# Authors' kit

## Introduction

Abstracts for the 28th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control have to be prepared and submitted as a LaTeX file, or as a PDF file embedding all non-standard fonts and with A4 Page size. Other formats cannot be accepted and such a submission will not be processed. We prefer to receive PDF files. LaTeX files should be prepared using the mathptmx (or times) package and the provided class file.

## The format

Each submission consists of a one page abstract of the presentation. Abstracts must be in English. Abstracts should be prepared in double column format for A4 Page size using Times-Roman 10pt typeface. Separation between the columns is 10mm. Columns have a width of 84mm. The empty space at the top of the page is 33mm, and at the bottom at least 27mm, to provide room for header and footer. Each abstract should provide a title, centered at the top of the text. Each authors' name and affiliation, including postal and email address of the corresponding author, goes below the title, also centered. Single line spacing should be used throughout, initial lines of paragraphs should not be indented, paragraphs should be separated with a blank line. Abstracts may contain various sections and/or subsections. Section headings should be centered and typeset in bold font. When citing, a list of references must be included at the end of the abstract. Sample files can be viewed and downloaded as follows.

 TeX file PDF format instructions.tex instructions.pdf

## LaTeX class file

\documentclass{blux2009}
\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[scaled=0.92]{helvet}
\usepackage{courier}
\title{Here is the title}
\author{Name of first author \\
Email of first author
\and
Name of second author\\
Email of second author}
\date{}

\begin{document}
\maketitle
\section{Abstract}
Here's the abstract.

\begin{thebibliography}{99}
\bibitem{ref} My favorite book
\end{thebibliography}
\end{document}

We encourage authors to avoid using packages, class files, or newcommands in the preamble of the document other than those provided or requested. When you use figures, you should include them into a single LaTeX file.

## Abstract submission

For PDF submissions, all non-standard fonts (e.g., for math) must be embedded in the file and the Page size must be 595.276 x 841.89 pts (A4). Please test your PDF file at paperplaza.net.
For LaTeX submission we prefer to receive a plain ASCII text file with the format as given above, starting with a line \documentclass{blux2009} and ending with a line \end{document}. The PDF or LaTeX file must be uploaded via the Submission Form for electronic submission of the abstract. In all cases, the on-line Submission Form must be completed. Please keep your file small. Submissions larger than 500 kB are not accepted.