Author Information


Paper Submission

The paper should clearly and concisely state the specific results of the work, why it is important, and how it differs from prior works by the authors or by others. The main results of the work must be clearly indicated. Do not submit work that has already been presented at another conference, or that has already been published. Submissions from universities as well as from industry are encouraged. The review process is organized by the members in the International Scientific Committee. The accepted papers will be presented at regular or Special Sessions.

Preparation of Papers

These instructions for the paper format are common for the paper submission and for the final paper. The contributions should be "full papers" rather than "abstracts". However, for the paper submission these instructions are guidelines rather than tight requirements.

The paper heading should include the paper title and author names set across the full page width. The complete affiliations of the authors (with email addresses) should be set as symbol-tagged footnotes in the first column of the paper (In MS-Word, please use Endnote instead of footnote). Please adhere strictly to the 2-column 10-point font format in the body of the paper. The section header font sizes and the overall format of the paper can be seen in the printed template files. The full paper must not exceed four A4-sized pages in length. Pages should be without page numbers.

Please use one of the following file formats for electronic submission:

If you are unable to submit your paper in any of these formats, please contact the conference secretariat for instructions.

Please submit the paper electronically by January 31, 2001.
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Authors Kit

Download the LaTeX2e or Microsoft Word sample documents provided below. The files will assist you in preparing your manuscript. Please compare you final paper copy to the sample provided to ensure that your paper has the same format (fonts, margins, styles). Netscape: Use shift - left mouse button click to save the files you need.

Notification of Acceptance

Authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their paper not later than April 30, 2001.

Camera-Ready Paper

Camera-ready manuscripts of the accepted papers are due by May 25, 2001. These, too, are submitted electronically on-line with the web-server interface. Documents received after this date will not be published. Please be sure photographic material is legible. Each accepted paper (note the four-page limit) will be published in the Proceedings of ECCTD'01.

The conference proceedings will only contain papers that have been presented in the conference. To verify this, before printing the proceedings, at least one author should register by May 31, 2001.

FINAL PAPER SUBMISSION (and reviewer comments)

Note that final paper submissions only in PDF format are accepted. Please use Type 1 font in creating the PDF-file. Type 3 font (bit-mapped) is not acceptable (After running Latex, first try to use argument "-P pdf" in dvips, see additional information). If you are working with MS-Word, please see the instructions how to convert DOC files into PDF files.

Copyright Transfer

ECCTD'01 Proceedings will be published by the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT). For the publication, copyrights of the papers must be transferred to HUT.