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INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF FULL TEXT PAPERS
FOR THE CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Summary (maximum 15 lines)
These instructions have been prepared for the papers which contribute to the conference themes Cultivate Debate and Dynamics and Innovation. This format should be used for your
Please use this document as a template when you are preparing your full text paper for the Cultivate Debate and Dynamics and Innovation. Participants wishing to submit a design of a Footbridge for Berlin instead of a full text paper are requested to use the template Footbridges for Berlin provided on the footbridge 2017 website.
The summary should be placed here. It should consist of one paragraph giving the objectives of the paper, a brief summary of the work presented in the following sections and a general conclusion. Please limit the summary to 15 lines.
Keywords: Include a concise list of not more than ten keywords, for example: historical; aesthetics; dynamics; structural concepts; planning; new materials; lateral vibration; response; damping.
The conference proceedings shall be published as follows:
All three items will be distributed at the conference. Authors are requested to submit the full text paper together with its two-page short version in electronic form. The page limit for the full text paper is eight pages. However, up to ten pages will be accepted if the content of the paper justifies the exceedance.
Guidelines for the preparation and submission of full text papers and the two-page short versions are given in this document. All text, figures and tables should be placed within an area 170 mm wide and 252 mm high. On A4 paper, this is equivalent to left- and right-hand margins of 20 mm, top margin of 36 mm (52 mm on the first page) and bottom margin of 20 mm. The page numbering will be added later on by the publisher.
Although manuscripts and designs will be peer-reviewed and may be returned to authors for revisions before publication, initial submissions should be made in final form assuming that no revisions shall be necessary.
Delay in returning papers and failures of the authors to meet specific deadlines may cause the papers to be excluded from publication. Re-submitted papers that do not meet the conference requirements may be rejected.
2.General formatting requirements for full text papers / two-page short versions
This document is the template for the full text paper and its two -page short version regarding your contribution to the Footbridge 2017 conference. Participants wishing to submit a footbridge design instead of a full text paper are requested to use the other template provided on the Footbridge 2017 website.
The first half of the page should include the title, information on the author(s) and the summary. The title (Arial Regular, bold 14, capital letters, left-aligned) in English must not exceed more than two (2) lines. Data for each author should be presented on 5 lines only (Arial Regular 10) including; 1) given name and FAMILY NAME; 2) Title or Position; 3) Company; 4) City and Country; 5) Email address. The summary, in English, should be a maximum of 15 lines (Arial Regular 10). A maximum of ten keywords (Arial Regular 10) should be given after the summary, with an overhanging indent of 20mm. The paper, in English, should begin on the lower half of the first page.
2.3Fonts and format to be used
The following fonts, sizes and spacing should be used as they are used in this document.
Body text should be written in Arial Regular 10 pt, line spacing 12 pt. There should be no hyphenation (cutting words) and the text should be justified. Authors are encouraged to use pure English letters. Diacritics usage may lead to printing mistakes. The distance to the next body text segment should be 6 pt and the distance to the previous text body should be 0 pt.
Headings should be limited to three levels and numbered appropriately using the decimal system. Main headings (1 Introduction) and subheadings should be written in Arial Regular bold 10 pt, line spacing 12 pt. Third level headings should also be written in Arial Regular italic 10 pt, line spacing 12 pt. The distance of the headings to the next text segment should be 6 pt and the distance to the previous text segment should be 12 pt.
2.3.3Captions and Lettering in Figures and Tables
The captions of figures and tables should be written in Arial Regular italic 10 pt, line spacing 12 pt. Lettering used in figures and tables should be large enough to be readable at reduced size (80%), i.e. characters should not be smaller than Arial 9 pt.
2.4Figures (Drawings and Photographs) and Tables
Fig. 1. This is a figure or table caption, italic
Fig. 2. Bridge Sculpture "Slinky springs to fame", Oberhausen, Germany, 2011, a) Sketch by Tobias Rehberger, b) Photo by Roman Mensing
Careful attention should be given to the quality of images, drawings and pictures. The full text paper may contain elements in colour and active hyperlinks. For ease of file transfer use compact formats for images. The above images have satisfactory resolution in jpeg format (137 kB).
Create graphs and line drawings electronically, and insert them electronically into the finished document. Photographs should also be inserted into the document. All figures and tables must be inserted near the location where they are first described. Provide a Fig. number and caption below each figure or photograph and a Table followed by a number and caption above each table. The resolution should be 150x150 dpi (dots per inch) for photographs and 300x300 dpi for drawings.
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Tables should have borders for top and bottom and under headings, but no vertical borders. Scanned drawings and tables inserted as bitmaps are not acceptable.
It is the authors’ responsibility to obtain copyright permissions for reproducing any materials such as fi gures, tables or photographs. The conference organizers will not take any liability for authors’ failure to gain proper permission.
Insert all equations using the equation editor (integrated in Microsoft Word), as text if possible, or as an image.
Equations should be referenced with a number shown in brackets, ( ), to the right of each equation:
Footnotes should not be used.
Use SI units exclusively. Decimal location should be indicated by a point “.” and not by a comma “,”.
2.8Discussion and Conclusions
The paper should finish with a discussion, final comments and conclusions.
Acknowledgements of funding etc. should be placed in this separate section of the text.
References should be listed in the order in which they appear in the paper and provided with a reference number in square brackets  using an overhanging indentation of 10 mm. References should be made in the paper using the appropriate reference number in square brackets. In the list of references, the authors’ names are uppercase and are followed by the initials. The titles of books, journals and proceedings should be in italics. Titles should be in lower and upper case as shown below. The year of publication and the page number(s) should be given.
 ANDERHEGGEN E., DESPOT Z., STEFFEN P., and TABATABAI S.R.M., “Reinforced Concrete Dimensioning based on Element Nodal Forces”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 120, No. 6, 1994, pp. 1718-1731.
 NIELSEN M. P., Limit Analysis and Concrete Plasticity, Prentice Hall, New York, 1984, 360 pp.
Full text papers and their two-page short versions should be submitted together by the deadline on 7th April, 2017. Please upload files using the Converia online system (https://express2.converia.de/frontend/index.php?folder_id=841), where you can also register for a user account.
Both should be submitted as Word files (.doc, docx) and Portable Document Format files (.pdf) with the following filenames:
3.1For the two-page short versions
SV_First Author Surname_Paper ID.doc (example: SV_Mueller_261.doc)
SV_First Author Surname_Paper ID.pdf (example: SV_Mueller_261.pdf)
The Paper ID is a number ascribed to abstract submission and can be found in your Converia user account. In this example the unique Paper ID corresponds to 261.
The two-page short versions are strictly limited to two pages and should be prepared according to these guidelines. Please keep in mind that the short versions will be printed in black and white in the conference book and will serve as a summary of your paper.
3.2For the full text papers
FP_First Author Surname_Paper ID.doc (example: FP_Mueller_261.doc)
FP_First Author Surname_Paper ID.pdf (example: FP_Mueller_261.pdf)
Careful attention should be given to the quality of images, drawings and pictures. The full text paper may contain elements in colour and active hyperlinks.
The full papers should be prepared according to these guidelines. Papers will be published on an electronic media such as a CD-ROM or a memory stick. The first page of papers should preferably be free of tables, figures or photographs. The full text papers will also be published online on www.structurae.net starting from 1st April 2018.
If you are more than two authors adopt the example below and place it at the beginning of this document.