Book of Abstracts : ACSP-AESOP 4th Joint Congress Chicago, Illinois, July 6-11, 2008

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The abstracts are first sorted by track, then by the last name of the presenting author. The final printed program distributed in Chicago and posted to the web following the Congress will also list the presenting author first. For roundtables, the moderators name is listed first. New abstract numbers have been assigned to the works and these numbers will also reference the abstracts in the final printed program. The author index follows this introduction. A keyword index is provided at the back of this publication. The Joint Congress Committee will publish a compact disk of conference abstracts. In addition, we are providing authors the opportunity to make their full papers available to Congress attendees included on the same disk. In considering whether to take advantage of this opportunity, you should be aware of a potential pitfall in providing the full paper via the conference compact disk. The issue is that some peer-reviewed journals (many in the U.S.) consider such reproduction to be prior publication and will not review for publication a paper disseminated in this way. It would be prudent to discuss this issue with the editor of a publication outlet you may be targeting prior to submitting your full conference paper for inclusion on the conference compact disk. If you are interested in having your paper available via the conference CD, please email your final PDF to no later than June 2, 2008. Final papers can not be edited by the Congress staff after we receive them. You may submit an edited completed paper in another PDF file. As indicated in the Call for Papers, the abstracts included in this book are UNEDITED and are included as they were submitted to the on-line abstract submission system. If you discover an error by Congress staff in the creation of this book, please let us know immediately by contacting, but there will be no editing of individual abstracts. Author additions, withdrawals and presentation title edits may be provided for the final printed program only. We will not incorporate substitution of one work for another by the same author, and only the peer-reviewed, accepted work can be presented at the Congress. As a reminder, the presentation schedule for the Joint Congress will be created in the second week of May, so it will be approximately the third week of May before email notifications are delivered with your presentation time. We cannot re-schedule presentations according to personal travel itineraries. If you must withdraw your presentation, please let us know as soon as possible by contacting
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