ACM SIGCOMM 2023, New York City, US

Camera-Ready Instructions

Authors should upload camera-ready versions of their papers to HotCRP. Shepherds should indicate when a paper is complete by emailing the authors and TPC chairs. Final camera-ready papers are due in HotCRP (approved by the shepherd if necessary) by July 25, 2023, 8am EDT.

If you have questions about the camera-ready process, please contact the SIGCOMM 2023 publication co-chairs Richard Ma ( and Xia Zhou (

Paper Formatting

All papers must obey the following formatting requirements to be included in the proceedings. As such, we strongly encourage authors to thoroughly review their final submissions to ensure that they include all the mandatory sections and statements and comply with all the listed requirements.

  • Abstract. An abstract must be provided, and it should be no more than 200 words.
  • CCS Concepts. Final papers must provide proper indexing information according to the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). More information about the ACM CCS and how to obtain them is available on ACM CCS website.
  • Keywords. Final papers must include a list of keywords that best describe the topic of the paper.
  • ACM Reference Format. Final papers must include the ACM reference format of the paper. If using the provided template, this is typically automatically generated from the paper’s title and list of authors.
  • CopyRights Statement. In its bottom-left corner, the first page of the final paper must include a copyright notice that you will receive after filling out the e-Rights form via the ACM rights-management tool on the HotCRP page of the paper. ACM will use its automated system to email this information to the authors. Please set your email spam settings to allow messages from "". The copyright block includes the DOI specific to the paper, rights-management text that depends on the author's choice of open access or closed access option, the official name, dates, and location of the event.
  • Paper Body. The paper body is all the content before reference and appendices.
    • Paper bodies must be no more than twelve (12) single-spaced pages, including figures and tables.
    • Papers must be formatted for printing on Letter-sized (8.5″ by 11″) paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double-column, with each column 9.25″ by 3.33″, 0.33″ space between columns. Each column must use the 9-point font (different from the submission), and contain no more than 56 lines of text.
    • Pages must not be numbered.
  • Ethics Statement. The paper body must include some statement about ethical considerations.
  • References. There are no page limits on references. References should include the full first and last names of all authors. Avoid using only the initials for the first names. Also, avoid eliding author names with “et. al.”. Moreover, please make sure the internal references or citations are not broken (showing up as "[?]" or "??"). Take extra care for references with a diacritic or non-ASCII character to avoid garbled text.
  • Appendices (Optional). Appendices may supplement the paper, but cannot be essential to the paper's central results. (For example, if the appendix provides details of a proof or experiment, the body should summarize the key result.) Before the first appendix, the following text should appear: "Appendices are supporting material that has not been peer-reviewed." Appendices are optional and have no page limits.
  • Other Requirements:
    • Fonts. Please make sure all fonts are embedded in the document. On Mac, Windows, and Linux, the 'pdffonts' (Poppler) and Adobe Reader tools can report this information. For more information, please see this Stack Overflow page.
    • Legibility. You should ensure that the paper prints well on black-and-white printers, not color printers. Pay particular attention to figures and graphs in the paper to ensure that they are legible without color. Explicitly using grayscale colors will provide the best control over how graphs and figures will print on black-and-white printers. You should also ensure that labels and symbols used in graphs and figures are legible, including the font sizes of tick marks, axis labels, legends, etc.
    • File Size. You should limit the file size to less than 15 MB. Contact the publication chairs if you have a file larger than 15 MB.
    • Links. Please avoid using link shorteners (e.g., and tinyurl) in URLs, and ensure all hyperlinks to the right URL.
    • Source Files. Alongside the camera-ready PDF, you are required to submit the source files for your paper – all files which were used to create the final output (PDF), be they Word, LaTeX, image files, etc.

Latex/Word Templates. We strongly encourage you to use ACM’s set of TeX and MS-Word templates for conference proceedings here (the sigconf template). You must add "9pt" to the documentclass command to meet the submission requirements. It will read: \documentclass[sigconf,9pt]{acmart}. Note that ACM offers 24/7 author support for these templates through their vendor, Aptara. You can contact them at for TeX/MS-Word template problems or inquiries.

Modifications to title and authors. After acceptance, substantive changes to paper titles require approval by the PC chairs. Only in exceptional circumstances should authors change their author list, and only with the approval of the PC chairs.

Open Access

As part of the eRights process, authors will be given the choice to select an Open Access option or a Closed Access option. If the primary author has an affiliation with an ACM Open institution, then Open Access is free for authors; if not, then selecting Open Access would require a fee. However, regardless of the option authors choose, SIGCOMM has already arranged free access to all SIGCOMM 2023 papers via links from the SIGCOMM 2023 website (a special form of open access called the OpenTOC service).