# ICME 2008 Paper Submission Kit

## Part I: General Information

#### Procedure

The ICME 2008 paper submission and review process is being conducted in a manner similar to previous ICME conferences:

• Authors who wish to participate in the conference will create documents consisting of a complete description of their ideas and applicable research results in a maximum of 4 pages.
• Submit the paper electronically and copyright form by fax. This paper submission must be submitted in final, publishable form before the submission deadline listed below.
• Check the ICME 2008 website for the status of your paper.
• Paper submissions will be reviewed by experts selected by the conference committee for their demonstrated knowledge of particular topics. The progress and results of the review process will be posted on this website, and authors will also be notified of the review results by email.
• Prepare a lecture or poster presentation following the guidelines included in this document.

The review process is being conducted entirely online. To make the review process easy for the reviewers, and to assure that the paper submissions will be readable through the online review system, we ask that authors submit paper documents that are formatted according to the Paper Kit instructions included here.

#### Requirements

Papers may be no longer than 4 pages, including all text, figures, and references.

Papers must be submitted by the deadline date. There will be no exceptions.

Accepted papers MUST be presented at the conference by one of the authors, or, if none of the authors are able to attend, by a qualified surrogate. The presenter MUST register for the conference at one of the non-student rates offered, and MUST register before the deadline given for author registration. Failure to register before the deadline will result in automatic withdrawal of your paper from the conference proceedings and program.

Event Date
Special Session Proposal DueNovember 26, 2007
Tutorial Proposal DueNovember 26, 2007
Regular Paper SubmissionDecember 24, 2007
(At least one author per paper must register and attend the conference.)

#### Correspondence

Please make sure to put the conference name (ICME 2008) and the paper number that is assigned to you on all correspondence.

Additional questions regarding submission of papers should be directed to the following address:

ICME 2008
Conference Management Services
3833 Texas Avenue S., Suite 221
Bryan, TX 77802-4015, USA
(979) 846-6800
(979) 846-6900 [fax]
papers@icme2008.org

## Part II: Preparation of the Paper

#### Document Formatting

Use the following guidelines when preparing your document:

LENGTH: You are allowed a total of 4 pages for your document. This is the maximum number of pages that will be accepted, including all figures, tables, and references. Any documents that exceed the 4 page limit will be rejected.

LANGUAGE: All proposals must be in English.

MARGINS: Documents should be formatted for standard letter-size (8-1/2 inch by 11 inch or 216mm by 279mm) paper. Any text or other material outside the margins specified below will not be accepted:

• All text and figures must be contained in a 178 mm x 229 mm (7 inch x 9 inch) image area.
• The left margin must be 19 mm (0.75 inch).
• The top margin must be 25 mm (1.0 inch), except for the title page where it must be 35 mm (1.375 inches).
• Text should appear in two columns, each 86 mm (3.39 inch) wide with 6 mm (0.24 inch) space between columns.
• On the first page, the top 50 mm (2 inch) of both columns is reserved for the title, author(s), and affiliation(s). These items should be centered across both columns, starting at 35 mm (1.375 inch) from the top of the page.
• The paper abstract should appear at the top of the left-hand column of text, about 12 mm (0.5 inch) below the title area and no more than 80 mm (3.125 inch) in length. Leave 12 mm (0.5 inch) of space between the end of the abstract and the beginning of the main text.

TYPE:

Face: To achieve the best viewing experience for the review process and conference proceedings, we strongly encourage authors to use Times-Roman or Computer Modern fonts. If a font face is used that is not recognized by the submission system, your proposal will not be reproduced correctly.

Size: Use a font size that is no smaller than 9 points throughout the paper, including figure captions. In 9-point type font, capital letters are 2 mm high. For 9-point type font, there should be no more than 3.2 lines/cm (8 lines/inch) vertically. This is a minimum spacing; 2.75 lines/cm (7 lines/inch) will make the proposal much more readable. Larger type sizes require correspondingly larger vertical spacing.

TITLE: The paper title must appear in boldface letters and should be in Title Case (each non-minor word should begin with a capital letter). Do not use LaTeX math notation ($x_y$) in the title; the title must be representable in the Unicode character set. Also try to avoid uncommon acronyms in the title.

AUTHOR LIST: The authors' name(s) and affiliation(s) appear below the title in capital and lower case letters. Proposals with multiple authors and affiliations may require two or more lines for this information. The order of the authors on the document should exactly match in number and order the authors typed into the online submission form.

ABSTRACT: Each paper should contain an abstract of 100 to 150 words that appears at the beginning of the document. Use the same text that is submitted electronically along with the author contact information.

BODY: Major headings appear in boldface CAPITAL letters, centered in the column. Subheadings appear in capital and lower case, either underlined or in boldface. They start at the left margin of the column on a separate line. Sub-subheadings are discouraged, but if they must be used, they should appear in capital and lower case, and start at the left margin on a separate line. They may be underlined or in italics.

REFERENCES: List and number all references at the end of the document. The references can be numbered in alphabetical order or in order of appearance in the paper. When referring to them in the text, type the corresponding reference number in square brackets as shown at the end of this sentence [1]. The end of the document should include a list of references containing information similar to the following example:

[1] D. E. Ingalls, "Image Processing for Experts," IEEE Trans. ASSP, vol. ASSP-36, pp. 1932-1948, 1988.

ILLUSTRATIONS & COLOR: Illustrations must appear within the designated margins. They may span the two columns. If possible, position illustrations at the top of columns, rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Caption and number every illustration. All halftone illustrations must be clear in black and white. Since the printed proceedings will be produced in black and white, be sure that your images are acceptable when printed in black and white (the CD-ROM and IEEE Xplore proceedings will retain the colors in your document).

PAGE NUMBERS: Do not put page numbers on your document. Appropriate page numbers will be added to accepted papers when the conference proceedings are assembled.

#### Templates

The following style files and templates are available for users of LaTeX and Microsoft Word:

We recommend that you use the Word file or LaTeX files to produce your document, since they have been set up to meet the formatting guidelines listed above. When using these files, double-check the paper size in your page setup to make sure you are using the letter-size paper layout (8.5 inch X 11 inch). The LaTeX environment files specify suitable margins, page layout, text, and a bibliography style.

In particular, with LaTeX, there are cases where the top-margin of the resulting Postscript or PDF file does not meet the specified parameters. In this case, you may need to add a \topmargin=0mm command just after the \begin{document} command in your .tex file. The spacing of the top margin is not critical, as the page contents will be adjusted on the proceedings. The critical dimensions are the actual width and height of the page content.

## Part III: Submission and Review of the Paper

The review process will be performed from the electronic submission of your paper. To ensure that your document is compatible with the review system, please adhere to the following compatibility requirements:

#### File Format

The 'IEEE Requirements for PDF Documents' MUST be followed EXACTLY. The conference is required to ensure that documents follow this specification. The requirements are enumerated in:

Papers must be submitted in either PostScript (PS) or Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) format.

PDF and Postscript files:

• must not have Adobe Document Protection or Document Security enabled,
• must have either 'US Letter' or 'A4' sized pages,
• must be in first-page-first order, and
• must have ALL FONTS embedded and subset.

ALL FONTS MUST be embedded in the PDF or PostScript file. There is no guarantee that the viewers of the paper (reviewers and those who view the proceedings CD-ROM after publication) have the same fonts used in the document. If fonts are not embedded in the submission, you will be contacted by CMS and asked to submit a file that has all fonts embedded. Please refer to your PDF or PS file generation utility's user guide to find out how to embed all fonts.

#### Creating a Postscript (PS) File

Windows users: To save a document as a PostScript file:

• Install and select a PostScript printer driver. We recommend Adobe Systems' PostScript Driver.
• Select the PostScript printer which will be used to generate the file.
• Select the Print to File check box, and then click OK.
• In the File name box, type a file name. The file is saved with a '.prn' extension by default. Rename the file to give it the extension '.ps'.

Macintosh users: To save a document as a PostScript file:

• Install and select a PostScript printer driver. We recommend Adobe Systems' PostScript Driver.
• Go down to "Save as File."
• Make the following selections:
• Format: PostScript Job
• PostScript Level: Level 1 Compatible
• Data Format: BINARY
• Font Inclusion: All
• Destination: File
• Click "Save" and specify a file name.

#### File Size Limit

Authors will be permitted to submit a document file up to 3 MB (megabytes) in size. To request an exception, contact the paper submission technical support at: papers@icme2008.org.

#### File Name

The filename of the document file should be the first author's last name, followed by the appropriate extension (.ps or .pdf). For example, if the first author's name is Johan Smith, you would submit your file as "smith.ps" or "smith.pdf". To speed transmission of your PostScript and PDF files, you may use a compression utility that will produce compressed archives that are 100% compatible with the ZIP compression format defined by PKWare or the GZip format common on UNIX and Linux systems. Such a utility can be downloaded from PKWare's website at: www.pkware.org. This compression is not required, but it is allowed and encouraged so that file transfer times may be reduced. If you do submit a compressed version of the document file, use the same filename specification mentioned earlier, with the appropriate file extension (for example, "smith.zip" or "smith.gz"). The paper submission process will append the filename with a unique identifier when it is stored on our system, so multiple submissions with the same name will not overwrite each other and will be distinguishable.

#### Electronic Paper Submission

When you have your document file ready, gather the following information before entering the submission system:

• Document file in PDF or PS format
• Paper title
• Text file containing paper abstract text, in ASCII text format (for copying and pasting into web page form)

To submit your document and author information, go to the 'Paper Submission' link on the ICME 2008 homepage:

http://www.icme2008.org/

The submission system will present an entry form to allow you to enter the paper title, abstract text, review category, and author contact information.

ALL authors must be entered in the online form, and must appear in the online form in the same order in which the authors appear on the PDF.

The copyright form must be received by us before the paper submission deadline. In the even your paper is not accepted, the form becomes null and void.

#### Online Review Process

Your submitted paper will be converted to PDF format by the submission system if necessary, then visually inspected by our submission system staff to assure that the document is readable and meets all formatting requirements to be included in a visually pleasing and consistant proceedings publication for ICME 2008. If our submission inspectors encounter errors with your submitted file, they will contact you to resolve the issue. If your paper passes inspection, it will be entered into the review process. A committee of reviewers selected by the conference committee will review the documents and rate them according to quality, relevence, and correctness. The conference technical committee will use these reviews to determine which papers will be accepted for presentation in the conference. The result of the technical committee's decision will be communicated to the submitting authors by email, along with any reviewer comments, if any.

After you submit your document, you may monitor the status of your paper as it progresses through the submission and review process by using the Paper Status website available at:

http://www.icme2008.org/Papers.asp

Authors will be notified of paper acceptance or non-acceptance by email as close as possible to the published author notification date. The email notification will include the presentation format chosen for your paper (lecture or poster) and may also include the presentation date and time, if available.

The notification email will include comments from the reviewers. The conference cannot guarantee that all of the reviewers will provide the level of comment desired by you. However, reviewers are encouraged to submit as detailed comments as possible.

Because of the short amount of time between paper acceptance decisions and the beginning of the publication process, ICME 2008 is not able to allow for a two-way discourse between the authors and the reviewers of a paper. If there appears to be a logistical error in the reviewer comments, such as the reviewer commenting on the wrong paper, etc., please contact ICME 2008 at papers@icme2008.org.

#### Required Author Registration

Be sure that at least one author registers to attend the conference using the online registration system available through the conference website. Each paper must have at least one author registered, with the payment received by the author registration deadline (see above) to avoid being withdrawn from the conference.

http://www.icme2008.org/Registration.asp

#### Copyright Issues for Web Publication

If you plan to publish a copy of an accepted paper on the Internet by any means, you MUST display the following IEEE copyright notice on the first page that displays IEEE published (and copyrighted) material:

Copyright 2008 IEEE. Published in the 2008 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME 2008), scheduled for June 23-26, 2008 in Hannover, Germany. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works, must be obtained from the IEEE. Contact: Manager, Copyrights and Permissions / IEEE Service Center / 445 Hoes Lane / P.O. Box 1331 / Piscataway, NJ 08855-1331, USA. Telephone: + Intl. 908-562-3966.

If you post an electronic version of an accepted paper, you must provide the IEEE with the electronic address (URL, FTP address, etc.) of the posting.

## Part IV: Preparation of the Presentation

To help authors prepare for lecture and poster presentations, the following suggestions have been created:

#### Lecture Presentations

PRESENTATION TIME: Presentation time is critical; each paper has to be presented within its allocated time slot within 20 minutes for lecture sessions. We recommend that presentation of your slides should take about 17-18 minutes, leaving 2-3 minutes for introduction, summary, and questions from the audience. To achieve appropriate timing, organize your slides or viewgraphs around the points you intend to make, using no more than one slide per minute. A reasonable strategy is to allocate about 2 minutes per slide when there are equations or important key points to make, and one minute per slide when the content is less complex. Slides attract and hold attention, and reinforce what you say - provided you keep them simple and easy to read. Plan on covering at most 6 points per slide, covered by 6 to 12 spoken sentences and no more than about two spoken minutes.

ORGANIZATION OF IDEAS: Make sure each of your key points is easy to explain with aid of the material on your slides. Do not read directly from the slide during your presentation. You shouldn't need to prepare a written speech, although it is often a good idea to prepare the opening and closing sentences in advance. It is very important that you rehearse your presentation in front of an audience before you give your presentation at ICME. Surrogate presenters must be sufficiently familiar with the material being presented to answer detailed questions from the audience. In addition, the surrogate presenter must contact the Session Chair in advance of the presenter's session.

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED: A computer-driven slideshow for use with a data projector is recommended for your talk at ICME. All presentation rooms will be equipped with a computer, a data projector, a microphone (for large rooms), a lectern, and a pointing device. An overhead projector will be provided upon request.

Each presenter is expected to preload the presentation in the laptop computer at the beginning of the respective session.

VISUAL AIDS: Some of the lecture presentations will be given in quite large lecture halls. We recommend that you prepare your slides according to the following guidelines to ensure that the entire audience will be able to see your presentation. Your Session Chair might contact you in advance of the conference to request copies of your visual aids for approval before the conference.

Transparencies (viewgraphs) should be oriented vertically. Their contents should fit within a rectangle 19cm wide by 23cm high. Lettering: A minimum font (type) size of 24 point (capital letters at least 6mm high) should be used, set in a "sans serif" font (for example "cmss" in the Computer Modern family or the "Helvetica" PostScript font). Spacing: A minimum of 5mm of blank space should be left between lines; more is preferable. Leave as much "white space" as possible to make them easily readable. Following these guidelines, you will easily be able to put as much information on the viewgraph as your audience can absorb in one minute. Remember, you can expand upon some points in your lecture presentation; the viewgraphs need not contain every minor piece of information. It is more important that they be easily readable by the audience.

#### Poster Presentations

Poster sessions are a good medium for authors to present papers and meet with interested attendees for in-depth technical discussions. In addition, attendees find the poster sessions a good way to sample many papers in parallel sessions. Thus it is important that you display your message clearly and noticeably to attract people who might have an interest in your paper.

ORGANIZATION OF IDEAS: Your poster should cover the key points of your work and has to be presented within the allocated time slot. It need not, and should not, attempt to include all the details; you can describe them in person to people who are interested. The ideal poster is designed to attract attention, provide a brief overview of your work, and initiate discussion. Carefully and completely prepare your poster well in advance of the conference. Try tacking up the poster before you leave for the conference to see what it will look like and to make sure that you have all of the necessary pieces.

DIMENSIONS: For your poster, a board will be provided in size Din A0 Portrait (841mm × 1189mm).