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Author Instructions for Camera-Ready Paper

The format of your paper must strictly adhere to the ICSE 2015 Formatting and Submission Guidelines

LaTeX users, please use the LaTeX package and the following configuration (without option 'compsoc' or 'compsocconf'):


Word users, please use this Word template.

Note: Please USE exactly the versions that are linked above.

Camera-Ready Paper must:

  • be in US letter size
  • not contain page number
  • have all graphics at least 300 dpi resolution, higher if preferred (do not use JPG, but a lossless format like PNG or GIF)
  • have readable text in figures and tables
  • have a caption for figures and tables
  • have the title and all headings properly capitalized (for more details refer to The Chicago Manual of Style)
    • Capitalize: the first and last word, the first word after a colon, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and subordinate conjunctions
    • Lowercase: articles (a, an, the), conjunctions (and, but, for, or, nor), coordinating conjunctions, prepositions and "to" in an infinitive
    • Hyphenated Compounds: always capitalize first element; lowercase second element for articles, prepositions, conjunctions and if the first element is a prefix
  • have no widows and orphans
      • LaTeX users: Use the following commands before \begin{document} in order to eliminate widows and orphans:

        \clubpenalty = 10000
        \widowpenalty = 10000
        \displaywidowpenalty = 10000

In Camera-Ready Paper:

  • not use footnote references in the abstract
  • use color only in figures, tables, listings, and in non-body text, such as source code, etc..
  • use font for all text and headings in Times New Roman
    • font size 24 point for the title
    • font size 10 point for all body text and acknowledgments
    • font size 9 point for abstract and index terms
    • font size 8 point for captions (if you use the package 'subfig', add \usepackage[font=small]{caption} before \usepackage{subfig})
    • font size 8 or 9 point for references
    • text (with links) printed in black, not blue, and not underlined
  • not use extra empty line between references
  • be sure that text, tables, and figures (also headings, program code, and formulas) are not outside the text area and between the columns
  • not use extra empty line between paragraphs
  • use tables with caption above and figures with caption below
  • not use horizontal line between the caption of a figure/table and the main body text, but use some vertical white space
  • use equations and formulas typeset and not imported as pictures
  • be sure that the last page has balanced columns
    • LaTeX users: use the command \usepackage{flushend} before \begin{document} in order to balance columns

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