The 7th International Conference on
Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7)

March 25-27, 2002
Marina del Rey, California, USA

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Call for Papers CLOSED
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Details on Submission CLOSED
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Camera Ready Instructions CLOSED
Conference Officials
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Conference Program UPDATED
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Important Deadlines
 Regular Registration: March 1, 2002
 Hotel Special Rate: March 11, 2002
 Late Registration: March 17, 2002
Marina del Rey
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Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  Instructions for Preparing Camera-Ready Papers

Please follow these instructions accurately, this will assure a uniform look to the Proceedings.

If you use latex, a latex style file ias.sty is available that will produce proper formatting. You can also look at a sample latex file or at the properly formatted resulting file (pdf) containing the instructions. If you do not use latex, please follow the instructions in this page.

The paper, written on a single column on A4 paper, should not exceed 8 pages (for a regular paper) and 4 pages (for a short paper). A maximum of 2 extra pages for regular papers and 1 extra page for short papers are allowed by paying an additional fee of $50/page. The limit on the number of extra pages allowed is strict.

Camera-ready manuscripts are due on December 21, 2001. Please allow enough time for your manuscript to arrive. In any case, your paper should arrive no later than the end of December. Mail a hard copy of your paper to:

  Maria Gini
  200 Union St SE, Room 4-192
  Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
  phone: 612-625-5582

With each paper you need to send a registration fee. Even if the paper will be presented by a student, you'll have to pay one full registration fee per paper. Details on the registration fees and how to pay are available on the registration page.

After proofreading and correcting your paper, write in pencil on the back (top right-hand corner) of each sheet your name and the page number. Mark the very last sheet by 'last page'. This will help ensuring the pages of the papers are in order.

Typing Area:
Use paper of A4 size, with the following typing area:
  length 25 cm (or 10'')
  width 15.6 cm (or 6'' 1/8)
  top margin: 2.3 cm
  left margin: 2.3 cm
The recommend typefont is Times New Roman.
Please keep in mind that the formatting instructions are for A4 paper. If you do not have A4 paper, print your article on US standard 8 1/2" by 11". The left margin, top margin, text height, and text width should remain as specified in the formatting instructions.

Typefont sizes must be:

  • 24 pts for the title, with a line spacing of 4 pts
  • 12 pts for the text, with a line spacing of 2 pts
  • 10 pts for the abstract, footnotes, figures, tables, and references.
The paper will be reduced to 80% for reproduction in the proceedings, so it is very important not to reduce the font size.

Typographical Style and Layout:

  • Start the title approx. 2 cm below the beginning of the typing area and center it (horizontally) on the page.
  • Leave approx. 1 cm between title and the name and address of the authors.
  • name(s) and addresse(s) should be in 12 pts and centered. Addresses should be in italics.
  • The abstract should have a width of 12 cm and be centered.
  • Section and subsection headings should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numbers. Section headings should be bold, with two blank lines above and one below. Subsection headings should be in italics, with 1 blank line above and one below. All headings and subheadings should be flushed left.
  • Start a new paragraph by indenting it from the left margin (and not by inserting a blank line), except under a heading and subheading.
  • All figures must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers. They should be centered, except for small figures (not wider than 7 cm), which can be placed side by side. Figure captions should be centered beneath the figure. Figures preferably should be at the top or bottom of a page, and appear as close as possible to where they are mentioned in the text. Do not put figures in the back of the article.
  • Tables must be numbered consecutively using Arabic numbers. Table captions should be placed above the table.
  • References should be made in the text using an Arabic number in square brackets and should be listed (in alphabetic order) at the end of the paper.
  • Footnotes should be kept at a minimum.

Copyright: © 2001 by the Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
Comments to: Maria Gini