AUTHOR GUIDELINES/INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARING PROCEEDINGS MANUSCRIPTS AFTER PAPER ACCEPTANCE
After paper is accepted, please follow the guidelines/instructions below for preparing proceedings manuscripts.
Please download the MS WORD template here .
Since proceedings will be available only in electronic form, in what
follows any reference to printing, typing etc. should be interpreted
as layout instructions.
Paper submission should be through
1. All manuscripts must be in English.
2. Paper layout. All manuscripts must be printed on laser printer,
using standard 8-1/2" X 11" paper and printed only on one-side of paper.
Authors from Europe, Asia and other countries may use the longer A4 paper,
but all text, illustrations, charts, etc. must be kept
within the parameters of the 8-7/8" (22.4 cm) length and 6-7/8" (17.4 cm)
width. Number your pages at the top of the page, using a nonreproducible
blue pen or pencil. If you do not have such a pen or pencil, write the
page number on the back.
3. Type style/size. Text is to be typed single space in 10-point Times-Roman
with 12-point interline spacing
in a two-column format. The title should be 14-point boldface type
and centered over both columns. The author name(s) and affiliation(s) should
be 12-point nonboldface type, upper and lower case centered. Subsection
headings are to be 11-point boldface type, flush left.
4. Column width and height. The column width is 3-1/4 inches (20 picas or
8.3 cm) with a 5/16" (2 picas or 0.8cm) gutter. Margins are 3/4" (4.6 picas
or 1.9 cm) on the sides and top, and 1" (6 picas or 2.5 cm) on the bottom.
The specifications for margins are only approximate. If the resulting
printable is a little larger or smaller, it is okay.
Start the first page 1-1/16" (6.5 picas or 2.7 cm) from the top. Skip
a line between the title and author name(s) and two lines between the author
affiliation(s) and the text. The text length should mot exceed 8-7/8"
(22.8 cm). If the last page fills only one column, please divide the text
into two equal columns.
5. Abstract. The abstract can be up to 3" (18 picas or 7.6 cm) long. You
can type the abstract in italics or regular type. Leave two spaces between
the abstract and the text.
6. Illustrations, Graphs and Photographs. Illustrations, graphs, and
photographs may fit across both columns if necessary, but keep the text in
two columns. Your artwork must be in place on the article. If you are
using photographs, please have halftones made (80- or 100-line screen) at
a printshop and use rubber cement to affix the halftones in place. Halftones
can be shot from a color or black and white photo. Please try to supply the
best quality photographs or illustrations possible. The quality of the
book will be only as good as the originals provided.
7. Footnotes and references. Use footnotes sparingly and place them at
the bottom of the column in which they are referenced. List and number all
bibliographical references at the end of the paper. When referenced within
the text, enclose the number in square brackets . Where appropriate,
include editor(s) of a book.
8. Your paper is limited to EIGHT pages if it is a REGULAR or INVITED paper, and FIVE
pages if it is a SHORT paper, as specified in the acceptance letter of program
chair. Please do not exceed the stated paper length limit.
Under special circumstances, the conference may explicitly
state in the acceptance letter that your paper may exceed the page
limit. If your paper exceeds the page length limit by two
pages it will not be included in the proceedings.
Furthermore there is a penalty of $100 US dollars
for the first page over the limit, and a penalty of $150 US dollars
for the second page over the limit. If your paper exceeds the page limit, a check
or money order for the page(s) over the limit must accompany your manuscript.