Author Instructions

Paper Competition:

File format

Submission files in PDF format, should be emailed to sbc2016@qub.ac.uk.  Remember that the deadline for submitting the papers is 16th March 2016.

Topic and eligibility

The symposium is intended to display leading edge research and development in Mechanical Engineering which is currently being undertaken at universities in Ireland. Only one student per university may submit and present a paper. The student should have completed 1 year of postgraduate research in their institute. The format is that universities and ITs in Ireland (North and Republic) contribute four posters (from any year research student) and one paper (Year 1 or Year 2 PhD student).

Paper specification:

The format of the paper should be as follows:

  • Overall page dimensions: 190 mm wide x 245 mm high

  • Set all margins to 25 mm so that text boundary limits are 140 mm x 195 mm (A5)

  • Font: Times New Roman

  • Font size: 10 point

  • Line spacing 1.5

  • Single column

  • Word document

The structure of the paper should be as follows:

  • Title of the paper.
  • Name of the author, and the address of the department.
  • Abstract (which should not exceed 250 words).
  • Main body of the paper. This should not exceed 8 pages (including diagrams and references) or 5000 words. Please submit the file containing the paper to sbc2016@qub.ac.uk in .pdf format.

 

Poster Competition:

File format

Submission files in PDF format, emailed to sbc2016@qub.ac.ukRemember that the deadline for submitting posters is 16th March 2016.

Topic and eligibility:

The symposium is intended to display leading edge Research and Development in Mechanical Engineering which is currently being undertaken at Universities in Ireland. Only four students per University may submit and present a poster. Each student should have completed 1 year of postgraduate research in their institute.

Poster specification:

The format of the poster should be as follows:

  • Size: A1

  • Profile: portrait

  • Margins: 25mm

  • The name of the postgraduate student, their supervisor(s) and collaborator(s) should be clearly displayed.

  • Electronic version. Participants should bring the printed poster in A1 format and will have an opportunity on the Wednesday morning to display the poster for the workshop. Each of the posters will be printed in the Proceedings and so an electronic version of each poster is required by 16th March 2016. Please submit the PowerPoint file containing the poster to sbc2016@qub.ac.uk in .pdf format. The dimensions of the proceedings are 185x245mm (slightly larger than A5). Please bear this in mind when choosing the font sizes etc.