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The title page should contain the full title of the paper and complete names, affiliations, addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses of all authors. The contact author should be indicated.
An abstract of not more than 200 words is required. It should contain not only a description of the subject and scope of coverage but also, in the case of research-oriented papers, discuss major results and conclusions.
Authors of approved papers should provide a 15- to 25-word description of the coverage of the paper and what the reader will learn from it.
All papers must contain keywords or index terms. They are provided by the authors. They should be provided in alphabetical order and as a final paragraph of the abstract section.
Figures and tables should be sent as separate electronic files and named numerically (e.g., fig1.eps, fig2.tif, table3.doc). The Proceedings of the IEEE is eager to publish color illustrations, especially in those cases where color enhances technical details and understanding; there is no additional cost to the author for publishing color figures.
Authors are now encouraged to submit multimedia materials along with their Proceedings papers. A multimedia object can be a playable file, such as an audio file or a video clip, or a data set file, which can be raw data, source code, or application that can help readers to analyze some data. The goal is to electronically enhance the information contained in the article itself beyond the normal graphics, leading to richer content for research.
The International System of Units (the SI or "metric" system) should be used. Where desirable, non-metric equivalents can be included in parentheses.
References should be numbered in the order they are mentioned in the text, with numbers within square brackets. The reference section should be double-spaced and in the style shown below; however, if there is any doubt about the correct abbreviation of publication names, these should be given in full. Note that titles of papers plus beginning and ending page numbers should be included.
 A. Cichocki and R. Unbehaven, Neural Networks for Optimization and Signal Processing, Chichester, England: Wiley, 1993, ch. 2, pp. 45-47.
Article in an edited book:
 R.A. Scholtz, "The Spread Spectrum Concept," in Multiple Access, N. Abramson, Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE Press, 1993, ch. 3, pp. 121-23.
Paper in a journal:
 R.K. Crane, "Estimating Risk for Earth-Satellite Attenuation Prediction," Proc. IEEE, vol. 81, pp. 905-913, June 1993.
Paper in a conference record:
 D.L. Crook, "Evolution of VLSI reliability engineering," in Proc. Int. Rel. Physics Symp., pp. 2-11, 1990.
Unpublished conference paper:
 T. Yamashita, K. Kotani, and T. Ohmi, "Real-time configurable logic circuits using neuron MOS transistors," presented at the 1993 Int. Solid State Circuits Conf., Feb. 1993.
 H. Freitag, "Design methodologies for LSI circuitry," IBM Tech. Rep. TR41736, pp. 80-82, 1983.
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