Interface 2012
Proceedings and Manuscript Preparation

Instructions for Authors submitting to the Interface Symposium
and its Proceedings: Computing Science and Statistics.

Beginning in the year 2000, the proceedings have been produced on a CD-ROM. This requires submission in the form of an electronic file. The ultimate production will be in the form of an Adobe Acrobat pdf file. If authors produce their own Adobe Acrobat files, they should produce a file that contains embedded fonts if at all possible. This gives much better screen resolution. However, MS Word, LaTeX, EXP, and postscript files are also acceptable. In the rare event that an author cannot provide an electronic file, we can process a paper copy with a scanner. However, results are far less satisfactory.

  1. There are no page limits on Invited, Refereed, or Contributed papers. These pages should include everything --- bibliography, tables, graphics, title, etc.
  2. Center your title horizontally on the middle five inches of the first page, and list the authors and addresses under the title. Vertically, the title should start on the first line of the page. If you cite support, do so in a footnote. Keywords and phrases may be added, but are not required.
  3. Experience has shown that electronic papers (an oxymoron) appear better in a single column format. The basic text should be five inches wide horizontally and eight and 1/2 inches tall vertically. If using standard 8.5 by 11 paper, this means the side margins are one and 3/4 inches to the left of the column and one and 3/4 inches to the right of the column. The typing area for Text should begin 1 and 1/2 inches from the top of the page and leave one inch at the bottom of the page. If possible, use right justification. This format is essentially the same as that found in the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis or the Annals of Statistics.
  4. To ensure uniformity of appearance, it is recommended to use 10 point type, preferably computer modern or Times Roman.
  5. The manuscript should be single spaced. If you are familiar with TeX, this means a baseline skip of 12 points.
  6. The abstract should follow the title and affiliations.
  7. Other formatting is left to the discretion of the author(s).
  8. The Manuscript may be submitted electronically if in TeX, LaTeX, MS Word, EXP, text, or PostScript form.
Submission of other materials: Authors are encouraged to submit additional supporting materials, including PowerPoint presentations (.ppt files), animations (.mpeg, .mpg, .avi, .mov files), color illustrations (.gif for line drawings, .jpg or .jpeg for continuous tone images, .tiff files), software code and datasets. Software and data should be sent in plain text files for easiest use although MS Excel or MS Access files are also satisfactory for data sets.

All material, except refereed papers, should be submitted by August 1, 2012 to

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Last Update January 26, 2012