PAPER GUIDELINES HMS2003

Riga Technical University
Riga, Latvia
September 18-20, 2003

PAGE LIMITS: The page limit for manuscripts is ten (10) pages (included in the author registration fee). Additional pages will be assessed at $75 per page. Please see the enclosed registration form for any further registration information.

MULTIPLE PAPERS : If you are presenting multiple papers please see enclosed author registration form for further information.

Please be sure your camera-ready paper is free of typographical errors and omissions before sending it to the HMS Secretariat.

TYPING AND LAYOUT SHEETS

PLEASE FOLLOW THE SAMPLE PRINTOUT FOR GUIDELINES ON MARGINS, LAYOUT STYLE, ETC.

1. Manuscripts must be typed two columns to a page. Use one side of sheet only.

2. For 100% size: Your text should be no smaller than 8 point type, and no larger than 10 point. Choose a standard font.

3. The text need to be justified (squared on the right and also on the left).

4. Text should be single-spaced, with double spacing between paragraphs, and with a 5-space paragraph indentation.

5. The title and author information should be centered.

HEADINGS
TITLE OF PAPER
Type the title in capital letters, centered on the page horizontally, 1" from the top edge of the first page. Space down three lines, then type the name of the author (first name first), author business or school affiliation, complete address, and e-mail using upper and lower
case letters. Make it a complete mailing address, for example, PLEASE include your AFFILIATION and EMAIL in the paper.

A GENERAL MODEL OF INFORMATION TRANSFER
Mary M. Doe and John J. Smith
Department of Computer Science
University of Anytown
Anytown, California 92000
E-mail:

ABSTRACT
After Keyword Listing, begin each paper with an abstract (100-200 words) that summarizes the topic and important results presented in the paper. Start with the abstract heading, typed in caps, beginning with the left-hand margin. Underline or bold the heading. Skip a line space, then begin the abstract.

MAJOR HEADINGS
Type in capitals, beginning flush with left-hand margin. Underline or bold. Skip a line space, then begin text.

Subheadings
Capitalize the first letter of each word, beginning flush with left-hand margin. Underline or bold. Skip a line space, then begin text.

Secondary Subheadings. Capitalize the first letter of each word. Indent 5 spaces from the left-hand margin. Underline or bold. Text follows on the same line.

MARGINS
Please use as printable area for regular pages (excluding the first page) the following references (standard A4):
2 cm from the Top
4 cm from the Bottom
2 cm from the Left
2 cm from the Right
0.7 cm Between the Columns

FOOTNOTES
Use footnotes sparingly. Begin two line spaces from previous text by typing a short horizontal line, using the underscore key 13 times. Skip 1/2 or one line space, type footnote symbol, then type footnote.*

REFERENCES
In text, references should be cited by the last name of the author and the year of publication, all in parentheses. The Reference List should be organized alphabetically by the name of the author, followed by the author's initials, year of publication, and other complete information about the published work. It should not be numbered. Only references that may be readily obtained should be cited in the list. Others may be
referred to as "personal communication" in the text. In the reference list, multiple entries with the same author are arranged chronologically. Italicize the name of the publication in which the article is found, or the title itself if a separate publication (underline if italicizing is not possible). For laboratory, company, or government reports, all information on how to obtain the report should be included. For Ph.D. and M.S. theses, the institutions granting the degree should be given. References to proceedings should include the full name of the proceedings, how to obtain it, year of publication, and page numbers of article cited. A reference to part of a book should include the range of pages in which the material is cited. Names of periodicals should be written out in full, and the range of pages cited.
For style and consistency, The Chicago Manual of Style will govern.

EXAMPLES
IN TEXT
(Smith 1978)
Jones and Miller 1983)
(Arthur et al. 1985) if more than three authors
(Andrews 1982a) a trailing lowercase letter should distinguish multiple papers by the same author(s) published during a single year.
(Dijkstra 1972; Hoare et al. 1980; Smith and Kim 1984b)

IN REFERENCE LIST
JOURNAL
Balci, O. and R.G. Sargent. 1981. "Methodology for Cost-Risk Analysis in the Statistical Validation of Simulation Models". Communications of the ACM 24, no. 4 (Apr.): 19~197.

BOOK
Felker, D.B.; F. Pickering; V.R. Charrow; V.M. Holland; and W.L. Harper. 1980. "Data Processing Documentation: Standards, Procedures and Applications". Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

* Footnote symbols follow the conventional order of asterisk (*), then double asterisk (**), dagger (=DD), then double dagger (=FD).

BOOK CHAPTER
Balci, O. and R.G. Sargent. 1983. "Validation of Multivariate Response Trace-Driven Simulation Models". In Performance , A.K. Agrawalla and S.K. Tripathi, eds. North Holland, Amsterdam, 309-323.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Gass, S.I. 1978. "Computer Model Documentation" In Proceedings of the 1978 Winter Simulation Conference (Miami Beach, FL, Dec.4-6). IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., 281-287.

SPECIAL PUBLICATION:
National Bureau of Standards. 1976. "Guidelines for Documentation of Computer Programs and Automated Data Systems". Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 38. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. (Feb.).

TECHNICAL REPORT
Balci, O. 1985. "Guidelines for Successful Simulation Studies". Technical Report TR-85-2. Department of Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. (Nov.).

RESEARCH REPORT
Iglehart, D.L. and G.S. Shedler. 1983. "Simulation Output Analysis for Local Area Computer Networks". Research Report RJ 4020 (45068). Research Division, IBM, San Jose, CA (Sept.).

TABLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS
All artwork, figures, captions, graphs, and tables will be reproduced exactly as you submit them; however, if you have requested the larger mats, please remember that all such items will be reduced 70% when they are printed.

In the interest of clarity and uniformity, graphs and tables should be kept within a single column, if possible. If not, extension across two columns is permissible. If pasting on a table or graph, tape is permissible. Also, any type of paper glue is permissible.

If you include photographs, convert them into Velox prints or halftones (screened reproductions) and paste or tape them into place. An 85-line screen is recommended.

BIOGRAPHY
If space permits, it is worthwhile to include a brief biography (no more than 300 words) of the author(s) at the end of the manuscript. This allows the viewing and reading audience to become familiar with the background of the author, thus giving the paper greater
impact and validity.

Please send your camera-ready paper to the e-mail: riga2003@itl.rtu.lv