Christian Huitema |
Bellcore, MCC 1J236B
445 South Street
Morristown, NJ 07960-6438
3333 Coyotte Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1314
415-812-4471 (fax )
Basic Format: Papers must be less than 20 double-spaced pages long (or 12 pages in camera-ready format). The first page of the paper should contain the same title and 100-150 words abstract that will be sent in the e-mail message. The paper should be submitted as postscript files. The file must be a single postscript file using only commonly available fonts and formatted for a generic postscript printer. All figures must be within the postscript file. If non-standard fonts are needed or figures cannot be included within the postscript file, then you must submit hard copies instead of submitting electronically. Please use U.S. letter size paper, not A4, since our printer is not able to print A4 size paper. Do not compress or encrypt the file!
Related Papers: The paper should be original material presenting ideas and results that have not been previously published nor are currently under review by another conference or journal. Any previous or simultaneous publication of related material should be explicitly noted in the submission, and the relationship to the submitted paper should be clearly spelled out (perhaps in a footnote or an appendix); e.g., the previous paper contained the basic design of the protocol, whereas the submitted paper presents an extensive simulation study of the protocol. In order to preserve anonymity, you may elect to more completely spell out this relation in the e-mail described below, but the submission must mention these related papers.
Anonymity: 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, and vice-versa. Authors' names should not appear on the paper or in the postscript file for electronic submissions; authors names should only be known by the program chairs. Thus, when referencing their related papers, authors may choose to insert the phrase ``reference omitted to preserve anonymity'' in the bibliography. In such cases, the omitted references must be included in the e-mail described below.
Deadlines: Papers should be submitted before the submission deadline, January 31, 1997. Due to the high number of anticipated submissions, authors are encouraged to strictly adhere to the submission date. Papers will not be accepted after the paper submission deadline unless an extension has been granted by the Program Co-Chairs.
The following characters (XYZ in our example) are the author initials. The next characters are taken from the date and time at which you prepare your submission. They are the month (01), day of the month (13), hour (09), minutes (25) and seconds (12). The idea there is to come out with a string that uniquely identifies your paper. Don't worry about the risk that using your initials would interfere with anonymity. Only the program co-chairs will see the file name; it will be changed to something that even you cannot guess before being submitted to reviewers.
ftp ftp.bellcore.com Connected to thumper.bellcore.com. 220 thumper FTP server (Version wu-2.4(2) Fri Nov 18 10:39:08 EST 1994) ready. Name (ftp.bellcore.com:none): anonymous 331 Guest login ok, send your complete e-mail address as password. Password: ************************ 230- 230-Please read the file README 230- it was last modified on Fri Dec 9 13:17:10 1994 - 719 days ago 230-Please read the file README.ka9q 230- it was last modified on Mon Feb 5 10:27:01 1996 - 296 days ago 230-Please read the file README.metamail 230- it was last modified on Fri Jun 5 07:29:21 1992 - 1635 days ago 230-Please read the file README.mgr 230- it was last modified on Wed Oct 25 15:35:57 1995 - 399 days ago 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. ftp> cd incoming 250 CWD command successful. ftp>put submission.ps SIGCOMM97-XYZ-0113092512.PS 200 PORT command successful. 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for submission.html. 226 Transfer complete. local: submission.html remote: SIGCOMM97-XYZ-0113092512.PS 5185 bytes sent in 0.064 seconds (79 Kbytes/s) ftp> quit 221 Goodbye.At this point, the paper is stored in the file server. Note that the file server is write only, so that no unauthorized person can access your file. In fact, we will pick it shortly after its transmission and store it in our data base of submitted papers, where it will be entirely secure... But the submission is not complete yet. You have to send an e-mail to the program co-chairs as described below.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: submission to Sigcomm 97 File: SIGCOMM97-XYZ-0113092512.PS On the importance of networks The rapid pace of progress of civilisation and networking is leading mankind towards places where the hand of the woman never set foot. Game theory, and specifically the theory of stochastic games, is an essential tool for modelling the conflicts that will arise between tag switching, cell switching and the resolution of universal resource names. It leads to an unification theory based on quantum fields of information where speed of propagation is only bounded by the speed of light. The maximum size of the networked universe can thus be dimensioned by the FOOBAR constant of networking. Our reduced size simulation of the networked universe convinced us that the value of the FOOBAR constant is hard to ascertain. Possible choices are 2, 7 and 101. Omitted References:  On the superiority of French wine Christian Huitema Computer Communication Reviews Volume 14, No. 3, pages 13-27, 1996.  Quantum queueing Scott Shenker Transactions on Networking Volume 27, No. 2, pages 452-567, 1992.  FOOBAR Switching Christian Huitema and Scott Shenker Submitted to Infocom '97 Authors: Christian Huitema Bellcore, MCC 1J236B 445 South Street Morristown, NJ 07960-6438 U.S.A. firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Shenker Xerox PARC 3333 Coyotte Hill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304-1314 U.S.A. email@example.com Corresponding Author: Christian Huitema
We will then check that the corresponding file was properly received in our file server, and that the Postscript file can be properly processed. If everything works well, we will send you within a week a formal notification that should read like:
Your paper, "On the importance of networks", has been successfully retrieved from the file "SIGCOMM97-XYZ-0113092512.PS". Thank you for your submission to Sigcomm 97.If for some reason we cannot retrieve your submission file, or if there is a problem with the file (e.g., you used some arcane Postscript command that our printer cannot swallow), we will send you an e-mail asking you to correct the problem.
Once submitted, the paper will be reviewed and you will be notified of its status, as explained in the Call for papers.