Author Guidelines

Guidelines for Preparation of Papers and Presentations for Proceedings


Presentations

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).

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.

Using the MFPT 2019 presentation template is recommended but not required. If you need assistance using the template please contact Susan.


Papers

The paper that will appear in the MFPT Proceedings must be submitted in the form of a finished, spell-checked, correctly formatted 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.

  • Each chapter should begin with an abstract that summarizes its content in 150 to 250 words. The abstract will appear online at SpringerLink and be available with unrestricted access to facilitate online searching, using e.g. Google, and allow unregistered users to read the abstract as a teaser for the complete chapter.
  • For authors working with word: please avoid inserting equations as graphic files. Use the Math function of Word 2003 or 2007, MathType or Microsoft Equation Editor to create your equations.

Please note:

The usage of these templates is not mandatory. Alternatively, you may either use a blank Word document  (for monographs) or article class (for individual contributions) and apply the default settings and styles (e.g., for heading styles, lists, footnotes, etc.).


Please Also Note the Following

We 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.

Please contact to Susan Berkelbach (215-346-2870 ) if you have any questions.