University Authors' Academic Paper Preparation Guidelines – FOR FINAL PAPERS

Proceedings of the CLTT Symposium
Gulfport, MS, USA, February 26-27, 2014

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CLTT Symposium Paper Formatting Guidelines


[Note: CLTT Symposium 2014 manuscripts will be reviewed using a double-blind process. Please use only the web conference management system-assigned abstract ID as the manuscript identifier, and place it in this section, as shown above. The abstract ID should not appear in a final, accepted manuscript.] 

Author 1, 2 or 3
 Contact information


All papers must include an Abstract. Begin with the word Abstract immediately following the title block with one blank line in between. Use centered, 12 point, Times New Roman Bold text for this heading. Use 10 pt. Times New Roman font for the text of the abstract. There should be a single blank line between the heading and this text. The abstract should be fully justified and consist of a single paragraph not exceeding 100 words.


Three to five keywords related to the main topic must be specified for all submissions. For example, Industrial engineering, operations research, stochastic processes

1. Paper Size

Your paper should be formatted for 8 1/2" by 11" US standard paper. You must submit your paper as Microsoft Word  document (.doc or .docx).

2. Page Layout

All papers must follow the following layout:

  • 8 1/2" X 11" paper
  • Top and bottom margins: 1.00"
  • Left and right margins: 1.00"
  • The first page header containing IIE Lean Six Sigma Conference 2012 information (The one in this template can be used for all papers)
  • Single-spacing in a single column
  • Full text justification
  • No footers or page numbers
  • No indentation - use a single blank line to separate paragraphs
  • Maximum of 10 total pages (including any figures and tables).

3. Paper Title and Author Data

The following Information should be placed at the top of the first page:

  • Paper title: 16 point Times New Roman bold, centered
  • Author listing: 12 pt. Times New Roman, bold, centered Author names; department or college; university or company; city, state and zip, country.  Authors with the same affiliation must be grouped together on the same line with affiliation information following in a single block.  An example is shown above.

4. Text Sections and Headings

 4.1 Text Sections and Headings

Text should be organized into sections and subsections, with an Introduction and a Conclusions section being advisable.  A single line should separate paragraphs; no indentation should be used.  Font guidelines are as follows:

  • Section Headings: Numbered, 12 point, bold, Upper and Lower Case, left-justified; leave one blank line above only.
  • Section Sub-headings: Numbered, 10 point, bold, Upper and Lower Case, left-justified; leave one blank line above only.
  • Regular text: 10 pt. Times New Roman, full justified, with a single line between paragraphs.

4.2 Bullets

Bullet guidelines are as follows:

5. Figures, Tables, and Their Captions

Tables and figures should be included in the main text (see Figure 1 and Table 1), as close to the point of their introduction as possible.  It is noted that figure and table numbering should be independent.  Captions guidelines are as follows:

  • Figure captions: 10 point Times New Roman, centered; place below the figure, leave one blank line above and below.  For example, see Figure 1 below.
  • Table caption: 10 pt. Times New Roman, centered; place above the table, leave one blank line above only.  For example, see Table 1 below.


Figure 1: Example figure for demonstration

This is an example paragraph to demonstrate the guidelines for the figure and table captions.

Table 1: Example table for demonstration


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6. Equations

Equations should be centered and numbered, with the number in parentheses, positioned flush to the right margin.  Preferably, they should be prepared with an Equation Writer.  See Equation (1) below for the demonstration.

7. Page Numbers

No page numbers should appear on the paper.


Acknowledgement of funding support and/or any other kind of assistance should be contained in an "Acknowledgements" section (this section should have no section number), located immediately before the "References" section.

References and Citations from Texts

References should be numbered and listed in a separate section labeled References (this section should have no section number) at the end of the document.  Within the text, they should be cited by the corresponding list number, which should be enclosed in brackets [1].  If you refer to two documents, use the following format [6, 7].  If you refer to more than three documents listed consecutively, use the format [5-8].  The following provides example formats for different types of reference documents.


  1. Son, Y., Wysk, R., and Jones, A., 2003, “Simulation Based Shop Floor Control: Formal Model, Model Generation and Control Interface,” IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, 35(1), 29-48.
  2. Son, Y., and Venkateswaran, J., 2006, “Hierarchical Supply Chain Planning Architecture for Integrated Analysis of Stability and Performance,” International Journal of Simulation and Process Modeling (in press).
  3. Venkateswaran, J., and Son, Y., 2005, Production and Distribution Planning for Dynamic Supply Chains Using Multi-resolution Hybrid Models, Simulation (submitted).
  4. Venkateswaran, J., 2005, “Production and Distribution Planning for Dynamic Supply Chains using Multi-resolution Hybrid Models,” Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Arizona.
  5. Venkateswaran, J., and Son, Y., 2005, “Information Synchronization Effect on the Stability of Collaborative Supply Chain,” Proc. of the Winter Simulation Conference, December 4-7, Orlando, Florida, 1668-1676.
  6. Chang, T., Wysk, R., and Wang, H, 2006, Computer-Aided Manufacturing, 3rd Edition, Prentice Hall, New Jersey.
  7. Usher, J.M., 1999, “Chapter 9: STEP Standard in Design and Manufacturing,” appears in Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing, Kamrani, A.K. and Sferro, P. (eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 259-284.
  8. Rajgopal, J., and Needy, K.L., 2000, "Paper Submission Instructions for IERC 2001," (15 August 2000).
  9. Sherman, C., 2004, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About URL," 24 August. 2004, <>.

If you have comments or questions about this formatting guidelines or CLTT Symposium, please contact the Academic Peer Review Papers and Presentation Track Committee:

  • Chair: Chad Miller - The University of Southern Mississippi – CLTT Assistant Director - - 601.266.6666
  • Co-Chair: Mohammad Rahman - The University of Southern Mississippi – CLTT Affiliated Faculty - - 601.266.4902
  • Members: Mike Anderson  - University of Alabama - Huntsville
  • Members: Mihalis Golias  - The University of Memphis
  • Members: Kazuya Kawamura - The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Members: Alan Horowitz - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Members: George Edwards - Tuskegee University