The Proceedings of ICSE 99 represent the final archival
records of the conference. To give the book a high quality appearance we
ask that authors follow these guidelines. In essence, we ask you to make
your document look as much like this document as possible. The easiest
way to do this is simply to replace the flow content of this file with
your own material.
An electronic copy of this guideline is avialable in Framemaker, Word,
and LaTEX formats here:
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PAGE LIMIT AND PAGE SIZE
Submissions in different categories have ` page limits
that must be adhered to. Technical papers, for example, should be no longer
than 10 pages. Submissions that exceed the limit for their category will
not be reviewed.
All material on each page should fit within a rectangle
of 18 x 23.5 cm (7" x 9.25"), centered on the page, beginning 1.9 cm (.75")
from the top of the page, with a .85 cm (.33") space between two 8.4 cm
(3.3") columns. Use either US Letter or A4 paper. Right margins should
be justified, not ragged.
Submissions should be prepared on a typesetter or word
processor. Please use a 10-point Times Roman font, or other Roman font
with serifs, as close as possible in appearance to Times Roman (in which
these guidelines have been set). Note that different components (such as
title, authors, headers - see below) use the same font, but with different
sizes and styles. The target is to have a 10-point text, as you see here.
Please do not use sans-serif or non-proportional fonts except for special
purposes, such as distinguishing source code text (e.g., #include <iostream.h>
). Fonts similar to Times Roman include Times, Computer Modern Roman, and
If you do not have a laser printer, you may be able to
arrange for a business to print your document for you. If no laser printer
is available, then please ask the conference office for assistance.
Title and Authors
The title (18-point bold), authors' names (12-point bold),
and affiliations (12-point) run across the full width of the page -- one
column 17.8 cm (7") wide. Please also include phone numbers and e-mail
addresses. See the top of this page for three names with different addresses.
Note that each of the names/addresses has its own table cell in a table
with invisible borders. If only one address is needed, center all address
text in a single-column table. For two addresses, use two columns, and
so on. For more that three authors, you may have to improvise (if necessary,
you may place some address information in a footnote).
Abstract and Keywords
Every submission (except summaries of Workshops) should
begin with an abstract of no more than 200 words, followed by a short list
of keywords. The abstract and keywords should be placed in the left column
of the first page. The abstract should be a concise summary of the work
and resulting conclusions. Keywords should help readers determine if the
paper contains topics they are interested in.
First Page Copyright Notice
Leave at least 2.5 cm (1") of blank space at the bottom
of the left column of the first page only. This space is reserved for the
copyright notice that will be added during final printing.
For pages other than the first page, start at the top
of the page and continue in double-column format. It is preferable (but
not required) that the two columns on the last page have approximately
equal length. This can be accomplished by adjusting the length of the left
column on the last page.
References and Citations
Use the standard Communications of the ACM format
for references -- that is, a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered
alphabetically by first author, and referenced by numbers in brackets (e.g.,
""). See the examples of citations at the end of this document. Within
this template file, use the style named Numbered for the text of
your citation; the first citation should be of Paragraph Tag Numbered1
References should be published materials accessible to
the public. Internal technical reports may be cited only if they are easily
accessible (i.e., you can give the address to obtain it within your citation)
and may be obtained by any reader. Proprietary information should not be
cited. Private communications should be acknowledged, not referenced (e.g.,
"[Robertson, personal communication]").
Page Numbering, Headers and Footers
Page numbers should be included in your submission for
review. There are headers built into this template for page numbers. Do
not add other headers or footers. Final submission of accepted papers should
not include any page numbers; they will be added for you when the
publications are assembled. (Just delete the header frames from the master
page to remove them.)
SECTIONS (PARAGRAPH TAG: HEADING1)
The title of a section should be in Times Roman 10-point
bold in all capitals. Please number the sections. Do not number the abstract,
acknowledgements, or references sections. (Use HEADING0 for those unnumbered
Subsections (Paragraph Tag: Heading2)
The title of subsections should be in Times Roman 10-point
bold with only the initial letters of each word capitalized. For subsections
and subsubsections, a word like the and a is not capitalized unless it
is the first word of the heading.
Subsubsections (Paragraph Tag: Heading3)
The heading for subsubsections should be in Times Roman
10-point italic with initial letters of each word capitalized.
Figures should be inserted at the appropriate point in
your text. Figures may extend over the two columns up to 17.8 cm (7") if
necessary. Black and white photographs (not Polaroid prints) may be mounted
on the camera-ready paper with glue or double-sided tape. (To avoid smudges,
attach figures by paste or tape applied to their back surfaces only.)
LANGUAGE, STYLE AND CONTENT
The written and spoken language of ICSE 99 is English.
Spelling and punctuation may consistently use any dialect of English (e.g.,
British, Canadian or US). Please write for an international audience:
Write in a straightforward style. Try to avoid long sentences and complex
sentence structure. Use semicolons carefully.
Use common and basic vocabulary (e.g., use the word "unusual" rather than
the word "arcane").
Briefly define or explain all technical terms.
Explain all acronyms when they first appear in your text such as, "World
Wide Web (WWW)"
Explain "insider" comments. Be sure that your whole audience will understand
any reference whose meaning you do not explain (e.g., do not assume that
everyone has used a Macintosh or MS-DOS).
Use unambiguous forms for representing culturally localized concepts, such
as times, dates, and currencies, (e.g., "1-5-98" or "5/1/98" may mean 5
January or 1 May, and "seven o'clock" may mean 7:00 am or 1900).
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their work
is conducted in a professional and ethical manner , including (but not
limited to) fully informed consent of participants in studies, protection
of personal data (e.g., ), and permission to use others' copyrighted
INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone
This document has been adapted from the ICSE 97 Conference
Proceedings Format specification. That was in turn adapted from the Style
Sheet defined for CHI 96 by Michael J. Muller, Bonnie Nardi, and Michael
J. Tauber, and numberous people in the CHI community. Judith Meskill translated
that document into a FrameMaker template file. Their contributions are
Anderson, R.E. Social impacts of computing: Codes of professional ethics.
Social Science Computing Review 10, 2 (Winter 1992), 453-469.
ICSE 99 Web Site, On-line at <http://sunset.usc.edu/icse99/>.
Mackay, W.E. Ethics, lies and videotape. . . in Proc. CHI'95 (Denver CO,
May 1995), ACM Press, 138-145.
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