requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to any other
conference or publication, and that submissions not be previously
published. All submitted papers will be judged based on their quality
and relevance through double-blind reviewing, where the identities of
the authors are withheld from the reviewers. Authors of accepted papers
will need to sign an ACM copyright release form. Electronic copies of
the camera-ready papers will be published on the conference web site
before the conference, unless authors specifically request that this
not be done.
requirements and step-by-step submission instructions for SIGCOMM'04
full and position papers are given below. Submission of posters and
workshop-only papers is being handled separately.
submitted to the SIGCOMM conference undergo double-blind reviewing -- the authors do not know the
identity of the program committee
members and referees who review the paper, nor do the program committee members and referees
know the identity of the authors.
As an author, you are required to make a good faith effort to preserve the anonymity of your
submission while at the same time allowing the reader to fully grasp the
context of related past work, including
your own. Common sense and careful writing will go a long way towards preserving anonymity. You
should also take the following
steps when preparing your
authors' names and affiliations from the title page.
acknowledgement of identifying names and funding sources.
in naming your files. Source file names, e.g., Joe.Smith.dvi, are
often embedded in the final output as readily accessible comments.
in referring to related work, particularly your own. Do not omit
references to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to
grasp the context. Instead, a good solution is to reference your past
work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related
requirement for anonymity is not meant to extend beyond the submission process to the detriment of
your research. In particular, you
may circulate your submission among colleagues or discuss it on a mailing list if you see fit.
must be no longer than fourteen (14) pages for full papers and eight (8) pages for position
papers, in double column format
with standard margins and at least a 10
larger if possible. This
length includes everything: figures, tables, references, appendices and so forth.
Longer submissions will not be
reviewed, and your goal as an author is to produce a clearly readable submission within these
an abstract of fewer than 200 words.
identify the papers' authors, per the Anonymity Guidelines
front page, in place of the authors' names, the paper should indicate: the paper ID number
assigned during the paper registration
process, the type of the paper (regular or position paper) and the
total number of pages in the submission.
must be submitted in PDF or Postscript format. We must be able to display and print your
submission exactly as we receive it and using only standard tools (Adobe
Acrobat Reader for PDF and Ghostview
for PS, with no loading of special fonts) and a postscript printer; please note that most personal
printers (e.g., inkjet) are not
that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. This is especially
true for plots and graphs in
that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER (8.5" by 11") size paper.
that the size of the file is less than 15 MB, if at all possible.
website is located at http://sigcomm2004.cc.gatech.edu. You may submit full and position papers
at this website by following the instructions below. Only electronic
submissions via this site will be accepted; please do not mail or email
papers to the PC chairs. Workshop submissions are handled separately.
Instructions for those submissions will be given on the main conference
- The deadline for registering a
with abstract, is midnight EST, Friday January 30, 2004.
- The deadline for submitting the
itself is midnight EST, Friday February 6, 2004.
- These are hard deadlines; no
will be given.
To submit a
or position paper, follow these steps:
- Login to
submission website http://sigcomm2004.cc.gatech.edu,
creating an account if you do not have one already.
steps under "Tasks for Authors", beginning with "Register" to register
a new submission. You must provide a title, abstract, author names and
affiliations, type of paper (regular/position), and topic area(s). You
will also identify if the paper's primary author is a student. You can
update these details until the paper registration deadline. Successful
registration will provide you with a paper ID number, to be included on
the submitted version.
paper, which must be less than 15MB. You can upload revised versions of
your paper until the paper submission deadline using the "Upload or
modify your paper" link.
"View submitted papers" to check that the paper you uploaded has been
your submission, indicating that it is complete and ready for us to
process. This must be done before the paper submission deadline.
finalized submissions will be automatically acknowledged within 24
hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org promptly if your submission is not