How to Submit a Paper
Note: Submission Deadline Passed
Submissions 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 24,
2003. This is a hard deadline; no extensions.
- Email is often delayed. We
therefore urge you to submit well before the
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
Note 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
- 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
- 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:
- Title of paper
- Names of authors and
- Name of contact author
- Email, phone number and address
of contact author
- 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.
- 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-19, and should provide the author information described
in Item 8 above.
- Your submission
should reach us no later than
23:59 Eastern Standard Time on Monday, March 24,
- No requests for
extensions will be granted. Please don't ask us for
- We will send you confirmation that
we have received and processed your submission. This may take a
few days, possibly up to a week.