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I want to use ieeeconf as document class and include natbib package.

\documentclass[a4paper, 10pt, conference]{ieeeconf} 
% something here


I have provided my references in reference.bib file. but I get error while compiling with pdflatex and TexWorks.

When I exclude the line:


I can compile it but what I see in pdf format is:

[Alouani and Rice(1994)]

instead of


In the text where I used \cite{c1}


[Aluni and Rice(1994)] A. T. Alouani and T. R. Rice. On asynchronous data fusion. pages143-146, 1994*

in the reference section. But what I want is to sort them in numbers format.

Here is one of my .bib file's item:

author = {A. T. Alouani and T. R. Rice},
title = {On asynchronous data fusion},
booktitle = {Southeastern Symposium on System Theory},
year = {1994},
pages = {143--146},
masid = {50009577}

Please help me cope with this.

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Use the numbers option of natbib,i.e., \usepackage[numbers]{natbib} – Guido Oct 6 '12 at 18:54
Also IEEE has its own style for this class and you can use it via \bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}\bibliography{reference} – percusse Oct 6 '12 at 19:08
@Guido I can not use that package as I get error compiling – batista cori Oct 6 '12 at 19:15
@batistacori It works for me. What is the error message? remove all auxiliary files, .aux, .log, .bbl. – Guido Oct 6 '12 at 19:18
I don't understand why this is closed? I know many people using natbib that are very frustrated that they cannot use it with IEEETran. – David Doria Oct 26 '12 at 0:57