Open 2015: Paper writing guidelines

We encourage presenters to submit a paper for review and possible publication in the conference proceedings.

Please read the following carefully. Papers that do not adhere to these guidelines may not be reviewed for the proceedings.

Upload your paper at the NCIIA conference tool, in Word. Make sure the file is .doc, not .docx. Limit your paper to 5,000 words (including references, footnotes, appendices), double-spaced, in 12-point Times font.

Please adhere to the following paper structure:

a. Title (include paper name, and the name and institution of each author)
b. Abstract (150 words or less)
c. Introduction (statement and summary of project or concept)
d. Body (further details about the project or concept, including explanation, examples, anecdotes)
e. Conclusion (final statement of findings)
f. References, footnotes, and appendices (included in 5,000 word limit). References and footnotes should follow the Chicago Manual of Style's "author-date system." Examples are available online at the Chicago Manual of Style website ( Use appendices only if key to understanding the content.

If you have any questions about paper presentation, contact Tim Binkert at