INSTRUCTIONS TO AUTHORS FOR THE PREPARATION OF PAPERS FOR THE PROCEEDINGS

Principal Author Name (1), Co-Author Name (1), Co-Author Name (2)

(1) Affiliation, Complete mailing address (including country), Email:
(2) Affiliation, Complete mailing address (including country), Email:

ABSTRACT/RESUME

The Proceedings will be published after the meeting either on the dedicated website, as a CD-ROM, or both. Papers should be prepared in electronic format in PDF (portable document format) only.

The following are some guidelines for preparing the electronic copy in accordance with the European Space Agency's standards for conference proceedings. Each submission should resemble these instruction sheets in format and style when completed. Start with a concise Abstract, which summarises the contents of the paper.

1    GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

The paper must be written in English. As a guideline, the length of the paper (including illustrations) should not exceed eight (8) pages.

2    PAGE LAYOUT

  • Paper format: standard A4 or U.S. letter size;
  • Two columns of 8 cm each, with 1 cm between them;
  • Fully justified;
  • Single line spacing;
  • Total typing area 24 cm x 17cm with margins as in Table 1.

    Table 1. Page margins

    Unitcmin
    Top 2.50 0.98
    Bottom 3.20 1.26
    Left 2.00 0.79
    Right 2.00 0.79
  • Font:
    • Body Text: Times New Roman
    • Variable: Times New Roman italic
    • Symbol: True Type Symbol font
      (Type 1 fonts only)
  • Type Size:
    • Paper title: 12 PT BOLD, UPPERCASE (TITLE)
    • Author(s): 10 pt bold, mixed case (Author)
    • Affiliation(s): 10 pt italic, mixed case (Affiliation)
    • Normal text: 10 pt (regular "body" text)
    • Text in tables: 9 pt

3    TITLE and AUTHOR AFFILIATION

The paper title, author(s) name(s), affiliation and complete mailing address should be centred at the top of the first page using the fonts and type sizes indicated above. If there are several authors, the complete affiliation should be given for each of them using superscripts (1) in the authors (2) list (3) to refer to them.

4    HEADINGS

This sheet has been typeset in accordance with the style to be followed for the headings. Use the decimal system in Arabic figures for the numbering of headings, subheadings. Major (or section) headings are to be in capitals without underlining.


Please do not put anything in the margins specified in Table 1 as a footer will be added to the first page of each paper, giving details of the conference.

4.1    Subheadings

Subheadings or subsection headings are to be in lower case with initial capitals. They should be flush with the left-hand margin, on a separate line.

5    EQUATIONS

Equations are to be numbered consecutively throughout the paper. Each equation number must be unique (do not use "Equation 2bis" or "4'..."). Equations should be centred, with the equation number in parentheses, flush with the right-hand margin of the column.

  xn + yn = zn for all n>2     (1)

Leave a double line space before and after equations. Always refer to equations by number, as Eq. 1 or Eqs. 3-6, not as "above" or "below".

6    FIGURES AND TABLES

Responsibility for the provision of high quality figures/illustrations resides with the author. When creating the PDF, ensure that the settings for the compression of images are set to maximum quality.

Figure captions should be below the figures; table captions should be above the tables. Use the abbreviation "Fig.1," even at the beginning of a sentence.


Fig. 1. The instrument.

 

7    PAGE NUMBERING

Do not number the electronic paper.

8    REFERENCES

Number citations consecutively in square brackets [1]. Refer simply to the reference number, as in [3]. Do not use "Ref. [3]" or "reference [3]" except at the beginning of a sentence: "Reference [3] was the first...." The title of the book or of the journal shall be in italic script.

8.1   Sample References

1. Johnson N. L. and McKnight D. S., Artificial Space Debris, Orbit Book Company, Malabar, Florida, 1991.
2. Grün E., et al. Collisional Balance of the Meteoritic Complex, ICARUS, Vol. 62, 244 ­ 272, 1985.

9    SUBMITTING THE PAPER

Submit your electronic copy, PDF only, to the Conference Editor (instructions will be emailed to you). If you have any problems in submitting your paper, please contact us.