Sam Sideman* and Faruk Arinc**
*Department of Biomedical Engineering
Technion, IIT, Haifa 32000, Israel
**Mechanical Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University, 06531 Ankara, Turkey

This guide has been prepared for authors of abstracts of papers to be presented at the ICHMT International Symposium on Visualization and Imaging in Transport Phenomena to be held in Antalya, Turkey, on 12-17 May 2002. It provides rules for the preparation of the extended abstracts which 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 guide-lines to achieve uniformity in the presentation of the Book of Abstracts.


Use only one side of A4 size (210 x 297 mm) or quarto (81/2 by 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 for 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.


The abstracts of all "new" papers, keynotes, oral and poster presentations (except the posters dedicated to most recent work with no paper) should be sent to Prof.Dr. Sam Sideman in camera-ready form and preferably as MS-Word Document in a diskette, by direct uploading, or as attachment to an email message to arrive by January 15, 2002.

Professor Sam Sideman
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Technion, IIT
Haifa 32000, Israel
Tel: +972-4-829 4139
Fax: +972-4-822 4131

The "new" abstracts of most-recent-work posters should also be sent to Prof.Dr. Sam Sideman in a similar manner to arrive by March 1, 2002.

The final abstracts of all papers, including keynotes and recent-work posters, accepted for presentation, will be included in a book of abstracts which will be available on site at the registration.


  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, Cesme, Turkey, July 4-8, 1994, pp 1-14.