Antalya, Turkey, June 20-25, 1999




The Mediterranean Combustion Symposium aims at the common efforts of the scientific communities from countries around the Mediterranean Sea in soliciting works and promoting the participation of scientists, engineers and students from the same area. Participants from all countries of the world are welcome and submission of papers from groups not located in this region is greatly appreciated since it is considered a valuable contribution to enrich different points of view as well as to communicate last achievements in the field. All topics and all the scientific / technological approaches in the Combustion field are pertinent to this Symposium. Topics related both to the Combustion and the Mediterranean Sea will be included in the program if they are identified by the Advisory Board, but they are not the primary objectives. The technical program will consist of oral presentation of contributed papers and work-in-progress communications. Invited lectures will be given by eminent specialists from all over the world. Contributed papers and work-in-progress communications will be organised into Colloquia on topics of special interest.


Dr. Federico Beretta
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
P.le V. Tecchio, 80
Tel: +39-81-768 2247
Fax: +39-81-593 6936
Prof. Nevin Selcuk
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Middle East Technical Univ.
06531 Ankara - TURKEY
Tel: +90-312-210 2603
Fax: +90-312-210 1264
Prof. Mostafa M. Kamel
Dept. of Mechanical Power Engineering
University of Cairo
Giza - EGYPT
Tel: +20-2-366 8409
Fax: +20-2-578 0105



C. Arcoumanis, London, UK 
Barry Azzopardi, Nottingham, UK 
Ezra Bar-Ziv, Beer-Sheva, IL 
Fatiha Bentahar, Bab Ezzouar, DZ 
Oguz Borat, Istanbul, TR 
A. Bouhafid, Marrakech,MA 
Maria G. Carvalho, Lisbon, P 
Antonio Cavaliere, Naples, I 
Norman Chigier, Pittsburgh PA, USA 
Antonio D'Alessio, Naples, I 
M.A. Delichatsios, Lexington MA, USA 
Aldo Di Lorenzo, Naples, I 
Cesar Dopazo, Zaragoza, E 
Mohamed M. ElKotb, Cairo, ET 
C.Fernandez-Pello, Berkeley CA, USA 
A.F. Ghoniem, Cambridge MA, USA 
Iskender Gokalp,Orleans, F 
S. Gokoglu, Cleveland OH, USA 
Omer L. Gulder, Ottawa, CA 
Ibrahim Gulyurtlu, Lisbon, P 
Manuel Heitor, Lisbon, P 
Yeshayahou Levy , Haifa, IL 
Amable Liñan, Madrid, E 
N.C. Markatos, Athens, GR 
Epaminondas Mastorakos, Patras, GR 
Pinar Menguc, Lexington KY, USA 
A. Mir, Agadir, MA 
L.R. Radovic, Univ. Park PA, USA 
Piero Salatino, Naples, I 
A. Sarofim, Salt Lake City UT,USA 
Selim Senkan, Los Angeles CA, USA 
Denis Stepowski, Rouen, F 
D. Vamvuka, Chania, GR 



Send one camera-ready paper and (3) copies of the paper plus (1) 3.5" floppy disk containing in a Word file only the Title, Authors, Affiliation and Abstract to:
Martine van Hapert
Istituto di Ricerche sulla Combustione - CNR
P.le Tecchio, 80
80125 Napoli - ITALY
Tel: +39-81-768 2263
Fax: +39-81-593 6936


December 15, 1998 :  Submission of full paper 
March 1, 1999 :  Notification of acceptance 


Proceedings of accepted Contributed Papers will be printed before the Symposium and will be distributed to the participants.

Selection Procedure

Authors are encouraged to indicate their choice of Colloquium topic. Colloquium Co-Chairs will coordinate review of the manuscripts in their topic area. They will review the papers or solicit and evaluate written reviews of the papers. For manuscripts that cannot be placed in one of the Colloquium areas, reviews will be coordinated by the Program Co-Chairs.


  1. Length of contributed paper



     a. max allowable length = 12 pages

  3. Style and Organization: Study past International Symposium on Combustion Volumes or recent issues of Combustion and Flame.



     a. organize the manuscript in the following order: Title Page, Abstract Page, Introduction, Main Body, Conclusions, Nomenclature, Appendices, Acknowledgements, References and Figures
    b. do not use numerals to denote separate sections

  5. Title Page (on separate page)



     The title page must include:

     a. title of the paper
    b. authors and affiliations
    c. corresponding author's COMPLETE address, including country - phone - fax (ESSENTIAL) - e-mail (REQUESTED)

  7. First Page



     a. center the Title, Authors' names and affiliations at the top of the page
    b. type single spaced the Abstract only in the second half of the page
    c. prepare one extra, unstapled copy on separate sheet

  9. Manuscripts



     a. must be in English
    b. type single-sided and 1.5-spaced on 210x297 mm (A4) or 215x280 mm (8.5x11 inch) white paper
    c. even margins so that the body of the text = 165x230 mm (6.5x9 inch)
    d. type, possibly with 12pt Times Roman font

  11. Illustrations



     a. number figures consecutively in the text
    b. refer to figures in the text as Fig. 1, etc. unless Figure is the first word in a sentence
    c. use a minimum amount of text within each illustration; extensive captions are preferred
    d. each figure must have a caption
    e. keep photographs to a minimum, particularly of apparatus, oscilloscope records, or computer- or laser-generated images that are not essential to the paper. Line drawings are preferred
    f. color figures will be reproduced black and white

  13. Mathematics



     a. use typewritten letters, numbers and symbols for mathematical material
    b. use fractional exponents instead of root signs
    c. use the solidus (/) for simple fractions

  15. Tables



     a. number tables consecutively with Arabic numerals
    b. indicate footnotes to tables by superscript letters, beginning with "a"

  17. Nomenclature



     a. if symbols are extensively used, a listing, arranged alphabetically, must be supplied
    b. list all subscript and superscript symbols separately
    c. write out abbreviations of chemical compounds or other acronyms at their first mention (abbreviation in parenthesis)

  19. Units Authors are requested to use the metric system of units



  21. References



     a. indicate references in the text by full-sized numbers in brackets, e.g. [7]
    b. number references in the order cited
    c. the following are examples of properly formatted references.
    d. JOURNALS: Baxter, L.L., Mitchell, R.E. and Fletcher, T.H., Combust. Flame 108:494-502 (1997)
    e. BOOKS: Griffiths, J.F. and Barnard, J.A., Flame & Combustion (3rd ed) Blackie Academic & Professional, Glasgow, 1995, p 130.
    f. SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS: Hurt, R.H. and Davis K., Twenty-Fifth Symposium (Int.) on Combustion, The Combustion Institute,Pittsburgh, PA, 1996, pp 561-568



Send one camera-ready abstract and two copies to:
Ms. Filiz Ozler
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
Middle East Technical University
06531 Ankara - TURKEY
Tel: +90-312-210 5213
Fax: +90-312-210 1331


February 1, 1999 :  Deadline for receipt of abstracts 
March 1, 1999 :  Notification of acceptance 


A paperbound Book of the Abstracts of Work-in-Progress Presentation will be available during the Symposium.

Selection Procedure

The Program Committee Co-Chairs will select the appropriate works for poster presentations which will be carried out in parallel with oral Colloquia of Contributed Papers. Authors are encouraged to indicate their Colloquium choice on a separate page in order to schedule the poster sessions, which will be organized by the Program Committee Co-Chairs.


  1. half page in length, starting from the second half
  2. type single spaced on 210x297 mm (A4) or 215x280 mm (8.5x11 inch) white paper, if possible, type with 12 pt Times Roman font
  3. center authors' names and complete affiliations under the title at the top of the page
  4. even margins so that text = 164x230 mm (6.5x9 inches)
  5. on separate page, corresponding author's complete address, including fax and e-mail and preferred Colloquium, in which the presentation is considered appropriate


Antalya is Turkey's principal holiday resort on the Southern Mediterranean Coast of Turkey. Set amid amazing scenery of sharp contrasts, it is an attractive city with shady, palm-lined boulevards and a prize-winning marina. It is founded in the second century BC, and continuously inhabited by the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks and Ottomans. The population of the city is about 500 000, but more than triples in the high tourist season which is between early June to the end of September. The region sometimes called the Turkish Riviera, has pine-clad Taurus mountains sweeping down to the sparkling clear sea forming an irregular coastline of rock headlands and secluded coves. The region, bathed in sunshine for 300 days of the year, is a paradise of sun-bathing, swimming and sporting activities including mountain climbing and even skiing in the Taurus mountains during winter months.

Antalya International Airport is only 10 km away from the city with taxi service available at all hours. All major airlines have scheduled flights to Antalya from many locations in Europe. A travel agency will optionally meet all the participants at the airport and provide transportation to the city. June in Antalya is high season period with an average temperature of 30oC.


The Symposium will open with a Welcome Reception on Sunday, June 20th, and the sessions will start next morning. A travel agency will organize daily tours to several historical sites in the region such as Termessos, Olympos, Chimaira, Side, Manavgat, and Phaselis. Wednesday afternoon, June 23rd, will be a free time when a travel agency will organize a half-a-day tour to Perge and Aspendos for all the participants and accompanying persons. The symposium banquet will take place on Thursday evening, June 24th. There will be 3-day, 4-night post-conference tours to Istanbul and Cappodocia starting on June 26th, Saturday. Additional information regarding local attractions and accomodations for Symposium attendees will be available later. Requests for further information concerning the local arrangements for the Symposium should be addressed to:
Prof.Dr. Faruk Arinc
ICHMT Secretary General
Mechanical Engineering Department
Middle East Technical University
06531 Ankara, TURKEY
Tel: +90-312-210 5214 / 1429
Fax: +90-312-210 1331 / 1266

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