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ACM SIGMOD/PODS 2003 Conference

San Diego, California
June 9-12, 2003

SIGMOD Submission Guidelines For Industrial Papers

For each paper, authors must submit the papers by November 8th (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time). Please note that the scope of industrial track is quite different from that of research track and the prospective authors should review the Call for Papers carefully prior to submission. Papers must be submitted electronically using the Conference Management Tool For Industrial Papers. When the paper is submitted, the submission site will also solicit information about the contact author. This information will be used for SIGMOD administration purposes, e.g., to notify authors of the outcome of the submission. If an author has to change the contact information, he or she should e-mail the program chair.


Length and Layout


Both submissions for refereeing and final copy for the proceedings must be laid out according to the Camera Ready Copy format. For details see Camera-Ready Copy Formatting Instructions below. It is the author's responsibility to make the paper readable, relevant and interesting before submission for consideration by referees. This includes legibility of diagrams and quality of English.

The prospective authors are reminded that due to limited resources, the industrial track committee will not be able to provide detailed reviews back to authors. Only notification of acceptance or rejection may be expected. This is in contrast to the research track.

Page Limit: All submitted papers should be a maximum of five US letter pages when presented in the two-column Camera Ready Copy format used in SIGMOD proceedings. This includes all parts of the paper: title, abstract, body, bibliography and appendices. ANY PAPER NOT IN THIS FORMAT OR EXCEEDING THIS 5-PAGE LIMIT WILL NOT BE REFEREED, BUT WILL BE REJECTED OUTRIGHT.

Note that every industrial track paper must contain the author's name and affiliation. Thus, in contrast to the research track, industrial track submissions should NOT hide author information.


Camera-Ready Copy Formatting Instructions


Here are guidelines for formatting and submission of your papers. This year, all submissions to SIGMOD will be in the camera-ready format. The page format must be double-column and single-spaced in 9pt or larger font.

Please submit a PDF or Word version of your manuscript, formatted for 8 1/2" x 11" paper, following the ACM proceedings formats referenced at the end of this paragraph. Proceedings templates are available in Word, WordPerfect, and LaTeX (v. 2.09 and 2e). These templates are located at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html. For the LaTeX formats, you may use either the standard style or the SIG-alternate style, which is more efficient.

Note: Although the ACM templates include headings for "Categories and Subject Descriptors," "General Terms," and "Keywords," these are not used by SIGMOD and can be omitted from your submitted paper.

Papers must be in PDF or Word. It is essential that they print without difficulty on a variety of printers. 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 or Word and will print easily.

Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an ACM copyright release form and present their paper at the conference.


Duplicate Submissions


Duplicate submissions are not allowed for the SIGMOD conference. A paper submitted to SIGMOD cannot be under review for any other conference or journal, and has to be substantially different from previously published work. Duplicate submissions will be rejected. Questions about this policy or how it applies to your work should be directed to the program chairperson, Surajit Chaudhuri.


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