Hosted by Brookhaven National Laboratory
October 5 - 11
New York, NY
17th Biennial International Conference on Accelerator
and Large Experimental Physics Control Systems



Paper submission starts on July 15th 2019 and closes on September 30th 2019.

Complete guidelines about a paper preparation are provided in the JACoW website.

Authors are reminded that no contributions are accepted for publication only. Any paper accepted for presentation, which is not presented by one of the authors at the conference, will be excluded from the proceedings.

Furthermore, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to refuse papers for publication which have not been properly presented in the poster sessions. Manuscripts of contributions to the proceedings (or enlargements of them) are not considered as posters and papers presented in this way will not be accepted for publication.

Length of Contribution

Papers for Poster, Speakers' Corner, and Mini-Oral presentations may be up to 5 pages long.

Papers for Contributed Oral and Invited Oral presentations may be up to 7 pages long.

If contributions contain numerous references, these may be carried over to an extra page.


Authors are strongly advised to use the Templates and consult the JACoW electronic publication help pages. The templates contain styles which, when applied, will automatically ensure correct typesetting and layout. Additionally, authors can use the Cat Scan Tool to check their paper for non-conformities (see here for instructions), and the Reference Search Tool to properly format references to papers from previous JACoW conferences (see here for instructions).

ICALEPCS supports three types of documents, .docx files from MS Word, .tex files generated by LaTeX, and .odf files from OpenDocument. The corresponding templates can be downloaded below:

MS Word Templates:

Latex Templates:

OpenDocument Templates:

Authors are strongly advised to use the template corresponding to the correct version of MS Word. Do not transport the document across different platforms e.g. Mac <-> PC or across different versions of MS Word on the same platform.

General Layout

See the template texts for a typical implementation of the requirements. Manuscripts should be prepared with a paper size of either:

US letter size (8.5 in x 11.0 in; 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm) or

A4 (8.27 in x 11.69 in; 21.0 cm x 29.7 cm)

Text should be single-spaced in two columns of 3.25 in (82.5 mm) with 0.2 in (5.3 mm) separation. Text should also be located within the margins specified as follows to facilitate electronic processing of the PostScript file.

Margin A4 Paper US Letter Paper
  Top 37 mm 19 mm (0.75 in)
  Bottom 19 mm 19 mm (0.75 in)
Left 20 mm 20 mm (0.79 in)
Right 20 mm 26 mm (1.0 in)

Authors should use only Times or Times New Roman (in roman, bold, or italic) and Symbol fonts. All contributions should use 10pt fonts for the normal text.


The title should use 14 pt bold uppercase letters (except for instances such as GeV, Nb, etc.) and be centered on the page.

The names of the authors and their organization/affiliation and mailing address should be listed alphabetically in 12 pt upper and lower case letters, grouped by affiliation. When there is more than one author, the submitting author's name should be listed first, followed by the other names in alphabetical order.

Section Headings

Section headings should use 12 pt bold uppercase letters (except for instances such as GeV, Nb, etc.) and be centered in the column. They should NOT be numbered.

Widow and Orphan Control: All headings should appear next to the following text - there should never be a column break between a heading and the following paragraph.

Subsection Headings

Subsection headings should use 12 pt italic letters, be left aligned and justified in the column. Like section headings, they should NOT be numbered.

Paragraph Text

Paragraphs should use 10 pt font and be justified (touch each side) in the column. The beginning of each paragraph should be indented approximately 3 mm (0.13 in). The last line of a paragraph should not be printed by itself at the beginning of a column, nor should the first line of a paragraph be printed by itself at the end of a column.

Figures, Tables and Equations

Place figures and tables as close to the place of their first mention as possible. Lettering in figures and tables should be large enough to reproduce clearly, using only the approved fonts. Use of non-approved fonts in figures often leads to problems when the files are processed and may even cause loss of information unless the fonts are embedded.

All figures and tables must be given sequential numbers (1, 2, 3, etc.) and have a caption. Figure captions are placed below the figure. Table captions are placed above the table. If a displayed equation needs a number, place it flush with the right margin of the column.

To insert a full width figure:

  • Insert a continuous section break
  • Insert two empty lines (will make subsequent editing easier)
  • Insert another continuous section break
  • Click between the two section breaks and Format -> columns -> Single
  • Insert figure and resize as necessary
  • Press right arrow and press Enter
  • Enter figure caption
  • Highlight figure caption and apply the appropriate single or multi-line figure caption style

All bibliographical and web references should be numbered and listed at the end of the paper in a section called "References". When referring to a reference in the text, place the corresponding reference number in square brackets. A URL may be included as part of a reference, but its hyperlink should NOT be added. See the templates for a typical example.


Acronyms should be defined the first time they appear.

Page Numbers

DO NOT number pages. Page numbers will be added by the editing team when they produce the final proceedings.

Paper Preparation Checklist
  • Use only Times or Times New Roman (roman, bold or italic) and Symbol fonts (in the text and in the figures), 10 pt minimum.
  • Check that the PostScript file or PDF file prints correctly
  • Check that there are no page numbers.
  • Check that there are no section or subsection numbers.
  • Check that the margins are correct on the printed version (left 20 mm (0.79 in), bottom 19 mm (0.75 in), overall height of text 241 mm (9.5 in)). There may be differences of 1 mm on the margins from one printer to another.
  • Once contributions are prepared, follow the paper submission instructions.

Common Oversights

Please check your paper against this list of common oversights before submitting your paper, giving particular attention to the formatting of figures, tables, and references.

    • 14 pt bold UPPERCASE letters (except for units, e.g. GeV)
    • Centered on the page
    • The names of authors, their organizations/affiliations, and mailing addresses should be in 12 pt uppercase and lowercase letters
    • When there is more than one author, the submitting author should be first, followed by the co-authors
    • Co-authors should be grouped by affiliation and then be listed alphabetically
    • Primary authors are kindly reminded that it is their responsibility to check the accuracy of the title and co-authors entered in the SPMS abstract. There should be an exact match to those appearing in the paper. This is required to ensure the proper indexing of authors to papers in the published proceedings.
    • NOT numbered
    • Use 12 pt bold UPPERCASE
    • Use 12 pt bold UPPERCASE
    • Centered in the column
    • 12 pt italic lowercase and uppercase
    • Initial letters of significant words are capitalized
    • Heading is left aligned in the column
    • Caption is placed below figure
    • Caption is centered if it spans only one line, but justified if it spans two or more lines
    • There should be a colon : after the figure number and a period . at the end of the caption
    • When referring to a figure from within the text, the convention is to use the abbreviated form, i.e., Fig. 1, unless the reference to the figure is at the start of the sentence: Figure 1 shows a schematic view of..., ... as shown in Fig. 1.
    • Heading is in title case
    • Heading is placed above table
    • Heading is centered if it spans only one line, but justified if it spans two or more lines
    • There should be a colon : after the table number and NO period . at the end of the heading
    • When referring to a table from within the text, the convention here is NOT to abbreviate, i.e., Table 1.
    • If a displayed equation requires a number, it should be placed flush with the right margin of the column.
    • 10 pt font
    • Justified with 7 mm hanging indent (using Word terminology), i.e., neatly presented with reference numbers aligned.