Academic Writing by Using Latex:
A Hands-on Workshop

at the 24th ACM International Conference on Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE), 2023
Location: Room 216, Joe Mack Wilson Student Center at Kennesaw State University, USA
Schedule: 1:30 PM to 2:50 PM, Oct 12, 2023


Latex and Microsoft Word are the two most popular typesetting systems, particularly in academic writing. Many conferences and journals offer Latex and Word templates, simplifying the process for authors to customize these templates for their academic papers and submissions. While Latex holds several advantages over Microsoft Word for writing academic content, it is worth noting that not all authors are acquainted with Latex's usage and intricacies. Hence, the primary objective of this interactive workshop is to acquaint attendees with academic writing using Latex. The workshop will commence with the fundamentals, encompassing practical skills, valuable Latex tools, and hands-on exercises utilizing various prominent Latex templates. By the end of the session, participants are expected to have acquired a comprehensive understanding of how to effectively employ Latex in their academic writing endeavors.


Installation: Latex Environments

You can install the following Latex environments, or you can use you owns.

Latex Templates

Below are a list of Latex templates for publications.

Below are a list of resources for bst files (reference styles).

Useful Tools


  • Click here for the presentation slide.

Hands-on Practice

  • Convert this WORD file to Latex by using ACM Template.




Yong Zheng

Assistant Professor

Illinois Institute of Technology, USA