Instructions on Camera-Ready Submissions
The final PODS
camera-ready versions should be submitted as PDF files (the only
accepted format) to the Paper Submission Site.
files must be prepared using the templates at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.
The size-limit is 12 pages for
full papers. Your paper should not have page numbers, since
they will be inserted by the editor. In addition, please update your
copyright block (at the lower left of the first page of your submission)
to include the following information:
"Permission to make digital or
hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is
granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for
profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the
full citation on the first page. To copy otherwise, or republish, to post
on servers or to redistribute to lists, requires prior specific
permission and/or a fee.
PODS 2005, June 13–15, 2005, Baltimore, Maryland.
Copyright 2005 ACM 1-59593-062-0/05/06 …$5.00."
We have prepared template files which include this text automatically,
for users of LaTeX
[Click here for sig-alternate.cls] [Click here for acm_proc_article-sp.cls]
and Word [Click here for pubform.doc]. When
using LaTeX, please make sure that the LaTeX .tex files used to not
contain directives ("\conferenceinfo", "\CopyrightYear",
or "\crdata") to overwrite the defaults in the style
Please note that for government papers, a different copyright block is
needed. For the necessary changes, please see http://www.acm.org/sig_volunteer_info/conference_manual/6-5PROC.HTM.
Note: Although the ACM templates include headings for
"Categories and Subject Descriptors", "General
Terms", and "Keywords" these are not used by
PODS and can be omitted from your submitted paper.
Papers must be in PDF. It is essential that they print without difficulty
on a variety of printers using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Therefore, authors must be sure that any special fonts are included, etc.
It is the absolute responsibility of the authors to ensure that their
submitted paper is in PDF and will print easily.
Important Requirements about PDF Fonts:
substitute Adobe Postscript Type 1 fonts for any bitmap fonts (e.g.,
Postscript Type 3 bitmapped fonts, PCL fonts, MacOS bitmap fonts, Windows
vector (outline) fonts). Bitmapped fonts display poorly on screen in PDF
files and sometimes cause printing problems.
LaTEX FILES: PDFs
generated from LaTEX files generally do not display well on screen
because the fonts that are generated from LaTEX for the PDFs are bitmap
please substitute Type 1 Postscript fonts for Type 3 fonts in LaTEX
files, then generate PS or PDF. The following document, available on
Adobe’s Web site, provides detailed information on substituting Adobe
Type 1 fonts into some LaTEX papers to correct this problem. This
information may or may not be applicable for your conference papers. See:
http://acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a14. In addition, the American
Mathematical Society (AMS) has made a Type 1 version of the Computer
Modern outline font freely available for download at its Web site. Go to:
Name your file:
Please use the
following format to name your paper:
sub-428-smith.pdf (if “smith” is the last name of the first author). Use
lower case only. DO NOT CAPITALIZE. For authors with special
names, please use the following rules for your file name:
- A hyphenated last name
remains hyphenated, e.g., Wu Yen-Tse -----> yen-tse
- A compound last name
takes an underscore, e.g., Robert van Gulik -----> van_gulik
- Accents in last names are
omitted, e.g., Wolfgang Schr<o with umlaut>der ------>schroder
(NOT schroeder); or Jean Ren<e with acute> ------> rene
- Apostrophes in last names
are replaced by an underscore e.g., Elizabeth O’Neill
- Retain periods after
abbreviated name elements, e.g. Melissa St. Thomas -------> st._thomas
- Drop suffixes from file
names, e.g. Corbin Jones Jr. -------> jones
In addition to the final paper, please submit a signed copy of the
copyright form [click
here for copyright_form.pdf] either via fax (+1 (949) 824-4056) or
via mail to
Information and Computer Science, Room 424B
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3425
Please make sure to include your paper ID on a cover
page of the fax or mail.
The firm deadline for turning in your camera-ready paper and
submitting the copyright form is
Tuesday, MARCH 22, 5:00 PM US Pacific Time.
Please note that if you miss this due date there is no guarantee your paper
will be included in the proceedings.
If you have questions about these instructions, please contact
the Proceedings Chair: Chen Li
(chenli AT ics.uci.edu).