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ICORR'99 Author Guidelines

For ICORR'99, there are three types of submissions: presentation, poster, and hardware demonstration. Main points to consider:

  1. Presentation.
    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 your presentation.]

  2. Poster.
    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.

  3. Demonstration.
    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.

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).

Authors should submit a camera-ready manuscript electronically in 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

Please use the first author's last name in the filename
If necessary, submissions may be sent via anonymous FTP to though a copy of the abstract must still be emailed to You will receive an email confirmation of your submission from the review board.

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 information.

Review Criteria:

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:

Overall Significance

Scientific/Commercial Merit

Quality of Presentation

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 reviewers.