The highlights of the 6th ISAIA will be the Keynote Lectures, Academic and Special Sessions.
You are cordially invited to contribute papers to the Academic Sessions of the 6th ISAIA.
Please be informed on the following instructions for preparing the manuscript.

Academic Sessions :
· Architectural Planning and Design
· Architectural History and Theory
· Urban Planning and Design
· Environmental Technologies
· Structural Engineering
· Building Materials
· Construction Engineering and Management

Abstract Submission :
Authors are requested to submit abstracts and the abstracts will be accepted only through the website of

Submission of Full Papers :

♦ Guideline for the 6th International Symposium on Architectural Interchange in Asia


You are requested to prepare and submit a so-called Camera Ready Copy (CRC) full-length paper, completely laid out including illustrations and tables in their appropriate places. This text has been compiled to help you prepare such a manuscript.

The standard type area is 16 x 24 cm (A4 Size). Following the instruction, your text in the proceedings will appear exactly as you have prepared.

The maximum length of a full-length paper is 6 pages.  As each paper starts on odd numbers, authors are advised to prepare their full-length paper in even pages (i.e., 4 or 6 pages).


2.1 Format

Text should be in two columns. Do not type any running headline and page number. They will be added by the Publisher during printing.

2.2 Type font and type size

The font should be Times New Roman. The point size to use is 11 points with a single line space.  However, if your text contains complicated mathematical expressions or chemical formula, you may need to increase the line spacing to fit the formula.
There should be 2 line spaces above each major section heading and 1 line space above each sub-section heading.


3.1 Title and opening pages

The font of the title is Times New Roman and the point size is 14 points bold.
Title should not be too long that occupying more than 2 lines. Suggested maximum length of a title is 75 Characters.

Authors’ names should be placed with two line space below the title.  Authors of different affiliations should be noted with different superscript numbers.  Authors’ affiliations should be placed below the author names with one line space, with the corresponding superscript numbers.

3.2 Abstract

An abstract should be provided 2 lines space below the last affiliation. The abstract must not exceed 300 words and must not précis the paper conclusion. Keywords of up to the five words must be carefully selected to facilitate readers’ search.

3.3 Major Sections and Headings

Major section headings, including Abstract, sections (1, 2, 3, …), sub sections (1.1, 1.2…) and  References should be bold.

The paper should involve the following major sections.
* Introduction: Describe the motivation or purpose of the research.
* Methods: Provide sufficient information to allow readers to repeat the work.
* Conclusions: State conclusions concisely and without interpretation.
* Acknowledgements: Recognize any advisory or financial help received.
* Reference: The Harvard System is used. References in the text should be quoted in the following manner: Smith (1975) or (Brown and Green, 1976) or if there are more than two authors, Jones et al (1980). References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order by the first author’s surname. If references to the same author have the same year, they should be differentiated by using 1980a and 1980b etc. The style should follow the example below:

1) Author, K. and Coauthor, T. (2001) Displacement based design methodology for steel frame structures. Journal of Steel Structures, 1 (1), 77-82

3.4 Equations

Make sure that placing and numbering of equations are consistent throughout your manuscript with the same style of your text. Leave one extra line space above and below the equation.

3.5 Pagination and running headlines

The page numbering will be done by the Publisher after compilation of all the papers.  Authors must not type the page numbers. 

Running headlines will be done by the Publisher.  Authors must not type the running headlines. 


4.1 Tables
Insert tables in the text and arrange them across one (82mm) or two (170mm) columns of the page. Number the tables consecutively with Arabic numbers, e.g., Table 1 and Table 2. Make sure the typeface in the tables is still legible after reducing the table to the final size.

4.2 Figures (line art and photographs): Insert figures in the text and arrange them across one (82mm) or two (170mm) columns of the page. Number the figures consecutively with Arabic numerals, e.g., Fig.1 and Fig.2. Make sure the typeface in the figure is still legible after reducing the figure to the final size.


5.1. Permissions

The author is responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce in his/her manuscript any copyrighted material (text, figures, tables). Acknowledgement of the permission should be made in the manuscript.

The author is also responsible for obtaining permission to publish the paper from any relevant authority if clearance is required by such authority.

5.2 Transfer of copyright

Each contributor will be asked to transfer the copyright of his/her paper to the Publisher. By submitting the paper, it is understood that the authors have agreed to transfer the copyrights to the Publisher through the Symposium Organiser.

5.3 Dispatch

The paper should be submitted to the Symposium Secretariat by July 31, 2006. Submission will be available only through the website (

• The sample manuscript        
• Guideline    

All submitted papers will be reviewed and selected by the Academic Session Organizer of 6th ISAIA, The selected papers will be published in the proceedings and presented at the symposium.
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