Paper Submission Guidelines
SIGCOMM requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously
to any other conference or publication, and that submissions not
be previously published.
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.
To submit papers to the Sigcomm 2006 conference, please read carefully the
anonymity and formatting guidelines on this page and
make sure that your submission complies with the requirements.
Then go to the
submission site to:
These are hard deadlines and no extensions will be given.
register your paper,
with abstract, by 11:59pm PST, February 3rd, 2006.
Registration is mandatory (and now, CLOSED!)
submit your paper (PDF only)
by 11:59pm PST, February 10th, 2006.
(and this deadline has already EXPIRED, too).
In case of problems with the paper submission site you can contact
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.
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. Additionally, please
take the following steps when preparing your submission:
- Remove authors' names and affiliations from the title page.
- Remove acknowledgement of identifying names and funding sources.
- Use care in naming your files. Source file names, e.g., Joe.Smith.dvi,
are often embedded in the final output as readily accessible comments.
- Use care 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 work.
The 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.
All submissions must follow strictly
the format and size constraints indicated below.
Your goal as an author is to produce a clearly readable submission within these
constraints. Please refrain from exceeding these limits, because
longer submissions and/or papers with modified margins or fonts
will not be reviewed.
- Submissions MUST be no more than
fourteen (14) pages in 10 point Times Roman (or equivalent font).
This length includes everything: figures,
tables, references, appendices and so forth.
- Submissions MUST follow ACM guidelines: double column, with each
column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33" space between columns.
- Each column MUST contain no more than 55 lines of text.
- NOTE: For the submission, please do not use the SIG template;
just use the standard latex 'article' format in 10 point double column, so that pages are numbered.
- The final copy will be 12 pages using the SIGCOMM standard 9 pt
format; this is less than what you might be able to fit in 14
pages at 10pt, and so there is no value in pushing the envelope.
- Provide an abstract of fewer than 200 words.
- Number the pages.
- Do not identify the papers' authors, per the Anonymity Guidelines.
- On the front page, in place of the authors' names, the paper should indicate:
the paper ID number assigned during the paper registration process and the total
number of pages in the submission.
- The paper must be submitted in PDF format.
Other formats (including Postscript) will not be accepted this year.
We must be able to
display and print your submission exactly as we receive it, using only
standard tools (Adobe Acrobat Reader), with
no loading of special fonts.
- Make sure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color
printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper.
- Make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER
(8.5" by 11") size paper.
- Make sure that symbols and labels used in the graphs are readable as printed,
and not only with a 20x on-screen magnification.
- Try to limit the file size to less than 15 MB.
The ACM SIGCOMM 2006 conference would like to thank the following organizations for their support.