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20AFMC Authors Guidelines

Key Dates
The Organising Committee of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (20AFMC)
invites the submission of abstracts for original work for consideration by Friday 20th May
2016. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a manuscript by 17th June 2016.
Peer reviewed papers will be returned to the authors for final submission of Full Papers and
Camera Ready Scripts by 23 October 2016.
All abstracts/papers are to be submitted online via the Conference website using the online
submission form. The key dates are listed here.
Call for abstracts 7 March 2016
Abstract submission 20 May 2016
Notification of accepted abstracts 17 June 2016
Paper submission 12 August 2016
Notification of paper review outcome 3 October 2016
Earlybird registration ends 14 October 2016
Receipt of final papers 23 October 2016

Themes for submission

Authors should select (if appropriate) one of the following themes that their abstract/paper
relates to

Atmospheric research
Biomedical fluids
Boundary layers
Computational fluid dynamics
Environmental fluids
Experimental techniques
Fluid mechanics education
Fluid-structure interaction
Gas dynamics
Ground water flows
Heat transfer

Industrial flows
Jets and wakes
Multiphase flows
Non-Newtonian flows
Pipe flows
Reacting flows
Renewable energy
Sports aerodynamics
Wind engineering

Abstract Submission Instructions

Please read through the submission instructions listed below before preparing your abstract:
Step 1: Read the Policies and Requirements for the submission of abstract/paper.

Step 2: Download the 20AFMC templates (from,

write/edit your abstract following the format & layout guidelines provided in the Word
template and save it as a .doc (or .docx) file.
Step 3: Go to to complete the Abstract Submission.
It will be necessary to attach/upload the Word (or pdf) copy of your abstract.

Acceptance of Abstract
Notifications of acceptance will be sent via e-mail to the submitting author by 17 June 2016.
Following the acceptance notification, all accepted authors will be required to submit a full
paper by 12 August 2016. Further details will be available in the notification email.

Policies and Requirements for submission of abstract/paper

All submissions of abstract/paper must be original work.

An abstract must contain sufficient information so that if published it will be a complete

report independent of paper and presentation. The text should not contain statements
alluding to results or conclusions not presented within the text.

Submission of abstract/paper acknowledges consent to publication of the work in the

Conference proceedings publication.

All submissions of abstract/paper must be completed electronically via the online

submission facility. If you are unable to submit in this manner, please contact the Local
Organizing Committee at for further information. The Local
Organizing Committee will not be held responsible for submissions not received via the
website or for submission errors caused by internet service outages, hardware or software
delays, power outages or unforeseen events. However, once your submission has been
received you will be notified.

All submissions must conform, at time of submission, to the conference Format and
Layout Guidelines. Please use the official 20 AFMC templates (Word Template only for
abstracts, either Word Template or LaTeX package for full papers; available from
20afmc website) for your submission. Abstracts and papers, when properly formatted,
must not exceed the size limits stated in the guidelines, which is briefly listed here for
your convenience.

Invited papers

Brief guidelines
300 words; the abstract must include the paper
title, all authors and co-authors' names,
affiliations, full addresses.
4 pages, including all text, references, appendices,
figures and any others.
8 pages, including all text, references, appendices,
figures and any others.

There is no limit to the number of abstracts/papers that may be submitted by an

individual. However, splitting of a body of work into multiple ones is discouraged and
consolidation into one submission is preferred.

Once accepted the presenting author will be required to register for the Conference in
order to ensure their submission(s) is included in the final program.

All authors of accepted papers are required to submit a copyright transfer form (this will
be made available via the conference website in due course) for their manuscript to be
included in the 20AFMC proceedings. Without the signed copyright form your paper
will not be published.

Guidelines for presentation

Please prepare a presentation with a title page. You presentation may contain a number of
different slides: i.e. background, rationale, materials, methodology, results and major
conclusions. It may also contain animations and video clips. Use appropriate font size for each
slide. Limit the number of slides in such a way that you can finish your talk within 12 minutes.
Keep 3 minutes for discussion on your presentation. The session Chair will keep count of the
time limit and remind the presenter with a call bell (or similar). Immediately after the end of
the presentation, a discussion session will commence. In the discussion, the audience or the
session Chair can ask you questions regarding your presentation.