MFPT 2017 > Author Guidelines
Preparation of Papers and Presentations for Proceedings
The paper that will appear in the MFPT Proceedings must be submitted in the form of a finished, spell-checked,
correctly formatted Microsoft Word
document prepared by the author.
Papers will normally be of the
order of 10 pages in length, but should not exceed 20 pages.
The paper must be formatted for 8-1/2 x 11 inch
US Letter paper with
1.25 inch left and right margins and
1.0 inch margins at the top and bottom.
It is essential that all authors stick to this format, because it
will ensure uniformity with the finished proceedings; in particular, please do not include any
headers or footers (other than page numbers) and ensure that no tables, diagrams,
notes, etc infringe any of the margins. Please
use 12 point Times New Roman font throughout.
The following formatting example, available in three versions, gives further
guidance and assistance:
Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2003/XP
PDF ('View' Only)
We assume that you will use an
electronic PowerPoint (or Adobe PDF) format to present
your paper at the Conference and you will be asked to upload your
file to our Dropbox account prior to the Conference (and
we will send you instructions on how to to this in due
course). Your presentation will be
included in the electronic proceedings along with your paper (if
At the Conference, each session room
will have computer projectors connected to
laptops with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 and
Adobe Reader installed on them. In the Conference program
you will be allocated a strict 30 minute slot to present
your work; we suggest you allow 20-25 minutes to present and
reserve the final 5-10 minutes to answer questions.
Subject to statutory copyright law, when you submit your
paper to MFPT for publication in the conference proceedings,
you are implicitly transferring copyright of the paper to
MFPT so that they alone may offer copies of your paper, and
the proceedings of which it is a part, for sale to
interested parties, or offer them for publication in the
MFPT newsletter or other technical journals. If you or
anyone else wishes to publish, copy, or distribute your
paper or part of it in any form they should ask MFPT
Headquarters for permission. MFPT does not have copyright
of the work or data that went into the paper, just the
version of the paper that you submitted. You are therefore
free to publish a related or updated paper based on the same
work and data elsewhere in future.
respectfully request that you ensure your paper and presentation
have a technical, rather than a company promotional, flavor, and
that you keep the use of company logos and trademarks to a minimum.
You are responsible for obtaining any required
releases for presentation and publication of your paper.
Finally, if you are submitting a written
paper for inclusion in the hardbound proceedings, donít forget to
upload your completed paper, in Microsoft
Word format and renamed in the format 'YourLastName - Paper', by
Monday 6 March 2017, using the the instructions
provided in the abstract acceptance email you were sent by Marianne
Please contact to
Marianne Gassman (215-346-2870
) if you have any questions.