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Congratulations on having your paper accepted for presentation at SOSP 2001. Following are the guidelines and pertinent information for submission of your paper(s).

Please address any questions you may have regarding this process to


The camera-ready submission deadline is Monday, July 30, 2001. Please federal express or mail your paper and signed copyright form so that it arrives at our publications desk by July 30, 2001. The paper and signed copyright form should be sent to:

SOSP Proceedings
c/o Joan Digney
306 Redcliff Way SW
Redcliff, Alberta

You must also submit an electronic copy of your document as a zipped postscript file to

IMPORTANT: At the time you submit your camera-ready document, you must also submit an ACM Copyright Release form.

Formatting and Templates 

Please submit a camera-ready copy (produced on a high-resolution output device) of your manuscript on 8 1/2" x 11" paper, following ACM proceedings format specifications. Templates in the following formats are available from ACM to produce your camera-ready document:

Make sure that the paper is no longer than fourteen (14) 8.5"x11" pages. This page limit includes everything: references, title page, figures, appendices, abstract, etc.

Please note: It is of particular importance that you leave sufficient space (1.5 inches/3.81 cm) in the lower left corner of the first column on the first page for ACM to fill in the copyright information. This specification is included in the templates and described in the format specifications.

Copyright Release

The following ACM copyright form must be signed and returned with your paper. Please be cautioned that ACM will not publish any paper that is not accompanied by a signed copyright form. In those cases where there is more than one author per paper, the first-named (assumed senior) author only must sign.

The full ACM Copyright policy, revised as of December 18, 1998, is available at

There are two copyright release forms: The first (Form A) should be signed by the senior author of the paper in all cases unless the work involved was performed by employees of the U.S. Government. In this case, the second (Form B) should be used. The forms and further detailed information are available here.

Please print and sign the appropriate form and return it to the above address along with your camera-ready paper. An original hardcopy is required.

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