Instructions for Formatting Manuscripts for ISI2008 Extended Abstracts and Proceedings

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Extended abstracts

Extended abstracts should be submitted to the Organizing Committee by September 14, otherwise publication of your abstracts cannot be guaranteed. Prepare your manuscripts using Microsoft Word. Save your file as g*.doch (not g*.docxh) format which is compatible with version 97-2003.  If you cannot, save your documents as the format that can editable by MS Word. Send the electronic files as attachment files of e-mail to: . Editorial office appreciates your additional submission of Adobe portable document format (pdf) files to avoid unexpected problems with MS Word.


Proceedings should be submitted at the registration desk of ISI2008 (October 4-8). Prepare your manuscripts in the same manner as extended abstracts and save files in a CD, and bring it with a hard copy of the manuscripts and Form B (copyright transfer form).

Default language

Should be set to English

Page layout (see also sample file (word / pdf) )

Paper size and number of pages

21 cm ~ 29.7 cm (A4, standard)

Extended abstracts: 2 pages

Proceedings: up to 8 pages

Page set-up

Margins:   — top: 2.5 cm;

— bottom: 2.7 cm;

— left/right: 2.5 cm.

Gutter: 0 cm.

From edge:           — Header: 1.25 cm;

— Footer: 1.25 cm.

Resulting type area: 16 cm ~ 25 cm.


Full (or left only, if preferred).

Line spacing

Line spacing should be set at 1. The first line of a paragraph should be indented.

Numbering of pages

Each page of the manuscript should be numbered in the bottom center (use gHeaders and Footersh menu) with numbers in Times New Roman 11 point.

Leave only one space after a full stop.


Font and point size

Use Times New Roman and Symbol fonts only. Font size should be (see sample):

—Title: 16 point

—Authors and affiliation: 14 point

—Text (and abstract in proceedings): 12 point

—Figure caption and table (title and text): 12 point bold

—Headings Level 1: 14 point bold; Level 2: 12 point bold italics

—Authorfs name in reference cited in text: 12 point italics

Mathematical signs and equations

Use the special characters: ~ (ALT 0215) for the multiplication sign; en dash – (ALT 0150) for minus; and raised dot (ALT 0183) for combining units (e.g. MW·h). For equations, use the Microsoft equation editor accessible through Insert/Object/Microsoft Equation.

Do not underline

Use italics, bold or bold italics instead.

Figures and tables

Do not wrap text around tables and figures.

Tables and figures should be placed at the top or bottom of the page if possible. (If tables or figures are not available in the Microsoft Word file, leave appropriate blank spaces.)


Line drawings should not contain detail that will not reproduce clearly at the final, printed page size (e.g. plotted symbols, fine lines and shading). Photographs should be supplied as good quality glossy prints.

Figures should be included into the Word document using the gInsert/Pictureh menu in Word. Figures should not be included using the gInsert/Objecth functionality.

Otherwise figures should be submitted as separate files as follows:

— scanned images in TIF format,

— image files produced with a vector graphics capable software in EPS format.


Photographic images should be scanned using a resolution of 300 dots per inch (dpi).

Graphs or diagrams should be scanned using a resolution of 600 dpi.

Figure numbering and captions

Arabic numerals, Times New Roman 12 points bold. See sample.

Table formatting

Do not use boxes; use horizontal lines only. Width: do not exceed 16 cm (if less than 16 cm, center table) or, for a table in landscape format, 25 cm. Text in each entry does not need paragraph indent.

Table numbering and headings

Roman numerals, Times New Roman 12 points bold. Footnotes should be 10.5 points and indicated by raised lower case letters.


References are cited in the text by the last name of the author and the year. If the authorfs name is part of the sentence, only the year is bracketed. References are arranged alphabetically by the last name of authors. Multiple entries for a single author are arranged chronologically. Two or more publications by the same author in the same year are distinguished by a, b, c after the year. Apply hanging indent by 0.5 cm in the References section. See sample.


Run the manuscript through the spelling checker.