Instructions for Preparation of a Camera-ready Article

for Publication of OOPSLA'96 and OOPSLA'97

Business Object Workshop Proceedings

Dilip Patel and Yuan Sun

School of Computing, Information Systems and Maths.
South Bank University
103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA - UK
E-mail:{dilip, yuan} Fax: +44 71 815 7499

ABSTRACT. The article, where appropriate, should contain these sections in this order: Title, By-line(including author’s name, title, affiliation, city, state, province, country, fax, e-mail), Abstract, Introduction, Main text, Conclusions, Acknowledgments and References. In turn, the Main Text should be broken into several appropriate sections as Results, Discussion, etc. On the first page of the article, following the title and the author, please include a dozen lines abstract summarising your problems and solutions. It is to be written in size 12 Italic Times, 50 words in maximum.

KEY WORDS: A Maximum of significant words, will be separated as key-words.

1. Introduction

The OOPSLA Program Committee sincerely appreciates your contribution to this workshop. Please carefully study the reviewers suggestions and make appropriate changes to your manuscript. In Preparing your camera-ready article, please read carefully and follow the instructions of this paper. The editors of the proceedings would be grateful to authors for respecting these instructions.

These three pages provide you with an example of the layout and style which we wish you to adopt during the preparation of your paper. This has been typed using Macintosh Word 5.1. The correct font is 12 point "Times" with 1.0 line spacing.

2. Typography

The editors of the proceeding recommend the use of 1.0 (single) line spacing. However, when typing complicated and mathematical text, it is important to increase the space between text lines in order to prevent sub- and super-script fonts overlapping one another and making your printed matter illegible.

Title, sub-titles and abstract should follow the instructions. However authors who wish to set off/to enhance/ a term can do it using italic or bold style.

2.1 Format

Length: 5000 - 6000 words

Font: size: 12 points.

style: Times.

Format: page width : 165 mm

page long, including footnotes : 245 mm

All text should be justified, except title, author names, author’s addresses, figure captions, table titles and table columns which should be centred.

2.2. Titles and sub-titles

2.2.1. The title of the paper

Titles should be typed using a 18 point "Times" in lower case.

2.2.2. The author

Surname and firstname should be typed using a bold 12 point "Times" in lower case; the full professional address should be typed using a light italic 12 point "Times" in lower case. Please let two lines of spaces between the name and title and one line before the address.

2.2.3. The abstract and the key-words

They should be typed between 2 horizontal lines using a light italic 12 point "Times" in lower case. Please leave one line of space between the abstract and the keywords.


2.2.4. The "inter" or subheadings

These should be left justified and numbered using decimal numeration:

• First level is typed using a bold 12 point "Times", in lower case (e.g.: 2. Typography)

• Second level is typed using a bold italic 12 point "Times", in lower case (e.g.: 2.1 Format)

• The third level is typed using a light italic 12 point "Times", in lower case (e.g.: 2.2.2. The author)

Leave a 1-line space above and a 1-line space below each inter or subheading.

2.3. The footnotes

They should be typed at the foot of the pages, using a 10 point "Times" and numbered from 1 to n inside the paper, separated from the main text by two lines of spaces and crowned by an horizontal line of 20mm long.

2.4. Tables and illustrations

Tables and illustrations should be arranged throughout the text, preferably being included on the same page as they are first discussed. They should have a self-contained caption and be positioned in flush-left alignment with the text margin.

2.5. Equations

Equations should be placed flush-left with the text margin and should be preceded and followed by one line space.

If they are numbered, please ensure that they are numbered consecutively. Numbers should be placed in parentheses flush with the right-hand margin of your text and level with the last line of the equation.

2.6. References

References should be collected at the end of your paper. Do not begin them on a new page unless this is absolutely necessary.

All sources cited in the text must be included in the reference list in alphabetical order. The item of reference should be referred to by last name of the first author, or by publishing organisation, and the year of publication, e.g. (Sun et al., 1992).

3. Page numbering

The main text should not contain page numbers. In preparing the camera-ready copy, number pages lightly in the upper right-hand corner at the back of the page in pencil only.

4. Printout

Please ensure that all hard copies are of good quality, preferably using a laser printer.

5. Submission

First draft and the camera ready copy of the paper to be submitted by email to:

Jeff Sutherland
IDX Systems Corporation
116 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Authors to submit papers to Jeff Sutherland by 1 December 1997

Editors to provide feedback (detailed comments) to authors by 15 December 1997

Camera ready copies of papers to Jeff Sutherland by 1 January 1998

Dilip Patel to compile book by 15 January 1998 and send to Jeff Sutherland and editors for comments

Book to be sent to Springer-Verlag by 1 February 1998 for publication by March 1998.


Y. Sun, A. G. Stockman and S. M. Deen. Processing Temporal Data in Relational Database. In the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Data and Knowledge Systems for Manufacturing and Engineering, pages 237--246, Lyon France, March 1992.