I would like to insert the dates of a conference into my bibtex-file. The conference took place in the period 29. november and 2. december. I tried the following, but with a not very satisfactory result:


Can someone help me to get proper dates?

  • The month field doesn't refer to the date when the conference took place, but to the month in which the proceedings were published. – egreg May 20 '14 at 16:24
  • You can use month={29 }#nov#{--2 }#dec, but it's misusing the field. – egreg May 20 '14 at 16:32
  • The document I have does not contain any information what kind of paper it is. I have found the citation of it in another paper like follows: Zheng, H., Xie, L. and Zhang, L.Z. (2005) ‘Electricity price forecasting based on GARCH model in deregulated market’, The 7th International Power Engineering Conference, 29 Nov.-2 Dec. 2005. – DatamineR May 20 '14 at 16:33
  • The date should be part of the conference title. – egreg May 20 '14 at 16:45
  • You mean like: " The 7th International Power Engineering Conference taking place on 29 Nov.-2 Dec. 2005"? – DatamineR May 20 '14 at 16:48

The month field should store the month when the book or journal number was published, which is almost surely not the date the conference took place.

That date interval is part of the title of the book; with scholar.google.com I got this BibTeX entry

  title={Electricity price forecasting based on GARCH model in deregulated market},
  author={Hua, Zheng and Li, Xie and Li-zi, Zhang},
  booktitle={Power Engineering Conference, 2005. IPEC 2005. The 7th International},

that's how IEEE advertises it, see this link.

You might add

month={29 }#nov#{--2 }#dec

or more simply


but it would be misusing the field.


As suggested here, you can use the month field:

month = "29~" # nov # "--" # "2~" # dec

The cardinal (#) is the BibTeX concatenate operator.

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