ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2005 Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

June 13-15, 2005
























General Chair
George Gottlob






Program Chair
Foto Afrati






Proceedings Chair Chen Li










Instructions on Camera-Ready Submissions

Submission Website:

The final PODS camera-ready versions should be submitted as PDF files (the only accepted format) to the Paper Submission Site.

Formatting instructions:
The PDF files must be prepared using the templates at 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 file

Please note that for government papers, a different copyright block is needed. For the necessary changes, please see

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:

Authors should 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 images.

Whenever possible, 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: 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:


For example: 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 (NOT renee)
  • Apostrophes in last names are replaced by an underscore e.g., Elizabeth O’Neill ------->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

Copyright Form:
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

Chen Li
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