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Scientific Contribution

Upload of Full Papers is no longer possible.

  Guide for Authors of Full Papers

Only authors of accepted abstracts or authors of invited papers are allowed to submit full papers. Submitted manuscripts may take the form of reports of original studies or reviews of significant prior work in a given area. All manuscripts are subject to reviews to assure accuracy, clarity, and long-term value.


Manuscripts are to be submitted in the style and format out-lined below and in electronic format only. Manuscripts should be submitted on-line via upload-form at www.rio3.com.

Deadline for the final full paper is the 14th of October 2003.


Authors should submit articles to the RIO 3 Congress via the upload form at http://www.rio3.com/participation/upload.html.

  • Updated versions of an article should be submitted using the upload form "Full Paper Update" (below the "Full Paper Upload"-form) only. Do not upload it several times at the Full Paper Upload section!
  • To facilitate editing for the Proceedings, files should be uploaded in Microsoft® (MS) Word® or WordPerfect® format at this stage. Please ensure that the files are IBM-compatible.

General: The text of each paper must be single-spaced, single column, with margins of 2.5 cm on each side, and a font size of 12 pt is required. Paper size is A4. The font should be Times or Times Roman. The corresponding author should be identified (including a fax number and e-mail address). Full postal addresses must be given for all co-authors. The article should not exceed six pages.

Abstract: The essential contents of each paper must be briefly recapitulated in an abstract. References should not appear in the Abstract.

Text: Each manuscript should be presented in the following order: Title, Authors, Affiliations, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, Acknowledgements, Appendix, References. The text should be organized under appropriate section headings (single numbers should be used for headings of main sections, two or three numbers, separated by a dot, should be used for to indicate subheadings e.g. 1.2 or 1.2.2). All headings should be placed on the left-hand side of the text, with a single line space above and below.

Main headings should be in bold. All measurements should be given in metric (SI) units.

The corresponding author should be identified with an asterisk and footnote. The technical description of the methods used should only be given in detail when such methods are new, although it can be presented in the appendix.

Appendix: Mathematical analyses and other material, the details of which are subordinate to the main theme of the paper, should normally be put into one or more appendices. Equations in appendices are labelled (A1), (A2), etc. Figures and Tables are labelled with an "A" as well (Fig. A1, Table A1).

References: All publications cited in the text should be presented in a list of references following the text of the manuscript. In the text refer to references with the author's name (without initials) and year of publication (e.g. Henderson, 1982). For three or more authors, use the first author followed by "et al.", in the text (e.g. Davis et al., 1996). The list of references should be arranged alphabetically by authors' names. The manuscript should be carefully checked to ensure that the spelling of authors' names and dates are exactly the same in the text as in the reference list.

For journal references:
Feugard, D.C., Abner, R., Wayland, D., 1994. Modelling daylight illuminance. J. Climate Appl. Meterol. 23, 93-109.

For books:
Duffie, J.A., Beckman, W.A., 1991. Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes, second ed. Wiley Interscience, New York, pp. 54-59.

For chapters in edited books:
Marcus, B.C., Nemo, A., 1992. Estimation of total solar radiation from cloudiness in Spain. In: Winchester, F., Yu, S., Pfaff, S.W., Major, K. (Eds.), Global Solar Radiation, vol. 2. Raven Press, New York, pp. 1393-1399.

Page(s) in a Proceedings:
Weber, D.J., Hess, W.M., 1985. Simple solar model for direct and diffuse irradiance. In: Bilgen, E., Hollands, K.G.T. (Eds.), Proceedings of ISES® World Congress, Montreal, Canada, pp. 123-132.

Tables: All tables should be numbered and should have a caption. Rows of tables should be separated by of horizontal lines, with a bold line after the first row. Vertical lines should be avoided. Each table must be referred to in the text. Column heads and units of measure must be clearly indicated. Tables (along with their footnotes or captions) should be completely intelligible without reference to the text.

Illustrations: All illustrations should be provided in suitable for reproduction (with a resolution of 300 dpi for photos and 600 dpi for line graphs). Photographs, charts and diagrams are all to be referred to as "Figure(s)" and should be numbered consecutively in the order to which they are referred. Each figure must be provided with a caption that permits the figure to be understood without reference to the text.


All authors must sign the "Transfer of Copyright" agreement before the article can be published. This transfer agreement enables Rio Solar Ltd to protect the copyrighted material for the authors, but does not relinquish the author's proprietary rights. The copyright transfer covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, including reprints, photographic reproductions, microfilm or any other reproductions of similar nature and translations.

This includes the right to adapt the article for use in conjunction with computer systems and programs, including reproduction or publication in machine-readable form and incorporation in retrieval systems. Authors are responsible for obtaining from the copyright holder permission to reproduce any figures for which copyright exists.

  Oral Presentation

Most presentations are scheduled as oral presentations of 20 minutes (15 minutes for the talk, 5 minutes for questions, if that time is available) with a video-projector suitable for Power-Point and other presentation programms, an overhead projector is available on request - please complete the the "speakers form". Please keep that schedule to keep in track with the programme .

Please hand in the disk (or CD) of your presentation to the operator the day before your talk is scheduled.

Speakers Form (PDF)

Agreement for Transfer of Copyright (PDF)


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