The “Book of Preprints” will be published on line and in print. The style and format should meet the following guideline:
An MS Word template file for preprint manuscript including the following format is available.
A preprint manuscript should be formatted for A4 portrait. The text and drawings can be in color. However, even if the colors are used, the paper version will be printed in black and white.
The length is limited to one page. Two page preprints are allowed only for keynote lectures.
The manuscript should be typed in two columns. The spacing between the columns should be 6 mm. The top and bottom margins should be 23 mm and the left and right margins should be 19 mm. The standard number of lines on a page is 49.
Leave a white box of 31 mm in width and 21 mm in height at the left top of the margin border.
The first line should be the title which should be in a font size larger than the body text.
Leave a blank line below the title. Then the list of authors should be flushed right. Each author data should be in the style ‘(Short affiliation name)(Membership type)Name’. The Membership type should be one of ‘Reg’ for regular membership (including honorary membership), ‘Cor’ for corporate membership, ‘Stu’ for student membership, ‘Div’ for divisional membership, ‘Int’ for international membership (including international student membership and international concord membership), and ‘Aff’ for affiliate institute membership. It is needless to write ‘Oth’ for educational membership and nonmember is. Place a circle or asterisk symbol ahead of the speaker's name. The corresponding author should be marked with a superscript asterisk *.
e.g. (Eng. U.)*(Reg)Tanaka I.* · (Stu)Smith A. · (Sci. U./JST)Saito H. · (New York U.)Kennedy B.J.
Leaving a blank line below the author list, start the body text. In case of the keynote lectures, the body text can start from the first line on the second page.
The footnote with an asterisk should be placed on the right bottom and describe the contact information of the corresponding author such as the E-mail address.
A manuscript PDF file should be no larger than 1229 KB (kilobytes).
A PDF file created by Adobe Acrobat is preferred. The Adobe PDF setting file (joboptions file) for Acrobat containing the following settings is available.
PDF version: 1.4 (Acrobat 5.X) is preferred.
No security settings on the PDF files are allowed.
Embed the fonts in the PDF file for reproducing the exact output.
The acknowledgement number and password shown in the acknowledgement e-mail is necessary for uploading the PDF file.
The PDF file can be overwritten by uploading a revised version any times by the deadline.
No submission and revision are allowed after the deadline of the manuscript submission.