The Eleventh British Machine Vision Conference
University of Bristol
11-14 September 2000
F I N A L     P A P E R     S U B M I S S I O N

1 Introduction

The Proceedings and the CD-ROM of the annual British Machine Vision Conference are produced from camera-ready electronic copy of the papers prepared by the authors of the papers. The Proceedings will appear in two volumes in book format and also on a single CD. The CD will contain the proceedings of some recent BMVC conferences as well.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Page numbers and the BMVC header must be removed prior to your electronic submission. Please either use the updated template files below or remove the headers by updating the template files you used for your initial submission.

In order to maintain some uniformity of appearance, authors are requested to make their "camera-ready" copy appear as similar as possible to the template documents supplied below, as they have been prepared strictly in accordance with the desired layout. Papers should be no longer than 10 pages, including all figures, references, appendices etc.

Papers should be submitted as either Microsoft Word or Postscript files. Printed hard-copy papers are NOT acceptable. Authors who prepare their papers using LATEX should use the BMVC Latex style file bmvc2000.sty, and associated headings file, or those using Word should use a Word document template. An example layout file for latex paper preparation is also available called Layout.tex. Here is its Postscript output. Further details on using these files are given in Section 3.

Quantity Value
size of text font 10-point
spacing of lines 12-point (i.e. single-spaced)
face of text font Times Roman(POSTSCRIPT) or Computer Modern (LaTeX)
height of text 200 mm
width of text 125 mm
inter-paragraph vertical skip none
paragraph indent 10 point
paper title 22-point Roman
authors' names 14-point Roman
section headings 18-point bold
subsection headings 14-point bold
sub-subsection headings 10-point bold
Table 1 Page Layout for the BMVC Proceedings

2 Proceedings Layout

The basic page layout is shown in Table 1. The main body of the document should be set with justified margins, while section headings should be set ragged-right. Paragraphs should normally have their first lines indented except when immediately following a title, in which case there should be no indentation. There should be no additional inter-paragraph space. There should be no page numbering in the parts of the paper that will appear in the Proceedings: page numbers will be added by the editor. However, if you could number pages at least an inch above the top of the text, that would help the editor verify that pages are in the correct order.

If this cannot be achieved, you should indicate page numbers lightly in pencil near the top of every page submitted. Figures and tables should be numbered separately within the page. All figures and tables must be given a caption, which should appear below the display. Captions should be centred below the display if they are less than one line; if longer than one line, they should be justified.

3 Formatting Your Paper

3.1 Using the LaTeX Style File

To use the LaTeX style file, bmvc2000.sty, you should prepare your document strictly in accordance with Lamport's book. If you are using LaTeXe, the .tex file of your paper should start with the lines \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{bmvc2000} if you are using the standard TeX "Computer Modern" fonts or \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{bmvc2000,times} if you are using the Times Roman POSTSCRIPT fonts. If you have both available, the latter is preferred as it copies better and is more compact ( which means you can have more text in your paper! If you are using an older version of LaTeX, such as Version 2.09, the equivalent commands are \documentstyle[bmvc2000]{article} and \documentstyle[bmvc2000,times]{article} respectively. (You are also advised to upgrade your LaTeX installation to LaTeXe, as it has a number of improvements, particularly with respect to font handling, but that's another matter.) Citations in your document should use the plain bibliography style: \bibliographystyle{plain} If you have POSTSCRIPT printers available, the easiest way to include images is via the graphics package if you use LaTeXe, or via psfig, which works with older versions of LaTeX too. Please bear in mind that the proceedings are produced using electronic submissions so it is imperative that you submit an electronic copy that requires minimal adjustments. For the final Accepted Paper submission we can handle the original LaTeX or Word documents. Otherwise please submit a ready Postscript file.

3.2 Using the Word Template

The Word template has been developed in basic form using Word 6. No automatic labelling has been used to ease compatibility, though you might prefer to use them in your own version. Simply edit the Word document without altering the page layout, spacing or settings. Ensure that your final document conforms to the specifications in Table 1. Since you will doubtless use an equation, there's one to edit in the Word document.

4 Cover Page (Not required for Final Paper Submission)

Please add a separate cover page giving:

Paper Title: e.g: Improving Curvature Estimation
Authors John K. Smith and Jean Forgeron
Keywords Curvature, Feature Extraction, ...
Abstract (max. 100 words)
Contact Author John K. Smith
Contact Address My laboratory
My institution
My PO Box
Zipcode, City, State, Country
Contact email
Contact Tel. (+44) (117) 954-5139
Contact Fax (+44) (117) 954 5208


5. Submission

Postscript, Word, and PDF formats are acceptable.
We will contact you if there are any problems. Please remember: no page numbers...

Either: e-mail your paper as an attachment to quoting your reference number.

OR: submit electronically via our WWW electronic form.

By submitting a paper to BMVC2000, the authors warrant that neither it nor any related paper with essentially the same technical content has been submitted to any other conference.

In case of any problems do not hesitate to contact the conference organisers for further assistance.

Majid Mirmehdi, Last modified May 2000. © 2000 University of Bristol