Author Guidelines for 8.5x11-inch Proceedings Manuscripts
The abstract is to be in fully-justified italicized text, at
the top of the left-hand column as it is here, below the
author information. Use the word “Abstract” as the title,
in 12-point Times, boldface type, centered relative to the
column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-
point, single-spaced type, and may be up to 3 in. (7.62
cm) long. Leave two blank lines after the abstract, then
begin the main text. All manuscripts must be in English.
These guidelines include complete descriptions of the
fonts, spacing, and related information for producing
your proceedings manuscripts.
A zip-file of this sample manuscript is also available
(http://mecha.ee.boun.edu.tr/word2.zip), which you can
use as a template to prepare your paper.
Please note that your paper should normally be
pages. A maximum of two additional
pages can be used subject to a charge of $100/page.
2. Formatting your paper
All printed material, including text, illustrations, and
charts, must be kept within a print area of 6-7/8 inches
(17.5 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.54 cm) high. Do not
write or print anything outside the print area. All
must be in a two-column format. Columns are to be 3-
1/4 inches (8.25 cm) wide, with a 5/16 inch (0.8 cm)
space between them. Text must be fully justified.
3. Main title
The main title (on the first page) should begin 1-3/8
inches (3.49 cm) from the top edge of the page, centered,
and in Times 14-point, boldface type. Capitalize the first
letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs;
do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or
prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word).
Leave two blank lines after the title.