Author Guide for Preparing a Proceedings Paper
for DCABES 2004 *

Download: Camera Ready Format.doc(Author's CV should be added)

Download: Supplement Paper Format Document

Given Names Surname
University Department, University Name
City, State (Province) ZIP/Zone, Country
Email: Author's email Tel.: Author's telephone number


The abstract should summarize the content of a paper. Try to keep the abstract size below 200 words. Do not have references or displayed equations in the abstract. The conference Proceedings will be printed by photo-offset from the same-sized copy prepared by you. Your manuscript should be printed on A4 paper (21.0 cm x 29.7 cm) using a high quality laser printer. It is imperative that the margins and style described below be adhered to carefully. This will enable us to maintain uniformity in the final printed copies of the Proceedings. Please keep in mind that the manuscript you prepare will be photographed and printed as it is received. Readability of copy is of paramount importance.

Keywords: Author Guide, Manuscript, Camera Ready Format, and Instructions for Authors, Paper Specifications.


There is a limit of 6 pages for each paper in the Proceedings. At most 2 additional pages can be included, as long as you pay the fee of US$ 60.00 per extra page. One soft copy with pdf & doc documents and all figures separately in separate files in word version as well as in PDF version(for the convenience to publication) of the camera ready manuscript is to be sent to the email address below.The paper's submitting deadline is 29 February,2004.

One hard copy of the camera ready manuscript is to be sent to the postal address below as receiving our accepted paper notifying(be sure to fill out and send your Copyright Transfer form with your camera-ready manuscript). The deadline for receipt of your camera-ready manuscript and Copyright Transfer form is June 30th 2004.

Guo Qingping
Prof. of Computer Science & Technology
Department of Computer Science

School of Computer Science and Technology
The Wuhan University of Technology
Yu Jia Tou Campus
Yu Jia Tou, Wuhan 

Post Code 430063

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General Appearance
The text must be in English. The submitted typeset scripts of each contribution must be in their final form and of good appearance because they will be printed directly without any editing. It is essential that the "camera-ready copies" be absolutely clean and unfolded. The copy should be evenly printed on a high quality (300 dots/inch or higher) laser printer. There should not be corrections made on the printed pages. Ensure that adhesive tape does not cover any typeset lettering. Your paper must be printed actual size (exactly how it is to appear in the Proceedings) in two columns. The document you are reading is printed in the format that should be used in your paper.

As part of the printing process your document will be photographed. To ensure that this can be done with one camera setting for all papers and to ensure uniformity of appearance for the Proceedings, your paper should conform to the following specifications. If your paper deviates significantly from these specifications, the printer may not be able to include your paper in the Proceedings.
1) On the first page, the distance from the top edge of the paper to the top of the first line of type (the title) should be 3.0 cm.
2) On the second and subsequent pages, the distance from the top edge of the paper to the top of the first line of type should be 2.5 cm.
3) The left and right margins should be 2.0 cm.
4) The width of each column should be 8.0 cm.
5) The distance between the two columns of text should be 1.0 cm.
6) The distance from the top edge of the paper to the bottom of the last line of type on the page should be no more than 25.4 cm.


We recommend a font of 9 points or greater. This document is set in 9-point Times. If absolutely necessary, we suggest the use of condensed line spacing rather than smaller point sizes. Some technical formatting programs print mathematical formulas in italic type, with subscripts and superscripts in a slightly smaller font size. This is acceptable.


Major headings are to be column flushed-left in a bold font or in capitals without underline. They may be numbered, if so desired. "4. HEADINGS" at the top of this paragraph is a major heading.

Subheadings should be in a bold font or underlined lower case with initial capitals. They should start at the left-hand margin on a separate line.

Sub-subheadings: Sub-subheadings are to be in a bold font or underlined type. They should be indented and run in at the beginning of the paragraph. The top of this paragraph illustrates a sub-subheading.

Title: The title should be centered across the top of the first page and should be in a distinctive point size or font.

Authors' Names and Addresses: The authors' names and addresses should be centered below the title. These lines should be in at least 9-point type, but the particular point sizes and fonts are not critical and are left to the discretion of the authors.

Keywords: From 5 to 7 keywords should follow the abstract (as a subheading of the Abstract).

Illustrations: All halftone illustrations (pictures) should be clear black and white prints. Do not supply photocopies. These illustrations should be in place in the article (preferably printed as part of the text rather than pasted up). If you are using photographs and are able to have halftones made at a print shop, use a 100-line or 110-line screen. If you must use photos, they must be pasted onto your manuscript. Use rubber cement to affix the halftones or photos in place. Black and white, clear, glossy-finish photos are preferable to color. Supply the best quality photographs and illustrations possible. Penciled lines and very fine lines do not reproduce well. Do not use tape on your pages.


All equations must be typed or written neatly in black. They should be numbered consecutively throughout the text. Equation numbers should be enclosed in parentheses and flushed right. Equations should be referred to as Eq. (X) in the text where X is the equation number. In multiple-line equations, the number should be given on the last line.


Number your pages lightly, in pencil, on the upper right-hand corners of he BACKS of the pages (for example, 1/6, 2/6 and so forth). Please do NOT write on the fronts of the pages, or on the lower halves of the backs of the pages.


Should be typed in singled-line spacing at the bottom of the page and column where it is cited. Footnotes should be rare.


The better you look, the better we all look. Thanks for your cooperation and contribution. We look forward to seeing you at DCABES 2004 in Wuhan,Hubei, China.


List and number all bibliographical references at the end of your paper. When referenced in the text, enclose the citation number in square brackets, for example [1]. Where appropriate, include the name(s) of editors of referenced books.

The following is an example of the recommended style for references.

[1] C.W. Churchman, The Design of Inquiring Systems, New York: Basic Books Inc. Pub., 1971.
[2] Guo Qingping, Y. Paker et al, "Optimum Tactics of Parallel Multi-grid Algorithm with Virtual Boundary Forecast Method Running on a Local Network with the PVM Platform", Journal of Computer Science and Technology, Vol.15, No.4, July 2000, pp.355-359.


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