ ………..  (ให้แปลมาจากภาษาอังกฤษ)

 

คำสำคัญ

คำที่หนึ่ง คำที่สอง คำที่สาม ...  (ไม่เกินห้าคำ)

 

บทคัดย่อ

 

บทคัดย่อแบบภาษาไทย เป็นการสรุปใจความสำคัญจากบทความที่เขียนเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ สรุปเนื้อหาสาระให้ครอบคลุมและกระชับ ความยาวไม่เกิน 15 บรรทัด บทคัดย่อภาษาไทยไม่แปลข้อความทุกบรรทัด แต่ให้เลือกและเน้นการอธิบายเพื่อให้คนทั่วไปเข้าใจได้ง่าย และเพิ่มเติม ผลที่คาดว่าจะได้รับจากงานวิจัยของท่านที่มีต่อประเทศไทยยังท้ายของบทความ

 

บทคัดย่อภาษาไทยนี้ จะเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของการพิจารณาในการคัดเลือกเพื่อให้มานำเสนอผลงานในลักษณะการบรรยายแบบปากเปล่าหรือการนำเสนอแบบโปสเตอร์ และจะจัดเก็บรวมรวมเพื่อเผยแพร่ในประเทศไทยผ่านทางช่องทางต่าง ๆ ของกระทรวงการอุดมศึกษา วิทยาศาสตร์ วิจัยและนวัตกรรม เพื่อแสดงให้เห็นถึงศักยภาพของนักศึกษาไทยที่กำลังศึกษาในประเทศภูมิภาคยุโรป บทคัดย่อภาษาไทยให้เขียนด้วยตัวอักษรแบบ Tahoma ขนาด 10 ตามตัวอย่างในไฟล์ template_tsac2020.docx ตัวอักษรแบบ Tahoma เป็นแบบอักษรที่หาได้ฟรีใน MS Word หรือ Google Doc



 

The participants who want to participate in TSAC 2020 in Bonn, Germany, for both oral and poster presentations need to submit the extended abstract. All extended abstracts will be published in the first volume of the Academic Journal for Thai Researchers in Europe (ISSN: 2730-2784) and the proceeding of the Thai Student Academic Conference together with the invited short articles from the keynote speakers. Here is the example of the final layout after reformating the extended abstract into the book layout.

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