Paper Format

Paper Format

English or Japanese.
Necessary Items
The format is not restricted as long as the following items are included:

  • “xSIG 2017 Confidential Draft — Do NOT Distribute!” at the top of the 1st page.
  • Title
  • Authors and Affiliations
    xSIG is a single-blind workshop.
  • Abstract
  • Main Matter
  • References

Other items than these (e.g., acknowledgment) can be included (within word limits).

Word Limits
approximately 4,000 to 8,000 words. No limit for references. This would be 5 to 10 pages in 10pt, twocolumn styles.
If you use LaTeX, the following example will produce a paper that complies with the xSIG format. Note that modifications are required depending on your style file.

\documentclass[10pt, a4]{article}


  xSIG 2018 Confidential Draft --- Do NOT Distribute!\\ \vspace{5ex}
  {\LARGE Title}\\ \vspace{4ex}
    Author3$^{\ddag}$ % …
  }\\ \vspace{2ex}
  $\dagger$: Affiliation1\hspace{1em}
  $\ddag$: Afflication2\\ \vspace{3ex}

This paper describes ….


Recently, … \cite{bib:xsig-2018}.

\bibitem{bib:xsig-2018} xSIG 2018, (2017).


We will collect before the workshop the manuscripts for on-line distribution during the workshop.

Bachelor/Master Thesis and Paper to Submit

We welcome papers that serves the base for bachelor/master theses.

However, a thesis and a papers to submit are different from the purpose. If you try to submit a paper that servers the base for your thesis, attention should be paid to the following items:

  • Do not write “Bachelor/Master Thesis” in the header.
  • Include all the authors (including you).
  • Do not write the adviser or the date of submission to the university office.
  • Pay attention to the recipient and contents of the acknowledgement.


  • 当該分野の専門家なら知っているであろう一般的背景知識 と,
  • 当該分野の専門家に対してでも説明を要するであろう論文固有の背景知識