M. Pinar Mengüç* and Nevin Selçuk**

*Mechanical Engineering Department

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0108, USA

**Chemical Engineering Department

Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey



This guide has been prepared for authors of abstracts of poster papers to be presented at the ICHMT International Symposium on “Radiative Transfer” to be held in Bodrum, Turkey, on 17-22 June 2007.  It provides rules for the preparation of the extended abstracts that will be distributed to participants at registration, and has been written in accordance with these requirements (except for its length).  Authors are requested to follow these guidelines to achieve uniformity in the presentation of the Book of Poster Abstracts.




Use only one side of A4 size (210 ´ 297 mm) or quarto (8 ½  ´ 11 inch) good quality white bond paper. The text should be single-spaced.  If superscripts or subscripts make this a problem, wider spacing may be necessary.  Leave double spaces between paragraphs.  Begin paragraphs flush at the left margin without indentation.  The typing area of all pages should not exceed 170 x 247 mm, whichever size of paper is used, with equal margins on left and right.  Each page should be completely filled with typing and/or diagrams (except perhaps the last page).  The total length of an abstract, including all figures, tables and references if any, should be at least two pages and not more than three pages.


References should be numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned1, using superscripted2-3 Arabic numerals4.


Do not type page numbers.  Lightly write the page number and the first author’s name at the bottom of each page, using a light blue pencil.


Special instructions if using a computer or word processor


Authors should use Times or Times New Roman, 12-point character size for the text.  A laser printer must be used for preparation of the manuscript.  A dot matrix printer is not acceptable.  The printer should have a typeface that features descenders below the baseline.  The text should be left and right justified.


Layout of the abstract


The layout of the abstract should follow the style of this document, starting with a title, name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s).  The title should appear 32 mm below the top edge of the page.  It should be brief, clear and descriptive.  Use all bold capital letters (except if formulae or symbols appear in the title), centered on the width of the typing area.  Leave one blank line after the title and another after the affiliation(s).


If your abstract is divided into sections and subsections, please use the format adopted here, in which first-level headings are in bold capitals, centered on the line, and second level headings are in bold lower case (initial capital), left aligned.


Non-English speaking authors


Authors from non-English speaking countries are requested to find persons who are competent in English and familiar with the scientific language who can edit their abstracts and manuscripts before submission.  As there is no copy editing stage for camera-ready manuscripts, it is the responsibility of authors to ensure that the presentation of their papers reaches the same high level as that of the work they describe.




All authors of recent-work poster presentations are expected to send their abstracts, electronically, for peer-review, to the Co-Chairman, M.P. Mengüç, to arrive before April 1, 2007.


          Professor M. Pinar Mengüç

          Department of Mechanical Engineering

          University of Kentucky

          Lexington, KY 40506-0108



The final abstracts are to be sent, to ICHMT Secretariat, in camera-ready form and preferably in pdf format (or as MS-Word document), as attachment to an email message, to arrive before May 1, 2007.


          Professor Faruk Arinc                   

          Mechanical Engineering Department

          Middle East Technical University    

          Ankara 06531, Turkey





 1.   Ritchie, G. S., Nonlinear Dynamic Characteristics of Finite Journal Bearing, Trans. ASME, J.  Lub. Tech., Vol. 1, No. 3, pp 375-376, 1983.

 2.   Kincaid, D. and Cheney, W., Numerical Analysis, Brooks/Cole Publ. Co., Pacific Grove, California, 1991.

 3.   Erdas, G., Free Vibration Analysis of Beams and Plates Using Finite Element Method, M.Sc. Thesis, METU Mech. Eng. Dept., Ankara, 1983.

 4.   Fauchais P., Plasma Theory, Proceedings of ICHMT Seminar, Çesme, July 4-8, 1994, pp 1-14.