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Guidelines for Papers

  1. The paper must be written and presented in English.
  2. The paper must be submitted as a pdf file via the conference website. The pdf file must have no security protection.
  3. Templates for preparing the paper in either MS-WORD or LATEX are available at the conference website.
    • An MS-WORD paper template can be found here.
    • A LATEX paper template can be found here.
  4. Use single-spacing, font type ‘Times New Roman’ and font size 11.
  5. The maximum size of the paper is SIX pages including title, author(s)’ name(s) and affiliation(s), abstract, paper content, and references.
  6. Do not use page numbers.

Please organize the paper as follows

a. Title: Start with the title, which should be in bold letters and centered. It should be informative but not too long (preferably no more than two lines long).

b. Name(s) of Author(s): Continue with the list of authors. Please add an asterisk next to the name of the presenting author (speaker),who should also be the corresponding author. For each author, please provideorganizational affiliation, name of city and country of residence, and e-mail address.

c. Abstract.

d. Keywords:A list of keywords (maximum of four) must be included after the text of the abstract. Words from the title should not be repeated in the list of keywords.

e. Body of paper

  • Organize the paper in sections: introduction, intermediate sections,conclusion.
  • The text should be fully justified (left and right).
  • Figures and tables,and corresponding titles should be centered. Please include table and figure numbers and captions, and use them to cite the tables and figures in the text.
  • Color graphics are acceptable.
  • Citations to references within the text should follow the style used in statistical journals such as the International Statistical Review: e.g., Fisher (1925); McCullagh, P., &Nelder, J. A. (1983); Box et al. (2013).

f. References: Follow formatting rules used in statistical journals, such as the International Statistical Review.

Fisher, R. A. (1925). Statistical methods for research workers. Genesis Publishing Pvt Ltd.
McCullagh, P., &Nelder, J. A. (1983). Generalized linear models.London, England, Chapman and Hall.
Box, G. E., Jenkins, G. M., &Reinsel, G. C. (2013). Time series analysis: forecasting and control. John Wiley & Sons.

g. Abbreviations should be spelled out in full the first time they occur. (Example: The properties of maximum likelihood estimators (MLEs) are developed. The small-sample performance of the MLEs is studied through simulation.)

h. Double check for scientific accuracy as well as for clarity, proper grammar and punctuation before submitting the paper.

i. All queries should be sent to contact@isi2017.org.