to International Detonation Symposium, 2006


  1. The deadline for submission of manuscripts and clearances is Friday, June 30, 2006. This date is firm and compliance with the deadline will be strictly enforced. If your manuscript and clearance are not submitted by the deadline, your paper will be removed from the schedule, so that it cannot be presented at the Symposium nor included in the published proceedings.
  2. Submit your paper as a Microsoft Word document using MS Word '95 or higher version. Please stick with a PC-compatible format. Do not submit Macintosh files. Use the Manuscript number and password that was sent to the Abstract submitter by letter and by email. Paper formatting guidelines are below.
  3. In addition to the MS Word copy, if you can prepare a Adobe Acrobat .pdf version of your paper, the submission web page will let you upload that as well. If you cannot prepare this version of your manuscript, the web page will convert your MS Word document to a .pdf, and show it to you. Please look at the .PDF carefully to ensure that all mathematic symbols and figures are displaying correctly. This is important, because your page proofs will be similarly generated, and it is this version that will be displayed on the symposium web pages.
  4. All papers presented at the Symposium must be cleared for unlimited distribution to the public. In most cases, your government or employer will issue the clearance. Papers reporting work performed under government sponsorship at universities or other institutions should be cleared for public release in accordance with the procedures established by the sponsor. Where there is no government sponsor, a letter from a senior official (such as a department head) will be deemed sufficient. Fax or email your institution/sponsor clearance with this Clearance form, as instructed on the form.
  5. Any edited versions of your paper can also be uploaded the same way. This includes edited versions done after Reviewer’s comments and adding text to the end of your manuscript of the questions asked of the presenter during/after the symposium and the answers to such questio



Please use the tips below in preparing your graphics. Keep in mind that the book will be printed in black and white. And although some of the figures on the CD ROM may appear in color, they will often be printed for reading on a black and white laser printer. With this in mind, these tips will make it easier for the user to view the graphic on the screen or printed copy, and allow for easier reproduction.

Using colors
Colors are maintained and will appear on the CD-ROM version of your paper. However, printing the graphics reduces the colors to dark or gray-scale shading. Text on top of a colored area will be very difficult to read as a result of the shading. Most people print in black and white, therefore, colors used to denote differences may be lost. This problem is particularly difficult when using pie charts or graphs that use color as part of the key. It makes the printed version impossible to use.

Avoid landscape figures
Because the manuscript format is a two-column format, format your graphics to fit within the width of one column. Chose “portrait” format (height is greater than width) rather than “landscape” format (width is greater than height) for your graphics. If your data absolutely cannot be displayed in a single column, you may use a double-column landscape format. The later is to be used only when absolutely necessary.

Use a large font and as few data points as possible
Graphics with small fonts and many data points will lose resolution during the conversion to printed form. Try to keep the fonts larger (minimum when inserted in the paper should be no smaller than 6 points) and enough white area between data points so your graphic will be clear.

Use different data symbols and lines
When you plot a lot data or lines in color, they have the tendency to meld together in the printed version. Be sure to use data points or lines that have clear graphical differences between them - such as circles vs. squares or a solid line vs. dotted line, instead of different color lines.