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Initial Submission of Papers and Posters

Please follow the guidelines below as for the final papers, but initial abstracts should be limited to 800 words for abstracts of papers and 500 words for abstracts of posters.

Poster Specifications

Posters should be 2 dimensional only and should be size A1.

Style Guidelines for Paper Submission

Authors should submit final versions in pdf format if possible. Postscript will also be accepted.

If turning ps into pdf, the use of distill with the following pagesize option will ensure the margins turn out right: distill -pagesize 21 29.7 cm The final paper should be a maximum of 8 sides of A4, including all diagrams, figures and references.

Camera ready poster abstracts should be limited to 2 sides of A4.

Camera ready submissions in LaTeX are encouraged - please use the ACL LaTeX style sheet and the corresponding bibliography file. The main points are summarised below:
  • A4 should be used, and margins should be set so that the text lies within a rectangle of 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23cm).
  • Use Times Roman font, 11pt text, and 2 columns.
  • Figures and tables may span both columns.
  • At the top of the first page should be the title, followed by the author(s), followed by their institution(s),address(es) and email(s). All of these should be centred.
  • Please do not include page numbers in the text.
LaTeX style file
BibTex style file
Microsoft Word style file

Please submit via the upload facility on the Submissions page of this web site Please e-mail either Dileep Damle or Gaston Burek with any questions.


When submitting, please enter 4 keywords in the submission upload form to enable us to quickly identify the appropriate reviewers.
A thin blacck line
Knowledge Media Institute
The Open University