WAFR'98: Instructions for Camera Ready Papers

Papers must be RECEIVED by March 22, 1998

Page limit is 12 pages for reviewed papers
Page limit is 15 pages for invited papers


  1. Please use wafr.sty to prepare the final version of your paper. Please see example.tex for an example file. There are a few general remarks at the beginning of example.tex, which you may find useful.

    Here are a few additional formatting details that you should follow while preparing the final version of the paper.

    • Please put all acknowledgment and support information in the Acknowledgment section at the end, as shown in example.tex, instead of as footnotes. This section SHOULD NOT be numbered. Please use the \section* command.

    • The first, the last, and all the important words in the title and the first-level section headings should be capitalized. Only the first letter and proper nouns should be capitalized in the second and higher level section headings.

    • Use abbrev style for bibliography. In particular, the references should be numbered consecutively using arabic numerals. The last name of authors should be spelled out, and use the first and the middle initials.

    • I am changing the wafr.sty so that bibliography will be printed in small fonts. Please DO NOT add additional commands to update the font size of the bibliography. If you are going to include wafr.sty in your tar file, please use the new wafr.sty.

    • Please DO NOT change fonts of titles, captions, section headings, etc.

    • Please DO NOT modify the font size or the page formatting. We want all the papers to be in the same format.

    • Abstract should be at most 20--25 lines long in the two-column format.

  2. Please DO NOT modify wafr.sty. If you want to define more macros, include them in your tex file.

  3. Contributed papers should not be longer than 12 pages, and the invited papers should not be longer than 15 pages. Assuming that not every one wants extra pages, it may be possible to allow a couple of extra pages. Please contact me if you need extra space.

    Please send a signed COPYRIGHT form by snail mail, if you haven't done so. FAX is not acceptable.

  4. The publisher wants the latex files. Please submit a single tex file that includes all your macros. If you have postscript files for figures, please create a subdirectory containing the tex file and all the figure files, and send me a tar file. (Please see below for instructions how to create the tar file.) Even if you are submitting a tar file, please make sure that there is only one tex file. I'll also need the files by March 22, 1998. I'll however prefer if you send me the files as soon as possible so that I have time to go through them. Please mail the files to pankaj@cs.duke.edu.

  5. If you are using schemes to include figures other than the standard ones (using psfig.sty or epsfig.sty), we will need the required style files. If you are using a nonstandard method to include figures, I suggest you leave a blank space in the paper and send me original figures. The publisher will paste the figures.

  6. In order to avoid conflicting file names, I suggest you use the following scheme to name your files: Take the first letter of the last names of all authors, followed by a hyphen, and then followed by the first letter or digit string of each significant word in the title (up to five letters). For example, the label for the tex file for the paper

    The Computational Power of Frictional Mechanical Systems
    John Reif and Zheng Sun

    will be rs-cpfms.tex.

    If your tex file is named foo.tex, please use foof1.xx, foof2.xx, ..., as the names of your figure files.

  7. Here is the suggested procedure to create the tar file that you will submit.

    Create a subdirectory mydir
    tar -cvf mydir.tar mydir
    gzip mydir.tar
    uuencode mydir.tar.gz mydir.tar.gz > mydir.uu
    e-mail the mydir.uu file to pankaj@cs.duke.edu