9th International Topical Meeting on Robotics and Remote Systems (American Nuclear Soc)

Venue: Seattle

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 04, 2001 End Date/Time: Mar 08, 2001
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The Robotics Division of the American Nuclear Society invites you to attend its Year 2001 topical meeting to be held in Seattle, Washington, in March 2001.

This will be the premier meeting of the year for issues associated with robotics and remote handling. In addition to a full slate of technical papers, there will be a vendor show, technical tours, and of course recreational opportunities in beautiful Seattle!

Plan now to attend!


Additional Information

Full Paper Preparation and Submission Instructions The Proceedings will be published on CD-ROM only and will be distributed during the meeting. Due Date Final Papers must be submitted prior to January 12, 2001. Paper Submission Submit the paper electronically using email to brian.hatchell@pnl.gov. In your e-mail, please include the abstract number, paper title, authors, and assigned session. The final document must be submitted in one all-inclusive Microsoft Word file containing text with embedded tables and figures. Additional editing will not be performed prior to conversion to PDF for the CD-ROM. Final Papers must be submitted prior to January 12, 2001. Copyright Waiver Submission of your paper for publication is representation by the author that the author conveys copyright to include the paper in the Robotics and Remote Systems published proceedings. In addition, all authors are required to fill out the Copyright Waiver Form, available on-line. Document Preparation Please review and address comments provided by the session organizers before preparing your final manuscript and use the following document preparation guidelines. Length and Format Each author is required to submit a full-length paper of no less than 4 pages and no greater than 15 pages, including figures and tables. The typical paper should be 8-10 pages. The final paper document file should be provided in Microsoft Word format. Any special fonts used in the Microsoft Word file must be forwarded along with your submission. The file will be converted to PDF format prior to making the CD-ROM. Final uncompressed file size must be less than 5MB. If necessary, you can use WinZip to compress the file prior to sending it to us. The final paper must be submitted in a single file or it will be returned to the author for correction. Margins Use 8.5" x 11" page size, with 1" margins top, bottom, left, and right. Single Spaced Font: Prefer the use of Times or Times New Roman 12 point. Do not use fonts smaller than 10 point. Paper Organization Title At the top of the first page, type the title of the paper in all capital letters, centered. Skip four lines and then begin author information. Do not include a cover page. Author and Affiliation List author's name, affiliation, street address or PO box, city, state, zip code, country if not USA, email address, and telephone number. Abstract Type "ABSTRACT" three lines below author listing, all capitals, at left margin. Skip a line and begin abstract. All papers must begin with an abstract approximately ½ page in length. General paper layout Your paper should contain the following sections as appropriate. ABSTRACT 1. INTRODUCTION 2. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND 3. ADDITIONAL SECTIONS 4. CONCLUSIONS APPENDICES (IF NEEDED) NOMENCLATURE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS REFERENCES Paragraphs Indent each paragraph and skip a line between paragraphs and headings. References Citation: All references should be cited in the text in numerical order as a superscript number outside any punctuation. Do not cite a reference next to a number as it may be read as an exponent. The format for listing references in the REFERENCE section is provided below. 1. Authors(s), paper or chapter title (in quotes), volume title (underlined or italic), editor(s), volume number (if applicable), page numbers (inclusive), publisher, city, year. Acronyms If an acronym is used more than once, define it at first use followed by the abbreviation or acronym in parentheses then use the acronym from that point on. Headings First level heading should be all caps with number identification, if desired, flush left. Skip a line before and after the heading. Second level headings should be indented and numbered (section#.heading#), Capitalize First Letter of Each Significant Word. Skip a line before and after the heading. An example of first and second level headings is provided below. 3. EXPERIMENTAL SET-UP 3.1 Scaling Considerations Outline features within Word can cause conversion problems and should not be used. Page Numbering Pages numbers should be placed at the bottom of each page and centered. Tables Tables should be embedded in the text and placed after they are cited. Place the table title and number above the table. Figures The figures must fit within one 8.5" x 11" within the margins. Color figures are just fine. The preferred graphic format for color figures is JPG to save file space. All figures must be embedded in the text and placed after they are cited. Figure title and number should be placed below the figure. Equations Equations should have one line of space above and below. Type equation numbers in arabic numerals in parentheses flush with the right margin. Number equations consecutively. Footnotes Indicate each footnote reference by a superscript lowercase letter, without parentheses, outside any period or comma. Type the footnote at the bottom of the page in which the citation appears, separated from the text by a solid line, 1 inch in length. Forward Questions to: Brian Hatchell Technical Program Co-chair brian.hatchell@pnl.gov (509) 375-2762