Formatting Guidelines for Authors

Posters 2 pages max
Short papers 4 pages max
Full papers 8 pages max

Refereed papers and posters must be submitted as PDF documents.
No other format will be accepted.
It is the responsibility of all authors to produce PDF documents that can be read and printed on any platform. Please check to ensure that you can produce PDF documents well before the submission deadline.
The inability to produce a PDF document will not result in an extension of the paper submission deadline.

Full papers must be no longer than 8 pages overall, including title, references, figures, diagrams, appendices, etc.

Short papers must be no longer than 4 pages overall, including title, references, figures, diagrams, appendices, etc.

Poster submissions are limited in length to 2 pages. Over-length or incorrectly formatted submissions will be rejected without reviewing.

Note for Accepted Posters:
  • Boards will be available in the Conference venue foyer for Poster display.
  • Authors submitting posters for the conference proceedings should also prepare an A1-format print in COLOUR to affix to the boards. The A1 Posters need not be submitted beforehand.
  • Conference Participants, will have to possibility of viewing the posters throughout the conference. However a dedicated time-slot has been reserved in the conference program over the two days. Authors are advised to be present during the reserved poster sessions to answer any queries.

Papers can be prepared using Microsoft Word with the template provided here [link]. Other document preparation systems can be used, but are not recommended and no assistance will be provided in the case of problems. Authors using other document preparation systems are responsible for producing output completely equivalent to that produced using one of the methods below.

If using Microsoft Word, the following style files must be used for submission of refereed papers and poster papers:
or as

The submitted work must be a complete work. No abstracts please. Use the template provided here but with the initial submission please REMOVE the author details from the paper (i.e. name, university or company information and address, as well as any acknowledgements that may lead to information about the authors).
The submitted paper or poster file must be submitted anonymously (without any references to author affiliation).
Converting from Microsoft Word format to PDF depends on which version of Word and which other software you have on your system.
For Word 2007 users, you can directly publish a copy of your Word document as a PDF file.
Prior to Word 2007 there was no built-in PDF functionality. You need a third-party utility. There are numerous available, many for free, such as PDF 995 and CutePDF Writer.
Another possible way to produce PDF from Microsoft Word is to use OpenOffice. You will have to download and install a recent version of OpenOffice.