It is generally agreed that one must not base reference citations on the abstract alone, but the content of an entire paper.
According to the results of a study published in PLOS Medicine, the "exaggerated and inappropriate coverage of research findings in the news media" is ultimately related to inaccurately reporting or over-interpreting research results in many abstract conclusions.
An abstract allows one to sift through copious numbers of papers for ones in which the researcher can have more confidence that they will be relevant to his or her research.
Once papers are chosen based on the abstract, they must be read carefully to be evaluated for relevance.
However, it is also important, for a conference paper, to ensure that the title describes the subject you are writing about.
You should limit the length of the title to no more than 12 words. What value are your findings and to whom will they be of use?
12 points used in the Selection Process During the abstract selection process the following 12 points are used as a guide.
We strongly recommend that you ensure your abstract satisfies these points.
As such, an abstract is used by many organizations as the basis for selecting research that is proposed for presentation in the form of a poster, platform/oral presentation or workshop presentation at an academic conference.
Most literature database search engines index only abstracts rather than providing the entire text of the paper.