Instructions for Authors
Abstract submission (1 page) is closed.
- Abstract submissions should be 500 words or less, and include title, author(s), author(s) affiliation, author(s) email, and abstract text. Please do not include any graphics.
- Abstracts will be reviewed with regard to scientific quality and suitability for the conference
- Accepted abstracts will be designated for either oral or poster presentation at the discretion of the organizing committee; authors with a preference for poster presentation should note this
- The notification of acceptance of Abstracts will be sent by May 18, 2012.
- Each presenting author is generally allowed to present one paper or poster as a first author at the conference; multiple presentations will be dependent on the available program space.
PLEASE NOTE: Submission tool is closed.
TOUGH Symposium Student Fellow Awards
The TOUGH Symposium Committee has announced an opportunity for students to receive a TOUGH Symposium Student Fellow Award. Two students will be chosen to receive the Award, which is intended to acknowledge outstanding research or application of the TOUGH codes. Awardees will have their registration fee waived and receive a scholarship for the airfare and lodging during the Symposium.
- Students should formally submit their abstract through the TOUGH Symposium abstract submission tool which will be open through May 4, 2012.
- To indicate you would like to be considered for the award, send an email to CAValladao@lbl.gov with Name, Name of Advisor, Institution, and Abstract Title
- Notification of the awards will be made by July 31, 2012.
The winners of the TOUGH Symposium 2012 Student Fellow Award are:
- Maryam Akhavan, University of Delaware, USA, Importance of Overland Flow in Denitrification
- Philipp Schaedle, University of Stuttgart, Germany, Optimizing the modelling performance for safety assessments of nuclear waste repositories by approximating two-phase flow and transport by single-phase transport simulations
Please note that a full paper is requested (for inclusion in the Proceedings), regardless of whether you present in an oral or poster session.
The file below provides a template for the preparation of papers to be presented at the TOUGH Symposium 2012. The papers must be submitted in electronic form (preferably in Microsoft Word format) for inclusion in the electronic Proceedings. Papers should follow standard technical paper format, an abstract followed by the more detailed presentation.
Use this TEMPLATE - Word Format
Use this TEMPLATE - RTF file (if needed for Mac Users)
Length of Paper
The length is up to eight pages. This length includes all figures and tables. If your paper is going to extend beyond this limitation, please contact the symposium organizers.
The electronic version of the paper (preferably in Microsoft Word format) must be received at Berkeley by July 13, 2012. Please email the file to CAValladao@lbl.gov.
Additional instructions can be found on the template.
The visual material accompanying an oral presentation will need to be of appropriate length to fit the general 20-minute time slot (15 minutes of talk, 5 minutes of questions).
- Acceptable formats for Presentations:
- MS Windows: Microsoft PowerPoint, Acrobat PDF.
- Macintosh: Microsoft PowerPoint, Acrobat PDF
- Each presenter is provided with a 4-foot-high by 6-foot-wide poster board. Poster boards have a 2.5 cm (1-inch) frame. Dimensions of the useable work area are 1.2 meters high by 1.8 meters wide (4 feet high x 6 feet wide).
- Place the title of your poster at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your poster. Indicate title and authors' names.
- Highlight at least the first author’s name, e-mail, and affiliation.
- Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 2 meters. Paragraph and figure caption text should be AT LEAST 24-point font (0.9 cm height) and headers AT LEAST 36 point font (1.2 cm height). Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even color.
- Use different colors and textures/symbols for each line or bar contained in your graph or chart. A serif font (e.g., Times) is often easier for reading main text, and a non-serif font (e.g., Arial or Helvetica) for headers and figure labels.
- Organize the paper on the poster board so it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom in displaying your information in figures, tables, text, photographs, etc.
- Use squares, rectangles, circles, etc., to group like ideas. Avoid cluttering your poster with too much text. Label different elements as I, II, III; or 1, 2, 3; or A, B, C, making it easier for a viewer to follow your display./
- Include the background of your research followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey information to an interested audience.