IWSM 2017

Statistical Modelling Society


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Instruction for authors

Paper submission

The EXTENDED deadline for abstract submission is February 12, 2017. Abstracts must include the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), the affiliation(s) and an e-mail address for correspondence. The abstract should report the substantive problem and the data analysed, as well as the approach and models used. Also include a clear statement of the main results and conclusions and the key references. The workshop language is English.

Please use the provided LaTeX-template to create abstracts and final manuscripts. The accepted length for first abstract submission is 4 pages.

After having created your 4-page long abstract with the provided LaTeX style files, you can upload and submited the compiled pdf via EasyChair.


Abstracts and final manuscripts, for both poster and oral presentation, must be prepared in LaTeX using the style file iwsm.sty and the template file templateIWSM2017.tex. The file templateIWSM2017.zip includes the necessary files. Please do not use external bib-files and follow the guidelinesIWSM_2017.pdf very strictly. Please do not alter or add additional packages to these files. To ensure proper evaluation, abstracts should be approximately (but no more than) 4 pages. Due to the fact that the proceedings are archived electronically (as PDF) on the Statistical Modelling Society webpage and the PDF will be also available from the conference webpage, we encourage authors to submit their figures in colors. Nevertheless, in the printed version of the proceedings, all figures will be printed on a grey scale. Hence the authors should make sure that their plots retain their informative value even when printed on a grey scale. For posters, we suggest to use the format A0 and it must be in portrait orientation.

Note: The format files are slightly different from those used at previous IWSMs, so authors have to use the new ones.

Proceedings Volume

All the accepted papers (for both oral and poster presentation) will be included in the Workshop Proceedings. As for previous IWSMs, there will be two volumes: Vol. 1 devoted to oral presentations and Vol. 2 devoted to the posters. The printed form of Vol. 1 will be provided to all registered participants. The printed form of Vol. 2 will be distributed only if requested upon registration (additional charge applies). Participants of the conference will be provided with a free PDF file of Vol. 2 for download.

Legal Considerations

By submitting a final paper, authors agree to grant the organizers of the workshop the right to publish the paper in the conference proceedings volume, to be distributed at the workshop. The material should not have been published elsewhere before the workshop. The workshop does not claim copyright and authors are free to publish the same material elsewhere after the workshop. Authors should ensure that publication in the conference proceedings does not conflict with the rights of third parties, nor violate non-disclosure agreements or copyright laws.

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