Instructions for the Preparation of Electronic Manuscripts for

Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on MP3 2004



L. G. Yu and K. A. Khor

School of MPE, Nanyang Technological University

Singapore 639798, Singapore





Manuscripts in English, should be submitted to the respective symposium chairmen:  Prof. S. Xu for Nanostructures and Nanotechnology (N2) (e-mail:; Prof. Y. Liu for SMART-2004 (e-mail:; Prof. C.P. Ooi for Biomaterials for the 21st Century (e-mail:; Prof. R. Ramanujan for MIDAS-2004 (e-mal:; Dr J. Zhao for Advanced Moulding & Forming Technologies (e-mail: and Prof. S. Idapalapati for Cellular Solids (e-mail: or their respective mailing addresses listed at the website of 3rd MP3.


Keywords:  Electronic Manuscripts, Proceeding, MP3

1.            INTRODUCTION


Submission is a representation that the manuscript has not been published previously and is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.  A statement transferring copyright from the authors (or their employers, if they hold the copyright) is not required.



2.            RESULTS


 A title page is to be provided and should include the title of the article, author's name (no degrees), author's affiliation, and Abstract.  The affiliation should comprise the department, institution (usually university or company), city, and state (or nation) and should be typed as a footnote to the author's name.  For office purposes, the title page should include the complete mailing address and telephone number of the one author designated to review proofs. A list of 4-5 key words is to be provided directly below the abstract.  Key words should express the precise content of the manuscript, as they are used for indexing purposes.

All sections should carry headings numbered with Arabic numerals (such as 1. INTRODUCTION,  2. EXPERIMENTAL, etc.), typed flush left.  Subsections should be identified with section and subsection numbers (such as 6.1 Second-Value Subheading).

Mathematical notation and equations should be typewritten wherever possible.  If handwritten notation must be used, it should be clear and legible, with any necessary explanatory notes located in the margin.  Equations should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals in parentheses placed flush right, and should be thusly referred to in the text [such as Eqs. (2) and (6)].

Illustrations (photographs, drawings, diagrams, and charts) are to be numbered in one consecutive series of Arabic numerals and Placed at the end of the Manuscript.  The captions for illustrations should be typed on a separate sheet of paper.  All illustrations must be complete and final, i.e., camera-ready.  Photographs should be large, glossy prints, showing high contrast.  Drawings should be prepared with india ink.  Either original drawings or good-quality photographic prints are acceptable.  Reproduction of illustrations in color is possible by special arrangement, with the total cost, which is significant, borne by the author.

Tables should be numbered (with Roman numerals) and referred to by number in the text, and be typed on a separate sheet of paper.

Footnotes should be avoided. SI units should be used.


3.            CONCLUSION


 List references numerically at the end of the Manuscript before Tables and Illustrations.  Use the appropriate Arabic numeral in square brackets on the baseline for citation in the text.  Where there are three or more authors, only the first author's name is given in the text, followed by et al.  References should include (in this order): initials and last names of all authors, name of publication, volume number, inclusive pages, and year published.  The style and punctuation of the references should conform to that used in the journal -- illustrated by the following examples:





  1. R. J. Buss, P. Ho, and M. E. Weber, Plasma Chem. Plasma Process. 13, 61-76 (1993).

(Journal Article)

  1. I. J. McColm, Ceramic Hardness (Plenum Press, New York, 1990). (Book)
  2. R. M. German, in Science of Sintering: New Directions for Materials Processing and Microstructural Control, D. P. Uskokovic, H. Palmour III, and R. M. Spriggs, eds. (Plenum Press, New York, 1989), pp.439-451. (Contribution to a Book)


Table I. Density value for each powder system



DENSITY (g/cm3)










Fig. 1 Particle size distribution of the starting powder