I'm advising some students preparing abstracts proposing posters at an international conference.
I was just asked about putting images in the abstract that represent data. It's a photograph of a phosphorescent screen which we use as raw data for fitting, but it's certainly an image as well.
The image is not much more than thumbnail size and in a published paper would start from the original .bmp or .png and therefore be much larger, processed differently and carefully annotated.
The conference submission guidelines include this relevant bullet:
- The Author agrees to and does hereby assign all rights, title and interest, including copyrights, in and to the abstract to the Publisher. When the abstract is ready for publication, it will be published at the Publisher's own expense, under the Publisher's name in a conference abstract.
I'm at a loss how to advise the students and today is the last day for submission (as usual).
This questions asks only about including or not including the image in the published abstract. I gather that the poster itself remains the property of the student and PI.
Different but potentially related: