Paper Templates

The paper templates, in particular the Word templates, were recently updated to better correspond with the specified formatting (thanks to Rebecca Fiebrink!). Please download the new revised version (above) and follow the guidelines for producing your camera-read papers. In particular, please pay attention to:

  • title: all uppercase letters, 14pt Times bold
  • capitalization of section headings (see template)
  • paper size: US letter (8.5" x 11")
  • no page numbers!
  • font type: Times
  • font sizes: 10pt in body and captions, 10pt bold in headings, 8pt in footnotes
  • margins (1" top and bottom, 0.8" on sides)
  • two-column format (0.3" gutter)
  • color figures must print well in greyscale for the hardcopy proceedings

LaTeX Guidelines

A few small changes were made to the "icmc2009.sty" file. Please make sure you are using the version from the template distribution above. Also, pay attention to the capitalization of section headings. For second-level headings, the first letter of all significant words should be capitalized.

Word Guidelines

A large number of changes were made to the Word template. Please make sure you are using the version from the template distribution above.

  • APPROACH 1: No styles

    If you hate using Word styles, you can look at the revised instructions within the text of the updated template itself for more precise instructions regarding vertical spacing of headings. Please verify that your spacing adheres to these guidelines.

  • APPROACH 2: Styles

    Or, if you like Word styles and you want to use them to automatically fix your formatting, do the following:

    1. 1. To apply the template formatting using styles, open up your ICMC paper .doc file, go to Tools -> Templates and Add-Ins... and click on "Attach" to select the new ICMC Word template. Check the box that says "Automatically update document styles" and hit OK.
    2. 2a. If when writing your paper, you used the built-in Word styles of the original template (i.e., by using the template as a template, and applying the built-in Heading 1 style to your first-level headings, the Title style to your title, and so on), your paper should now be reformatted correctly, with the exception of the first paragraph of each section or subsection, which will be indented. To fix this, you may either manually un-indent each first paragraph, or you may click on the paragraph to insert the cursor somewhere within it, and apply the style "Body Text First."
    3. OR

    4. 2b. Alternatively, if when writing portions of your paper, you copied and pasted the template directly, portions of your text will have extra formatting information (e.g., vertical space inserted above body text) specified independently from the Word styles; this extra formatting must be removed in order to give your paper a formatting that is internally consistent and visually consistent with the LaTeX papers. The fastest way to do this is to do step 1 above, then, for each text item (e.g., title, header, first paragraphs): click on it once to insert the cursor within it somewhere, then re-apply the appropriate Word style. For example, click on the paper title, then click on the "TITLE" style from the Word style palette. (To view this palette, go to View -> Formatting Palette; go to the Styles section of this palette.) Repeat this for the remaining text sections, using the styles for Author, Affiliation, AbstractHeading, Caption, Equation, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 2 No space (for heading 2 that follows heading 1) Heading 3, Heading 3 No space, Body Text First (for the first paragraphs), Body Text (for all other paragraphs), and References Numbered.