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  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. % if you need to pass options to natbib, use, e.g.:
  3. % \PassOptionsToPackage{numbers, compress}{natbib}
  4. % before loading nips_2018
  5. % ready for submission
  6. \usepackage{nips_2018}
  7. % to compile a preprint version, e.g., for submission to arXiv, add
  8. % add the [preprint] option:
  9. % \usepackage[preprint]{nips_2018}
  10. % to compile a camera-ready version, add the [final] option, e.g.:
  11. % \usepackage[final]{nips_2018}
  12. % to avoid loading the natbib package, add option nonatbib:
  13. % \usepackage[nonatbib]{nips_2018}
  14. \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % allow utf-8 input
  15. \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} % use 8-bit T1 fonts
  16. \usepackage{hyperref} % hyperlinks
  17. \usepackage{url} % simple URL typesetting
  18. \usepackage{booktabs} % professional-quality tables
  19. \usepackage{amsfonts} % blackboard math symbols
  20. \usepackage{nicefrac} % compact symbols for 1/2, etc.
  21. \usepackage{microtype} % microtypography
  22. \title{Formatting instructions for NIPS 2018}
  23. % The \author macro works with any number of authors. There are two
  24. % commands used to separate the names and addresses of multiple
  25. % authors: \And and \AND.
  26. %
  27. % Using \And between authors leaves it to LaTeX to determine where to
  28. % break the lines. Using \AND forces a line break at that point. So,
  29. % if LaTeX puts 3 of 4 authors names on the first line, and the last
  30. % on the second line, try using \AND instead of \And before the third
  31. % author name.
  32. \author{
  33. David S.~Hippocampus\thanks{Use footnote for providing further
  34. information about author (webpage, alternative
  35. address)---\emph{not} for acknowledging funding agencies.} \\
  36. Department of Computer Science\\
  37. Cranberry-Lemon University\\
  38. Pittsburgh, PA 15213 \\
  39. \texttt{} \\
  40. %% examples of more authors
  41. %% \And
  42. %% Coauthor \\
  43. %% Affiliation \\
  44. %% Address \\
  45. %% \texttt{email} \\
  46. %% \AND
  47. %% Coauthor \\
  48. %% Affiliation \\
  49. %% Address \\
  50. %% \texttt{email} \\
  51. %% \And
  52. %% Coauthor \\
  53. %% Affiliation \\
  54. %% Address \\
  55. %% \texttt{email} \\
  56. %% \And
  57. %% Coauthor \\
  58. %% Affiliation \\
  59. %% Address \\
  60. %% \texttt{email} \\
  61. }
  62. \begin{document}
  63. % \nipsfinalcopy is no longer used
  64. \maketitle
  65. \begin{abstract}
  66. The abstract paragraph should be indented \nicefrac{1}{2}~inch
  67. (3~picas) on both the left- and right-hand margins. Use 10~point
  68. type, with a vertical spacing (leading) of 11~points. The word
  69. \textbf{Abstract} must be centered, bold, and in point size 12. Two
  70. line spaces precede the abstract. The abstract must be limited to
  71. one paragraph.
  72. \end{abstract}
  73. \section{Submission of papers to NIPS 2018}
  74. NIPS requires electronic submissions. The electronic submission site
  75. is
  76. \begin{center}
  77. \url{}
  78. \end{center}
  79. Please read the instructions below carefully and follow them faithfully.
  80. \subsection{Style}
  81. Papers to be submitted to NIPS 2018 must be prepared according to the
  82. instructions presented here. Papers may only be up to eight pages
  83. long, including figures. Additional pages \emph{containing only
  84. acknowledgments and/or cited references} are allowed. Papers that
  85. exceed eight pages of content (ignoring references) will not be
  86. reviewed, or in any other way considered for presentation at the
  87. conference.
  88. The margins in 2018 are the same as since 2007, which allow for
  89. $\sim$$15\%$ more words in the paper compared to earlier years.
  90. Authors are required to use the NIPS \LaTeX{} style files obtainable
  91. at the NIPS website as indicated below. Please make sure you use the
  92. current files and not previous versions. Tweaking the style files may
  93. be grounds for rejection.
  94. \subsection{Retrieval of style files}
  95. The style files for NIPS and other conference information are
  96. available on the World Wide Web at
  97. \begin{center}
  98. \url{}
  99. \end{center}
  100. The file \verb+nips_2018.pdf+ contains these instructions and
  101. illustrates the various formatting requirements your NIPS paper must
  102. satisfy.
  103. The only supported style file for NIPS 2018 is \verb+nips_2018.sty+,
  104. rewritten for \LaTeXe{}. \textbf{Previous style files for \LaTeX{}
  105. 2.09, Microsoft Word, and RTF are no longer supported!}
  106. The \LaTeX{} style file contains three optional arguments: \verb+final+,
  107. which creates a camera-ready copy, \verb+preprint+, which creates a
  108. preprint for submission to, e.g., arXiv, and \verb+nonatbib+, which will
  109. not load the \verb+natbib+ package for you in case of package clash.
  110. \paragraph{New preprint option for 2018}
  111. If you wish to post a preprint of your work online, e.g., on arXiv,
  112. using the NIPS style, please use the \verb+preprint+ option. This will
  113. create a nonanonymized version of your work with the text
  114. ``Preprint. Work in progress.'' in the footer. This version may be
  115. distributed as you see fit. Please \textbf{do not} use the
  116. \verb+final+ option, which should \textbf{only} be used for papers
  117. accepted to NIPS.
  118. At submission time, please omit the \verb+final+ and \verb+preprint+
  119. options. This will anonymize your submission and add line numbers to aid
  120. review. Please do \emph{not} refer to these line numbers in your paper
  121. as they will be removed during generation of camera-ready copies.
  122. The file \verb+nips_2018.tex+ may be used as a ``shell'' for writing
  123. your paper. All you have to do is replace the author, title, abstract,
  124. and text of the paper with your own.
  125. The formatting instructions contained in these style files are
  126. summarized in Sections \ref{gen_inst}, \ref{headings}, and
  127. \ref{others} below.
  128. \section{General formatting instructions}
  129. \label{gen_inst}
  130. The text must be confined within a rectangle 5.5~inches (33~picas)
  131. wide and 9~inches (54~picas) long. The left margin is 1.5~inch
  132. (9~picas). Use 10~point type with a vertical spacing (leading) of
  133. 11~points. Times New Roman is the preferred typeface throughout, and
  134. will be selected for you by default. Paragraphs are separated by
  135. \nicefrac{1}{2}~line space (5.5 points), with no indentation.
  136. The paper title should be 17~point, initial caps/lower case, bold,
  137. centered between two horizontal rules. The top rule should be 4~points
  138. thick and the bottom rule should be 1~point thick. Allow
  139. \nicefrac{1}{4}~inch space above and below the title to rules. All
  140. pages should start at 1~inch (6~picas) from the top of the page.
  141. For the final version, authors' names are set in boldface, and each
  142. name is centered above the corresponding address. The lead author's
  143. name is to be listed first (left-most), and the co-authors' names (if
  144. different address) are set to follow. If there is only one co-author,
  145. list both author and co-author side by side.
  146. Please pay special attention to the instructions in Section \ref{others}
  147. regarding figures, tables, acknowledgments, and references.
  148. \section{Headings: first level}
  149. \label{headings}
  150. All headings should be lower case (except for first word and proper
  151. nouns), flush left, and bold.
  152. First-level headings should be in 12-point type.
  153. \subsection{Headings: second level}
  154. Second-level headings should be in 10-point type.
  155. \subsubsection{Headings: third level}
  156. Third-level headings should be in 10-point type.
  157. \paragraph{Paragraphs}
  158. There is also a \verb+\paragraph+ command available, which sets the
  159. heading in bold, flush left, and inline with the text, with the
  160. heading followed by 1\,em of space.
  161. \section{Citations, figures, tables, references}
  162. \label{others}
  163. These instructions apply to everyone.
  164. \subsection{Citations within the text}
  165. The \verb+natbib+ package will be loaded for you by default.
  166. Citations may be author/year or numeric, as long as you maintain
  167. internal consistency. As to the format of the references themselves,
  168. any style is acceptable as long as it is used consistently.
  169. The documentation for \verb+natbib+ may be found at
  170. \begin{center}
  171. \url{}
  172. \end{center}
  173. Of note is the command \verb+\citet+, which produces citations
  174. appropriate for use in inline text. For example,
  175. \begin{verbatim}
  176. \citet{hasselmo} investigated\dots
  177. \end{verbatim}
  178. produces
  179. \begin{quote}
  180. Hasselmo, et al.\ (1995) investigated\dots
  181. \end{quote}
  182. If you wish to load the \verb+natbib+ package with options, you may
  183. add the following before loading the \verb+nips_2018+ package:
  184. \begin{verbatim}
  185. \PassOptionsToPackage{options}{natbib}
  186. \end{verbatim}
  187. If \verb+natbib+ clashes with another package you load, you can add
  188. the optional argument \verb+nonatbib+ when loading the style file:
  189. \begin{verbatim}
  190. \usepackage[nonatbib]{nips_2018}
  191. \end{verbatim}
  192. As submission is double blind, refer to your own published work in the
  193. third person. That is, use ``In the previous work of Jones et
  194. al.\ [4],'' not ``In our previous work [4].'' If you cite your other
  195. papers that are not widely available (e.g., a journal paper under
  196. review), use anonymous author names in the citation, e.g., an author
  197. of the form ``A.\ Anonymous.''
  198. \subsection{Footnotes}
  199. Footnotes should be used sparingly. If you do require a footnote,
  200. indicate footnotes with a number\footnote{Sample of the first
  201. footnote.} in the text. Place the footnotes at the bottom of the
  202. page on which they appear. Precede the footnote with a horizontal
  203. rule of 2~inches (12~picas).
  204. Note that footnotes are properly typeset \emph{after} punctuation
  205. marks.\footnote{As in this example.}
  206. \subsection{Figures}
  207. \begin{figure}
  208. \centering
  209. \fbox{\rule[-.5cm]{0cm}{4cm} \rule[-.5cm]{4cm}{0cm}}
  210. \caption{Sample figure caption.}
  211. \end{figure}
  212. All artwork must be neat, clean, and legible. Lines should be dark
  213. enough for purposes of reproduction. The figure number and caption
  214. always appear after the figure. Place one line space before the figure
  215. caption and one line space after the figure. The figure caption should
  216. be lower case (except for first word and proper nouns); figures are
  217. numbered consecutively.
  218. You may use color figures. However, it is best for the figure
  219. captions and the paper body to be legible if the paper is printed in
  220. either black/white or in color.
  221. \subsection{Tables}
  222. All tables must be centered, neat, clean and legible. The table
  223. number and title always appear before the table. See
  224. Table~\ref{sample-table}.
  225. Place one line space before the table title, one line space after the
  226. table title, and one line space after the table. The table title must
  227. be lower case (except for first word and proper nouns); tables are
  228. numbered consecutively.
  229. Note that publication-quality tables \emph{do not contain vertical
  230. rules.} We strongly suggest the use of the \verb+booktabs+ package,
  231. which allows for typesetting high-quality, professional tables:
  232. \begin{center}
  233. \url{}
  234. \end{center}
  235. This package was used to typeset Table~\ref{sample-table}.
  236. \begin{table}
  237. \caption{Sample table title}
  238. \label{sample-table}
  239. \centering
  240. \begin{tabular}{lll}
  241. \toprule
  242. \multicolumn{2}{c}{Part} \\
  243. \cmidrule(r){1-2}
  244. Name & Description & Size ($\mu$m) \\
  245. \midrule
  246. Dendrite & Input terminal & $\sim$100 \\
  247. Axon & Output terminal & $\sim$10 \\
  248. Soma & Cell body & up to $10^6$ \\
  249. \bottomrule
  250. \end{tabular}
  251. \end{table}
  252. \section{Final instructions}
  253. Do not change any aspects of the formatting parameters in the style
  254. files. In particular, do not modify the width or length of the
  255. rectangle the text should fit into, and do not change font sizes
  256. (except perhaps in the \textbf{References} section; see below). Please
  257. note that pages should be numbered.
  258. \section{Preparing PDF files}
  259. Please prepare submission files with paper size ``US Letter,'' and
  260. not, for example, ``A4.''
  261. Fonts were the main cause of problems in the past years. Your PDF file
  262. must only contain Type 1 or Embedded TrueType fonts. Here are a few
  263. instructions to achieve this.
  264. \begin{itemize}
  265. \item You should directly generate PDF files using \verb+pdflatex+.
  266. \item You can check which fonts a PDF files uses. In Acrobat Reader,
  267. select the menu Files$>$Document Properties$>$Fonts and select Show
  268. All Fonts. You can also use the program \verb+pdffonts+ which comes
  269. with \verb+xpdf+ and is available out-of-the-box on most Linux
  270. machines.
  271. \item The IEEE has recommendations for generating PDF files whose
  272. fonts are also acceptable for NIPS. Please see
  273. \url{}
  274. \item \verb+xfig+ "patterned" shapes are implemented with bitmap
  275. fonts. Use "solid" shapes instead.
  276. \item The \verb+\bbold+ package almost always uses bitmap fonts. You
  277. should use the equivalent AMS Fonts:
  278. \begin{verbatim}
  279. \usepackage{amsfonts}
  280. \end{verbatim}
  281. followed by, e.g., \verb+\mathbb{R}+, \verb+\mathbb{N}+, or
  282. \verb+\mathbb{C}+ for $\mathbb{R}$, $\mathbb{N}$ or $\mathbb{C}$. You
  283. can also use the following workaround for reals, natural and complex:
  284. \begin{verbatim}
  285. \newcommand{\RR}{I\!\!R} %real numbers
  286. \newcommand{\Nat}{I\!\!N} %natural numbers
  287. \newcommand{\CC}{I\!\!\!\!C} %complex numbers
  288. \end{verbatim}
  289. Note that \verb+amsfonts+ is automatically loaded by the
  290. \verb+amssymb+ package.
  291. \end{itemize}
  292. If your file contains type 3 fonts or non embedded TrueType fonts, we
  293. will ask you to fix it.
  294. \subsection{Margins in \LaTeX{}}
  295. Most of the margin problems come from figures positioned by hand using
  296. \verb+\special+ or other commands. We suggest using the command
  297. \verb+\includegraphics+ from the \verb+graphicx+ package. Always
  298. specify the figure width as a multiple of the line width as in the
  299. example below:
  300. \begin{verbatim}
  301. \usepackage[pdftex]{graphicx} ...
  302. \includegraphics[width=0.8\linewidth]{myfile.pdf}
  303. \end{verbatim}
  304. See Section 4.4 in the graphics bundle documentation
  305. (\url{})
  306. A number of width problems arise when \LaTeX{} cannot properly
  307. hyphenate a line. Please give LaTeX hyphenation hints using the
  308. \verb+\-+ command when necessary.
  309. \subsubsection*{Acknowledgments}
  310. Use unnumbered third level headings for the acknowledgments. All
  311. acknowledgments go at the end of the paper. Do not include
  312. acknowledgments in the anonymized submission, only in the final paper.
  313. \section*{References}
  314. References follow the acknowledgments. Use unnumbered first-level
  315. heading for the references. Any choice of citation style is acceptable
  316. as long as you are consistent. It is permissible to reduce the font
  317. size to \verb+small+ (9 point) when listing the references. {\bf
  318. Remember that you can use more than eight pages as long as the
  319. additional pages contain \emph{only} cited references.}
  320. \medskip
  321. \small
  322. [1] Alexander, J.A.\ \& Mozer, M.C.\ (1995) Template-based algorithms
  323. for connectionist rule extraction. In G.\ Tesauro, D.S.\ Touretzky and
  324. T.K.\ Leen (eds.), {\it Advances in Neural Information Processing
  325. Systems 7}, pp.\ 609--616. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
  326. [2] Bower, J.M.\ \& Beeman, D.\ (1995) {\it The Book of GENESIS:
  327. Exploring Realistic Neural Models with the GEneral NEural SImulation
  328. System.} New York: TELOS/Springer--Verlag.
  329. [3] Hasselmo, M.E., Schnell, E.\ \& Barkai, E.\ (1995) Dynamics of
  330. learning and recall at excitatory recurrent synapses and cholinergic
  331. modulation in rat hippocampal region CA3. {\it Journal of
  332. Neuroscience} {\bf 15}(7):5249-5262.
  333. \end{document}