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:
200 Union St SE, Room 4-192
Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA
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
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.
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:
The paper will be reduced to 80% for reproduction in the proceedings,
so it is very important not to reduce the font size.
- 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.
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
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
- 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.