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 Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

Manuscripts must be submitted in electronic form only, using the Submission Interface below. Note that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings only if :

The manuscript is received until 1st July;
The manuscript follows the indicated format.
The accepted electronic file format is Portable Document Format (PDF);
At least one of the authors registers until 1st July;
The corresponding IEEE copyright form is sent by fax to +351-21-8418472, or +351-21- 8417739
    until 1st July;
The overlength page fee is payed (with the conference registration) when manuscript exceeds 5 pages
    (only up to 3 excess pages);
The manuscript has no more than 8 pages.

 Instructions for Speakers

We would like to call the attention of oral presenters to the items below, which are listed also in a downloadable file. Additionally, some guidelines are provided in a downloadable file for those less experienced with oral presentations.

Be at the room of your session 15 minutes before it begins, so that you can meet your session chairs and the other speakers in advance.
Please download the CV form, fill it in and hand it to the session chair before the session begins. In case you have not done this in advance, please ask for a CV form at the secretariat during the conference.
It is most important to be within strict time constraints to allow the presentations to fit within the allotted time periods. Each paper has a time slot of 20 minutes, 17 of which for the presentation, and the remaining 3 for questions and discussion. The session chairman will rigorously enforce these time limits.
Overhead and video projectors, as well as laptops, will be available in all conference rooms. Other equipment, if available, will be provided at your expenses if your request it. Check availability with the PIMRC 2002 secretariat ( pimrc2002@lx.it.pt ).
Presenters may use their own laptops. Laptops available at the rooms run WINDOWS Millennium operating system, and have PowerPoint Office XP installed; if this option his selected, presenters should bring their compatible presentation files stored in a CD- ROM or a 3.5 disk. In both cases, presenters are requested to test the functionality of the presentation before the beginning of the session. Also, it is strongly recommended that presenters bring transparencies as a backup.


 Instructions for Poster Presenters

When preparing the Poster, presenters should have in mind the objective of capturing the interest of attendees to the work that is being presented. The quality of the presentation stimulates the attention from the audience, and improves the overall satisfaction of the community attending the conference. Further, we would like to call the attention of poster presenters to the items below, which are listed also in a downloadable file:

Each poster board is marked with the assigned poster reference number. Authors are required to use only the boards corresponding to their posters.
Posters should be put on the board 15 minutes before the beginning of the posters session.
Posters should be glued to the poster board using only dual-face gluing tape supplied by the local organization. Staples, pins, screws or any abrasive or perforating hardware are not permitted. Do not write or paint on the poster boards.
There will be student volunteers in the room to ensure that facilities are functioning properly, and to give you any assistance you may require during the session.
Authors are required to stand by their posters during the whole posters session, and to remove their posters from the boards immediately after the end of the posters session.
Maximum overall dimensions for the poster are 90 cm x 110 cm (width x height).

Use an appropriate font size allowing posters to be readable by delegates 1.5 m away. The poster message should be clear and understandable without oral explanation. A recommended format is given below.



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