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May 2-5, 2004
The CCECE-2004 Conference Committee will provide attendees with a CD-ROM
containing the conference proceedings and PDF viewers for Windows, Macintosh,
and Unix. The CD-ROMs serve participants at CCECE conferences very well and
increase the utility of papers as reference documents.
File Submission Format
Papers must be submitted in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
When preparing your PDF file; do not enable security, do not disable
submissions must be formatted to 8.5 x 11 inches page size, and in
first-page-first order. Please verify that the final version of your PDF
file is readable by Adobe Acrobat Reader before submission. Papers that
do not print correctly cannot be published. For best results, authors
should avoid the use of custom half tones, bitmap pattern fills, and
bitmap fonts. Use standard half tones and solid colour or grey fills
The filename of your PDF file must be the paper number assigned to you
by the CCECE committee, followed by the Portable Document Format extension
(.pdf). For example, if the CCECE committee assigned you the number 1667,
you would submit your file as "1667.pdf".
Normal paper length is 4 pages. Up to 6 pages may be submitted if payment
of the excess page ($100) is included with your registration fee.
These page counts include all figures, tables, and references. Papers over
6 pages in length will not be accepted.
When preparing your paper, please adhere to the following guidelines:
All manuscripts must be in English or French, in black text colour.
Any text or other material outside the margins specified below will not
Additional margin specifications:
All text and figures must be contained in a 175 mm x 225.4 mm (6-7/8 inch x
8-7/8 inch) image area.
The left margin has to be 19 mm (0.75 inch).
The top margin has to be 25 mm (1.0 inch), except for the title page where
is has to be 35 mm (1-3/8 inches).
A 4-page author instructions PDF file, with the margins and placement guides
on page 4 is available for ease of printing. When you print this file, make
sure the "shrink to fit" box is not checked!. It contains lines and boxes
showing the margins and print areas. If you hold it and your printed page
up to the light, you can easily check your margins to see if your print
area fits within the space allowed.
Text should appear in two columns, each 83 mm wide with 8 mm space between
On the first page, the top 50 mm (2 inches) of both columns is reserved for the
title, author(s), and affiliation(s). These items should be centered across
both columns, starting at 25 mm (1 inch) from the top of the paper.
The abstract should appear at the top of the left-hand column of text,
about 12 mm (1/2 inch) below the title area and no more than 80 mm
in length. Leave 12 mm (1/2 inch) space between the end of the abstract and
the beginning of the main text.
A word document is available as a template for preparing your
Papers must be submitted in electronic form as specified below,
formatted for standard letter-size (8-1/2 by 11 inches).
Keep the top and left margins as specified.
Note: both the linked PDF and Word files were replaced on Nov. 28
at 2 p.m. EST to reflect the change that page numbers are NOT to be included.
Please replace if you downloaded prior to this time.
The paper title has to appear in capital letters, boldface if possible.
The authors' name(s) and affiliation(s) appear below the title in capital
and lower case letters. Papers with multiple authors and affiliations,
may require two or more lines for this information.
Each paper should contain an abstract of 100 to 150 words that appears
at the beginning of the paper.
- Major headings appear in capital letters, bold face if possible,
centered in the column. Subheadings appear in capital and lower case,
in boldface. They start at the left margin on a
separate line. Sub-subheadings are discouraged, but if they must be
used, they should appear in capital and lower case, and start at the
left margin on a separate line.
List and number all references at the end of the paper. The references
can be numbered in alphabetic order or in order of appearance in the document.
When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number
in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence .
 D. E. Ingalls, "An Important Paper," IEEE Trans. ASSP, vol. ASSP-36,
pp. 1932-1948, 1988.
Illustrations must appear within the designated margins. They may span
the two columns. If possible, position illustrations at the top of columns,
rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Caption and number every illustration.
All halftone illustrations must be clear black and white prints.
To achieve the best viewing experience both for the proceedings and the
CD-ROM, we strongly encourage to use Times-Roman font. In addition, this
will give the proceedings a more uniform look. Use a font that is no smaller
than nine point type throughout the paper, including figure captions. In
nine point type font, capital letters are 2 mm high.
For 9-point type font, there should be no more than 3.2 lines/cm (8 lines/inch)
vertically. This is a minimum spacing; 2.75 lines/cm (7 lines/inch) will
make the paper much more readable. Larger type sizes require correspondingly
larger vertical spacing.
- Do NOT put page numbers on your papers. We will add appropriate page
numbers to accepted papers when the conference proceedings are assembled.
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