Submission of Papers

The length of the paper (together with figures), prepared in accordance with the Symposium LaTeX style, must not exceed 3 and 2 pages for invited and contributed papers, respectively.

In order to meet the above the Organizers need to set, and stick to, a very tight schedule for the preparation of these papers. The important deadlines of this schedule are:

By February 15, 2010,

Authors are required to register and submit on-line:

  • completed Personal data form
  • a pdf-file of the paper(papers), which will be used for evaluation by the Programme Committee
By March 17, 2010,

Authors of accepted contributions are required to submit on-line:

  • compressed electronic file of the paper prepared in accordance with a symposium style, including: LaTeX file for text and graphic files for figures
  • final pdf-file of an abstract with figures
  • completed Assignment of Copyright Form

Final pdf-files will be used during the Proceedings compilation to avoid misunderstandings, if any, in electronic version.

The name of the principal author — a person who has been registered as a participant and will present a paper at the Symposium — should be marked against the other authors.

For the papers to appear in the Proceedings it is necessary to observe this tight schedule. The Symposium Organizers and Editorial Group appreciates your understanding. .

Symposium LaTeX Style

The Symposium LaTeX style (nano2cmr.sty), LaTeX template (template.tex and template.pdf), samples of the paper (sample.tex and sample.pdf) and two figures are included in the

The template contains some useful examples and comments which will help an author to prepare the LaTeX source code of an abstract.

If anyone does not have necessary LaTeX environment for paper preparation, he (she) can display the LaTeX formatting of template.tex and sample.tex, opening corresponding PDF-files in Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Putting together the control sequences (commands) from template.tex and appropriate places of the template printout, anyone can create a LaTeX source code for own paper. Possible program errors, which may occur at LaTeX translation of an abstract, will be corrected during Proceedings composition.

When author cannot print paper using LaTeX, the paper length should be estimated in symbols (characters plus spaces) or bytes, according to the following proportions:

  • one page of LaTeX output without any figures corresponds to 7000 symbols (the same number in bytes with the file saved as text-only)
  • the space needed for 50-mm-height figure corresponds to 900–1000 symbols.

Graphic Files

In preparing a graphic file, please, keep in mind that a printed illustration cannot exceed 86 mm in width and 160 mm in height. Lettering, line thickness and other details should be adequate to maintain the acceptable size of the final output: 8–10 points font size and 0.4–1.2 points line thickness are recommended. Bold fonts for lettering should be used only in special symbol formatting (as vectors etc.). Color images are unacceptable (yellow or lightblue line in diagrams will be unreadable in grayscale output). In order to get the best results, graphic files have to meet the following requirements:
  • text included in an illustration should be saved as fonts, not as curves
  • only standard PostScript fonts Times and Symbol should be used for lettering
  • figure captions and numbers should not be included in graphic files
  • if a figure consists of several parts (e.g. (a), (b), etc), the part designations should be included at an appropriate place of the figure
  • gray-scale images included in EPS-file should be with 100–150 dpi resolution
  • gray-scale images should not be saved in RGB mode (this increases the file size dramatically)
  • files should not include a TIFF or bitmap preview and should have a bounding box which encloses just a figure and not the whole page.
It is better to send simultaneously a source for EPS-files in following formats:
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • AutoCAD (*.dxf)
  • CorelDraw
  • Grapher
  • Microcal Origin
  • SlideWriter
  • Mathcad
  • Micrografx Draw
  • Microsoft Graph
  • WordPerfect Graphic

File naming

To avoid any losses or confusions during on-line submission of papers and proceedings producing, please, follow strictly the rules for file naming according the follow examples:

Principal author LaTeX file Figure 1 Compressed file*
Smith smith.tex smith01.eps
Johnson johnson.tex johnson01.eps
Johnson1 johnson1.tex johnson101.eps

* Files may be compressed by "pkzip", "arj", "lha", "rar", "gzip" etc.

Please do not use any text-extension to file names (as Paper, Nano, Petersburg, 2010, Figure etc.) Only surname of Principal Author, + number for figures. For the second paper naming see the last line of the table.

File sending

After completing registration, please, follow on-line instructions on corresponding page.