Artificial Economics
Lille, September 15-16, 2005

Instructions for Authors


All selected papers will be published in the proceedings of the symposium as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems serie published by Springer. Typesetting and formatting level asked by Springer are very high.

Formatting instructions have thus to be followed strictly. Papers not respecting these instructions will not be published.

Springer describes precisely their formatting guidelines in a document entitled Book Layout on the PC, Instructions for Authors and Editors (local copy available). This document as well as templates for both accepted word processing tool are available on their website.

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. Since it is a high-quality typesetting system far better than any other ones, LaTeX is the recommanded tool authors should use.

General informations

Final paper have to respect Springer formatting guidelines for contributed volumes as well as the following particular rules:

Papers received after the deadline or not respecting any of the formatting or submitting rules will not be published.

In order to avoid any troubles authors are encouraged to send their final paper version before May 25th, 2005 so that any formatting problems may be raised and solved before the final deadline with the help of the proceeding editors.

Typesetting using LaTeX

Springer offers a LaTeX 2e document class file (svmult.cls) which greatly facilitate the work of authors. The authors instructions are available (authinst.pdf) along with the complete documentation of this class (svmult.pdf). An index style file ( is also available. They both have to be used by authors.

An example source file (example.tex) using a figure (figure.jpg or figure.eps) and references (referenc.tex) is available. This example file compiled as an Acrobat file is also available (example.pdf).

All these files are available in the ae-latex.tar.gz or the archive file.

Typesetting using Micro$oft Word

Springer offers a template file called Authors using Micro$oft Word must use it. Instructions on how to install use this template are available through the instructions.pdf file.

All these files are available in the ae-word.tar.gz or the archive file.

Under various Micro$oft Windows operating system, if your tool is unable to produce Adobe Acrobat file you may want to install the free PDFCreator tool.

Miscellaneous informations

For any further informations about files available on this page you may contact the proceedings editors through the following email address: