Instructions for Generating Your Personal Research Description

General Instructions

  1. Please use the macros below. Please don't fuss with the style file.
  2. Use the exact same outline (1. problem, 2. impact, 3. state of the art, 4. approach, 5. future work, 6. selected references).
  3. Use bibtex to generate the references.
  4. Your research description must fit on exactly two pages.
  5. Use exactly one figure. The figure may contain multiple parts.
  6. You only need to create one version of your research description. An HTML version of your research description will be generated automatically from your latex source files.


  1. postscript version
  2. html version
  3. latex version
  4. tar archive
Macros Appearance Notes


Latex write ups will be converted to HTML using the LaTeX2HTML translator. The converter provides a mechanism to make hyperlinks "live" in the web version of your document using the \htmladdnormallink command. It has the syntax:

\htmladdnormallink{ <text>}{ <URL>}
The \htmladdnormallink command expects some text as the first argument and a URL as the second argument. When processed by LATEX (i.e. in the .dvi or .ps output files), the URL will have no effect. But when processed by the translator, the URL will be used to provide an active hypertext link (to another file, picture, sound-file, movie, etc.) e.g.:
\htmladdnormallink{ Click Here}

To make this work you will need to download the html style file: html.sty

Note that the file "html.sty" is already included in the tar archive of macros above.

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