Instructions to Final Camera Ready Papers (Centered, 20)
SICE Annual Conference

A.B. Bell1, C.D. Thomas2 (Centered, 14)

1 University/Company, Address, Country (centered, 10)
2 University/Company, Address, Country

Abstract: This provides instructions to authors for completing the final manuscripts which will be included in the CD-ROM Proceedings. You must prepare a pdf (version 1.5[Actobat 5.0]) file of the manuscript of your paper and send it electronically using the web-based system which will become active at the beginning of May, 2004. Please keep in mind that the manuscript sent will be included in the Proceedings as it is received. The authors are therefore kindly requested to observe the following instructions for the preparation of their manuscripts. The abstract for printing Abstracts Proceedings should be also sent electronically. (Justified, 10)

Keywords: Selected keywords relevant to the subject.

1. Length and Typing
(centered, 16)

The size of the manuscript must be A4 and it should be typed in two columns with single spacing. The number of pages allowed is between 4 and 6 pages without extra chage. The maximum paper length is 8 pages with extra paper charge of 10,000 Japanese Yen/page. The size of pdf file to be sent electronically should not exceed one megabyte (1 MB), regardless of the number of pages. The pdf file should be in version 1.4 (Acrobat 5.0) format and include just 8-bit english character code, shouldmust not include 16-bit character code of any language. If you can't remove 16-bit code, we hope you to embed the font into your PDF file. A pdf file that includes 16-bit code is not welcome, but will be accepted in spite of the warning message by the paper submission web system.Version 1.4 (Acrobat 5.0) pdf file is requested because Mac O.S. 9.x user can't read Acrobat 6.0 pdf file.

The Times Roman typeface of 10 points or greater is preferred. To ensure uniformity of appearance for the Proceedings, your paper should conform to the following specifications. Sample tex style file and word file are prepared. If your paper deviates significantly from these specifications, it may not be included in the Proceedings.

  • The distance from the top edge of the paper to the top of the first line of type should be 1.5 cm.
  • The distance from the left edge of the paper to the left margin of the type should be 1.5 cm.
  • The distance from the bottom of the last line of type on the page to the bottom edge of the paper should be at least 2.7 cm.
  • The text should be centered left-to-right on the page.
  • The width of each column should be 8.5 cm.
  • The distance between the two columns of text should be 1.0 cm.
  • A LaTeX style file, a TeX sample file and a MS-Word sample file are available(2004/4/22 updated).

2. First Page

The title should be centered across the top of the first page and should be in a distinctive font or in capitals. The authors' names and addresses should be centered below the title.
The abstract and the main body follow as indicated on this document. The abstract, which is less than 60 words, should give a brief account of the most relevant aspects of the paper. The main body should start with an Introduction that includes a statement of the purpose and the contribution of the paper.

3. Headings

3.1 Main headings (14)
Main headings are to be column centered in a bold font or in capitals. Leave a space of two lines above and one line below these headings.

3.2 Subheadings
Subheadings should be in a bold font or underlined lower case with initial capitals. They should be placed flush on the left-hand margin of the column.
Sub-subheadings: Sub-subheadings should be in a bold font or underlined type. They should run in at the beginning of the paragraph.

4. Illustrations

Illustrations should be pasted into position on the typed page as close as possible to the first reference to them. Photographs may also be pasted into their respective places.
Please note that all illustration material must be supplied in black and white, as colored lines and photographs will not reproduce to give an adequate reproduction in the final form. Also please prepare them before inserting into the manuscript to have as small file as as possible (i.e. when original file are large, please use some kind on compression).
Each illustration should have a space of approximately two lines above and one line below. The figure number and caption should be typed below the illustration. The word 'Figure' should be shortened to 'Fig.' at the beginning of the figure caption. It should also be shortened to Fig. in the text except where it begins a sentence.
When you draw figure, please be careful for its font. It is often that Microsoft related tools, like Word, Powerpoint, Excel include 16 bit fonts automaticaly in your figure unless you explicitly designate fonts. Especially, default font must be changed.

5. Tables

Tables should be typed within the typed area. Leave one line space after the text and type the table heading, including the table number, above the table. Leave one line space between the heading and the table.

6. Equations

Equations should be typed within the text and should be numbered consecutively throughout the typescript. The equation number should be typed in parenthesis, flush with the right-hand margin of the column. Where mathematical expressions appear in the text requiring more space either above or below the line, then the line containing such characters should be 1.5 spaces below the preceding line and above the following line.

7. References

References should be numbered and appear at the end of the paper. All references listed must be cited in the text at an appropriate point in superscript form as shown at the end of this sentence 1). The form of listed reference is as follows:

  • Style for papers: Author(s), title, name of journal, volume and no., inclusive page numbers, year.
  • Style for books: Author(s), title, chapter or page numbers, name of publisher, year.

8. Page number

Don't put page number in the namuscript PDF.

9. Additional Information

If you can not access the Conference web site, you may send the PDF manuscript to the SICE office by electronical mail.

The Copyright Transfer Form must be prepared and sent to Secretary of SICE2004 by May 28th. Please be careful that a sign of author is necessary. So, you should send it by fax or physical mail. The Copyright Transfer and a registration of one of authors are the requirements for your paper to be included in the conference proceedings CD-ROM.

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