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Latex source code for CinC 2020 Paper, PhysioNet Challenge on 12-Lead ECG Classification

Writing a CinC Paper Using LaTeX

George Moody ( Last revised: 20 February 2012

Last update: Wed Oct 3 06:47:08 2018 by Rob

- Simplified and much updated template document/rules.

This directory contains the CinC Author's Kit for preparing papers in PDF format using LaTeX. The following files are included:

README this file

balance.sty LaTeX macro for equalizing column length

cinc.cls CinC style file

cinc.bst CinC bibliography style file

template.tex generic template for a paper (LaTeX source)

template.pdf formatted version of template.tex

refs.bib sample BibTeX bibliography file

Makefile rules for generating template.pdf using a ‘make’ utility

example directory containing a sample paper, including figures and bibliography files


This kit can be used with any reasonably modern (September, 1994 or later) version of LaTeX, a dialect of Donald Knuth's TeX software for typesetting.

If you don't already have LaTeX on your computer, download and install it now. We recommend:

TeX Live ( for Linux or other Unix
MacTeX ( for Mac OS X
proTeXt ( for MS Windows

All are free and include everything needed other than the CinC-specific files included in this author's kit.

To install the files provided in this directory, do one of the following:

  • Copy cinc.cls and cinc.bst to the directory that will contain your paper.

    -- or --

  • Copy them to the standard locations for files of these types. You may need to run texhash or mktexlsr afterwards, so that LaTeX and BibTeX can find these files.

If your installation of LaTeX doesn't include balance.sty, copy balance.sty from this directory into the same location where you copied cinc.cls.

The instructions below assume that you will use pdflatex to process your paper and to create a PDF file from it. The recommended TeX distributions mentioned above, and most others, include pdflatex. If you don't use pdflatex, use extra care to be sure that the page size and margins in your final PDF are correct; see the Appendix for details.


The use of these files is best illustrated by the included sample papers (example1/example1.tex and example2/example2.tex), which are accompanied by sets of PDF (.pdf), PostScript (.ps), and encapsulated PostScript (.eps) figures in example*/figures/, and by BibTeX bibliography (.bib) files in example*/bib/, all of which are referenced in the papers. To format the sample papers:

  1. Install cinc.cls and cinc.bst by copying them from this directory into the example directories, or into the standard locations.

  2. Enter the example1 directory and do the following: pdflatex example1 [creates example1.aux, needed by bibtex] bibtex example1 [creates example1.bbl, needed by pdflatex] pdflatex example1 [merges references] pdflatex example1 [produces final PDF with correct citation numbers]

The multiple runs of pdflatex are needed to prepare data for bibtex and then to resolve the cross-references. These steps produce example1.pdf (and several temporary files that can be removed).

The ‘Makefile’ included in each directory can be used by a ‘make’ utility to automate these steps.

A similar procedure can be used to format example2.tex, which illustrates other features of the CinC style files.


Make a copy of the generic template (template.tex). The instructions below assume that you have saved your copy of the template as a file named paper.tex, into which you can type your paper.

Please use the example files provided as models for your own papers.


You must submit the LaTeX source for your paper together with any other files needed to produce a copy of your paper, such as files containing figures, tables, and references. Collect them together in a zip file to upload to the paper collection site.

Before submitting the zip file, test that it is complete and verify that the files within it produce a properly formatted paper of no more than 4 pages.

You must submit your paper in PDF format (other formats, such as LaTeX source, DVI, and PostScript, cannot be accepted).

You must submit your paper electronically (paper copies are no longer necessary or accepted). Instructions on submitting your paper using your web browser are included in the CinC Author's Kit.


The cinc.cls file was originally adapted by Hans Kestler from Peter Nuchter's IEEEtran2e.cls, which in turn was adapted from IEEEtran.sty by Gerry Murray and Silvano Balemi. Bob Throne, Alan Murray, Andrew Sims, George Moody, and Erik Bojorges contributed feedback, bug fixes, and further improvements. The cinc.bst file was created by Hans Kestler and George Moody using Patrick Daly's makebst generator. George Moody wrote the generic template.

Your comments, suggestions, questions, and bug reports are welcome; please send them to Rob MacLeod (