6th International Workshop on

THERMal INvestigations of ICs and Systems

a special half-day on compact models

Guidelines regarding the format of manuscript

Guidelines regarding the contents of contributions

Instructions for poster presentations

Guidelines regarding the format of manuscript
to be published in the informal proceedings of the 6th THERMINIC Workshop

Congratulations! Your paper has been accepted for oral/poster presentation at the 6th THERMINIC Workshop, 24-27 September 2000, in Budapest, Hungary. An informal proceedings will be made available to workshop attendees, based on the papers provided by the authors on a voluntary offer.

In order to have a uniform image of the proceedings you are kindly requested to prepare your paper in the usual IEEE two-column format. In order to properly prepare your paper, please follow the steps outlined below when submitting your camera-ready paper.

  1. Paper length. Contributions accepted for oral presentation should not exceed 6 pages. Contributions accepted for poster presentation should not exceed 4 pages.
  2. All manuscripts must be in English.
  3. Printing your paper. Print your properly formatted text on high-quality A4 format white printer paper. All printed material, including text, illustrations, and charts, must be kept within a print area 17.5cm (6-7/8 inches) wide and 22.5cm (8-7/8 inches) high. Do not write or print anything outside the print area. Number your pages lightly in pencil on the BACK of each page; for example, page 1 of 6, page 2 of 6, and so forth.
  4. Column width and column height. All text must be in a two-column format. The total allowable width of the text area is 17.5cm (6.7/8 inches) wide by 22.5cm (8-7/8 inches) high.
    Columns are to be 8.25cm (3.1/4 inches) wide, with a 0.8cm (5/16 inch) space between the two columns. The main title (on the first page) should begin 3.5cm (1.3/8 inches) from the top edge of the pages. The second and following pages should begin 2.54cm (1.0 inch) from the top edge. On all pages (considering A4 papers) the bottom margin should be 4.1cm (approximately 1.5/8 inches) from the bottom edge of the paper. In case of 8.5 x 11-inch paper the bottom margin should be 2.86cm (1.1/8 inches) from the bottom edge of the page. If the last page contains only one column, please divide that column into two equal columns.
  5. Type style and size of text. Whenever Times is specified, Times Roman may also be used. If neither is available on your word processor, please use the font closest in appearance to Times.

    Main Title: center the title 3.5cm (cca 1.3/8 inches) from the top edge of the first page. The title should be in Times 14-point, boldface type. Initially capitalize nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word). Leave two blank lines after the title.
    Author Names and Affiliations are to be centered beneath the title and printed in Times 12-point, non-boldface type. This information is to be followed by two blank lines.

    The ABSTRACT and MAIN TEXT are to be in a two-column format.

    The Abstract is to be in fully justified italicized text, at the top of the left-hand column, below the author and affiliation information. Use the word "Abstract" as the title, in 12-point Times, boldface type, centered over the column, initially capitalized. The abstract text is to be in 10-point, single-spaced type. The abstract may be up to 7.6cm (approx. 3 inches) long. Leave two blank lines after the Abstract, then begin the main text.

    Main Text:type the main text in 10-point Times, single-spaced. Do NOT use double-spacing. All paragraphs should be indented approximately 0.3cm (cca. 1/8 inch). Justify the text-flush left and flush right. Do not place any additional blank lines between paragraphs. Figure and table captions should be 10-point Helvetica bold; callouts should be 9-point Helvetica (or similar sans-serif font). Initially capitalize only the first word of section titles and first-, second-, and third-order headings.
    First-order headings should be Times 12-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before and one blank line after.
    Second-order headings should be Times 11-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before and one blank line after.
    Third-order headings (we discourage these) should be Times 10-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, preceded by one blank line, followed by a colon and your text on the same line.

  6. Footnotes. Use footnotes sparingly and place them at the bottom of the column in which they are referenced (but not full width across two columns). Use Times 8-point type, single-spaced. To help readers, please avoid footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in your text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).
  7. References. List and number and bibliographical references in 9-point Times, single-spaced. When referenced within the text enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example
    [1]. Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books.
  8. Illustrations, graphs, and photographs. Illustrations, graphs, and photographs may fit either one column or across both columns, if necessary, but keep the text in a two-column format. Your artwork must be in place on the article (preferably, included in the text file rather than pasted up). If you are using photographs, please have halftones made at a print shop. If they must be pasted up, use rubber cement to affix the halftones in place. Do NOT use tape on your page. Black-and-white photos are preferable to color. Please supply the best quality photographs and illustrations possible. The quality of the informal proceedings cannot be better than the originals provided.
  9. Color. The use of color is highly discouraged, since the informal proceedings will be reproduced in black-and-white.
  10. Symbols. If your word processor or typewriter cannot produce Greek letter, mathematical symbols, or other graphic elements, please use pressure-sensitive (self-adhesive) rub-on symbols or letter (available in most stationary stores, art stores, or graphics shops).
  11. Using LaTeX for preparing the camera-ready paper is highly encouraged, although you may use Microsoft WinWord or ANY other wordprocessor for producing your paper.
    For users of Latex and WinWord, we provide sample files, Sample.tex and Sample.doc, to help format the papers properly.

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Guidelines regarding the contents of contributions
to the informal proceedings of the 6th THERMINIC Workshop



Please refer to the guidelines for the exact format of paper submission.

A paper (assuming a contribution accepted for oral presentation) should have the following structure (or similar):

- TITLE part
- ABSTRACT (80-120 words, not more in physical length than 7.6cm)
- SOLUTION (BODY) (3-4 pages)
- CONCLUSION + references (1/2-1 page)

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Instructions for poster presentations


You will be advised about the exact time of mounting and dismounting your poster at the opening session. Please, make sure to remove all poster mounting material from the board at the end of the Workshop. Posters not removed in time will be taken down by the poster service staff. however, we can not assure any further responsibility for the material.
During the Poster session you will be given 3 minutes for the introduction of your poster. Detailed timing will be given in the Workshop Program.
Poster material
Your poster area can be 1500 x 950 mm (height x width). Please display the title of your poster with 40 mm high printed capital letters at the top of the poster area. Your poster material should be attached on the surface with tape. Poster mounting materials will be available at the poster service desk. Do not use pins.
1500 mm
950 mm
Text layout
Give a short and comprehensive review of the basic items of your study. This can be done by dividing your text into several but clearly delineated paragraphs. Remember that it is easy to start reading a paragraph of six lines, but most people avoid one with 30! Please use letter-heights and figure sizes appropriate to read the poster from a distance of 1 m.
Illustration layout
Drawings, diagrams and photos are extremely helpful and often necessary to display results and conclusions. Make sure that your illustrations are easy to understand - do not overload any chart or drawing with information.

We are looking forward to your poster presentation at the THERMINIC Workshop.

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Main Title, Times 14-point, Boldface Type

Author names


Very concise statement of 80 words that clearly states the problem. Also contains the three messages, the key results obtained and the improvement over previous work in the international literature.

1. Introduction and problem statement

States the problem AS WELL AS the application area of your work. THERMINIC'00 is a workshop on thermal issues of integrated circuits and microsystems, hence indicate what kind of a thermal problem you are solving. Obviously it helps a lot if your work relates to one of the hot problem areas of today.
Clearly state what you have done and why.
Especially indicate how your solution relates to the STATE_OF_THE_ART as it is known from the open literature of the scientific community. A great deal of attention is paid to the presence of ADEQUATE REFERENCES to previous work.
Focus on how your work is an improvement over existing methods. That greatly helps readers to position your work.

Now after making the reader curious, he or she will be anxious to continue reading. Remember that the intro does not give the solution yet, that is the next thing to do in:

1.1. Heading 2

1.1.1. Heading 3

Figure and table caption

1.2. Solution body

How was the problem tackled? Method and its justification.
Avoid deep mathematical treatments. No reader can check 9 pages of math within less than 3 days. If you are a mathematician, explain rather intuitively what you have done. State that you have proofs available. But, above all, proof by example that your method works on what people in the field recognize as relevant problems to be solved. What people are most interested in is whether your method can be demonstrated to work on relevant problems. Again if your paper is very theoretical refer as much as possible to what is new and how it relates to other work in that area.

Show experimental results on comprehensive graphs, plots, layouts, screen dumps etc.. Indicate improvements over previous methods.

1.3. Conclusions

Restate the problem you have tackled and the originality of the solution. Indicate its concreteness by restating the experimental results obtained and the comparison with state of the art work. If possible, give a vision to the future.

2. References

[1] Authors: "Title of the paper", The name of the source, V.31, No.1-4, pp.1-5 (1998)

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Finish your article with conclusions.


Place acknowledgements at the end, but before the references.

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