To cite dtw in publications use:

Giorgino T (2009). “Computing and Visualizing Dynamic Time Warping Alignments in R: The dtw Package.”

Journal of Statistical Software,31(7), pp. 1–24. http://www.jstatsoft.org/v31/i07/.

For partial matching and normalization strategies also cite:

Tormene P, Giorgino T, Quaglini S and Stefanelli M (2008). “Matching Incomplete Time Series with Dynamic Time Warping: An Algorithm and an Application to Post-Stroke Rehabilitation.”

Artificial Intelligence in Medicine,45(1), pp. 11–34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artmed.2008.11.007.

Corresponding BibTeX entries:

@Article{, title = {Computing and Visualizing Dynamic Time Warping Alignments in {R}: The {dtw} Package}, author = {Toni Giorgino}, journal = {Journal of Statistical Software}, year = {2009}, volume = {31}, number = {7}, pages = {1--24}, url = {http://www.jstatsoft.org/v31/i07/}, }

@Article{, title = {Matching Incomplete Time Series with Dynamic Time Warping: An Algorithm and an Application to Post-Stroke Rehabilitation}, author = {Paolo Tormene and Toni Giorgino and Silvana Quaglini and Mario Stefanelli}, journal = {Artificial Intelligence in Medicine}, year = {2008}, volume = {45}, number = {1}, pages = {11--34}, doi = {10.1016/j.artmed.2008.11.007}, }