Author guidelines

Poster presentations (poster design)

1. The language for the poster is English.

2. Poster Size 1000mm x 700mm, background colour: white.

3. Add 3mm of margin, separate it by broken line.

4. File format: PDF, EPS, JPG, (150 dpi, CMYK) or CDR, AI (bmp in CMYK, fonts change on curves).

5. In main sheet put frame 990mm x 690mm, colour: blue, width line: 1mm, position: centre.

6. Space in frame includes three areas (A,B,C).

7. Area A
7.1. Size: 70mm x 690mm,
7.2. background colour: white,
7.3. Contents: clear.

8. Area B
8.1. Size: 880mm x 690mm,
8.2. Background colour: optional,
8.3. Contents:
8.3.1. Article title: Arial, Bold, 54 pt, centre,
8.3.2. Rest according to acknowledgment of author,
8.3.3. Font size: min. 24 pt,
8.3.4. Picture: 150 dpi.

9. Area C
9.1. Size: 50mm x 690mm,
9.2. Background colour: white,
9.3. Contents:
9.3.1. Logo (height 25mm) with name (Arial, Bold, Italic, 16 pt, colour: #003366) of university/firm of Ph.D. student, displaces 225mm left from centre of poster,
9.3.2. Full name of Ph.D. and Supervisor (Arial, Bold, Italic, 16 pt, colour: #003366), in the centre of Area C,
9.3.3. Possible logo (height 25mm) with name (Arial, Bold, Italic, 16 pt, colour: #003366) of university/sponsor/co-author, displaces 225mm right from centre of poster.

Important!!! Submission of poster (send to not later than Friday, June 13.


Oral presentations

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Article - Preparation of Manuscript (*.doc format)

1. The language for the manuscripts is English.

2. Papers should be written in the third person in an objective, formal and impersonal style.

3. SI units should be used wherever possible, as recommended in ISO 1000.

4. Symbols for physical quantities should be in italic type. Mathematical operators, constants and symbols for units should be in roman (upright) type. Vectors should be in bold italic type and matrices in bold upright type. Subscripts should be in roman (upright) type.

5. Manuscripts should be typed with single spacing throughout the text (including references). The recommended text font is Times New Roman, size 12pt.

6. The body of the paper should be organized into logical sections, sequentially numbered with no more than two grades of subheadings.

7. Equations should be numbered consecutively throughout the text with the numbering in parentheses to the right of the equation. The word "equation" should be shortened by "Eq." when used in the text, except at the beginning of a sentence. For example an equation should look like this:

The maximum length of equations is 7 cm, others must be separated by line feed.

8. Tables have headlines in upright type ( font size 10pt ) beginning with "Table 1:" and should be numbered consecutively throughout the text ( e.g., "As illustrated in Table 4 the..." ).

9. Illustrations have subtitles in italic type ( font size 9pt ) beginning with "Fig. 1:" and should also be numbered consecutively throughout the text. The word "figure" is shortened by "Fig.", except at the beginning of a sentence (e.g., "As shown in Fig. 3 and..." ).

10. References in the text should be indicated by author's name followed by year of publication in parentheses, e.g. Dorey (1988).

11. The preferred order of contents is as follows:
- Title of paper,
- Author(s) name(s) and business address(es),
- Abstract of not more than 200 words: covering the aims of the work, methods used, results obtained and conclusions reached,
- Key words,
- Body of the paper,
- List of notations, in alphabetical order, defining all the symbols used in the paper,
- Acknowledgements,
- References in alphabetical order. References should be given in the following form :

Dorey, R. 1988. Modelling of losses in pumps and motors. 1st Bath International Fluid Power Workshop. University of Bath, UK.
Dowd, J. R. and Barwell, F. T. 1974. Tribolocical interaction between piston and cylinder of a model high pressure hydraulic pump. Transactions ASLE Vol. 18, pp. 21-30.
Romanchuk, B. G. 1995. Input-Output Analysis of Feedback Loops with Saturation Nonlinearities. PhD theses. Cambridge University.
Thoma, J. 1970. Modern Oilhydraulic Engineering. Trade & Technical Press LTD.

Manuscripts should not exceed 3000 words and 8 illustrations (max 10 pages).



After registration, an English abstract of maximum 300 words (*.doc format) has to be submitted. Deadline for registration is Friday, November 30th, 2007. Updates! Please, see NEW important dates related to PhD Symposium 2008!



Participans should register online (possible from 24th September). If you not still registration, perhaps make you here.



The abstract, article, poster and presentation slides should be written in English.


Poster or oral presentation

This PhD Symposium, besides the traditional poster sessions, also presentation sessions will be organized. At registration, the contributor will be asked which type of presentation (poster/oral) he or she gives preference to. The organizers will decide on the final distribution of poster and oral presentations amongst the participants.



At the PhD Symposium, doctoral students present their research by means of a poster or oral presentation. Moreover, they are asked to write a article. Both the presentation as the article aim at a non-specialist audience, which is supposed to dispose only of a general technical and scientific background. Therefore, the content should not be too technical. It should indicate the perspective of the investigated problem as well as a clear discussion of the goals to be achieved. A motivated choice of the applied methods, the description of the performed research itself and clear conclusions make the story complete. The symposium attendees should be able to identify the author.s personal contribution. The visibility of our University and Faculty on the one hand, and of the concerned research unit on the other hand, are very important for the attendees to locate the presentation within the framework of our institution. Finally, a correct and fluent language facilitates the transfer of information and promotes a positive perception of the performed research.

The Symposium is intended for PhD research students specializing in hydraulic and pneumatic drive and control systems. Of particular interest are the following areas:
- design of system components,
- testing of control systems and their components,
- synthesis and analysis of systems,
- modeling and simulation,
- AI applications,
- monitoring and diagnostics,
- energy conservation,
- application of environment- friendly working fluids, such as water.

We would be honored if you agree to participate and assist us as a reviewer of doctor theses at various stages of the research work. We would also gladly welcome you as a guest, ready to share your expertise and research experience with younger research workers.



See - List of Symposium Presentations

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Posters info!!!

»2008.05.21–» more

Final acceptance and late fee dates has been changed!!! - see details in "Important dates" and "Conference fee"

»2008.05.05–» more

Updates! Please, see NEW important dates related to PhD Symposium 2008!

»2007.12.10–» more

Please, see important dates related to PhD Symposium 2008.

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5th Fluid Power Net International PhD Symposium 2008 is announced. This time we will face each other in Krakow, Poland. For centuries Krakow was the capital of Poland, the seat of kings, drawing great scholars and artists from around the world. It is their talents and imagination we must thank for the city's rich legacy of unique historical relicts, which reflect the most important trends in European culture.

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