Background & Policies
Editor: Grenville Armitage
(2002 - present)
History and content: CAIA Technical
Reports (TRs) have been made available
online since CAIA's founding in 2002. They cover a wide range of
documentation relating to research
activities here at CAIA, including:
- short memos,
- interim experiemental or
- descriptions of techniques and technologies deployed in our lab,
- tutorials & manuals
on the use of tools developed and/or used by members of CAIA,
- non peer-reviewed papers,
- longer or supplementary
versions of published, peer-reviewed papers
TRs are provided in pdf, and utilise a two-column format based on the
IEEE conference paper style (although a handful of TRs exist in html
where embedded links are
important to the TR).
Authorship: CAIA-affiliated academic staff, research staff (post-docs, R&D engineers,
assistants) etc), post-graduate research students, or undergraduate
students doing CAIA internships may develop and propose new CAIA TRs.
Templates: Templates for MS Word and
LaTeX are available internally here.
Numbering: TRs are named and
numbered according to their publication date. The TR number is YYMMDDX, where the trailing 'X' is a letter used to
disambiguate TRs published on the same day.
example: "CAIA Technical Report 120401A" is the first TR published on
April 1st, 2012. The second TR published that same day would be "CAIA
Technical Report 120401B", and so on.
in pdf form have URLs constructed in the following way:
Citation: Bibtex data for all TRs (and other CAIA publications)
can be found here. Bibtex for a specific TR can be found at:
Review and publication process: Members of CAIA
may produce TRs at any time and request the Editor to make their TR
is no formal, independent technical peer-review process. The Editor will do
a brief check to confirm that the TR's
content are credible, professionally presented and on a topic of
some relevance to CAIA. Failure to spell-check, use proper referencing
or follow typical IEEE-style structure are examples of oversights that
result in a proposed TR being sent back to the authors for revision.
(Using the CAIA
TR LaTeX template helps greatly with the latter two issues.)
For CAIA students (and
others who may be interested), some thoughts on How (not) To Write
Reports and Papers.