The WGC2010 Committee invites submission of papers for the Technical Programme of the 2010 World Geothermal Congress on 25-30 April 2010 at Bali International Convention Centre (BICC), Nusa Dua-Bali, Indonesia. The theme of the 2010 World Geothermal Congress is “Geothermal: the Energy to Change the World”.
The WGC2010 will also feature distinguished international Keynote Speakers at its Opening Session, Panel Discussions, Field Trips to several geothermal projects in Indonesia. In addition, the WGC2010 will provide opportunities for exhibitors to show their projects, equipment and services.
Submission of abstract, papers and review by the WGC2010 Technical Programme Committee in accordance with the following strict deadlines:
- 31 January 2009 , Deadline for Abstract Submission
- 1 February – 30 March 2009, Technical Programme Committee review of Abstract.
- 1 April 2009, Notification of acceptance of Abstract.
- 31 May 2009, Deadline for the Submission of Draft Technical Papers.
- 1 June – 31 August 2009, Technical Programme Committee review of Draft Technical Papers.
- 1 September 2009, Technical Programme Committee return submissions to authors following the review, with notification of acceptance and/or need for revisions.
- 30 October 2009, Deadline for Final Technical Papers. Receipt of final, corrected papers in format specified. Papers not received by this date will not be included.
- 1 February 2010, Technical Programme Committee notifies authors of assignment of papers for presentation or poster session.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT
Note: Abstracts are due 31 January 2009.
To submit an Abstract, please click here. Please provide an abstract of one or two paragraphs that describes the content of your intended paper.
INSTRUCTION FOR PREPARING PAPERS
Note: Draft Manuscripts are due 31 May 2009.
The Committee provides explicit instructions that MUST be followed for preparation and submission of papers. Complete Author Instructions available by clicking here.
The World Geothermal Congress Proceedings are purely electronic and will only be published on CD-ROM, not on paper. This means that authors need to take care to prepare their papers carefully to ensure that they will appear properly when loaded by readers from the CD-ROM. All papers must be submitted in electronic form (by e-mail, or on disk) — we cannot include papers sent by fax or in hard-copy only. Our preferred form for the files is in Word97/98/2K/XP/2003 format (either Windows or Macintosh). The papers should be prepared as a single file, with diagrams all included in the body of the text.
PREPARING YOUR FILES
- Please use the document template we have provided. This is a firm requirement. Using the template will help provide a uniform format for the final document. You can download the templates here.
- Once you have downloaded the template, type (or paste) your text directly into that template document. Do not try to replicate the template in a separate document, as the appearance will not be the same.
- It is very important that you use the styles in the document. For example, use Heading 1 style for section headings, Heading 2 style for subsections and Caption style for figure captions. Use Figure style for figures and Reference style for references. Use Normal style for ordinary paragraphs.
- Do not add extra line breaks between paragraphs or sections. Using the styles will provide the correct spacing between paragraphs and sections.
- When placing pictures, use Paste Special and paste them as pictures. This makes the resulting file much smaller and more portable. It is better not to select “Float Over Text” (in later versions of Word, set the figure layout to be “in-line with text”). Color diagrams are OK. If your original diagrams are not in electronic form, please scan them.
Place your figures in the body of the manuscript, not at the end.
- If you are using a Macintosh, do not convert your final file to Windows format. Just send us Macintosh format on a Macintosh disk or email.
- Papers must be in English. Please have your manuscript proofread carefully before submitting. Prior review for English is a good idea.
- Papers should not be longer than 12 pages in total.
- Your paper must have a specific name, based on the paper number, e.g. 1234.doc. Submitted papers are handled by a computerized system and the paper will not be recognized unless it is named correctly.
- The general structure of the paper should be something like: Abstract, Introduction, Sections/Subsections, Conclusions, Nomenclature, References.
- Special note to Country Update authors: you should include your “standard tables” at the end of your paper (in addition to send the Excel spreadsheet to John Lund, e-mail: email@example.com). It works best if you select the table in Excel, then “paste special” and paste as “Picture” in Word. You do not need to include tables that are empty, and it is OK if you have tables of the same number (e.g. Table 1, Table 2 etc.) earlier in your paper. The standard tables are usually too wide to fit in a dual column, so place them in the single column section at the end of the paper.
SUBMITTING YOUR FILES
There are three options to submit your files:
Your final (edited and revised) paper files must arrive at the latest on 30 October 2009