Instructions for Authors of Accepted Papers, Demos, and Poster Abstracts

Final, camera-ready full papers are due by Monday, September 21, 2009, 5pm CST. Demo and poster abstracts are due by Monday, September 7, 2009, 5pm CST. Please email Publication Chair with the PDF file as an attachment, with a subject line indicating the title and paper/poster/demo number. You will receive a confirmation email in reply once your paper has been received.

Papers and abstracts must be formatted according to one of the following templates. Please ensure that they are formatted using US Letter format (8.5 inches wide by 11 inches tall).

Full Papers

Page limit: 14 pages.

Full papers (not poster or demo abstracts) must be approved by the shepherd prior to submission to the above address. The shepherd should email the program chairs (Jie Liu and Matt Welsh) indicating that they approve the final paper.

The authors are required to complete the copyright form and fax it to +1 (204) 474-7609 as soon as possible.

LaTeX template (preferred)

Note that the ACM category, subject descriptions, general terms and keywords must be included in all papers. The following sections are mandatory:

  • Categories & Subject Descriptors (See the ACM Computing Classification Scheme: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/)
  • General Terms: This section is limited to the following 16 terms: Algorithms, Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification.
  • Keywords: This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by.
These are created with the following LaTeX commands:
% A category with the three required fields
\category{H.4}{Information Systems Applications}{Miscellaneous}
% A category including the fourth, optional field follows...
\category{D.2.8}{Software Engineering}{Metrics}[Complexity Measures, Performance Measures]
\terms{Delphi Theory}
\keywords{ACM Proceedings, \LaTeX, Text Tagging}

MS Word template

Copyright text to appear on the first page

The templates above includes a text to appear on the bottom left of the front page of each paper. LaTeX papers need to include the following lines before the \begin{document} command:

\conferenceinfo{SenSys'09,} {November 4--6, 2009, Berkeley, CA, USA.}
\CopyrightYear{2009}
\crdata{978-1-60558-748-6}

Poster and Demo Abstracts

Page limit: 2 pages.

The authors are required to complete the copyright form and fax it to +1 (204) 474-7609 as soon as possible.

LaTeX template (preferred)

Note that the ACM category, subject descriptions, general terms and keywords must be included in all papers. The following sections are mandatory:

  • Categories & Subject Descriptors (See the ACM Computing Classification Scheme: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/)
  • General Terms: This section is limited to the following 16 terms: Algorithms, Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification.
  • Keywords: This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by.
These are created with the following LaTeX commands:
% A category with the three required fields
\category{H.4}{Information Systems Applications}{Miscellaneous}
% A category including the fourth, optional field follows...
\category{D.2.8}{Software Engineering}{Metrics}[Complexity Measures, Performance Measures]
\terms{Delphi Theory}
\keywords{ACM Proceedings, \LaTeX, Text Tagging}

MS Word template

Copyright text to appear on the first page

The templates above includes a text to appear on the bottom left of the front page of each paper. LaTeX papers need to include the following lines before the \begin{document} command:

\permission{Copyright is held by the author/owner(s).}
\conferenceinfo{SenSys'09,} {November 4--6, 2009, Berkeley, CA, USA.}
\CopyrightYear{2009}
\crdata{978-1-60558-748-6}

FAQ

Q: Can I group multiple affiliations in a single \sharedaffiliation command?

A: The default templates do not define a \sharedaffiliation command. Instead, define it in your .tex file, before the \author{} block, like this:

\def\sharedaffiliation{%
\end{tabular}
\begin{tabular}{c}}

Use it like this:

\numberofauthors{3}
% Three authors sharing the same affiliation.
    \author{
      \alignauthor A Sensor\\      
      \email{sens@sics.se}
%
      \alignauthor B Embedded\\     
      \email{embed@sics.se}
%
      \alignauthor C System\\    
      \email{syst@sics.se}
%
      \sharedaffiliation
      \affaddr{Swedish Institute of Computer Science}  \\
      \affaddr{Box 1263, SE-164 29 Kista, Sweden}
    }

The above was originally prepared by Adam Dunkels of SICS, Sweden. However, all errors are mine. Please report errors to me.