Guidance & templates

Guidance for presentations and posters

We are now at the stage of the conference where delegates will be preparing presentations. Below is information for Oral Presentations and for Posters.

Oral Presentations

Speakers presenting oral presentations will have a 20 min slot present their work and take questions. As a guide you should plan to speak for 15 mins, allowing 5 mins for questions and discussion. Some slots may have extra spare time in them, especially if you are in a 1 hour session, so you may plan to have extra slides that you present during the discussion but are not part of the main presentation, to take advantage of any spare time. There is no TE2024 template for presentations. You will have the option of either using your own computer to present or loading the presentation on to a laptop provided, normally via a USB memory stick. 

Before the start of each session, session chairs together with TE2024 volunteers will help ensure your presentation is either set up on the provided laptop or will help you check to ensure the IT technology allows you to present smoothly.


Those presenting posters at the conference need to use the TE2024 template - this is a standard A0 template which is branded for TE2024. Download the template below. There is also guidance there on how best to present your work. We will print your poster for you and mount it on the stands provided at UCL Marshgate. You are free to take the poster away with you otherwise we will recycle it after the conference. 

In addition to preparing your poster, you should prepare at short 2 minute pitch about your research. This short pitch will be given at the start of the conference during the opening plenary. This allows all the delegates to know about your poster and come and find you during the main poster session on Weds afternoon. Further, during the conference we will give you the option of recording a 5 min video alongside your poster which we will post onto the TE2024 website to allow a wider community of researchers to engage with your work. 

Click here to download the TE2024 Poster template

Guidance for submissions

For all submissions, to ensure you are not rejected for simple reasons, please ensure your paper is focused on transdisciplinary engineering. Typically this means that your paper should have a number of features that indicate it is clearly suitable for TE2024:

Length and format

The full paper must be no longer than 10 pages in length. This includes everything from the title through to the references. Due to the style of the template (see right column for the template) this means that the text you draft for the paper will be around 5000 words depending on the number of charts or figures. You should therefore aim to focus on what would would be about 50% the equivalent coverage for a journal paper here, and have fewer figures and references. Further, with potentially more focus on the engineering element than you might otherwise write for the full journal article, this will make it more appropriate for TE2024, and easier to redraft into a full paper either for a TE-related special issue or for another journal of your choice.


Full paper submission guidance

As you prepare your full paper for submission to TE2024 you need to be aware that the submissoin will be reviewed by 2 independent referees in a fully blind process. This means you should submit you manuscript without author name or affiliations on them. On the right a Dummy paper template provides you with the right format for most papers. Please use this to submit your papers.

For more details and example of what counts as a good submission for TE2024 we encourage you to read and reflect on the TE definition paper hosted at the ISTE Website or take a look at some key papers from previous conferences that seek to explore and define TE in some way. These papers give some deeper definition, and at the end a good example paper.

Full Paper template

Full paper submissions are now closed.

Dummy paper template

The above link provides you with a dummy full paper formatted appropriately for the conference proceedings.

The version above is anonymised - ie all reference to authors is removed. All you need do is replace the dummy text with yours. 

If you need to add some element of the paper not covered by the dummy template you can download the ISTE Word Template which gives you guidance on how to format your document for all elements.

ISTE Reference style

The citation and referencing style for ISTE is very well-defined. We advise you use a reference management software (e.g. EndNote, Mendeley, Zotero etc) to insert and update your citations and references in your full paper. 

A bespoke citation style file has been created for users of Zotero. This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Zotero Citation Style file

If you do not use Zotero but use another software, it may be best to use the IEEE reference style as a solution, and then adjust the final reference list format to be as close as possible to the style indicated on the ISTE Word Template (see link above).

Abstracts template

Abstract submissions have now closed.

Please use the following template for the abstract submissions:

ISTE Abstract Template

Please contact if you have any inquiries regarding abstract submissions.