PAGE INDEX:CALL FOR PAPERS
CALL FOR PAPERS
Educated, Enterprising and Environmentally aware are all traits of today’s Engineer!
Participate in the 2003 SWE National Conference by presenting a technical paper on one of these
topics. Share your experience and knowledge with other SWE members, Engineering Educators, Industry
and Corporate Representatives and Engineering Professionals.
Download call for papers (pdf).
TECHNICAL PAPER SUGGESTED TOPICS
Mentor programs for students and faculty
Engineering curriculum freshman programs
Minority and women's programs, recruitment, retention, and assessment
Diversity and skills for administrative and faculty skills for teaching and research in academia
Technology and distance learning in engineering and continuing education
Sources for education grants and funding
Gender equity in math and science
K-12 engineering outreach programs
The business of medicine and biotechnology
Bidding goverment and private contracts
Sales and marketing strategies for today's engineering and construction corporations
Engineering and business ethics
Intellectual property (publishing, patents, trademarks, and copyrights)
Starting and owning your own business
Working out of your home
Green manufacturing and technology
Air and water quality
Endangered species / habitats
Global warming / cooling
Urban sprawl and impacts
Solid or hazardous materials and waste
Continued health and safety
Policy, regulation, and compliance
Emerging and alternative energy technology
Guidelines for Authors and Instructions for Abstract Submission
Abstracts to be considered must be submitted following these instructions. It is recommended that authors check this web page for updates two weeks before submission deadlines. Submitting a full paper for publication in the conference proceedings is required. See the Call for Papers above for information about the topical areas that will be emphasized at this conference.
Accepted authors will be requested to either present their papers in an oral session or as a demonstration or interactive workshop at the Exhibits & Career Fair.
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2003
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2003
Final paper submission: June 1, 2003
Confirmation to authors of final paper receipt: June 30, 2003
Abstract Submission Instructions:
A detailed abstract and a brief abstract (to be used for publicity) must be submitted electronically by March 1, 2003. The preferred method is by e-mail attachment to 2003TechnicalPapers@swe.org with "2003 SWE Technical Paper" in the subject line. The detailed abstract should be no more than one page in length and should be saved as a Word document. The brief abstract should be no more 100 words and should be saved on the same Word document. The file should be named using your last name and first initial; for example, doej1.doc for the first abstract you submit, doej2.doc for the second, and so on. Including the text of the abstract in the body of an e-mail message to 2003TechnicalPapers@swe.org is an alternative method for submitting abstracts. The third and least preferred method of abstract submission is to mail a floppy disk to the 2003 SWE Conference Committee at the mailing address at the bottom of the page.
In addition to the abstract itself, authors should provide contact information (e-mail, phone, mailing address) and the preferred presentation format (oral presentation, or demonstration or Poster exhibit at Technical Exhibits & Career Fair). For multiple author papers, the corresponding author and presenting author should be noted.
Paper Acceptance and Notification:
Abstracts will be peer reviewed, and authors will be notified of paper acceptance by April 15, 2003. All authors whose papers are accepted will be required to submit a full paper for publication in the conference proceedings.
Instructions for Paper Preparation and Submission
All presenters whose abstracts are accepted after peer review for presentation at the conference are required to publish their full papers in the conference proceedings. The proceedings will be produced on a CD-ROM, so it is important that the following guidelines be followed. Authors of published papers are expected to register for the conference, pay the registration fee, and present their paper. They will not be compensated for travel, hotel, registration fee, honorarium, or any other expenses.
PAPER FORMATTING GUIDELINES
The following paper formatting guidelines should be used for final paper submissions.
Sample Paper Format
The following PDF file contains a sample of the paper format: Sample Paper (pdf)
Paper Size and Length
The paper must be formatted for 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch U.S. standard paper format. The recommended length is between four (4) and six (6) pages. These limits are guidelines, and if necessary, you may submit a longer or shorter paper.
All papers must adhere to the following layout:
· 8-1/2 inch width x 11 inch length page
· 1 column
· Top and bottom margins: 1.0 inch
· Left and right margins: 0.75 inch
· Indents - first paragraph of section - none
· Indents - all other paragraphs - 0.5 inch
Paper Title and Author Data
The following information should be placed at the top of the first page of the paper.
· Paper title: 14 point Times or Times New Roman bold, centered.
· Author listing: 12 point Times or Times New Roman, italic, centered with author names; title, department or college; university, company, or organization; city, state and zip code.
All papers must include an abstract.
· Abstract text: 12 point Times italic or Times New Roman italic, full justified.
· Begin the Abstract with the word Abstract - in Times italic or Times New Roman italic Bold text.
· Do not indent the first paragraph.
· Regular text: 12 point Times or Times New Roman, full justified, single spacing, no space between the paragraphs.
· Figure captions: 12 point Times or Times New Roman italic, centered; place below the figure, leave one blank line above and below.
· Table caption: 12 point Times or Times New Roman italic, centered; place above the table, leave one blank line above.
· Section Headings: 12 point Times or Times New Roman, bold, centered, leave one blank line above and below.
· Section Sub-headings: 12 point Times or Times New Roman, underlined, left-justified, leave one blank line above but not below.
Figures and Tables
· Include figures and tables within the text as much as possible rather than placing them all at the end of the paper.
· Use box numbers with square brackets [ ] within text.
· Do not use superscripts or subscripts.
· Place references in separate section in the order cited: Author's last name, First initial, "Title," Journal or book (italics), Vol., No., date, pp.
Author Biographical Information
You may supply a brief (no more than 100 words) background on each author if you wish to provide readers with more than the authors' affiliation. This information may be placed after the References.
File Name and Format
Please prepare your paper using Microsoft Word. If use of alternate software is necessary, contact us and you will be advised if your request can be accommodated. If your abstract is accepted, it will be assigned a paper number, which you will receive at the time you are notified of the acceptance of your abstract (by April 15, 2003). When you save your final paper, please name it using the paper number that was assigned. For example, paper #128 should have the file name 0128.doc (Word).
FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS (Electronic Submission)
Final papers must be submitted electronically only! No hard copies will be accepted. Papers will only be accepted if they are formatted in accordance with the "Paper Formatting Guidelines" above. Final paper submissions will only be accepted from authors whose abstract has been accepted. Note: The final paper submission deadline is postmarked by June 1, 2003.
The proceedings will be published in electronic form on a CD-ROM. We will accept and process files created in Microsoft Word. Please use only fully released software versions - no beta copies.
You must submit your paper electronically in one of the following two ways:
· Email - Files sent as attachments to an email message will be accepted. Send email message and files to 2003TechnicalPapers@swe.org
Make sure that you have saved the file using the name specified in the Paper Formatting Guidelines.
· Mail - If email is unavailable, send Disks through Regular Mail. Packages must be postmarked by June 1, 2003 and must be received at address below, by June 15, 2003 to be accepted. This is the least preferred method of file submission. If this method is used, submit your files on either a CD, or high-density 3.5-inch disk(s), PC version.
You will be notified by June 30, 2003 that your paper was received in an acceptable form.
Questions and Further Information, Contact:
2003 SWE National Conference Committee
P.O. Box 380907
Birmingham, AL 35238