This might be a little far fetched for this site, if it's inappropriate, close it, but please direct me to where I could ask this question.
My bibliography is growing quite huge and the time has come for me to standardize it. Most of the papers in it are from conference proceedings and I was wondering what is the best way to cite them?
For example, let's look at a conference called 'ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology', which when has to be abbreviated becomes UIST. I have a paper from the 9th instance of this conference, in the conference field of my bibtex, what should I write?
Proceedings of the 9th annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology ?
- Should I write Proceedings as Proc.?
- Should I abbreviate the conference name? (Proceedings of the 9th annual ACM Symposium on UIST)
- Should I chop the Proceedings of the 9th annual? (ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology)
- How bout this? ACM UIST'96
Is it just a question of aesthetics?
Edit: Fixed the UIST'09 to become the proper year number, UIST'96.