Work in Progress
will be accepted electronically via email. Substantially similar papers
must not have been published previously or be under consideration for publication
elsewhere. Submissions violating these rules or the guidelines below will
not be considered for publication.
- The submission deadline is 23:59
Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 26 2001. This
is a hard deadline; no extensions.
- Email is often delayed. We therefore
urge you to submit well before the deadline. We
will not be sympathetic to last-minute submissions that arrive
- If you send us a version of
a submission to replace an earlier one, be sure to clearly indicate
which the later one is. Remember that email can be delayed significantly
en route, and may arrive reordered.
- Make sure that the paper is
no longer than fourteen (14)
8.5"x11" pages in a 10 point or larger typeface. The page limit
includes everything: references, title page, figures, appendices,
abstract, etc. We don't want to micromanage your formatting,
but make sure the paper is easily readable.
Abusing the specs to cram a lot in is a sure way to make
reviewers unhappy --- don't do it!
- Your paper can be in Postscript
or Adobe Acrobat (PDF). We strongly suggest that you use only
the four widely-used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica, Courier
and Symbol. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission
prints "as is" on all Postscript printers. Try printing your
submission on a few different printers to make sure before you
submit We cannot do Postscript debugging for you --- if we cannot
print your paper "as is", we cannot consider your submission
for Windows users: Postscript
or Acrobat produced on Windows platforms is often difficult to
print correctly on many printers. It
is your responsibility, not ours, to make sure that your submission
prints correctly on non-Windows platforms.
- Make sure your paper prints
satisfactorily on 8.5"x11" paper: this is especially important
for submissions from countries where A4 paper is standard. If
you send us a draft submission a week or so ahead of time, we'll
let you know if it prints ok. Closer to the deadline we may
not be able to give you a timely response.
Blind Reviewing and Confidentiality
- Blind reviewing of full papers
will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees.
Authors must not be identified in the submissions, either explicitly
or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments).
It may be impossible to totally disguise authorship, but we
expect you to make a good faith effort to do so. Sow reasonable
doubt in the minds of the reviewers about who the authors of
a paper are. Flagrant violations
of this guideline will make reviewers very unhappy.
- Author information should be
provided separately, in the body of the email to which submission
is attached. This information will be available only to the
program chair, and will not be used in the reviewing process.
We need the following information:
Papers will be held in confidence
during the reviewing process, consistent with well-established
principles of scholarly publication. No explicit "non-disclosure"
agreements will be signed. Submissions accompanied by such an
agreement will not be considered further.
- Title of paper
- Names of authors and affiliations
- Name of contact author
- Email, phone number and address
of contact author
- Send your submission as a standard
email attachment (that is, as a standard MIME attachment) to
- The body of the email to which
your submission is attached should indicate that this is a submission
to SOSP-18, and should provide the author information described
earlier (Item 8 above).
- Your submission
should reach us no later than
23:59 Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 26 2001
- No requests
for extensions will be granted. Please don't ask us for one.
- We will send you confirmation
that we have received and processed your submission. This may
take a few days, possibly up to a week.