Instructions for Authors

Paper size

Papers should be between 5 and 8 pages.

Page size

All material on each page should fit within a rectangle of 24 cm high by 17 cm wide, centred on the page, beginning 2.5 cm from the top of the page, with a 1 cm space between two 8.0 cm columns. Prepare your submissions on a typesetter or word processor. Submissions should be prepared on a typesetter or word processor, and printed on a laser-quality or near-laser-quality printer.

Abstract and Keywords

Every submission should begin with an abstract of not more than 150 words, followed by a set of keywords. The abstract and keywords should be single column, across the whole width of the paper. The abstract should be a concise statement of the problem, approach, findings, and conclusions of the work described.

Title and Authors

The title should be in Times Roman 18 point, centred, as a single column across the page. The first line of the title should be at least 4 cm (1.5") from the top of the page. Leave two blank lines after the title. Author names should follow in 14 point Times Roman, single column, followed by one blank line. The author(s) affiliations(s) should follow in the same format, followed by email addresses.

Normal or Body Text

Please use a 10-point Times Roman font, or other Roman font with serifs, as close as possible in appearance to Times Roman. Sans-serif or non-proportional fonts should be used only for special purposes, such as distinguishing source code text. (The Press 10-point font available to users of Script is a good substitute for Times Roman.) If Times Roman is not available, try the font named Computer Modern Roman. On a Macintosh, use the font named Times.

Column format

Start at the top of the page, and continue in double-column format. Right margins should be justified, not ragged. The two columns on the last page should be of equal length.

References and Citations

Use the standard Communications of the ACM format for references - that is, a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by numbers in brackets [1]. See the examples of citations at the end of this document. Within this template file, use the style named references for the text of your citation. References should be published materials accessible to the public. Internal technical reports may be cited only if they are easily accessible (i.e. you can give the address to obtain the report within your citation) and may be obtained by any reader. Proprietary information may not be cited. Private communications should be acknowledged, not referenced (e.g., "[Robertson, personal communication]").

Page Numbering, Headers and Footers

Include the header "Second Glasgow Workshop on Human Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval" centred at the top of each page bar the first. Do not include footers nor page numbers. The header should be in 9 point italic.


First order headings should be in 12 point bold upper case, left justified, preceded by two blank lines. First order headings should be numbered consecutively. Second order headings should be in 12 point bold, mixed case (i.e. upper case for first letter of word only). second order headings should be numbered consecutively, using a hierarchical system. The first line of each paragraph should start with three spaces. Lower level subsections should be avoided if possible.


Figures should be inserted at the appropriate point in your text. Figures may extend over the two columns if necessary. Each figure should have a figure caption in Times Roman (10 point). Colour figures cannot be accommodated in the printed proceedings.

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