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  1. Font - Times Roman (or similar)
  2. Margins
  3. For 8.5"" x 11" paper set margins to

    Left and right: 17.0 mm (0.67")

    Top and bottom: 16.7 mm (0.66")

    Two columns with 5.0 mm between

    For A4 paper, set margin to:

    Left and right: 13.8 mm

    Top and bottom: 25.2 mm

    Two columns with 5.0mm between

  4. Properly formatted manuscript shall not exceed 4 pages ( 8 sides) for poster and oral presentations and 8 pages ( 16 sides) for invited.
  5. Title – 12 pt bold, upper case and centered across full page.
  6. Author Information – 10 pt, type the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s) in upper / lower case centered across full page. Do not include author’s title (i.e.; Prof., Dr.), position (president, engineer), or degrees (Ph.D., M.E.).
  7. Begin double columns now
  8. Section headings – 10pt bold - Initial capitalization, flush with left margin
  9. Body text – 10pt, first line indentation 5 spaces
  10. Abstract – The abstract will be the first paragraph in your paper. It should briefly identify the main ideas detailed in your paper. This is where the double-column format will begin.
  11. Introduction – This section is used to preface your paper. It should provide background on the subject being addressed by the study.
  12. Main Body – The main body of the paper is comprised of the Methods, Results and Discussion sections. The text in the main body must also follow the double-column format. Please note that figures can span two columns.
  13. Conclusion – This section must be included in all papers and is a summary of what was accomplished by the study.
  14. Acknowledgements - place acknowledgements here, if needed.
  15. References – places any references here.

Equations - Equations can be incorporated in your technical paper in many ways. Some may be images you have scanned, some may be created with third-party equation software, some may be done with symbol fonts, and some may be done with equation editing tools of the word processor. However they are done, they should be numbered consecutively throughout the document, centered, and the equation number should be enclosed in parentheses flush to the right-hand margin. If you physically paste equations into white space in order to create your camera-ready paper, make sure the electronic file retains the same spacing.

Photographs - All photographs submitted must be originals. Black and white photographs produce the best results. Color photographs do not reproduce well and should not be used. All photographs, figures, illustrations, tables, graphs, etc. should be pasted down within the text. The manuscripts will be printed exactly as they are received.

Tables and Figures - Tables should be captioned with a consecutive table number and title, which appear above the table (e.g. Table 1. Title). Figures should be captioned with a consecutive figure number and title, which appear below the figure, (e.g.; Figure 1. Title). The images should be submitted as separate files as *.gif or *.jpg format. The following naming convention should be used: E-Equation; Fig-Figure; T-Table. For example, Equation 1 should be saved as eq1.gif, Figure 1 as fig1.gif; and Table 1 as t1.gif (only if a table or equation is submitted as a graphic).

Graphics - Note: Graphics should be linked or embedded in your document. All images must be in black and white or grayscale mode. Black and white artwork should be saved at 600 dpi as a bitmap image and saved as a *.gif file; photos and grayscale images should be saved at 300 dpi as a grayscale image and saved as a *.gif file.

Footnotes and References - Citing another’s work is the standard method of authenticating data, crediting another worker in the field, or guiding the reader to supplementary or collateral information. Footnotes appear at the bottom of the page on which they occur. References should be numbered consecutively and be listed in a References section at the end of the technical paper. For your text, references should be numbered in order of first appearance in the body of the paper by enclosing the reference in brackets (e.g. [1]). ISBN numbers (if known) should be included after the publisher name.


This information should provide you with all the guidelines necessary to prepare and submit your manuscript. If you have additional questions, please contact the organising committee as listed below:

ICT'2000 Organising committee
PO Box 35
CF38 2XE, Wales, United Kingdom
FAX: +44 (0) 2920 874692  (email)


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