10th IWSSD Submission Instructions

The 10th IWSSD is using CyberChair for paper submission.  Although we are not requiring abstract submission in advance, the submission process is done in two steps.  In step 1, you will submit critical information and the abstract; in response you will receive an email message containing a user name and password for continuation.  In step 2, you will submit the paper.  We suggest that you submit the abstract at least a day before you plan to submit your final paper submission.  This will ensure that you have no problems using the web site and you receive the return email.

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Publication Format

The Proceedings of the 10th IWSSD represent the final archival records of the workshop. To give the proceedings a high quality appearance, we ask that authors follow these guidelines. In essence, we ask you to make your document look as much like the formatted document s provided as possible. The easiest way to do this is simply to replace the flow content of one of the files below with your own material. 
Electronic versions of this guideline is avialable for formatting in Framemaker, Word, and LaTeX formats here: 
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DOC File
LaTeX (ICSE formats)
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Or view them in postscript or pdf format.


Submissions should be no longer than 8 pages but may have an appendix of up to 5 pages to fully cover the case study. Submissions that exceed the limit 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 US Letterpaper size only. Right margins should be justified, not ragged. 

TYPESET TEXTGo to top of page

Submissions should be prepared with a word processor. Use a 10-point Times Roman font, or other Roman font with serifs, as close as possible in appearance to Times Roman. Note that different components (such as title, authors, headers - see below) use the same font, but with different sizes and styles. 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 Press.

TITLE AND AUTHORSGo to top of page

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 the formats 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). 


Every submission 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. 

COPYRIGHT NOTICEGo to top of page

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. 

SUBSEQUENT PAGESGo to top of page

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. 


For references, use a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by numbers in brackets (e.g., "[1]"). See the examples at the end of this document. 
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 numbers should be included in your submission for review. There are headers built into templates 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.) 


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. 

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. 

FIGURESGo to top of page

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.) 


The written and spoken language of IWSSD 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 19:00).
Authors are responsible for ensuring that their work is conducted in a professional and ethical manner [1], including (but not limited to) fully informed consent of participants in studies, protection of personal data (e.g., [3]), and permission to use others' copyrighted materials. 

REFERENCESGo to top of page

  1. Anderson, R.E. Social impacts of computing: Codes of professional ethics. Social Science Computing Review 10, 2 (Winter 1992), 453-469.
  2. IWSSD Web Site, On-line at <http://www.ics.uci.edu/iwssd/>.
  3. Mackay, W.E. Ethics, lies and videotape. . . in Proc. CHI'95 (Denver CO, May 1995), ACM Press, 138-145.


This document has been adapted from the ICSE 2000 Conference Proceedings Format specification. We acknowledge their contributions as well as those upon which that document was based.