Instructions for submitting a paper to
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
and present their paper at the conference. The Proceedings of the conference
will be published as a special issue of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication
Review. The Program Committee may also select a few papers for possible
publication in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. Electronic
copies of the accepted papers will be published on the SIGCOMM 2001 web
site prior to the conference unless authors specifically request that this
not be done.
To submit a paper,
you must complete the following 3 steps.
1: Registration of Paper paper_submission.html
Register your paper
at the Sigcomm
2001 Paper Registration Web Site
Skip Step 1
if you have already registered your paper
2: Paper Requirements
Please make sure
that your paper satisfies ALL of the following requirements before
The paper must be
registered (see Step 1 above)
The paper must be
original material that has not been previously published nor is currently
under review by another conference or journal.
The paper should have
an abstract of 100-150 words
The paper should be
more than approximately 20 double-spaced pages long (Note that papers,
when formatted for printing in the Proceedings, may not be longer than
The paper must be
formatted for b/w printers and not color printers. This is especially
true for plots and graphs in the paper. Please ensure that the plots are
formatted to print out clearly on b/w printers.
The submitted paper
should not identify the
Consult the Anonymity tips page for information
on preparing a manuscript for double-blind review.
On the front page,
in place of the authors' names, the paper should indicate both of the
the paper ID number
that was assigned during the paper registration process (See step 1 above).
the total number
of pages that are being submitted.
must be submitted in Postscript or
We will not
accept any other format.
Note that since
we are not postscript experts, we regret that we can not attempt to modify
your document to make it printable. We must be able to print the document
just as we receive it. To maximize the chances that your paper will print
please use these
paper must be submitted electronically, and the process must be completed
by 23:59:59 EST, January 26th, 2001 .
Times New Roman (or
similar) font type
11pt font size
Please ensure that
the paper and especially plots have been formatted for printing on b/w
printers. Plots formatted for color printers will not print clearly
on a b/w printer
make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER SIZE
paper. If generating a postscript file using "dvips", you can specify the
output format to be LETTER SIZE by using the option "-t letter"
Authors not able
to comply with these instructions should contact the Program Co-Chairs
Papers submitted after the deadline will not be considered without an ahead-of-time
extension from the Program Co-Chairs. (Note: Even in the case of an extension,
authors will be required to register their paper and submit their abstract
by 23:59:59 on January 26th 2001).
to continue to Step
Step 3: Paper Submission
Papers submitted must satisfy all the requirements
indicated above in Step 2.
You must submit
your paper by uploading it via ftp to our site. Before uploading
your paper, you will need to name the file containing your paper.
The name of your file should be formed from the paper id you received via
email, the initials of the first author and the current date/time
as shown in the following example.
Suppose the paper id is 5, the first author
is John Q. Public, the date is October 15, 1999,
the local time is 10:30 (24hr clock) and you are submitting
a postscript file. In this case, you must name the file 5jqp1015991030.ps.
Don't worry about the accuracy of the local time that you use; it need
not be exact.
Please do not
submit a compressed file. We may not have the software needed to uncompress
note that the only form of paper submission is via FTP. We can not accept
papers submitted as email attachments, and ask that you not send such
e-mails, asking that we accept the submission as an attachment.
Submit your paper
using FTP. Follow the steps below:
1. ftp to einstein.seas.upenn.edu
Once you have submitted
your file, we will print it (to check that it is indeed printable). You
will receive a confirmation email for your paper within two working days.
If you have any questions, please contact us via email at
2. login as user
and type in the password that was sent to you by e-mail
3. change to the
directory sigcomm2001 by typing cd sigcomm2001
3. change to binary
mode using the bin command
4. use the FTP
command to upload your file to our ftp site.
listing of our ftp site is disabled, so you will not be able to
do a "ls" to see your submitted file listed on our site).
note that you will not be able to overwrite the file.
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