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Call for Papers

Congress participants are encouraged to submit papers. Papers are sought for all topics. The official language of the Congress is English. The paper should present the material that is novel and preferably unpublished at the time of the Congress. Prospective authors are asked to submit only one paper for consideration. No author will be invited to present more than one paper, with the exception that an author presents one paper on Education in Mechanics and the other in one of the other sessions.

Submission of an Abstract and an Short Paper should be performed on the Congress website after September 1, 2011. The submission deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2012. Contributors will be informed of the decision of the International Papers Committee, and on the assignment of their paper to a session, before April 10, 2012. The author of a paper invited for presentation is expected to register and present the paper at the Congress.

Lecture Sessions

Papers selected for presentation as lectures will be arranged by subject in about 20 parallel sessions. A period of 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes discussion, will be allotted to each paper. Standard audio-visual equipment (PC, computer projector, screen, microphone, and pointer) will be available in each lecture room. Other equipments will be made available if requested by July 20, 2012.  Authors using computer presentations are requested to upload their files to the Congress server before August 20, 2012 and to bring their presentation on a CD-ROM.  The file format should be PDF, MS PowerPoint or MS Word.  Full details of projection facilities will be published on the Congress website and communicated to all lecturers by May 1, 2012.

Seminar Presentation Sessions

Authors of papers accepted for presentation in the seminar session are required to present a brief summary (3 minutes) in the conventional lecture-room format during one of several parallel sessions. In the remaining time, authors will present their work in more detail with the aid of posters in a designated area in the south lobby of the 1st floor in the congress venue. Poster-viewing and discussion sessions are scheduled for August 21 Tuesday afternoon, and August 23 Thursday afternoon, following the seminar sessions. Authors are required to post their posters in the designated area one day before the poster-viewing session.

The Congress will provide poster boards and stands, and glue tapes. Posters should be prepared directly on one sheet if possible, or at least on a few A1 or A2 sheets. Be warned that posters made by taping together A4 or quarto sheets tend to look amateurish and may not do your presentation justice. The lettering should be large enough to be read by someone standing 2m back from the poster and the following text sizes are suggested. Title: 2-3 cm; Authors’ names and affiliations: 2cm; Section headings (ABSTRACT, RESULTS, etc.): 2 cm. The text itself should be approximately 10mm high. The use of more diagrams, colour, and fewer words is recommended for clarity. Use phrases and short sentences in “bullet points”. It is recommended that the poster be divided into sections: a one or two sentence abstract; problem definition and/or aims; methods; results; conclusions.