Author's Guide --
Fellowship Application --
ICORR'99 Author Guidelines
For ICORR'99, there are three types of submissions: presentation,
poster, and hardware demonstration. Main points to consider:
For all three of these categories, authors should submit a manuscript
for inclusion in the Proceedings. For authors bringing hardware,
there are 2 options: submit a separate hardware description (and only
present the hardware), or submit a presentation-type research
manuscript (to present the research in a scientific session and the
hardware in a demonstration session).
There will be approximately 28 oral
presentations of 20 minutes each, divided into 6 sessions over the
2-day conference. Presenters are encouraged to bring their laptop
computers for their presentations: a high-quality VGA-standard
computer projector for PCs and MACs will be available. The auditorium
will also have overhead projectors and slide projectors. A videotape
player will be available for VHS tapes in U.S. (NTSC) format only.
[If you have a PAL-format tape, please have it converted to NTSC for
There will be 20-30 posters, divided into 2
viewing sessions during the 2 conference lunches. Posters will be set
up on 4'x8' (1.2m x 3.1m) boards in rooms close to the lunch and
hardware demonstration areas for 2 hours each day. Thumbtacks will be
provided. If the poster has a "light" demonstration associated with
it, such as videotape or a laptop computer demo, small table areas can
be made available. A videotape machine can be requested.
There will be labspace at the 2 lunches
for hardware demonstrations of robot systems for a two-hour
period. Space will be allocated based on physical and electrical
needs. In combination with the demonstrations from participants, the
Rehabilitation R&D Center will have at least 3 live robot and
mechatronic demos running one day, and the Computer Science
Robotics Lab will have several demos running the other day.
Authors should submit a camera-ready manuscript electronically
Microsoft WORD, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format (RTF) or Adobe FRAME
format. The recommended length of papers is 6 pages; poster summaries
and hardware descriptions may be substantially shorter. Style for all
papers should be Times New Roman font, 14 point, single-spaced. The
manuscripts will be reduced by 50% for printing. The title, authors
and affiliations should be centered at the top of the first page,
followed by the main body of the text in 2 columns.
Manuscripts should be submitted as an attachment to an email message sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please use the first author's last name in the filename
If necessary, submissions may be sent via anonymous FTP to ftp.rehabrobotics.org though a
copy of the abstract must still be emailed to email@example.com.
You will receive an email confirmation of your submission from the
Figures, tables and digitized photos should be
embedded in the submitted word processor document. They may take up
one column of the text, or be placed at the top or bottom of a page,
spanning the entire width.
If using A4 format, top = 20mm, bottom = 30mm,
left = 20mm, right = 20mm.
If using U.S. 8.5"x11" format, top =
20mm, bottom = 12mm, left = 20mm, right = 26mm.
Language of the Conference:
The language of the conference and of the Proceedings is English.
For authors whose first language is not English, it is STRONGLY
advised that a native English speaker be employed to make a thorough
edit of the entire manuscript and figures. Since at this conference
we are using one language for communication between people who speak
many different languages, we should all be as diligent as we can to
present our scientific ideas in the clearest possible way.
Title: The title should be in bold capital letters, centered at
the top of the first page, followed by a blank line.
Authors: The names of the authors and organizations should be
centered across the page, followed by a blank line.
Abstract: The abstract starts the 2-column remainder of the
paper. The abstract should be 200 words or less.
Text Body: The subsections of the main text are up to the
author, and depend on the type of paper (conceptual, research study,
technical report, etc.). The following areas will be explicit
elements of the review scoring, and should be clearly addressed:
Background, Methods, Results, Discussion&Conclusion. The main text
should end with Acknowledgments, References (numbered in text in
square brackets, with citations in the form: author, title, journal,
volume and number, pages, year), and Author Address & contact
Papers will be reviewed by at least two members of the Review Board.
During the week before the Notification Date, the Review Board will
meet to select the accepted papers. The Board will decide based on
scientific merit and quality of the manuscript. The following
criteria will be used, with the 3 major categories having
approximately the same weight:
- Relevance to rehabilitation robotics
- Importance to health care delivery
- Informative and worth reading
Quality of Presentation
- Statement of the problem
- Soundness of methods
- Quality of results
- Quality of discussion/conclusion
The decision of the Board is final. If the Board decides that a paper
is worthy of presentation on its scientific merits, but is not
acceptable for inclusion in the Proceedings as is, the authors may be
requested to make revisions, and they will have 2 weeks to submit a
revised version, which will be re-reviewed by the original 2
- Completeness of paper
- Quality of manuscript: organization, layout, figures, neatness
- Understandability: use of English, grammar, vocabulary