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Information for Authors

Important Dates

Extended abstract due: November 20, 2002
Notification:  December 10, 2002
Registration for presenters:  January 24, 2003
Camera Ready due:  January 31, 2003

Submission of Extended Abstract

Authors are invited to submit a 500-word extended abstract to Secretaries by e-mail no later than November 20, 2002. The extended abstract is in English and up to 500 words. The abstract should include its title, authors, affiliations, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and up to five keywords including one suitable topic selected from the following list:

T1) Measurements and Channel Characterization
T2) EMC and EMI
T3) Standards and Regulations
T4) Information and Communication Theory
T5) Error-Control Coding and Synchronization
T6) Modulation
T7) OFDM Techniques
T8) Spread Spectrum Techniques
T9) Multiple Access Techniques
T10) MAC Layer
T11) Signal Processing: Algorithms and Devices
T12) Modem and LSI Design
T13) In-Door Communications
T14) Networks and Protocols
T15) System Architectures
T16) Services and Applications
T17) Experimental Systems and Field Trials
T18) Related topics

An example style form of the extended abstract in PDF format can be downloaded from here.

All authors who submit an extended abstract are requested to send an e-mail attached the extended abstract in PDF or plain text format with the following information in its e-mail body to ISPLC 2003 Email Address

If you submit the extended abstract in PDF format, please use the font Times New Roman. If you have any troubles with e-mail submission, please contact ISPLC 2003 Email Address.

Please note that all papers included in the proceedings must be presented at the symposium, and all presenting authors must register for ISPLC 2003.

Submission of Camera-Ready Paper

Presenters are requested to register for the ISPLC 2003 by January 24th, 2003. Registration form is available from the registration web page for the ISPLC 2003. After you send the registration form, you will soon receive a registration ID number which will be required when you will submit your camera-ready paper.

Authors are requested to submit an e-mail attached a 6-page manuscript as a PDF (Portable Document Format) to the ISPLC 2003 Secretaries

ISPLC 2003 Email Address
no later than January 31st, 2003. The e-mail should contain the paper ID, the registration ID, the title of the paper, and author information. Please also indicate who will give the presentation at the symposium.

Also, in order to avoid printing problems of the PDF version, we strongly recommend that you send one hard copy version of your manuscript with a covering letter to the address below. The letter should contain the paper ID, the registration ID, the title of the paper, and author information. Please also indicate who will give the presentation at the symposium. The address for the hard copy is:

Daisuke Umehara
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

Your paper will not be included in the ISPLC 2003 proceedings if you do not satisfy the following instructions.

Preparation of Camera-Ready Paper


The camera-ready paper must be at most 6 pages long, including title, author's name, affiliation, address and contact author's email, and abstract. All manuscripts must be in English.

This guideline (isplc2003paper.pdf), the MS-Word sample file (isplc2003paper.doc), the LaTeX sample file (isplc2003paper.tex), and the LaTeX style file (isplc2003.sty) may be downloaded from the top of this page.

The authors who use other text processing systems should attempt to duplicate the style of this document, in particular the sizes and type of font, as closely as possible.

Page size

Please use A4 size. The printing area is 175mm x 226mm (6.9in x 8.9in). Nothing outside this area will be printed. The top margin and left-side margin are 38mm (1.5in) and 17mm (0.67in), respectively.

A two-column, single-space format, and black ink should be used, including text and figures.


The default font size is 10pt. The paper title has to appear in capital letters, 14pt, boldface and centered across the top of the two-columns. The author's name has to appear in 12pt. The affiliation has to appear in 10pt. The author's names and affiliations need not be strictly confined to the number of lines indicated.

The section headings appear in boldface, 10pt, numbered, and flush-left format. Capitalize most words. Examples of the headings are included in this paper.

The subsection headings appear in boldface, 10pt, numbered, and flush-left format. Capitalize the first word only. The sub-subsection headings appear in italic, 10pt, numbered, and indented like a paragraph. Capitalize the first word only.


The caption of figures are numbered by Arabic numerals and placed under the figures. The caption of tables are numbered by Arabic numerals and placed over the tables. The equations are numbered with parentheses as follows:

C=AB (1)

The references appear in listed and numbered with brackets at the end of paper such as [1].

Do not write the page number at the bottom of each page.

Generating PDF files

Generating PS files

Your manuscript must be submitted as a PDF file. Almost all applications/systems can produce a suitable PostScript (PS) file, which can then be converted to PDF. PS file may be generated in a wide variety of ways. In all cases, the quality of your PS file will have a direct impact on the quality of the converted file. A high-quality PS file is one that reliable produces pages with the desired look, as efficiency as possible.

Please review the following suggestions for producing your PS file. This will ensure it is usable and presented in the manner you wish.


The following fonts are considered base fonts in Acrobat 4.0, and you are restricted to limit your font selections to this list. Although these fonts are automatically installed with Acrobat Reader 4.0, you MUST still embed these fonts to ensure that your paper can be viewed and printed correctly from any system. Please note that Times New Roman is the preferred font.

Using these fonts will reduce the size of your converted paper as well as speed up the display and printing of your paper for the readers. Also, using only the specified fonts provides a consistent look to all material in the publication.

Creating PDF files

To create a PDF file, use one of the following options:

Using LaTeX

Again, the LaTeX style file (isplc2003.sty) that produced this document may be downloaded from the top of this page.

Use of Times New Roman is highly recommended for consistency and readability, both on screen and in print.

The font can be set to Times New Roman and the style file can be included in your LaTeX source file as

With LaTeX 2e use the command
With LaTeX 2.09 use the command

The default behavior of Rokicki's DVIPS is to embed Type 3 bitmapped fonts.

You need access to the Type 1 versions of the fonts you use in your documents in order to embed the font information. Type 1 versions of the Computer Modern fonts are available in the BaKoMa collection and from commercial type vendors.

Before distributing files with embedded fonts, consult the license agreement for your font package. Some typeface vendors do not allow you to embed complete fonts into a PDF language file for public distribution. Contact the type vendor for more information.

You must embed all fonts included in your manuscript. Do not use fonts that cannot be embedded. If you do not embed the fonts, when viewed on a system that does not have your font, the font will be substituted with a different font. This can cause many Greek characters and special symbols to change to completely different characters.

Information for Speakers

The following information describes details with respect to the presentations.

  1. Each session will have a data projector and an overhead projector (OHP). No computers will be provided. Please bring your own laptop computer or share your colleague's computer. Otherwise, please bring transparencies. In order to avoid problems stemming from the compatibility between data projector and computer, we recommend you to bring transparencies.

  2. Each speaker has 15 minutes for the presentation and 5 minutes for questions. Please prepare your talk carefully to stick to this allocation.

  3. Please provide your session chair with a brief biography for speaker introduction before the session.

    The session chair will wear a name tag with red circle.

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