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Author guidelines


[Instructions for authors - LaTeX style file - Authorized file formats]


Instructions for authors


  • Papers must not exceed 6 pages, including figures and references.
  • Papers submitted to one of the special sessions (see topics and special sessions) must be identified on the paper submission form.
  • LaTeX and Word style files are available. They must be used for generating the PS or PDF files (see below).
  • Printing area must be 12.2 x 19.3 cm, centered on the A4 page. Left, Right, top and bottom margins will thus be respectively 4.4, 4.4, 5.2 and 5.2 cm. Complying with these margins and centering the text on the A4 sheets is mandatory: the manuscript will be reproduced in its original size in the proceedings, and margins will be cut to the book format.
  • Some main features of the format are the following:
    • 10 pt Times font will be used for the core of the text. Headings will be in bold characters (but not underlined), and will be separated from the main text by two blank lines before and one after.
    • The manuscript will begin with a header which includes the title (Times 14 pt, bold, centered), two blank lines, the names of the authors (Times 10 pt, centered), a blank line, their affiliation(s) (Times 9 pt, centered), two blank lines, the abstract (Times 9 pt, justified), and two blank lines. The maximum width of the header (title, authors, affiliations and abstract) will be 10.2 cm (i.e. left and right margins will be each 1 cm larger than for the main text).
    • Originals of the figures will be pasted into the manuscript and centered between the margins. The lettering of the figures will be in Times 10 pt font. Figures should be numbered. Figure captions (Times 9 pt) will also be centered between the margins.
    • The pages of the manuscript will not be numbered (numbering decided by the editor).

LaTeX style file


Authors may download a LaTeX template and use its to typeset their manuscript.

Warning: although these templates have been succesfully used for years, they have some limitations. We regret that we cannot give support for their use. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the authors to check if a submission produced with the help of these files does correspond to the instructions for authors, in particular what concerns the margin requirements. If necessary, margins should be adapted to produce the required format.

The .tex file itself contains important instructions. In particular, do not forget to set the page size in your softwares (LaTeX, dvi2ps, and any other file generator used to produce the PS or PDF file) to A4, not to Letter.

Please click on esannV2.tex to get the .tex source file to be used to typeset your manuscript, and on esannV2.cls to get the syle file itself. An example of compiled format is available PS and PDF formats: click on esannV2.ps or on esannV2.pdf. If you wish to recompile the esannV2.tex file, you should have the ESANN2005BW.eps figure too.


Word style file


Authors may download a Word template to typeset their manuscript; this template is available in .doc and .dot formats: please click on esannV2.doc or on esannV2.dot.

Warning: although these templates have been succesfully used for years, they have some limitations. We regret that we cannot give support for their use. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the authors to check if a submission produced with the help of these files does correspond to the instructions for authors, in particular what concerns the margin requirements. If necessary, margins should be adapted to produce the required format.

The style file itself contains important instructions. In particular, do not forget to set the page size in your softwares (Word, and also any printer driver or file generator to produce the PS or PDF file) to A4, not to Letter.


Authorized file formats


During the electronic submission procedure, you will be asked to upload a file with your paper. Authorized file formats are PS (PostScript) and PDF (Postscript Description File). Depending on your preferred Word processor, please generate your PS or PDF file as follows. In both cases (LaTeX and Word users) please print the PDF or PS file on your PostScript printer, and check manually if the margin requirements are fulfilled. Indeed it happens that, depending on the configuration of your software, the PS or PDF file generation modifies the margins or sets the page format to Letter instead of A4. In both cases, the problem must be solved before uploading your paper.

LaTeX users
  • Use the LaTeX style files available for the ESANN format
  • Generate a dvi file
  • Convert your dvi file into PS with the following command:
    dvips -P pdf
    (the -P pdf option generates a PS file smoother on the screen when further converted to PDF)
  • If you own Adobe Acrobat (commercial full version, not only the free Adobe Acrobat Reader), convert your PS file into PDF with Acrobat Distiller; set the resolution to 600 dpi. Do not use any other software able to transfor PS files into PDF. If you don't own Adobe Acrobat full version, then send us only your PS file; we will generate the PDF file for you.
  • Do not use any LaTeX to PDF or dvi to PDF utility (they do not produce PDF files as clean as those obtained through the method above).
Microsoft Word users
  • Set the page size to A4 (not letter !)
  • Print it in a file, using the "Adobe Generic PostScript Printer" driver. Do not use any other PostScript driver, as most printer-specific drivers do not produce "clean" PostScript code. The "Adobe Generic PostScript Printer" may be downloaded freely from Adobe's site (search for "Printer Drivers").
  • If you own Adobe Acrobat (commercial full version, not only the free Adobe Acrobat Reader), convert your PS file into PDF with Acrobat Distiller; set the resolution to 600 dpi. Do not use any other software able to transfor PS files into PDF. If you don't own Adobe Acrobat full version, then send us only your PS file; we will generate the PDF file for you.



For any information: Michel Verleysen - esann@uclouvain.be