Platform Presenter Information
Presentation Format and A/V
Platform presentations will run 25 minutes in length with an additional five minutes for questions. Meeting rooms will be equipped with a laptop computer and computer projector, as well as a lavaliere microphone and a stationary microphone at the podium.
Platform presenters will receive a complimentary one-day registration for the day of the talk or a reduced registration of $295 if attending the entire conference. Everyone must register online by June 1, 2010.
PowerPoint 2007 and older will be supported as well as common software for Internet and Media. Please communicate with us if you have special requirements/needs for your presentation.
If possible, we would like you to upload your slide presentation to our Drop Box Site, so we may install them on the conference computers prior to the sessions. We will pre-load all files that are received by noon the day before your presentation.
If you cannot send your presentation ahead of time, please bring it on a memory stick and report to the Registration table immediately upon arrival so we can arrange to have your slides installed on the appropriate computer.
Presenters may submit their manuscripts to be published in the online Conference Proceedings (see last year's). This is optional and at the discretion of each presenter. Manuscript submission guidelines can be seen below.
Platform presenters are also welcome to submit full papers to the UMass open access online journal, International Journal for Soil, Sediment and Water. Submission guidelines are posted on that web site.
Platform and Poster Presenters have until June 30, 2010 to submit a 3-page summary of their conference presentation to be included in the Conference Proceedings.
The conference proceedings editors reserve the right to make editorial and format changes to the submitted manuscripts to provide consistent style, grammar, and presentation throughout the proceedings book. No changes to substantive content will be made by the editors.
Please read the submission guidelines below. When you are ready (but by June 30), you can submit your interim-final manuscript by dropping your document on our drop box web site.
Preparing Your Manuscript:
The editors prefer simple, clear grammar and format. Authors should avoid overuse of bold, italics, underscore, indent, and any other special formatting devises. If deemed useful by the authors, an illustrative fully formatted version of the manuscript with incorporated graphics may be submitted along with the required simplified text and separate graphics files.
Further, the manuscript text is to be organized in typical scientific format possessing the following elements: title, author names and affiliations, keywords, abstract, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, and literature cited.
The three page size does not include graphics nor the literature cited.
Format for Cited References
Pages in a book:
- Rockwell, W., and H. Chang (1999). The Handbook of Environmental Toxicology (3rd edition, volume 11, pp. 101-102) New York, NY, Chemical Publishing Co., INC.
Chapter in a Book:
- Schmitt, R. (2004b). "Nano-engineered Materials: Releases and Detection in the Working Environment." in New Developments in Nanotechnology, S. Chambers, R. Morales, T. Chang & G. Howard, Hollywood, FL: University of Hollywood Press.
- Jordan, J., and M. Wilmer (2008). "Environmental Effects II: Understanding the Influence of Ambient Temperature on the Physical and Chemical Properties of Fullerenes." J. Phys. Chem. Prop. Nanomaterials 209 (5), 1006-1119.
- M. Winters, J. Kaplan, G. Lane, and M. Jones (2008). "Principles of Nanotechnology I: Chemistry and Toxicity in the Environment." Scientific Overviews in Government 919 (12), 12-45.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (October, 2008). "International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Applications and Implications." http://emsus.com/nanotechconf/.
Manuscript Text Format
- Only one space after period in sentences!!!!
- 12-point font (preferably Times New Roman). Do not use different type fonts within the same manuscript.
- Limit bolded or italicized text.
- Do not indent text except to begin a new paragraph.
- Do not use tabs around or within text.
- Do not capitalize text for emphasis.
- Page Setup
- 8.5 inch x 11 inch page size
- 1 inch top, bottom, and side margins
- page number
- in the center of each page
- 1/2 inch (1.25 cm)from the bottom
- on a separate line and with a blank line above it
- Arabic numbers, i.e., 1, 2, 3
- Single-spaced, left justified lines with ragged-right margins
- When using footnotes, do not imbed them into the text file document. Place an Arabic numeral (no Roman numerals, letters, Greek symbols, etc.) in parentheses at the place in the text where the footnote is referenced. Place the footnote text with corresponding parenthetical Arabic numeral at the end of the manuscript.
Preparing Your Graphics
- Use tables and figures or other graphics only if they enhance reader understanding of the manuscript.
- Do not include more than five graphics (tables, pictures, graphs, diagrams, clip art, etc.) per manuscript
- Name your document "Your Last Name Your First Name Manuscript." If you need to send you graphics separately, name them "Your Last Name Your First Name Graphic #XofY" where X is the number of the graphic and Y and the total number of graphics you are sending. Be sure to indicate in your manuscript where such graphics must be place.
- Upload your completed manuscript to our Drop Box site.
- The editors prefer that manuscripts be generated using Microsoft Word. If Microsoft Word is not available to the authors, the editors prefer the use of Plain Text files rather than other word processing programs.
- JPG or GIF files are the preferred formats for graphics files.