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I am new to Latex and Overleaf and I have a problem with the alignment of author section. My code is:

\documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} 
\usepackage{subfigure,times,graphics,mathptm,epsfig,amsmath,xspace,endnotes,pifont,multirow,rotating,listings,amssymb,algorithmic,color,caption,nicefrac,adjustbox,todonotes,tabularx,mathtools, algorithmic,algorithm, soul}
\begin{document}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\title{MESON: Facilitating Cross-Slice Communications \\ for Enhanced Service Delivery at the Edge}
\author{
\IEEEauthorblockN{Konstantinos Katsaros, Vasileios Glykantzis}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Intracom Telecom, Greece\\
\{konkat, vasgl\}@intracom-telecom.com}
\and
\IEEEauthorblockN{Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Georgios
\IEEEauthorblockA{University of Macedonia, Greece\\
\{papadimitriou, papathanail\}@uom.edu.gr}
\and
\IEEEauthorblockN{Dimitrios Dechouniotis, Symeon Papavassiliou}
\IEEEauthorblockA{National Technical University of Athens, Greece\\
\{ddechou@netmode, papavas@mail\}.ntua.gr}
}
\maketitle
\end{document}

Unfortunately the output is like thisauthorsection

How can I align this?

Thank you in advance

  • 1
    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you by making your code example compilable (a MWE). – TeXnician Feb 20 at 16:16
  • @TeXnician is it ok now? – Cult 24 Feb 20 at 16:39
  • Yes. In conference mode the authors are inserted into a tabular environment which – according to the docs – should create the correct behavior. After some fiddling around I do not know where – using what is documented – one should get the correct behavior. Maybe somebody else will… – TeXnician Feb 20 at 17:01
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From the documentation "...For papers with three or less affiliations, a multicolumn format is preferred", so you might want to consider using multiple columns to be in keeping with the prescribed style (although the output does look wrong in this instance). Attaining a single column is as simple as removing the \and commands (these create columns), and adding addition line breaks with \\ after each affiliation block:

\documentclass[10pt,conference]{IEEEtran} 
\usepackage{subfigure,times,graphics,mathptm,epsfig,amsmath,xspace,endnotes,pifont,multirow,rotating,listings,amssymb,algorithmic,color,caption,nicefrac,adjustbox,tabularx,mathtools, algorithmic,algorithm, soul}
\begin{document}
\bibliographystyle{IEEEtran}
\title{MESON: Facilitating Cross-Slice Communications \\ for Enhanced Service Delivery at the Edge}
\author{
\IEEEauthorblockN{Konstantinos Katsaros, Vasileios Glykantzis}
\IEEEauthorblockA{Intracom Telecom, Greece\\
\{konkat, vasgl\}@intracom-telecom.com} \\
% \and
\IEEEauthorblockN{Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Georgios}
\IEEEauthorblockA{University of Macedonia, Greece\\
\{papadimitriou, papathanail\}@uom.edu.gr} \\
% \and
\IEEEauthorblockN{Dimitrios Dechouniotis, Symeon Papavassiliou}
\IEEEauthorblockA{National Technical University of Athens, Greece\\
\{ddechou@netmode, papavas@mail\}.ntua.gr}
}
\maketitle
\end{document}

output

Edit: The class documentation specifies an alternative author layout using footnote symbols to link authors and affiliations that you may want to consider. With your authors:

\author{
    \IEEEauthorblockN{Konstantinos Katsaros\IEEEauthorrefmark{1}, Vasileios Glykantzis\IEEEauthorrefmark{1},
    Panagiotis Papadimitriou\IEEEauthorrefmark{2}, Georgios\IEEEauthorrefmark{2},\\
    Dimitrios Dechouniotis\IEEEauthorrefmark{3} and  Symeon Papavassiliou\IEEEauthorrefmark{3}}
    \IEEEauthorblockA{\IEEEauthorrefmark{1}University of Macedonia, Greece\\
    \{papadimitriou, papathanail\}@uom.edu.gr}
    \IEEEauthorblockA{\IEEEauthorrefmark{2}University of Macedonia, Greece\\
    \{papadimitriou, papathanail\}@uom.edu.gr}
    \IEEEauthorblockA{\IEEEauthorrefmark{3}National Technical University of Athens, Greece\\
    \{ddechou@netmode, papavas@mail\}.ntua.gr}
}

Output: output2

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