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1 Author Instructions How to upload a full session proposal with abstracts – two step process

2 Paper Management System Website If you have ever used Mira you have an account. You do not need a new account every year. If you are a new user select New User at the top of screen to create an account.http://submissions.miracd.com/ASCE/Structures2013 If you do not remember you password use the forgot my password button or e- mail Debbie Smith at for Use this if you forgot your password

3 Quick Summary Step 1- Upload Session Document first Login to paper management system Select the option – Create a new full session proposal Next screen- select the topics you are submitting the session to. Then enter the Session title, Upload the document and hit save. When you are done - tell the authors who will upload the abstract to your session the session number and title Step 2- Upload Abstract to a Session Login to paper management system Select the option- submit an abstract to an existing session proposal Enter all author information into the system Enter Abstract title and Upload abstract document See a drop down menu and select the session you have been asked to connect your session to. Hit save and continue Complete the Copyright page Proofread your abstract make sure it looks correct Accept your abstract See a screen that says abstract complete – successfully submitted.

4 Step 1 – Log into paper management system Paper Management System Website If you have ever used Mira you have an account. You do not need a new account every year. If you are a new user select New User at the top of screen to create an account.http://submissions.miracd.com/ASCE/Structures2015 If you do not remember you password use the forgot my password button or Debbie Smith at for Use this if you forgot your password New User button

5 Author Page Authors have 3 choices; 1)Submit a New Individual Abstract 2) Submit Abstract to an Existing Session Proposal 3) Create a New Full Session Proposal It is very important that you make the correct selection. See next slide for definitions STEP 1- Select Create a New Full Session Proposal- Step 2 Select Submit Abstract to an existing session proposal.

6 Session Proposal Screen On this screen you select the topic the session should fall under and then enter the session Title. Upload the document. Select Save. It is important that you provide the authors who will upload the abstracts connected to the session with the correct title and number because they will need to select it from a drop down menu when they upload the abstract.

7 Upload Abstracts to a Session Once the session is uploaded you need to contact your authors of the abstracts and provide them with the correct Title and number of the Session. When the author logs in make sure they select Submit an Abstract to an existing session proposal

8 Step 2 connect the abstract to the session After you login to the paper management system Select Submit an Abstract to an existing session proposal and hit Go.

9 Step 3 -Author information page On this page you enter all the author information. Note – what ever is on this page is what is included in the printed material. You can modify this before the abstract goes for review or when you upload your final paper. The people entered are the only people who will receive communication from mirasmart.com.

10 Upload an Abstract to a Session Proposal On the abstract page you enter the title of the abstract and upload the file. PDF’s are not an allowable file type. Use Word.

11 Upload an Abstract to a Session Proposal On this page you click on the arrow for Session proposals and select the session your abstract is suppose to be connected to. If you do not know you need to find out before you continue. You may not connect your abstract to a session if you were not invited to. This may cause your abstract to be rejected. If you have not been asked to be part of a session you should upload to Submit a new individual abstract not this. Remember to hit save and continue with my abstract.

12 Copyright Read the Copyright and permission information and select the appropriate response.

13 Step 7 -Proof Read On this page you view your abstract and choose one of the options below.

14 Submit your abstract Read the options and select the appropriate one. If you do not hit Accept my abstract the process is not done.

15 Successful Submission Make sure you have a successful submission. If not go back and see what was not completed. If you have questions feel free to contact Debbie Smith


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