Instructions for Authors for Preparing Papers or Industrial Reports

This page gives instructions for authors for preparing a paper that will be published on CD-ROM. Templates in the format .pdf, .ps and .dot can be downloaded at the end of this page. The Word template (.dot file) provides a simple way of writing the paper . The final form of the abstract will look alike this .dot file and writers can use the "lazy" way of just typing over the document. The different extra styles (e.g. Authors, Title of Paper etc.) can be used to define the appearance of your text according to the instructions for authors.


We prefer that the paper (including all figures) is saved in Microsoft Word for PC. However, we will accommodate PDF, postscript or LaTeX versions.

in minimum 2 DIN A4 pages, an industrial report should have not more than 6 pages

DIN A4 (21 cm x 29,7 cm)

Use a laser printer for the hard-copy printout

20 mm top, left, and right; 35 mm margin bottom

Leave the front side of the pages unnumbered, write a provisional page number and the name of the corresponding author on the reverse side with a soft pencil.

Main Text:
Type size 10 pt Times Roman (except for title, address, and headings), single spaced, single column


The complete paper title should be centred at the top of the first page in capital letters on line one in 16pt Times Roman single spaced with 6pt before and 32pt after.

In 12 pt Times Roman centre the author name(s) with title, the complete company address in the line below, the telephone-, fax-number and Email address one further line below. Leave 32 pt free and begin typing the abstract.

Each paper should begin with an abstract of not more than 150 words (in 10pt Times Roman). Type the word ABSTRACT: followed directly by the abstract itself.

Leave 24 pt free before typing the word KEYWORD: followed by up to ten keywords describing your paper


1st level headings: i
n capital letters 12 pt Times Roman. Spacing: 24pt before 12 pt after.

2nd level headings:
in capital letters in 10 pt Times Roman. Spacing: 18pt before 12 pt after.

3rd level headings: in 12 pt Times Roman, Italic. Spacing: 18pt before 12 pt after.


All figures, illustrations, and graphics are advised to be -if possible- in black and white and in the format *.gif, *.tif, *.jpg, or *.bmp with 600dpi . Figures in colour will have to be converted in grey-scale or scanned from the hardcopy in order to be included in the electronic version. Table and Figure labels should be printed below in the centre, with 10pt single spaced Times Roman typeset 6pt before and 12pt after and should be numbered in order of appearance in the text. If possible, use cross referencing in Word for creating links with your Tables and Figures


You must make sure to use either the Microsoft Equation Editor or the MathType add-on for all math objects in your paper. Avoid using Word fonts or symbols for in-line single variables with superscripts or subscripts. Number equations consecutively with equation numbers in parentheses. Use if possible cross referencing in Word for creating links with your equations . Be sure that the symbols in your equation have been defined before the equation appears or immediately following.


Number citations consecutively in square brackets [citation number]. Multiple references (for example [1],[2]) are each numbered with separate brackets. Use cross reference linking in Word for creating links with your references. When citing a section in a book, please give the relevant page numbers. At the end of the paper, list all references in appearance order.


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