Final Paper Submission
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Important Abstract/Paper Submission Dates:
Final Abstract/Paper Deadline: Monday, January 10, 2011, (although the deadline for papers is January 10th, there is flexibility in receiving a limited number of papers through January 20th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time)
Please Note: Whoever uploads the abstract is the same person who will need to upload the final paper if accepted.
Authors have the option to submit a final paper or a final abstract. If you submit a final paper it will be included in the Proceedings provided you follow the proper paper submission guidelines, meet deadlines, and register for the congress and pay the appropriate fee(s). If you plan to submit only a final abstract, it will NOT be included in the Proceedings. Submission of either a final paper or final abstract is required to be scheduled for presentation in the conference program. The deadline for final paper submittals is January 10, 2011. Although the deadline for papers is January 10th, there is flexibility in receiving a limited number of papers through January 20th at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time. In addition, please note that ASCE recommends first uploading your paper, or final abstract, prior to registration. Upon uploading your paper and paying your $150 deposit, you will be given a discount code. Use this discount code when registering for the Congress.
The speaker/author who uploads the final paper for inclusion in the technical program and the conference proceedings will be required to pay the paper deposit fee ($150 USD) at the time of paper upload. This deposit is non-refundable. The individual will receive a discount code, which he or she may use to obtain a $150 credit to be applied to the conference registration fee(s). Each speaker/author will be charged the deposit only once, regardless of the number of papers submitted. A copy of the Congress Proceedings is not included with the author/speaker deposit fee. To obtain a copy of the Proceedings, you must register for the Congress at the appropriate fees.
Authors whose abstracts and final papers are selected for inclusion in the technical program will be required to register for the conference at the appropriate fee(s), attend the conference, and make their presentations in person. Submission of an abstract indicates that permission to present the paper has been obtained from the responsible party owning authority of the subject project.
The deadline for author/speaker registration is midnight February 9, 2011. Should an individual submit the $150 deposit but fail to register by the deadline, that person's abstract/paper will be removed from the conference program and proceedings, and the deposit will be not be refunded.
For program questions, contact the Technical Program Chair.
The proceedings will be published as a copyrighted work of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Proceedings will be published on CD.
Plan to mount your materials at least 15 minutes prior to the opening of the session. All illustrations, charts, etc., to be posted should be prepared in advance as materials for these purposes will not be available at the conference facilities. You will need to bring your own supply of push pins. It is also recommended that you bring extra copies of your illustrations or a signup sheet for people to request copies of your information. However, no duplication facilities will be available at the conference.
A poster board will be assigned to poster presenters, with dimensions 1.22 m tall by 2.44 m wide (4' x 8'). You will have one side of the partition and another poster presenter will use the other side of the board.
Each poster must have a heading in very large type, 84 pt or greater. Your name and affiliation should also be noted in large type, around 72 pt. Headings and subheadings should be at least 36 pt. You need not use all capitals for titles and headings, for this can sometimes make them difficult to read. Other lettering, including text and lettering on illustrations or charts, should be between 18 and 24 pt, and should have double or 1.5 spacing between lines. Use a simple font such as Times, Arial or Helvetica throughout your presentation. To make something stand out, use a larger font size, bold or underline. You can also frame a section of text by putting a box around it. All material should be readable from a distance of three feet or more.
Any format that fits in the available space is acceptable. Some posters are prepared as one, large sheet and usually brought to the conference rolled up in a tube. You may need to locate a large format printer for this purpose, e.g., at a copy store. Other posters are prepared as a group of smaller sheets, which may be easier to prepare and transport. The format is up to you. Remember that you can refer to your proceedings paper for additional details. Do not simply bring a normal sized copy of your proceedings paper!
Important Note: Space will not be available for computer aided poster presentations.
Paper Formating Information:
Paper submissions are limited to 10 pages in length, 10MB, and Microsoft Word format. If you have difficulty in uploading your paper, and it falls below 10MB, please contact Patrick at MIRA for assistance.
All other formating guidelines can be found at this link - Paper Formating Instructions