Paper Style

Review preparation

Authors must submit two versions of their paper: a publication version (with author/institution information), and an anonymous version with ALL references to the authors removed (including author's names and affiliation plus identifying information within the body of the paper such as websites or related publications). The publication version is available for use by the Program Committee and the anonymous version is used in the reviewing process. Both versions are limited to a maximum of 5 pages and must adhere to the following CCSC Southwestern Region Format Instructions.

Style, format, and layout

Title : The title should be centered, Arial or Helvetica, bold, 18 point, and Initial Letters Capitalized Like This.

Author information : The authors' names should be centered using 12 point. The affiliation, address and e-mail should be 10 point.

Page format : You should format your submission for 8.5x11-inch paper. Top and bottom margins should be 1 inch, left and right margins should be 0.75 inch. This is for every page including the first. Text should be presented in two columns, each 3.33 inches wide.

Text: All text including abstract should be single spaced, full justification, Times Roman, 10 point.

Section heads: Section headings are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, ALL CAPITALS. There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the section head.

Abstract: The abstract should be a short description of the work described in the document. Use the word “Abstract” as the title, in 12-point Times, boldface type, centered relative to the column, initially capitalized. The abstract is to be in 10-point, single-spaced type, and may be up to 3 in. (7.62 cm) long. Leave two blank lines after the abstract, then begin the main text.

Appropriately cite all references to other published works included in the paper. Include a list of references, or bibliography, as the last section in the paper (see below). References to published works of others must be indicated by a citation consisting of the number(s) of the entries in the reference list enclosed in square brackets (e.g., [1], [3, 5, 11]).

References: List and number all bibliographical references in 9-point Times, single-spaced, 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.

[1] A.B. Smith, C.D. Jones, and E.F. Roberts, “Article Title”, Journal Name, Publisher, Location, Date, pp. 1-10.

[2] Jones, C.D., A.B. Smith, and E.F. Roberts, Book Title, Publisher, Location, Date.

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