I want to use the IEEE tran LaTeX class for one of my conference papers. Three different institutions need to be affiliated and I'm trying now to design the header in a more attractive and functional fashion like it is shown in figure 2. As far as I know, the only design element that is provided is the
\and command in order to influence the layout. This does not lead to a satisfying result, though, because the affiliation blocks are not aligned properly.
At the moment all insitutions are positioned in one column one after the other which chews up a lot of space, leaving a large unused area at the right side of the header page. Do you have any suggestions/ experience to share?
Thank you in advance!