AUGUST 17-21

Paper Submission Guidelines

SIGCOMM requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to any other conference or publication, and that submissions not be previously published. Extended versions of previously-published short preliminary papers (such as workshop papers) will be reviewed in accordance with SIGCOMM policy. 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 2009 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 paper submission site to:

These are hard deadlines and no extensions will be given.
In case of problems with the paper submission site you can contact Dina Papagiannaki.

Anonymity Guidelines

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. Minimally, please take the following steps when preparing your submission:

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.

Formatting Guidelines

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 may not be reviewed.

Before the submission, you are expected to make sure that your paper complies with the format requirements (number of pages, font size and spacing, margins). After the submission, we will use an offline tool to help us identify non-conforming papers, and will manually re-check and possibly reject those with evident format violations. No paper will be rejected due to format violations without being hand checked first.