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All contributed papers at CHT-12 will be by poster presentation; only keynote papers will be given orally. The following suggestions are offered to assist in the preparation of posters.

  • It is recommended that posters be prepared directly onto A0 sheets - 841 mm wide by 1189 mm high - or at least onto large (A1 or A2) sheets. Posters made by taping together A4 or quarto sheets tend to look amateurish.
  • The lettering should be large enough to be read by someone standing 2 m back from the poster. The following text sizes are suggested:
    • Title: 2-3 cm
    • Authors' names and affiliations: 1½ - 2cm
    • Section headings (ABSTRACT, RESULTS, etc.): 1½ - 2 cm
    • The text itself should be of the order of 5-10 mm high.
  • For clarity, use lots of diagrams, lots of colour, and not many words.
  • 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.
  • The rules for the preparation of good slides apply equally to the preparation of good posters:
    • keep them simple
    • avoid overcrowding and excessive information
    • use large lettering and thick lines
    • "one picture is worth a thousand words"
  • A sample poster from a previous conference is offered as an example. Click here to download .
  • Posters are to be attached to the poster boards using reusable tack ("blutac" or similar) which will be available at the Registration Desk, and not by thumb tacks (drawing pins) or adhesive tape.


Nov. 15, 2011 One page abstracts

Dec. 15, 2011 Notification of abstract acceptance

Jan. 30, 2012 Full text of paper 

Apr. 1, 2012 Paper acceptance subject to amendment

May 1, 2012 Final acceptance

May 21, 2012 Early registration deadline and final payment date for publication in Proceedings 


The goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas, methods and results in computational heat transfer.  Papers on all aspects of CHT
– both fundamental and applied – will be welcome.


The symposium will take place in Bath, England.



 University of Bath  UNSW