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CPA 2011 Information for Authors

The Program Committee reserves the right to reject final copy that does not meet the style guidelines and other conditions set out below.

Paper Submission

We would prefer submitted papers to use the given styles (LaTeX or Word), but this is not compulsory – paper format is not a relevant consideration for review of CPA submissions.

No absolute page limit is set, but referees will be asked to comment on the appropriateness of the length of the paper, as well as the quality of the content. Unnecessarily long papers will not be accepted without significant revision. Short papers are also welcome – the key criteria are quality and relevance to the themes of CPA.

Papers should be submitted, in PDF, to cpa2011@wotug.org no later than Friday, 4th. March, 2011. Final copy must be received before Monday, 18th. April 2011. Final copy must conform to the IOS Press guidelines for CPA proceedings below.

Important dates

Paper submission:4th. March, 2011 (21st. February, 2011)
Notification of acceptance:28th. March, 2011 (21st. March, 2011)
Final revised CRC due:26th. April, 2011 (18th. April, 2011)
Author registration:Now! (Use the registration survival guide) (18th. April, 2011)
Conference:19th.–22nd. June, 2011

IOS Press guidelines for CPA proceedings

Papers may be prepared using Microsoft Word or LaTeX, following the style guidelines:

PLEASE PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION to section numbering, section/subsection heading capitalisation, paragraph spacing, orphan elimination, table and diagram captions, references etc. Please note that Introduction, References, Acknowledgements and any Appendix sections are un-numbered.

Submission of final copy for papers accepted for publication

Each accepted paper will be allocated a specific CPA Proceedings Editor, who will manage – with the corresponding author – any revisions specified by the reviewers. When this process is complete, email the final revision to your Editor, along with all the sources used to generate the PDF. It must conform to the specified formatting rules.

  • For copy produced using LaTeX, collect together all source files as a zip or tar-file. Include your source file (.tex) and the matching .pdf file, every style file that you have used in processing the paper, the summary of your response to referees' comments, and all additional files such as diagrams. If possible, include a Makefile or script to rebuild your paper.
  • For copy produced using Microsoft Word, you need to send the .doc file and the .pdf, and the summary of your response to referees' comments. The .doc must be readable in Office 2003 (or earlier) versions of Word. Please do not submit .docx (Office 2008) files. If your paper relies on any additional files, you should include these as well.

In order for your CRC to appear in the proceedings, at least one author must register for the conference, before 18th. April, 2011.

You must also complete the author declaration in relation to the Publisher's disclaimer and copyright; see below.

Publisher's disclaimer and copyright

Under the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement, copyright of published material remains with the original authors. This makes CPA an ideal venue for presenting research that will be suitable for developing into later journal publication.

The details below are only relevant for authors of accepted papers. It is made public at this stage for information only. Please do not complete and send in an Author Declaration when submitting papers for review! Thanks.

As part of the publishing agreement, IOS Press requires a warranty from the commissioner of these Proceedings (in this case, the University of Kent) that holds IOS Press harmless from any "ill effects, suits, claims and proceedings" that may be taken against them as a result of anything bad in the book. The University of Kent has given that undertaking:

10. The University hereby warrants to the Publisher that the said work is in no way a violation of any existing copyright or other right or agreement and that it contains nothing of an objectionable or libellous character and that it and its legal representatives will hold harmless the Publisher from all ill effects, suits, claims and proceedings which may be taken or suffered by publishers or others upon the ground that the said work is such a violation or contains anything objectionable or libellous.

In turn, the University of Kent requires the editors to obtain a declaration from one (or more) author(s) of each paper to be published in the proceedings, making the same warranty from the author(s) to the University of Kent. Therefore, the acceptance of the above paragraph, and the performance of following action, is a further condition to forwarding your paper to IOS Press for printing in the Proceedings.

Please print this Author Declaration, which takes the form of a letter from you to Professor Peter Welch of the University of Kent. Please fill in the title of your paper in the space provided — legible handwriting is fine. Please also fill in your name and address in capitals at the bottom, and sign and date it. For each paper, only one author needs to be named and sign the letter — however, more may do so if they wish. Please fax the completed letter to Peter Welch at +44 1227 762811 (international), or email a scanned image of the signed letter to cpa2011@wotug.org. We must have this before our final camera-ready copy deadline, along with your (emailed) paper, which you will send to the Editor appointed for your submission. Finally, please also post your signed letter to Peter Welch at the address given in the letter.

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