Length

An ASME conference paper can follow different format guidelines with regard to recommended length, depending on the type of publication and other conference-specific factors. Most common paper types are listed below. Please refer to the specific conference website for any posted length requirements.

Technical. A technical publication is a full-length, peer-reviewed paper that is accepted for presentation at a technical session and publication in the conference proceedings. These papers represent mature research work at the state-of-the-art level.
Recommended Length: 10 pages (fully formatted, two-column, 8.5 x 11 in. pages)

Poster. A poster paper is a hard copy version of a technical paper that is posted for public view at a poster session; papers may include diagrams, graphs, charts, photos and a small amount of text to illustrate major points of paper. These papers are full-length technical papers that have undergone the peer-review process. They may be included in the conference proceedings; if so, the posters should observe technical paper length requirements.
Recommended Length: Can vary, usually not more than 10 pages (fully formatted, two-column, 8.5 x 11 in. pages)

Short/Forum Paper. Forum papers are a useful means of promoting an interchange of information on current areas of work, which are not ready for archival publication. These papers are non-refereed, reviewed on abstract only, and will be published in the conference proceedings.
Recommended Length: 4-6 pages (fully formatted, two-column, 8.5 x 11 in. pages)

Extended Abstract. An extended abstract is a short peer-reviewed paper that is accepted for presentation at a technical session and publication in the conference proceedings. Extended abstracts may include diagrams, graphs, charts, photos and a small amount of text to illustrate major points of paper.
Recommended Length: 2 pages (fully formatted, two-column, 8.5 x 11 in. pages)