Tomasz A. Kowalewski*, Witold Kosinski* and Jürgen Kompenhans **

*Polish Academy of Sciences IPPT PAN, Swietokrzyska 21, PL 00-049 Warszawa, Poland

**Institute of Fluid Mechanics DLR, Bunsenstrasse 10, D-37073 Göttingen, Germany


Summary This guide has been prepared for authors of abstracts of papers to be presented at the EUROMECH 406 Colloquium to be held in Warsaw, Poland, on May 6-8, 1999. 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. Authors are requested to follow these guide-lines to achieve uniformity in the presentation of the Book of Abstracts. The Book will appear as special issue of the Prace IPPT PAN (IPPT Reports).




Use only one side of A4 size (210 ´ 297 mm) 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 be 170 x 250 mm, 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 extended abstract, including all figures, tables and references if any, should be at least two pages and not more than four pages. References should be numbered consecutively in the order they are mentioned1, using superscripted2-3 Arabic numerals4. Use 10-point character size to list the references. 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.


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 test should be left and right justified.


Figures. Care should be taken that figures are of adequate size to be viewed after approximately 25% reduction, and that they are contained within the typing area. All original drawings should be prepared, if possible, for a uniform scale of reduction. As a general rule, lettering in the figures should be no larger than the text type size (usually 10 points) when printed.


Black and white photographs (half-tones) should be supplied as glossy prints; although original drawings on good quality paper are permitted, glossy prints or their equivalent are preferred. Photocopies or tearsheets from published materials are not acceptable. Colour photographs will not be accepted unless the additional printing cost is borne by the author. A letter acknowledging the willingness to pay for the colour prints should be sent to the editor with the print.


Figures should be numbered consecutively, e.g. Fig. 1 or Figure 2, with a single letter space between the word “Figure” and the Arabic numeral. Centred one line below the illustration, type the word “Figure” (in upper and lower case) and its number followed by a period and two-letter space. Then type the legend single spaced, with an initial capital for the first word and for proper nouns only. Example:


Figure 1. The art of typing Greek legends


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). Underline name of the author presenting the paper. 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 centred on the width of the typing area. Leave one blank line after the title and another after the affiliation(s). Short summary (max. 8 lines) should start the text. It will be used for the conference web site.


If your abstract is divided into sections and subsections, please use the format adopted here, in which first-level headings are in bold capitals, centred on the line, and second level headings are in bold lower case (initial capital), left aligned. Do not number sections. An example file of the Extended Abstract is given here as a MS Word file. Please click here to retrieve the example. You may prepare also your abstract using Latex, if the suggested layout remains the same.


Camera-ready paper presentation


As there is no copy editing stage for camera-ready abstracts, 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. Our conference has been setup to use the services of Atlas Mathematical Conference Abstracts. All conference participants are asked to submit a short version of their abstracts at . The submitted abstracts can be viewed at . Every abstract submitted there will be "World-Wide" visible.




Authors are encouraged to submit full papers, to be published in a special issue of Machine Graphics & Vision. Further details can be found at Euromech 406 Home Page:




Please send the original and one copy of your extended abstract, together with a Microsoft Word document (or standard LaTeX file) on a diskette to


Elzbieta Rybakiewicz

EUROMECH 406 Colloquium


Swietokrzyska 21

PL 00-049 Warszawa, Poland


The very final date for receiving the camera ready version of Extended Abstract is March 30, 1999 . If it arrives after this date, it will not be possible to publish your abstract.




1. Rissoto A. S.: Dynamic Characteristics of Complex Systems. J. Fluid Mech 288, pp 375-376, 1999.

2. Rover D.F., Adams J.A.: Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics. McGraw Hill, NY 1976.

3. Nygus, G.: Free Boundary Analysis of Oscillating Flow Using Finite Element Method. PhD Thesis, NTU Mech. Eng. Dept., Lagos, 1973.

4. Fucha P.: Machine Graphics - Theory and Practice. Proceedings of SPPO Seminar, Paris, July 1988, pp 11-19, AIP Press, Paris 1989.