6th International Conference
on Excitonic Processes in Condensed Matter
6-9 July 2004, Cracow, Poland

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Proceedings EXCON´04

The proceedings of EXCON´04 will be published as a separate volume in Journal of Luminescence. Please note that only one manuscript will be accepted for each participant who is present at the conference. The manuscript should be submitted in PDF-format by e-mail to excon@physik.tu-chemnitz.de. Deadline for submission of the manuscripts is Wednesday, 30th June 2004. Please note that you have to submit your manuscript 2 weeks earlier, namely until 15th June 2004, if you want to be eligible for the EXCON prize.

As a consequence of the arrangement with the publisher, all the deadlines will be strictly observed; post-deadline papers may be submitted to J. Lumin. to be considered on a regular basis for publication in another issue of the journal.

Instructions to Authors

 Download the instructions as a PDF file

All manuscripts should be written in proper English in the style of J. Luminescence. The length of the article should not exceed 6 and 4 printed journal pages for invited lectures and contributed papers, respectively. As a rule of thumb, the mean reduction factor from the number of manuscript pages (including also equations and figures) to the number of printed journal pages is 0.6. A more detailed estimate of the length of your paper should be done according to the table below.

Please submit only a PDF-version by e-mail until the deadline. In addition, please bring 3 printed copies and an electronic version on a disk or CD with you to the conference. These copies should be submitted at the conference office on 5th or 6th July. The refereeing procedure will be started during the conference. If only small corrections are requested, these can hopefully be performed already during the conference. In any case the final version of the manuscript (after a possible revision) should be accompanied by an electronic version on a floppy-disk or on a CD-ROM. For the text and equations, please use Word or (LA)TEX.

For figures TIFF, EPS, GIF, PDF is fine. Please make sure that all labels are still legible when the figure is reduced to the appropriate width for the journal, i.e. 7.5 cm for a single column. Also please check that dotted and broken lines can be clearly distinguished. Please avoid originally coloured lines which are printed in grey and may be difficult to distinguish.

The first page of the manuscript should contain in this order: Article Title, Author(s), Affiliation(s), Abstract, PACS Codes, Keywords (up to 6), Name, Complete Postal Address, Telephone and Fax numbers as well as the Email Address of the corresponding author.
The following pages contain the Main Text, Acknowledgements, Appendices, References, Figure Captions, Tables and Figures.

References should be given in the style of J. Luminescence:

for journals:
R.U. Sure, U.R. Wrong, J. Non-Reprod. Res. 9 (2002) 5.
O. Dear, I. Giveup, Err. Comp. Exp. 1 (2003) 456.

for monographs:
E.C. Writer, I.M. Bright, Sudden Inspirations, Brainwaves Publishing, Cracow, 2004

for articles in a book:
T.B. Ornot, T.B. Rejected, How to write a good article, in: A. Refer, E.-N.A. Ditor (Eds.), Publish or Perish, Elsevier, Amsterdam, 2007, p.0815.

Additional information on the publication in J. Luminescence can be found on the web pages

But please note that the manuscripts should not be submitted to the editor (Prof. Meltzer) given on those web pages.

Author information update: Elsevier styles

LaTeX style files may be downloaded from the EXCON website:
or from the Elsevier:

For explanations how to use them see:

Here is an example of a Microsoft Word layout close to the journal style:

In case of any questions, please ask:
Prof. Dr. Michael Schreiber, Institut für Physik, Technische Universität Chemnitz 09107 Chemnitz, Germany
Email: excon@physik.tu-chemnitz.de

How to estimate the length of a paper

Calculate 800 words per printed page, therefore you should not exceed 4800 words for invited lectures and 3200 for contributed papers.

Allow for words equivalent your number of your effective word count
Title, authors, affiliation, first-page overhead400oncepaper400
Each additional affiliation48 add. aff. 
Abstract1 words 
Main text1 words 
Single column figures, 5 cm height120 figs. 
Double column figures, 5 cm height240 figs. 
Figure captions1 words 
Simple equations24 eqs. 
Single column tables per line10 lines 
Double column tables per line20 lines 
Table captions1 words 
References16 refs. 

Multiply the value in column "words equivalent" with your number count and fill the result into the last column. Make sure that the total sum does not exceed 3200 (4800) words. Please submit this table with the three copies of your manuscript on the first day of the conference.

Download the table as a MS Word file

Other information

Oral communications
The time scheduled for an oral presentation is 10 minutes, plus 5 minutes discussion. You will have at your disposal an overhead projector and a beamer, operated by a notebook computer with the PowerPoint program from the Office XP package. You may bring your presentation stored on USB memory stick or on CD.

The size of the poster boards is 90 (width) x 100 cm (height). The poster sessions will be held in the evenings of 6th July and 7th July.