Full-Text Proceeding Instructions and Templates
It is not easy to prepare a formal book-length conference proceeding, but the eConf committee would like to make this process as straightforward as possible. To do this, we are supplying LaTeX templates which contain all of the components of a conference proceedings book. In this article, we will explain how to use those components to create a proceedings volume.
Our templates are based on the book style of the 1999 Lepton-Photon Conference (LP99) proceedings. To the extent that you are willing to follow this style, you can make use of the templates straightforwardly. If you prefer to deviate from our style decisions, you are on your own.
Creating a Conference Proceedings Volume Using the LaTeX Templates:
(PS, PDF) and put it on your Web page well before the conference. Insist that the authors who will contribute to the proceedings follow this style. Actually, the file article.tex
is essentially unembellished vanilla LaTeX. Your main problem will be to keep authors from complicating this with their personal macros, style files, etc. Encourage them to use the macropackage econfmacros.tex rather than their own personal macros, since those will inevitably conflict. Expand the package econfmacros as necessary. Encourage the authors to add items that should appear in the subject index; the method for doing this is explained near the top of the file article.tex. Finally, to insure that the authors are submitting to your correct LaTeX file, encourage them to submit their papers as eprints to the eprint arXiv. For LP99, papers for which we obtained the source from the eprint arXiv were typically trivial to process, while those from authors who submitted their article to us directly required, on the average, several days of work to bring into a manageable form.
We hope that these materials will allow you to create a beautiful electronic book that will fully replace a commercially published volume. If you have any questions about these instructions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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