GUIDELINES FOR ISSPIT MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
(Adopted from Other IEEE Conferences)
o GENERAL GUIDELINES
o THE FINAL VERSION OF THE PDF PAPER IN THE CAMERA READY FORMAT IS ALLOWED 6 PAGES AND CAN BE EXTENDED TO 8 PAGES WITH PERMISSION OF THE APPROPRIATE PROGRAM CHAIR.
ALL MANUSCRIPTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH.
NOT NUMBER THE PAGES OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT.
NOT INTRODUCE HEADERS OR FOOTERS.
Hyphenation is not recommended.
All text must be in a two-column format. The total allowable width of the text area is 7.1 inches (18 cm) wide by 9 inches (22.9 cm) high. Columns are to be 3.45 inches (8.75 cm) wide, with a 0.2 inch (0.5 cm) space between them.
In your word processor, SET THE PAPER FORMAT TO
(The following page formatting instructions refers to US Letter paper only).
Setting the paper format to A4 in your word processor will result in a file that cannot be used for the proceedings since some text will be cut off.
If your printer is using A4 paper and you set the paper format in your word processor to US Letter, usually printers accept to print anyway the US Letter document: the size of the printed area in the produced printout will appear correct, but margins will not be the ones specified above. This is not a problem since the final printing will be performed on US Letter paper.
If you have any problem in printing your manuscript with the US Letter paper format, please contact the conference secretariat.
The left and right margins are 0.7 inches (1.8 cm). The top and the bottom margins are 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Wherever Times is specified, Times Roman may also be used. If neither is available on your word processor, please use the font closest in appearance to Times that you have access to.
The main title should Centered at the top of the first page. The title should be 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). The title should not be all in capital letters. Leave one blank line after the title.
The names of the authors are to be centered beneath the title and printed in Times 12-point, normal type. Author's name should not be preceded nor followed by author's titles and society memberships.
The authors' affiliations are to be centered beneath the author's names and printed in Times 10-point, normal type. Affiliation should include: department/division, university/company, postal address, phone (optional), fax (optional), email (optional), and URL (optional). This information is to be followed by one blank line.
In the case of authors from different institutions, identify each institution with a number (starting from 1). At the end of the name of each author place the institution identifier as a superscript. List the institutions on separate lines with the format described above. Each institution should be preceded by the corresponding identifier as a superscript.
The abstract and main text are to be in a two-column format.
The abstract is to be in fully-justified at the top of the left-hand column, below the author and affiliation information. Begin the abstract with "Abstract - ", in Times 9-point bold, italicized type. The text of the abstract follows on the same line in Times 9-point, italicized, single-spaced type. The abstract may be up to 3 in (7.62 cm) long. Leave one blank line after the abstract.
The keywords are to be fully-justified, below the abstract. Begin the list of keywords with "Keywords - ", in Times 9-point bold, italicized type. The list of keywords follows on the same line in Times 9-point, italicized, single-spaced type. Leave one blank line after the list of keywords, then begin the main text.
Type main text in Times 10-point normal type, single-spaced. Do NOT use double-spacing. All paragraphs should be indented 0.165 inch (0.42 cm). Be sure your text is fully justified - that is, flush left and flush right. Additional blank lines between paragraphs should not be inserted.
FIRST-ORDER HEADINGS. (For example: I. INTRODUCTION) should be Times 10-point type, all in capital letters, centered, with one blank line before, and one blank line after.
SECOND-ORDER HEADINGS. (For example: A. Database Elements) should be Times 10-point, italicized, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one after.
If you require a third-order heading (we strongly discourage it), use 10-point Times, italicized, initially capitalized, flush left, preceded by one blank line, followed by a period and your text on the same line.
Usually, figures should be centered in the column; large figures can be placed and centered over two columns. The figure caption should be 8-point Times normal type and is usually centered below the figure. The figure caption should be preceded by "Fig. ", the figure number, and ". " (e.g., "Fig. 2. "). Callouts should be 8-point Times normal font. Leave one blank line before the figure and one after the figure caption.
Usually, tables should be centered in the column; large tables can be placed and centered over two columns. The table title should be 8-point Times normal type and should be centered on top of the table. The table title should be preceded by "Table ", the table number, and ". " (e.g., "Table 2. "). Leave one blank line before the table title and one after the table.
Use footnotes sparingly 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).
Place acknowledgements at the end of the main text, before the references. Use Times 10-point normal type, single spaced, fully justified. The heading "ACKNOWLEDGEMENT" should follow the rules of the first-order headings, but without numbering.
List and number all bibliographical references in 8-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. Use the IEEE Transactions format. The heading "REFERENCES" should follow the rules of the first-order headings, but without numbering.
All colors (e.g., in pictures and drawings) will be turned automatically into shades of grey since NO COLOR IS ALLOWED in the proceedings. If you want to have full control of the grey-scale appearance, you should transform your colored figures into grey-scale images before including them in the manuscript.
o PDF REQUIREMENTS.
Please note that your PDF file needs to have all fonts embedded. You will need to verify compatibility by using the new IEEE online PDF eXpress.