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Guidelines for Written Papers

Guidelines for Written Papers for Posters/Papers

INTRODUCTION

The specifications below provide important guidelines for the organization and formatting of the written papers to be published in the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled Persons, TRANSED 2012, India.  Authors whose abstracts have been accepted must follow the instructions provided. Written papers are required for both- the poster presentations as well as paper presentations.  Papers that do not adhere to the guidelines may not be considered for publication.  All accepted Abstracts and Papers in CD-ROM format ( Flash drive/memory stick) will be distributed to all registrants at the Conference.


LANGUAGE

The conference will be in English only. Papers must be submitted and presented in English.


CRITICAL DATES

  • Deadline for submission of Final Papers: March 31, 2012 (extendable till April 30 in exceptional cases and only on written request)
  • In order for you to submit full paper, you need to first register on the website.
  • "Super Saver" offer is valid till February 29, 2012.
  • "Early Bird" offer is valid from March 01, 2012 to July 31, 2012. Thereafter, the delegates will have to pay the full registration fee.
  • Pre-conference meetings, workshops and technical tours: September 17, 2012.
  • Conference: September 17-20, 2012
  • Post conference study tours: September 21-23, 2012


FORMAT

 

Copyrights and Previously Published Material

Papers previously published or presented elsewhere as a poster/paper will not be accepted. However, it is the responsibility of the authors to ensure that a published /presented paper is not submitted for review. In case of any doubt, please clarify from the TRANSED 2012 Secretariat at secretariat@transed2012.in giving details of /online link of the paper/abstract.  Authors who have submitted the abstracts have assigned the right to the Conference organizers to publish the abstracts and final papers in the TRANSED 2012 Conference Proceedings.


Length of Papers

The length of each paper, including the summary, references, tables, photographs and figures, must not exceed 10 pages.

 

Electronic File Formats

Two electronic versions of papers are required for submission.  Papers must be submitted in both Adobe PDF and Microsoft Word formats.  Files must not exceed 2MB in size.

 

Font
Use 12 point Arial font throughout the paper.

 

Alignment

Text should be aligned left.

 

Pagination

Please do not include page numbers.

 

Margins and Paper Size

Paper size must be A4 21.0 cm X 29.7 cm

Margins should be set at Top 2.54 cm (1”), Bottom 2.54 cm (1”), Left 2.54 cm (1”), and Right 2.54 cm (1”). 

 

References

All references should be cited in the text using square brackets and include the authors last name and the year of the referenced material, such as [author’s last name, year].  Only references that are cited in the text should be included in the reference list.  The references should be listed alphabetically according to the primary author’s last name.  References should use the style indicated below where applicable:

 

Example for printed sources:

Author’s last name, author’s first name or initials. Year. “Title of the article”, The Journal, Volume, Issue, page number (e.g.:  pp. 15 – 26).

 

Example for websites:

Corporate or personal authors. Year. Title of document. [medium, i.e., Internet, Intranet or Online]. Available from:  web address (complete URL), date accessed by the author. Please consult the following webpage: http://libweb.anglia.ac.uk/guides/new_harvard.php for a comprehensive guide to referencing.

 

Figures and Tables

Figures and tables should be centered and numbered consecutively and each must have a caption underneath. You may use graphical figures and colored photographs subject to the maximum file size limit of 2 MB.  Captions must provide an adequate description of the figure, photograph or table. This is especially important for delegates with visual impairments and who must rely on readers to access the information.

 

Headings and Spacing

Section headings in the paper should adhere to the following structure:

 

1.  SECTION HEADING (Leave a space of two lines before a HEADING and a space of one line after. Number the headings as indicated in this example.)

 

Text

 

1.1 Sub Heading (Leave a space of one line before a Sub-Heading.  Number sub headings as indicated in this example.)

 

Text

 

1.1.1 Sub-Sub Heading (Leave a space of one line before a Sub-Sub Heading.  Number sub headings as indicated in this example.)

 

Text

 

2. Section Heading

 

2.1 Sub Heading

Text


2.1.1 Sub-Sub Heading

Text


TYPICAL EXAMPLE OF FORMATTING OF PAPER


1.        INTRODUCTION

 

2.        METHODS

2.1      Subjects

2.2      Apparatus

            2.2.1 Apparatus #1

            2.2.2 Apparatus #2

2.3      Procedure

2.4      Analysis

 

3.        RESULTS

3.1      Result of A

            3.1.1 Result of A #1

            3.1.2 Result of A #2

3.2      Result of B

            3.2.1 Result of B #1

            3.2.2 Result of B #2

3.3      Result of C

 

4.        DISCUSSION



Organization of Papers

Papers should adhere to the following structure:

 

TITLE OF WRITTEN PAPER (BOLD AND UPPER CASE)

 

LEAVE A SPACE OF TWO LINES AFTER

 

 

Last name of Author, First name of Author,

Affiliated Organization, City and Country.
e-mail address

(same format for any additional authors)

 

 

SUMMARY

The Summary of the paper should be placed here.  It should not be longer than 500 words and should summarize the general theme and topic of the paper.


Key Words:  The paper should have three, to a maximum of five, keywords, separated by semicolons (e.g.:  accessibility; bus; low floor; etc.).  These keywords should reflect the general theme of the paper.

 

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

 

Here should be stated the purpose and/or goals of your paper.

 

 

MATERIALS AND/OR METHODS

 

Materials and/or methods used for the study should be indicated in this section.

 

 

RESULTS OR EXPECTED RESULTS

 

The results or expected results of the study should be stated here.

 

 

DISCUSSION

 

The discussion should be placed here.

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

The conclusion should be placed here.

 

 

REFERENCES

 

All material referenced in the text should be listed here.  See above for format.