IEEE Computer Society
Proceedings Author Guidelines
Author Guidelines for
8.5x11-inch Proceedings Manuscripts
The abstract is
to be in fully-justified italicized text, at the top of the
left-hand column as it is here, below the author information. Use
the word "Abstract" as the title, in 12-point Times,
boldface type, centered relative to the column, initially
capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-point, single-spaced type,
and may be up to 3 in. (7.62 cm) long. Leave two blank lines after
the abstract, then begin the main text. All manuscripts must be in
English. Note that an "electronic" copy of your
Abstract—including the conference name, paper title, keywords,
author names, addresses, and affiliations—must be sent to the IEEE
Computer Society Press Abstracts Department. The electronic copy is
to be an ASCII text file submitted via e-mail to the Abstracts
Internet address indicated in the proceedings instruction letter
you receive from your production editor.
include complete descriptions of the fonts, spacing, and related
information for producing your proceedings manuscripts. Please
follow them and if you have any questions, direct them to the
production editor in charge of your proceedings at the IEEE
Computer Society Press: Phone (714) 821-8380 or Fax (714) 761-1784.
2. Formatting your
material, including text, illustrations, and charts, must be kept
within a print area of 6-7/8 inches (17.5 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches
(22.54 cm) high. Do not write or print anything outside the print
area. All text must be in a two-column format. Columns are to be
3-1/4 inches (8.25 cm) wide, with a 5/16 inch (0.8 cm) space
between them. Text must be fully justified.
sheet with the margins and placement guides is
available as a Word file , a PDF file, and a Postscript file. It contains lines and boxes showing the
margins and print areas. If you hold it and your printed page up to
the light, you can easily check your margins to see if your print
area fits within the space allowed.
3. Main title
The main title (on
the first page) should begin 1-3/8 inches (3.49 cm) from the top
edge of the page, centered, and in Times 14-point, boldface type.
Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives,
and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions,
or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word). Leave
two blank lines after the title.
4. Author name(s)
Author names and
affiliations are to be centered beneath the title and printed in
Times 12-point, non-boldface type. Multiple authors may be shown in
a two- or three-column format, with their affiliations below their
respective names. Affiliations are centered below each author name,
italicized, not bold. Include e-mail addresses if possible. Follow
the author information by two blank lines before main text.
5. Second and
The second and
following pages should begin 1.0 inch (2.54 cm) from the top edge.
On all pages, the bottom margin should be 1-1/8 inches (2.86 cm)
from the bottom edge of the page for 8.5 x 11-inch paper; for A4
paper, approximately 1-5/8 inches (4.13 cm) from the bottom edge of
6. Type-style and
Wherever Times is
specified, Times Roman, or New Times Roman may be used. If neither
is available on your word processor, please use the font closest in
appearance to Times that you have access to. Please avoid using
bit-mapped fonts if possible. True-Type 1 fonts are preferred.
7. Main text
Type your main text
in 10-point Times, single-spaced. Do not use double-spacing. All
paragraphs should be indented 1 pica (approximately 1/6- or
0.17-inch or 0.422 cm). Be sure your text is fully justified—that
is, flush left and flush right. Please do not place any additional
blank lines between paragraphs. Figure and table captions should be
10-point Helvetica (or a similar sans-serif font), boldface.
Callouts should be 9-point Helvetica, non-boldface. Initially
capitalize only the first word of each figure caption and table
title. Figures and tables must be numbered separately. For example: "Figure
1. Database contexts", "Table 1. Input data". Figure
captions are to be below the figures. Table titles are to be
centered above the tables.
For example, "1.
Introduction", should be Times 12-point boldface, initially
capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one blank
line after. Use a period (".") after the heading number,
not a colon.
As in this heading,
they should be Times 11-point boldface, initially capitalized,
flush left, with one blank line before, and one after.
headings, as in this paragraph, are discouraged. However, if you
must use them, use 10-point Times, boldface, initially capitalized,
flush left, preceded by one blank line, followed by a period and
your text on the same line.
9. Printing your
properly-formatted text on high-quality, 8.5 x 11-inch white
printer paper. A4 paper is also acceptable, but please leave the
extra 0.5 inch (1.27 cm) at the BOTTOM of the page. If the last
page of your paper is only partially filled, arrange the columns so
that they are evenly balanced if possible, rather than having one
10. Page numbering
Number your pages
lightly, in pencil, on the upper right-hand corners of the BACKS of
the pages (for example, 1/10, 2/10; or 1 of 10, 2 of 10; and so
forth). Please do NOT write on the fronts of the pages, nor on the
lower halves of the backs of the pages. Do not automatically
paginate your pages. Note that unnumbered pages that get out of
order can be very difficult to put back in order!
graphs, and photographs
All graphics should
be centered. Your artwork must be in place in the article
(preferably printed as part of the text rather than pasted up). If
you are using photographs and are able to have halftones made at a
print shop, use a 100- or 110-line screen. If you must use photos,
they must be pasted onto your manuscript. Use rubber cement to
affix the halftones or photos in place. Black and white, clear,
glossy-finish photos are preferable to color. Supply the best
quality photographs and illustrations possible. Penciled lines and
very fine lines do not reproduce well. Remember, the quality of the
book cannot be better than the originals provided. Do not use tape
on your pages!
11.1. Color images
The use of color on
interior pages (that is, pages other than the cover) is
prohibitively expensive. We publish interior pages in color only
when it is specifically requested and budgeted for by the
conference organizers. DO NOT SUBMIT COLOR IMAGES IN YOUR PAPER
UNLESS SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
If your word
processor or typewriter cannot produce Greek letters, mathematical
symbols, or other graphical elements, please use pressure-sensitive
(self-adhesive) rub-on symbols or letters (available in most
stationery stores, art stores, or graphics shops).
sparingly (or not at all!) and place them at the bottom of the
column on the page on which they are referenced. Use Times 8-point
type, single-spaced. To help your readers, avoid using footnotes
altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the
text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).
List and number all
bibliographical references in 9-point Times, single-spaced, at the
end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the
citation number in square brackets, for example . Where
appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books.
 A.B. Smith,
C.D. Jones, and E.F. Roberts, "Article Title", Journal,
Publisher, Location, Date, pp. 1-10.
 Jones, C.D.,
A.B. Smith, and E.F. Roberts, Book Title, Publisher,
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your fully-completed, signed IEEE copyright release form when you
submit your paper. We must have this form before your paper
can be published in the proceedings. The copyright form
is available as an HTML
file. You can also use the form sent with your author kit.
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