Submission Information

Paper Submission Information

Please download the mandatory LaTeX style archive. Once you unpack this archive, you will find a set of files:

  • proceed.cls - the proceedings style for the Fifth Program Visualization Workshop,
  • natbib.sty - a style for flexible citing of references (see below),
  • bibunits.sty - for including multiple bibliographies in a single LaTeX document (in order to add the bibliography for each paper at the end of the paper),
  • plainnat.bst - a BibTeX style for formatting references,
  • pvw0.tex - an example document to illustrate how to use the references,
  • pvw0.bib - an example bibliography file using Bib\TeX{} format,
  • pvw0.pdf - the PDF output for the example file.

Please review the information contained in the example document pvw0.pdf carefully and follow the style directions exactly.

Near the top of your paper, edit the values in the \begin{center} \end{center} area, including the arguments for the following commands:

  • \setcounter{papernumber}
  • \index{Author}
  • \title
  • Addresses
  • email (of the contact author only)

If your paper includes URLs, please uncomment the line

%\usepackage{url} % Use this package if needed! 

at the top of the document. Similarly, if you want to include any images, please uncomment the line

%\usepackage{graphicx} % Use this package if needed!

To do so, simply remove the percentage sign (the LaTeX comment character) at the start of the line.

To cite a reference in parentheses, for example (Ben-Bassat Levy et al., 2002), use \citep{}. To cite a reference as a noun, use \citet{}Petre and Green (1993) that experts and novices have different requirements for visualization.

To submit a paper, please use the following steps:

  1. Please send an email message to and ask for a paper number. 
    Note: this paper number is needed for assembling the workshop materials. It is not connected to the "submission ID" that will give given out by the online submission system.
  2. Set the counter in the \setcounter{papernumber}{0} statement to this paper number.
  3. Name your files pvwN.tex and pvwN.bib, where N is again the paper number you were given. Enter title, names, addresses, and email in the proper fields.
  4. Use the following commands to compile your file(s):
    1. latex pvwN
    2. bibtex bu1 -- note: this name is fixed and does not depend on your paper number,
    3. latex pvwN
    4. latex pvwN

    The first run of latex pvwN will assemble the information of required bibliographic entries. bibtex will generate the entries needed. To get all references into the file, you need to run latex twice.
  5. Submit a PDF version (either using pdflatex instead of latex, using dvips followed by ps2pdf, or any other approach that allows you to generate a PDF file) using the online review system, and fill in the fields provided in the system.
  6. For the final paper for the workshop (i.e., after your paper is accepted and you have made any required corrections), you must also submit your .texand .bib files, along with any required other ressources (e.g., images), as a ZIP or TGZ archive to Otherwise, we may not be able to include your paper properly into the proceedings.

Information about the topics of interest, paper length (3-4 pages for work in progress and position papers, 5-6 pages for research papers), and other aspects can be found on the Call for Papers web page.

© Dr. Guido Roessling 2015