Guide for Authors

Katsushi Ikeuchi
Institute of Industrial Science
The University of Tokyo

Mikio Takagi
Department of Applied Electronics
Science University of Tokyo


Proceedings for the workshop will be produced by photo-offset printing directly from manuscripts furnished by the authors. This document serves a guide of the manuscript to be published in the proceedings of IAPR Workshop MVA2000 using LaTeX typesetting system[1]. To ensure a uniform appearance in the proceedings, authors are requested to conform to the directions listed below. The submitted manuscript will appear in the proceedings in the same size and style.

General Instructions

All manuscripts must be submitted in English. Manuscripts must be typed on clear A4-size papers---210 by 297 mm. Use one side only. Print single-spaced text in two columns on each page. Fill each column from the top of the page except for the first page. A manuscript be formatted as follows:

The main title should be centered over both columns. Capitalize the first letters of the first and last words and all other words except articles, prepositions and coordinating conjunctions. Long titles may be typed in two lines.
Author Information
Skip a line after the main title, and then enter the full names of the authors, followed by their affiliations. Addresses and E-mail addresses help to contact authors.
The abstract should be placed at the beginning of the first column on the first page with the section title Abstract centered. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words.
Section Headings and Text
Text follows just after the abstract. The section and subsection headings should be emphasized adequately by using bold fonts or capitalizing initial letters.
The acknowledgment section follows the main body.
Appendices may follow the main body or the acknowledgment if one exists. Index appendices by letters or numbers in sequence, and provide informative titles.
List and number all bibliographical references at the end of the paper.

Page Limits and Color Pages

Manuscripts should not exceed four pages (ten pages for invited speakers. Up to two additional pages will be allowed only if the manuscript is accompanied by a bank check or a copy of a certificate of wire transfer for 10,000 yen for each extra page. We do not accept personal checks. We will charge 100,000 yen per each color page; this cost will include 30 reprints of your paper. However, you will be exempted from this charge without reprints, if following conditions are satisfied. (a) The paper deals with color image processing and main results cannot be evaluated without the color images. (b) You attach a letter, in which the exemption is requested, to your manuscript. (c) MVA2000 program committee accepts the request.

Mailing the Manuscript

Your manuscript must be received by 20 September, 2000. The deadline is extremely tight. Use air mail from overseas. Please do not fold the manuscript; protect it with thick cardboard. Send the manuscript with other required items to:

Prof. Katsushi Ikeuchi
Institute of Industrial Science
The University of Tokyo
7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku
Tokyo 106-8558 Japan
Telephone: +81 3 3401 1433.
Information about the workshop including LaTeX source and style file used to produce this document is provided on the world wide web[2].


L. Lamport, ``LaTeX: A Document Preparation System,'' Addison-Wesley, 1986.