Each copy of the August 1997 and November 1997 issues of the IEEE
Transactions on Education will be accompanied by a CD-ROM disk
readable with WWW browsers on Windows, Macintosh and UNIX machines.
These issues continue experiments begun with publication of the
August 1996 issue of the IEEE Transactions on Education with a
All contributors are strongly encouraged to pay page charges for
The basic page charge is $110 per printed page in the paper part
of the special issue plus a $110 CD-ROM charge per contribution.
The CD-ROM charge is independent of the space occupied by the
contribution on the CD-ROM. Page charges are an essential part
of financing these experimental issues. If you have questions,
please contact Co-Editor Marion Hagler (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contributions for the August 1997 issue must be submitted, via
FTP, no later than February 1, 1997. Contributions for
the November 1997 issue must be submitted, via FTP, no later than
May 1, 1997. Authors must submit files for their contributions
via FTP to facilitate prompt, paperless review.
Submissions to the August 1997 and November 1997 issues of the IEEE Transactions on Education must consist of, at least, (a) one or more HTML documents, with any ancillary files, including multimedia, that will appear on the CD-ROM and (b) an ASCII text file that contains, among other items, a 200 word abstract that will appear in the printed portion of these issues.
The printed abstracts will consist of text only. No graphics or equations will appear in the abstracts.
For an introduction to some features of HTML, click here. For HTML documents, authors are strongly encouraged to use ancillary file types that can be viewed on all major platforms with typical WWW browser configurations.
Contributions that require a total of no more than 5 MB space
on the CD-ROM require no special approval.
Authors should keep in mind that contributions which demonstrate the possibilities of HTML/CD-ROM technology for creating and archiving interactive documents (and archiving software) are especially welcome. Authors are encouraged to write HTML that can be viewed on browsers with capabilities equivalent to Netscape Navigator 3.0.
Authors are strongly encouraged to use the following file formats:
Files in these formats are accessible, through typical WWW browser installations, to users of all three major platforms so that contributions in these file formats will reach the broadest possible audience.
Other file formats, such as Adobe Acrobat's Portable Document Format (PDF), which WWW browsers can be, but usually are not, configured to view, are acceptable. Authors who use such formats must realize, however, that many subscribers will not bother to configure their browsers to access these files and hence will be unable to view them.
Platform specific file types, including executable, software and software installation files, may also be included for distribution and archiving as part of a contribution.
All file names must comply with the ISO 9660 cross-platform standard requirements. Specifically, all file names must:
Finally, the names of any folders or directories must:
The ASCII text file for every contribution must be named ASCII.TXT. To comply with the ISO 9660 cross-platform standard, the file name ASCII.TXT must be written as ALL CAPITALS.
The ASCII text file, ASCII.TXT, must include the following components, in the specified order.
Department of Electrical Engineering
P. O. Box 43102
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3102