The conference proceedings will be published in Nuclear Physics B (Proceedings Supplement). The page allocation is 4 pages for posters, 15' and 20' talks, and 6 pages for 25' and 30' talks. If you think that it is impossible for you to fit your paper within the allocated page limit, please discuss the problem with the organizers (

The format of Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) is a two-column format [NOT one-column], which you may find at the Author Gateway in the Elsevier site. The files of the espcrc2 Latex package may also be found on this server: (.zip) or (.tar). There are currently no templates in Word. An example for those who do not have Latex is available as a (.ps) or (.pdf) file. An acceptable paper format written with Word is available as (.doc) [apart 'ABSTRACT', which should not be written explicitly and a few other details].

NB This model is there to be USED, i.e. the appearence of your paper should look like the model, as this, and nothing else, is the style of the journal. Please take as much time as necessary to understand it, starting from the column width, space between the columns etc., and avoiding capitalization of the title and/or subsection headings, but capitalizing section headings. Boldface should only be used when required; writing `Abstract' and/or adding keywords, which are not required, should be avoided; proper indentation of paragraphs should be implemented etc. If you use Latex, use espcrc2.tex, not something `equivalent', and avoid adding/substracting vertical space and in general changing something, unless you really know exactly what you are doing. Last but not least, plain English should be used. Please avoid too long sentences, check the syntax, the grammar, and correct the misprints (i.e. take some time in order to reread what you have written). If the English language is a problem for you, please ask a friend, not necessarily a physicist, to read and improve your text. Thank you in advance - a bit of your time might speed up publication. [added on 28 November 2004]

The Guest Editors will ensure that all contributions are refereed in accordance with the standards set by the Editors of Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.).

The Guest Editors inform the authors that papers will not be accepted if they have been published elsewhere.