Instructions to Authors



Papers should be written in English.

A paper should not exceed six (6) printed pages. We accept only A4 paper size.

Camera-ready papers should be prepared according to Instructions to authors that are available here in a raw text file (instruct.txt), a Word file (instruct.doc), a PDF file (instruct.pdf), a Postscript file (, and a LaTeX file (instruct.TEX). Instructions are derived from those provided by the IEEE Computer Society Press (with their permission).

Files instruct.doc, instruct.pdf, and serve also as samples of the requested paper layout.

A paper should be submitted (within the deadlines) both electronically and as hard-copy.

Electronic submission may be done in PDF or Postscript (.ps) format (only).

Hard copy of the full paper, identical to the electronic version and printed on a laser printer, should be sent to the ITI Conference secretariat
If you plan to submit a PDF file, please, you MUST adhere to the PDF specifications given below.

Contributed papers will be reviewed by two independent referees.

At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register.

Invited papers, and accepted contributed papers will be published in the ITI Conference Proceedings (ISSN 1330-1012), and distributed during the Conference.

Proceedings is included in the IEEE Book Broker Program both as a book (ISBN 953-96769-6-7, IEEE Catalog Number 03EX645) and on CD-ROM (ISBN 953-96769-7-5, IEEE Catalog Number: 03EX645C), and abstracted in the INSPEC database.

The best papers presented at the Conference will be considered for publishing in the following international journals: Mathematics and Computers in Simulation (IMACS Journal), CIT - Journal of Computing and Information Technology, and INFORMATICA.


  • Poster abstracts should be written in English.
  • An abstract should not exceed two printed pages.
  • Camera-ready poster abstracts should be prepared according to the adequate sections in Instructions to authors (instruct.doc, instruct.pdf, or for the contributed papers.
  • Files instruct.doc, instruct.pdf, or serves also as a sample of the requested poster abstract layout.
  • Be sure to respect defined margins.
  • A format sheet with the margins and placement guides is available as a Word file, a PDF file and a Postscript file.
  • Poster abstract should be submitted (within the deadlines) both electronically and as hard-copy.
  • Electronic submission is done in PDF or Postscript format only
  • Hard-copy of the full poster abstract, identical to the electronic version and printed on a laser printer should be sent to the ITI Conference secretariat.
  • If you plan to submit a PDF file, please, you MUST adhere to the PDF specifications given below.
  • Poster abstracts will be reviewed by Proceedings editors.
  • At least one author of each accepted poster abstract is required to register.
  • Accepted poster abstracts will be published in the adjunct Poster Abstracts booklet.
  • Poster Abstracts booklet will be distributed during the Conference.

Poster abstract organization.

Poster abstract should be arranged in the following order:

  1. Title (centered)
  2. Author(s) (centered),
  3. Author affiliation(s) with full address (es) (centered),
  4. E-mail address (es) (centered)
  5. The text (arranged in two spaced columns)
  6. Key words
  7. References

STUDENT PAPERS (submitted for Student Paper Competition)


General specifications

  1. Page setup
    Be sure to respect defined margins. Paper size A4: 21x29.7 cm (8.3x11.7"), margins around the text is 2.5 cm (1");
    A format sheet with the margins and placement guides is available as a Word file, a PDF file and a Postscript file.
    Please prepare your A4 paper size (210x297) as a plain ASCII PostScript file with NO encoding, condensing, or encapsulation.
  2. Use of Color:
    The proceedings will be printed in black and white only. However, all participants will receive also a CD-ROM of the proceedings, so it is acceptable to use color in the PDF file. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the paper will still be readable in black and white, as the paper proceedings will form the primary record of the conference in libraries etc. Please note also that the papers will be reviewed in black and white form.
  3. Headers and Footers
    Please make sure not to include headers and footers in your paper. Especially, please make sure it is not page numbered. We will insert the correct headers and footers as part of the printing process.
  4. Font Problems
    A number of authors have reported difficulties with fonts. A common source of problems is figures incorrectly imported from other programs. Please use only standard fonts in the document or embed all the fonts.
    The error will then list a series of fonts, for example SimSun in Chinese systems. If this occurs, please make sure that you either include all fonts in your creation of the PDF file, or ensure that your paper does not include any text from non-included fonts (for example, select all text in your paper and set the font to Times). Make sure to do the same for any imported components. If you use Word's "insert symbol" command, make sure to use the "symbol" font.

PDF distiller settings

Due to the large number of submissions, this year we need everyone's cooperation to make this process go smoothly. Please follow the submissions guidelines given below closely since we do not have the manpower to reprocess anyone's submission.
We accept papers only as Postscript file or PDF file.

Basic PDF distiller settings MUST be changed to:

  • Press Quality
  • Acrobat 4.0 compatibility;
  • all graphics at least 300 dpi resolution; but better 600 dpi resolution
  • ALL fonts are embedded and subset;
  • postscript settings DO NOT override distiller settings
  • Page size is 612.0 x 792.0 points (8.5" x 11")
  • You should NOT SELECT option “Do not send fonts to “Adobe PDF”
    IMPORTANT: Authors must check their final PDF files before submission to verify that all fonts have been properly embedded and subset. Some font manufacturers now flag their fonts to not embed. These fonts must be avoided.
  • All fonts MUST be Type 1 or 3 PostScript fonts from the Latin 1 Font set. Our PostScript printers will not recognize any other fonts. Do not use TrueType, bitmapped, or Ryumin fonts. To avoid last minute problems, authors are advised to submit their papers well before the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.
    Useful hints for creating a Postscript file

Useful hints how to create a Postscript file

Authors using LaTeX under UNIX or Windows 95/98/NT need to run the dvips program to generate the Postscript file. Please note that there is no need to put page numbers. We will add them later.

a) Formatting for A4

Please note that the required paper format is A4-sized pdf. For papers prepared with MSWord, this doesn't seem to cause any problems. However if you are using LaTeX to create the file, you need to be aware that LaTeX itself does not set the page size (ie the dvi file format does not contain any page size information). The page size is set by the translators you use to create the pdf. So you must provide the correct arguments to the translators to ensure that they create A4.

For example, using dvips and ps2pdf the appropriate command lines would be:
dvips -a4 cec032e.dvi -o
ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 cec032e.pdf

For dvipdfm, you would use
dvipdfm -p a4 filename.dvi


pdflatex seems to cause some authors particular problems. It seems there can be a number of causes, partly relating to the particular setup of the pdflatex installation. You need to ensure that the pdftex.cfg file contains the lines
page_width 210truemm
page_height 297truemm

It also seems that the 'geometry' package can help:

The parameters in the latex file would be

But it may be easier to switch from pdflatex to latex + dvipdfm (which are usually present in the same installation).
For more help please read IEEEtran_HOWTO.pdf (, or Author_instr.pdf, or visit IEEE web page with helpful instruction:

Microsoft Word:

To save a Word document as a Postscript file, first install and select a Postscript printer, and then from Microsoft Word choose print to a file. When you print to a file, Microsoft Word saves the file in the appropriate printer language.

To print to a file:

On the File menu, click Print.
In the Name box, click the Postscript printer which will be used to generate the file.
Select the Print to File check box, and then click OK.
In the File name box, type a file name. If the file is saved with a .prn extension, rename it to a file with extension .ps.
For more help please read IEEECopmactPDFsv1.pdf, or eicguide.pdf. Guidelines for generating and submitting PostScript files are also available on IEEE Internet site.

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ITI 2005 Conference Ended

ITI 2005 Conference ended on June 23, 2005 with the Closing Session.

Student Paper Competition for undergraduate and graduate students (with prizes sponsored by Microsoft Hrvatska and SAS Institute) was featured for the second time at the ITI Conferen
The winners were:

Golden winners:
- David Bell, Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, UK , - Frane Šarić, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb

Silver winners:
- Matko Botinčan , Department of Mathematics, University of Zagreb
- Igor Grudenić Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
- Rikard Land, Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics, Sweden