Instructions to Authors
IMPORTANT FORMATTING SPECIFICATIONS
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 (instruct.ps),
and a LaTeX file (instruct.TEX).
Instructions are derived from those provided by the IEEE Computer
Society Press (with their permission).
instruct.pdf, and instruct.ps
serve also as samples of the requested paper layout.
A paper should be submitted (within the deadlines) both electronically
and as hard-copy.
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
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 instruct.ps)
for the contributed papers.
- Files instruct.doc, instruct.pdf,
or instruct.ps 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
- 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
- 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:
- Title (centered)
- Author(s) (centered),
- Author affiliation(s) with full address (es) (centered),
- E-mail address (es) (centered)
- The text (arranged in two spaced columns)
- Key words
(submitted for Student Paper Competition)
IMPORTANT FORMATTING SPECIFICATIONS
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
dvips -a4 cec032e.dvi -o cec032e.ps
ps2pdf -sPAPERSIZE=a4 cec032e.ps 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
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
(IEEEtran.zip), or Author_instr.pdf,
or visit IEEE web page with helpful instruction: http://www.ieee.org/portal/site/mainsite/menuitem.818c0c39e85ef176fb2275875bac26c8/index.jsp?&pName=corp_level1&path=pubs/transactions&file=stylesheets.xml&xsl=generic.xsl
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