The Altshuller Institute

for TRIZ Studies

Altshuller Institute File Formatting Guidelines for TRIZCON2017 papers



  • Finished Papers should be delivered to the Institute in an electronic format—either in MICROSOFT WORD (.doc) or RICH TEXT FORMAT (.rtf). PDF documents, including those derived from other applications, must not be locked and MUST BE FORMATTED TO THE PAGE SIZE AND MARGINS BELOW:
  • All papers must be formatted as U.S. Standard 8.5” X 11” size, with the following other specifications:

Top and bottom margins: 1 inch

Left and right margins: 1.25 inch

No headers or footers.

  • All inserted images (drawings, pictures, diagrams, etc.) should also be included as separate graphic files. Do not insert images taken from the Web, or scanned from printed materials other than images that you own, without submitting your paper proof of usage permission or proof of public domain status.


  • While electronic publication is in color, hard-copy Proceedings are printed with black ink only. Therefore, it is highly recommended that all charts, graphs, pictures, screens, etc. are adjusted for clarity in black and white versions. No adjustments to graphics will be made when colors are translated to black and white for hard-copy.
  • Times New Roman set at 12-point size is the recommended font for the main body of the text.
  • Text and lettering in accompanying illustrative material should be in English.
  • Type the title and caption of each table in upper and lower case above the table.
  • Type the title and caption of each figure above and centered the figure. Be sure that each table or figure reference in the text has a corresponding figure or table.
  • Papers should not exceed 20 pages without permission from AI.

Submit Abstracts

  • Title, abstract (250-350 words), author(s) names and affiliation with a short bio and photo (png or jpg) or use the attached e-form. Then email your submission
  • To: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Mansour Ashtiani: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • By: January 15, 2016
  • Results will be announced by January 31, 2016
  • Chosen papers are due on or before March 1, 2017

 Presenters will not have to pay a Conference Registration Fee, but they will be required to pay a Presenter fee of $300 to cover overhead expenses.