Instructions for Authors

The proceedings will be edited as a CD-ROM and contain a short abstract of the presented topic(200-400 words) and optionally a corresponding article (limited to 10 pages) of each participant. The abstracts and articles must be written in LaTeX using the EYSM03 templates (soon downloadable on this site) and must be submitted electronically.

This page contains detailed information on how to use the templates and how to submit abstracts and articles. It is structured into:



    For the submission of an abstract and/or article you need to download the template template.tex and the stylefile eysm.cls.
    You must not modify the stylefile. The abstract and article are exclusively entered into the, see the instructions below.

    There was a bug in the class file prior to 29-04-03. The 'acknowledgment' part was not properly processed.

    (Some TeX distributions, like PCtex32, do not provide the style files a4.sty and fancyheadings.sty. If this is the case, you have to download these files also.)


    In the following you find an explanation as well as an example for the information you need to enter into every foreseen field in the template.

    Author information:
    Provide the name and the firstname of the author in upper- and lowercase letters,
    the affiliation(s) (including city and postal code,lines are seperated with "\\"), country, and email address.
    For example:
    \affiliation{Institute of Independent Research\\ 9490 Vaduz}

    If there are coauthors, uncomment \coauthornumber{} and all related, necessary fields, specify the number (1 or 2) of coauthors and provide the corresponding information.
    For example:
    \coauthornumber{1} \stname{Smith}
    \staffiliation{University of Malta\\ 1001 Malta}

    Provide the title of the article in upper- and lowercase letters (initial uppercase for all important words, including all verbs, and for prepositions of four or more letters, avoid mathematical notation and acronyms; spell out Greek characters).
    Provide a running head with appropriate length.
    For example:
    \title{Covariate Estimation in Latent Error Models for Discrete Data} \runninghead{Covariate Estimation in Latent Error Models}


    Your abstract will be followed by three to six key words or phrases that do not already appear in the title. Do not use mathematical symbols and formulas. Spell out Greek letters. Use the singular rather than the plural whenever possible. Do not use abbreviations and acronyms.
    For example:
    \keywords{Analysis of covariance; Compound symmetry; Repeated measures; FC Vaduz.}

    Acknowledgements (optional):

    Acknowledgment are stated after the keywords and may include financial assistance in the form of grants or university funding, assistance by individual colleagues, and any other pertinent information.
    For example:
    \acknowledgements{The author thanks Walter H\"ormann for the data. This research was partially supported by LiSF grants}

    Text of Abstract

    Enter your abstract between the indicating lines in the template file (i.e. within the command \EYSMabstract{ }). Try to reduce personal macros to a minimum. The abstract should summarize results, topics discussed, and main conclusions of your presentation, but it should not contain any displays or complex mathematical notation and no references.

    Text of Article

    Enter your article between the indicating lines in the template file (i.e. within the command \EYSMarticle{ }). Try to reduce personal macros to a minimum. In thhe following you find some further instructions on this part of the typesetting of your article.

    Headings. The main body of the article should be divided by appropriatly numbered section and subsection headings (use \section{Title of Section} and \subsection{Title of Subsection}). They should be typed in upper- and lowercase letters.

    Appendixes. A single appendix should be headed by\section{Appendix: Title}, multiple appendices by \section{Appendix}, \subsection{ Title}, \subsection{Title}.

    Footnotes. Footnotes should not be used. They should be incorporated into the text as parenthetical material or, when appropriate, added as appendix at the end of the article.

    Reference Citations. All references included in the 'References' at the end of an article must be cited in the text of the article. We recommend to use the same style as given by American Statistical Association Style Guide. Please refer to that source for detailed information.

    The bibliography is constructed as in the following example:


    \bibitem % Book
    Adler, R. J. (1981).
    {\em The Geometry of Random Fields}.
    John Wiley \&\ Sons Ltd., Chichester.

    \bibitem % Article
    Aitchison, J. and Silvey, S. D. (1958).
    Maximum-likelihood estimation of parameters subject to restraints.
    {\em Annals of Mathematical Statistics}, {\bf29}, 813--828.

    \bibitem % Chapter in a Book
    Nychka, D. (2000).
    Spatial process estimates as smoothers.
    In Schimek, M. G., editor, {\em Smoothing and Regression: Approaches, Computation, and Application},
    John Wiley \&\ Sons Inc., New York, 393--424.

    \bibitem % Proceedings
    Huijbregts, C. J. and Matheron, G. (1971).
    Universal kriging.
    In McGerrigle, J. I. , editor, {\em Proceedings of Ninth International Symposium of Techniques for Decision-Making in the Mineral Industry},
    The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Special Volume, 159--169.

    Note: if you use bibtex the bbl-file can be used directly.

    Tables. Each table must have a brief descriptive title, placed before the table. Use the following Latex construction:

    \caption{Table description}
    % table construction

    Figures: Each figure must have a figure caption. Figures should be transformed to PDF and contain the authors name in their filename. Use the following Latex construction:

    % alternatively, use width, scale,...
    \caption{Figure description}

    Mathematical Material: Please refer to the American Statistical Association Style Guide for tips and tricks on how to process mathematical material in the text.


    Important: The abstract may not extend one page whatsoever. The article may not extend ten pages whatsoever.

    The documents should provide satisfying PDF files after compilation with the command pdflatex. See PDFLaTeX for instructions on PDFLaTeX. You need to submit the latex source files exclusively. Please indicate your name in the respective file name, for example schuster.tex.

    Transmission of electronic files is quicker and more reliable if the files are first compressed or encoded. Files created using most popular compression/encoding schemes from the Windows and UNIX/Linux platforms are acceptable.

    Formats like LZH, ARJ, ARC, and self-extracting archives (EXE and SEA), are not acceptable.

    Send the compressed file to

    For remaining questions regarding the proceedings, please write to