Conference paper: how to cite in Chicago Style – notes and bibliography (17th ed.)?

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General rules

The Chicago Manual of Style considers a paper published in conference proceedings as a chapter of an edited book, due to which quite similar reference patterns are used for both types of sources.

Template of reference in a bibliography:

Author. "Paper Title." In Conference Proceedings Title, edited by Editor, pages. City of publication: Publisher, year.

Template of full note:

Author, "Paper Title," in Conference Proceedings Title, ed. Editor (City of publication: Publisher, year), number of the cited page.

Template of short note:

Author, "Paper Title," number of the cited page.

For a conference paper published online, add the URL address at the end of the reference; if this is the case, also include the date when the abstract was last viewed if the date of publication is unknown.

If you need to cite the conference proceedings as a whole and not a single paper therein, use the form for referencing a book on our website's homepage.

Examples of references in a bibliography

Sinnott, Richard O., Donghan Yang, Xueyang Ding, and Zhenyuan Ye. "Poisonous Spider Recognition through Deep Learning." In ACSW '20: Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, article 14. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2020.

Examples of notes

1. Richard O. Sinnott et al., "Poisonous Spider Recognition through Deep Learning," in ACSW '20: Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference (New York: Association for Computing Machinery, 2020), 5, article 14,

2. Sinnott et al., "Poisonous Spider Recognition," 5.

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