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Abstract Guidelines

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The purpose of an abstract is:

  • to give a clear indication of the project objective, scope, approach and results of the paper so that readers may determine whether the full text will be of particular interest to them; The abstract should not attempt to condense the whole subject matter into a few words for quick reading.
  • to provide key words and phrases for indexing, abstracting, and retrieval purposes. Keywords should be included on a separate line at the end of the abstract text.

The abstract should be one paragraph and should be no more than 250 words.