In order to publish your paper in the proceedings, we require the
manuscript itself and a signed copyright form. The copyright form, available
here, should be signed and either posted to Dr James Irvine, Strathclyde
University, EEE, Royal College Building, 204 George St, Glasgow G1 1XW UK, or
faxed to him at +44 141 552 4968.
We are pleased to annouce that ISWCS04 has been chosen to pilot a
new IEEE tool, PDF eXpressTM, which will make
it easier to ensure files submitted are IEEE XploreTM
compatible. This will allow you to convert your Word, LaTeX, or range of other
source files into IEEE XploreTM compatible files,
or alternatively check your own pdf files for compatibility.
PDF eXpress has a number of advantages for conferences such as ours.
It provides a means for you to convert your files to PDF, without requiring
you have access to a conversion program
This conversion is provided in an IEEE XploreTM compatible
fashion, without you having to worry about conversion settings
The system emails the converted file back to you for you to check, so you can
make sure that making your contribution IEEE XploreTM
compatible has not caused any unintended corruption.
It ensures that your paper looks and prints as well as possible in IEEE XploreTM
By minimising the risk of post-processing problems, it reduces the amount
of time it will take for your paper to appear on IEEE XploreTM
It greatly simplifies our task in conforming to IEEE submission requirements,
reducing our workload, improving the quality of the printed proceedings and CD,
and allows us to accept papers later.
To allow us to use the new system, the submission deadline has been put back to 20 July.
The submission process has changed to the following. Prepare your
paper and submit your copyright form. Your paper must be prepared
using the template as detailed below. The PDF eXpressTM
site will open on 1 July. Go to this site http://184.108.40.206/pdfexpress/log.asp,
and enter 'iswcs04' as the
conference ID. Click on the 'First Time User' option.
PDF eXpressTM offers two options. If you have generated
your own PDF, it will check it for you and tell you if it is compatible,
or if not, what the problem is. Alternatively, you can upload files in
a wide range of source formats, and PDF eXpressTM will
convert it to PDF for you. In either case, if there is a problem you can
amend your file and upload again until the file is satisfactory. When you
have done this, email your pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org before 20 July.
If you have already uploaded your paper to EDAS as previously intimated, please wait
until 1 July 2004, check your file using PDF eXpressTM, and
then email it to email@example.com. If you have any problems with this, please email
Our apologies for this late change in the process, but we believe it will ensure
the highest quality proceedings
for ISWCS'04. Thank you for your co-operation.
IEEE compliance is also why it is important that you conform strictly
to the submission guidelines. If your submission does not conform to the
guidelines, it will be returned to you for amendment. If you are unable
to update your paper in time to meet the publication deadline, it
will not be published.
The page limit is 5 pages. Overlength page charge is
per page over 5. This charge must be paid with your registration. Do
not fiddle with margins, font size, line spacing, etc to squeeze in
more text. If your document comes in at over 5 pages when we convert it,
you will have to pay the overlength page charge, or the last page will
not be printed.
Margins should be as follows:
The preferred font is Times New Roman. Regular manuscript text should
be 10-point type. Minimum point size for all text (including text
in graphics and tables) is 4 points. The following fonts are also
Use only these fonts to provide a consistent look to all the papers
in the proceedings. If you must use fonts other than those listed, they
must be either PostScript or TrueType. Use of custom-made or hacked
fonts is strictly prohibited.
Vector graphics are preferred for diagrams as they convert well to
PDF. Take care that font sizes in diagrams do not go below 4 pt.
Bitmapped images should be 300 dots per inch (dpi) at the size
they appear in your paper. Images below this resolution will not render
well in print; images above will be downsampled by us, but since doing
this during PDF conversion does not produce the best results, you are
advised to supply them at 300dpi. Do not use custom halftones
(photographs) and pattern fills – these can cause problems for PDF
conversion. Also, do not select "Smooth Graphics". This option
often produces extremely large files that will take a long time to
display and print. The Smooth Graphics option is usually found in the
Page Setup Dialog box in Macintosh applications and some Windows