ISSRE #6 2002

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Regular papers, written in English, should not exceed 12 camera ready pages, and should be submitted electronically. Manuscripts can be submitted in the camera-ready format or alternatively in a single-column, double-spaced format with a remark on the first page indicating that the length of the manuscript has been checked to conform to the size limit. Note that we only accept submissions in either postscript or PDF format, possibly compressed with gzip. Submissions must be unpublished and must not be submitted for publication elsewhere. All papers will be thoroughly reviewed by referees appointed by the Program Committee in order to identify their originality as well as their scientific and practical contribution to the state of the art. To submit a paper, please go here. For further information, please contact:

Camera Ready Format:



FORMATTING YOUR PAPER: All text must be in a two-column format. The total allowable width of the text area is 6-7/8 inches (17.5 cm) wide by 8-7/8 inches (22.54 cm) high. Columns are to be 3-1/4 inches (8.25 cm) wide, with a 5/16 inch (0.8 cm) space between them. The main title (on the first page) should begin 1-3/8 inches (3.49 cm) from the top edge of the page. The second and following pages should begin 1.0 inch (2.54 cm) from the top edge. On all pages, the bottom margin should be 1-1/8 inches (2.86 cm) from the bottom edge of the page for 8.5 x 11-inch paper; for A4 paper, approximately 1-5/8 inches (4.13 cm) from the bottom edge of the page.


  • Wherever Times is specified, Times Roman may also be used. If neither is available on your word processor, please use the font closest in appearance to Times that you have access to. PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY RYUMIN FONTS.
  • MAIN TITLE. Center the title 1-3/8 inches (3.49 cm) from the top edge of the first page. The title should be in Times 14-point, boldface type. Capitalize the first letter of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs; do not capitalize articles, coordinate conjunctions, or prepositions (unless the title begins with such a word). Leave two blank lines after the title.
  • AUTHOR NAME(s) and AFFILIATION(s) are to be centered beneath the title and printed in Times 12-point, non-boldface type. This information is to be followed by two blank lines.
  • The ABSTRACT and MAIN TEXT are to be in a two-column format. The ABSTRACT is to be in fully-justified italicized text, at the top of the left-hand column, below the author and affiliation information. Use the word "Abstract" as the title, in 12-point Times, boldface type, centered relative to the column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-point, single-spaced type. The abstract may be up to 3 in. (7.62 cm) long. Leave two blank lines after the Abstract, then begin the main text.
  • MAIN TEXT. Type main text in 10-point Times, single-spaced. Do NOT use double-spacing. All paragraphs should be indented 1 pica (approximately 1/6 inch or 0.422 cm). Be sure your text is fully justified -- that is, flush left and flush right. Please do not place any additional blank lines between paragraphs. Figure and table captions should be 10-point Helvetica (or a similar sans-serif font) boldface type; callouts should be 9-point Helvetica, non-boldface. Initially capitalize only the first word of section titles and first-, second-, and third-order headings. FIRST-ORDER HEADINGS. (For example, 1. Introduction) should be Times 12-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one blank line after. SECOND-ORDER HEADINGS. (For example, 1.1. Database elements) should be Times 11-point boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, with one blank line before, and one after. If you require a third-order heading (we discourage it), use 10-point Times, boldface, initially capitalized, flush left, preceded by one blank line, followed by a period and your text on the same line.

FOOTNOTES: Use footnotes sparingly and place them at the bottom of the column on the page on which they are referenced.

Use Times 8-point type, single-spaced. To help your readers, avoid using footnotes altogether and include necessary peripheral observations in the text (within parentheses, if you prefer, as in this sentence).

REFERENCES: List and number all bibliographical references in 9-point Times, single-spaced, at the end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1]. Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books.


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