# Abstracts

Where possible, abstracts should be written in LaTeX according to the following template (which is followed by an explanation). If you want to check that your abstract latexs without errors (a good idea!) then you will need to first download the file cmsa-abs.sty.

************ begining of template ************

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{cmsa-abs}

\begin{document}

\abs Genius

\sp Bruce Genius

\au C. O. Laborator, Bruce Genius and Lackey Postdoc

\aff University of Woolloomooloo

\ams 05C15

\title A short proof of the 4-colour theorem

\text

We had a proof of the $4$-colour theorem short enough to be written on the back of a postage stamp. Unfortunately our secretary licked the stamp in order to send in the registration form for this conference. Now we can't remember it. Honestly.

\endabs

\end{document}

************ end of template ************

Explanation:

The fields you need to supply are:

\abs Surname of the person who will speak at the conference.

\sp Full name of speaker.

\au Full list of authors who contributed to the work.

\aff Affiliations of authors (if several, separate by semicolons).

\ams (optional) The mathematics subject classification that your talk belongs to (see http://www.ams.org/msc/).

\title The title of your talk.

\text The latex source for the body of your abstract.

Once you are satisfied with your abstract please email to Robert (Tank) Aldred at raldred@maths.otago.ac.nz using the subject line '32ACCMCC abstract'. You can include the abstract either as an attachment or in the body of the email. However, please make sure that it is a plain text file, not formatted in microsoft word or html or the like. If you have any queries contact Tank at the above address.