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INET 2000 18-21 July 2000 Yokohama, Japan

The Internet Global Summit - Global Distributed Intelligence for Everyone

The 10th Annual Internet Society Conference
18-21 July 2000
Pacifico Yokohama Conference Center
Yokohama, Japan

Paper Guidelines

Preparing a Paper for INET 2000. Sample & Instructions


This brief paper presents the details necessary to prepare a paper for INET 2000. The paper includes guidelines on style, acceptable formats and constructs. It also provides suggestions on how to prepare the paper. As in previous years, the Proceedings of INET 2000 will be published on CD-ROM and on the Internet. A listing of abstracts submitted to date is available at

Important Reminder

The Program Committee would kindly like to remind everyone that the INET audience is a professional audience, and not one of beginners. It is better to err on the side of "too technical" than "too general." That way, your comments will challenge the audience and be less likely to present them with a level of information with which many are already familiar. We thank you in advance for taking this important point to heart.

INET 2000 Theme
Global Distributed Knowledge for Everyone
Paper Format
The paper is expected to be 8-10 pages in length, about 4000 words. It is due on 25 January, 2000. Every paper must be submitted in HTML, the Hyper-Text Markup Language widely used on the World Wide Web. This will support a common presentation on CD-ROM and on the Web.
Author Listing

Please list all authors of the paper as per the example below:

Florencio Utreras (

Second Author NAME (
Second Author Affiliation
Second Author Country

Third Author NAME (
Third Author Affiliation
Third Author Country

Producing HTML

There are a number of ways of producing HTML documents.

Word Processors
Many recent versions of popular word processors offer HTML as one of the export options. With such a word processor, prepare your paper in a style similar to this paper. When you are finished use the export function to create an HTML version. We recommend that you view your paper with a web browser before submitting it. (Most browsers allow you to open a local file as well as a URL.) This will allow you to double-check the paper's appearance.
HTML Editors
There are a number of shareware and commercial HTML editors available. A long list of such editors is maintained by the W3Consortium[1].
Text Editors
Since HTML is an embedded markup language it can be prepared using a basic text editor. (This document was written in notepad.) If you use this approach and haven't written HTML before you may wish to consult the W3 Consortium's information on learning and using HTML[2]. A popular reference is Kevin Werbach's Bare Bones Guide to HTML[3].
If you do not have a program that outputs HTML and do not want to learn to write it yourself, another approach is a filter. Filters exist to convert many standard formats into HTML. Again the W3 consortium maintains a list of such filters[1].
Alternatives to HTML

If it is really not possible to produce HTML we will accept the following alternative:

  • ASCII text. If producing HTML is not possible, compose your paper in plain text.
Using This Paper as a Template

To use this paper as a template, find the Save or Save As command and select Source as the option. That will save this document as HTML. It can then be read by your word processor editor.

Post Acceptance Editing
The Internet Society will pass all accepted papers and panel papers to professional editors for production of the proceedings. Thus, your paper may change slightly from submission to the final proceedings.
Writing the Paper - Acceptable Styles

This section is intended as a guideline to the use of the various HTML markup commands. It is intended to give papers a consistent style.

Basic Styles

Feel free to use both <B>bold</B> and <I>italics</I> for emphasis as needed. Similarly <EM>emphasis</EM>, <STRONG>strong emphasis</STRONG> and other text markup styles.


Sections, sub-sections and sub-sub-sections should use the <H2>,<H3> and <H4> levels of HTML headings, respectively.


to set off a passage of text like this.
Table of Contents

Every paper should contain a Table of Contents. The entries in the Table of Contents should be links to the top level sections, but not sub- or sub-sub-sections.


You may use any of the lists common to HTML. Examples of each of the numbered list (<OL>), unnumbered list (<UL>), and descriptive list (<DL>) are found in this paper.

Special Constructs

This section talks about various constructs you may wish to use in your paper.


The use of URLs presents possible problems with copyright restrictions. We have adopted the following policy with respect to the inclusion of URLs in INET 2000 papers. URLs may be used in four ways in your paper.

  1. Links to another location within the paper as demonstrated in the Table of Contents.
  2. The MAILTO URL for the authors as shown at the start of the paper.
  3. Links to the author's own work.
  4. Within the references section properly attributed URLs may point to the work of others.

This implies that you must use a level of indirection to point to another's work from within your paper. At the point where the work is mentioned, you include a URL to an entry in the References section. The entry may then contain a URL to the work. See the examples included in this paper.

The Use of Tables

We would prefer that you did not use tables to achieve complex page layouts, however there are clearly times when tables are the appropriate way to present data. Here are a few things you always wanted to know about San Jose, California as an example of an acceptable use of tables in an INET 2000 paper.

San Jose, California

Country United States of America
State California
1990 Population 782,248

ll references to images should be to files in the same directory as your paper, e.g. the image in the table above was specified using .

All images should be in GIF89a (without animation), or JPEG (JFIF).

Animations etc.

Remember that you are submitting a paper, not a web page. No animated gifs, blinking words, movies etc. As stated above, you can include a URL reference to your own site which demonstrates these features if necessary.

Things Not To Use

Your finished paper should not require support for any of the following:

Animated graphics.
Plug ins, e.g. audio, video, etc.
Vendor-specific extensions.
If in doubt, keep it simple.
File Naming Conventions

Your paper should consist of a single HTML file, but may be supplemented by images in GIF or JPEG files. Thus your submission may well be several files. We ask that you use the following naming convention to facilitate web access and to allow for anyone who may still be using Windows 3.1:

  • Name the single HTML file index.htm, and
  • Name all image files fig1.gif, fig2.jpg,etc. Please maintain the sequence fig1, fig2 with either the .gif or .jpg suffix as appropriate.
How To Submit

All authors will be asked to make paper submissions through a web enabled form. This form will be available to accept submissions from mid-January to January 25 only - no extensions will be made. A separate email will be forthcoming in early January relating the URL of the submission form, the exact opening date for submissions and specifics on how to use the form.

  1. World Wide Web Consortium, World Wide Web and HTML Tools,
  2. World Wide Web Consortium, HyperText Markup Language (HTML),
  3. Werbach, Kevin, The Bare Bones Guide to HTML,