For each Symposium a separate Pre-Proceedings booklet will be produced, and will be available at the beginning of the Convention. Accepted symposium presenters (oral or poster) are expected to produce papers for the Pre-Proceedings in conformity with the requirements on this page. We regret that papers which do not conform to requirements may not be included in the booklet. The formatting requirements are laid down by the conference organisers and are the same for all symposia.
Page limits for this symposium: 9 pages for full papers, 2 pages for poster summaries.
On the printer options set the format to "Archive".
For more information see this file.
In either case, the papers must be prepared for printing on A4 size paper. Hard copy submissions should be printed on new A4 paper single sided.
In the event that authors are not able to obtain A4 size paper, they must submit papers electronically, in postscript or PDF.
Electronic submissions must be in postscript or PDF ONLY and must be in a format designed to print on A4 paper.
If you plan to submit electronically, please send the symposium chair a sample two page postscript or PDF file in the required format as soon as possible, so that printing locally can be checked.
All other formats will be rejected.
NOTE ON PDF (information kindly supplied by Pat Hayes)
People have reported problems with PDF files produced by PDFWriter. Please use Distiller instead. See http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/a0/about/a1faq.htm#convert for details (under "converting a file to PDF").
Aside from the title, authors and abstract, papers should be typeset in two-column mode, with margins of 2.5cm at the top, 3cm at the bottom, and 2cm on either side. The inter-column margin should be 1cm.
There should be no running page headers or footers.
Typeface should be Times Roman, single-spaced, with body text appearing in 10pt size. For emphasis, please use only italic font, and do not use bold or underline in the running text. Do not use italic or underline in titles.
If you wish to use a different font in diagrams, please use helvetica only, to prevent problems when printing. Use courier for fixed-width text (e.g. code examples).
Three levels of section heading are acceptable: 14pt, 12pt and 10pt. All should be in bold face. Sections should be numbered in the form N, N.M, N.M.R, for the three levels, respectively.
Author's name(s) should be centred, separated by commas, if appropriate, below the title, in 14pt (not bold), followed by institution(s) in 12pt (not bold), also centred.
Email addresses should be given as the final line of the institutional address.
The abstract (preferably not more than 250 words) should be indented on both sides by 0.5, and be set in 9pt type.
The heading "Abstract" in 10pt bold should be centred one line space above it.
Captions for figures should be centred below the figure; captions for tables should be centred above the table.
The bibliography should appear at the end of the text, headed "References" as a top level section heading, but without a section number. Each reference should begin with the surname of the first author, initials first, and then the other authors in the same order (i.e. J. Bloggs), separated by commas. Next should come title, then source (i.e. journal, conference, etc), volume, number, and pages specified as "V(N):pp-pp", any extra information, publisher, address of publisher, and finally date.
Bibliography entries should be ordered first alphabetically and then chronologically.
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Paper versions should be on A4, posted with stiff card in the envelope as protection against damage, with the envelop marked: "PLEASE DO NOT FOLD OR BEND", and addressed to
School of Computer Science
The University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
Last modified: 11 Mar 2000