Instructions for Camera-ready paper preparation and submission
IMPORTANT: Note to authors of papers accepted in one of SIMUTools 2012 co-located workshops (Disio, Omnet++, WNS3): Use the instructions provided in the appropriate workshop webpage about the type of paper (full paper, short paper, poster) and the minimum/maximum number of pages.
Preparation of the Camera-Ready Paper
Authors are strongly encouraged to use the following LaTeX or Word templates:
All papers must strictly comply with ACM Conference Proceedings format, Option 2 (tighter 'Alternate' style). The LaTeX and Word templates provided above adhere to the style and already contain the required permission block, conference location, and ISBN.Please be sure to use the correct Category and Subject Descriptor in your paper. Failure to meet the formatting guidelines could result in your paper not being included in the proceedings.
Types & Length
IMPORTANT: Page limits for papers accepted in one of SIMUTools 2011 co-located workshops (Disio, Omnet++, WNS3) and in SimulationWorks (SIMUTools' Industry Track) might be different. Use the instructions provided in the appropriate workshop webpage about the type of paper (full paper, short paper, poster) and the minimum/maximum number of pages.
- Full papers: minimum of 7 pages, maximum of 10 pages.
- Short papers: minimum of 4 pages, maximum of 6 pages.
- Demo papers: minimum of 2 pages, maximum of 3 pages.
- Posters: minimum of 2 pages, maximum of 3 pages, including title, abstract, content and references.
Note: the text (Poster Abstract) must appear on the second line, between the title of the paper and the authors.
Papers are required to use 9-point Times-Roman font. Please make sure that all fonts and subset fonts are embedded using one of the following approaches:
- If using Adobe Reader, from the menu select File->Properties... and then select the Fonts tab. You should see "(Embedded Subset)" next to each font and there should be no Type 3 fonts, as depicted in this screen shot.
- From a Linux/Unix terminal, execute the "pdffonts" command on your PDF document. The listing should show no Type 3 fonts, and all fonts listed should have "yes" under "emb" and "sub", as depicted in this example listing.
Each paper should contain an abstract of 100 to 150 words that appears at the beginning of the document.
Do not put page numbers on your document. Page numbers will be added to the papers when the conference proceedings are assembled.
References should be numbered in alphabetical order by lead author last name. Within the text, citations to references should appear as the appropriate reference number in square brackets (see the template above for examples). The end of the document must include a list of appropriate references; please avoid unnecessary abbreviations in citations.
Figures must appear within the designated margins, but may span two columns. If possible, position figures at the top of columns, rather than in the middle or at the bottom. Each figure must be numbered and contain an appropriate caption. Any halftone figures must be clear in black and white. Do not link to any graphics --- the manuscript must be fully self-contained.
Note about Word: Graphics should be inserted, rather than cutting and pasting. The manuscript's graphics should have resolutions of 600dpi for monochrome, 300 dpi for grayscale, and 300 dpi for color. We suggest that you use a text box to insert a graphic (which is ideally a 300 dpi TIFF or EPS file, with all fonts embedded) because, in a Word document, this method is somewhat more stable than directly inserting a picture. To have non-visible rules on your frame, use the MS Word "Format" pull-down menu, select Text Box > Colors and Lines to choose No Fill and No Line.
Uploading Camera-Ready Papers
Prior to uploading, please ensure that your paper meets all of the necessary criteria (outlined above):
- meets the page-limit requirements based on type of paper;
- conforms to ACM Conference Proceedings Option 2 (e.g., single-spaced, two-column, 10-point Times-Roman font);
- contains no page numbers;
- that all fonts in your camera-ready PDF are embedded.
Camera-Ready papers have to be uploaded into the Confy online submission system.
Registration and Logging into Confy
- In order to upload your camera-ready paper you must have registered for the conference via the conference website. Please register using the same email as the one to which you received your notification of acceptance.
- Go to the Camera-ready Confy web site and login using the same email you registered with.
- After registration with Confy you will receive a confirmation email. Following the instruction within the email to complete your registration. Alternatively, if you are already registered and forgot your password, please use the Reset Password function.
Uploading Your Paper
- Log into Confy.
- Select SIMUTools from the left hand side. You can go to Conferences to view the fully expanded list of conferences to which you may submit. If you are submitting to a workshop, please select the host conference, the workshop will be listed as one of the tracks.
- After choosing a conference, go to Submit Camera Ready (top bar)
- Please provide the following details of your paper:
• Title, Abstract and Keywords.
• Co-authors of your paper (if any) and in the correct order.
• The corresponding author.
- Upload the manuscript for your paper by clicking the Browse button.
IMPORTANT: LNICST Author’s Kit requires both the PDF and the source files (MS Word or LaTeX) of your paper.
To upload all these forms, please, do the following:
•Create the required files (MS Word or LaTeX source AND the .PDF).
• Pack these files into a ZIP file.
• Upload this .zip file as your camera ready paper.
• NOTE: Failure to upload your camera ready paper in the required format(s) will result in your paper not appearing on the proceedings CD, nor in the digital library.
- Accept the conditions and hit Confirm to continue.
A PDF creator for Windows can be downloaded here.
- After uploading your paper you will be taken to the copyright page. You cannot complete your submission without signing the copyright form. This step is mandatory.
- Confy will automatically generate the Copyright agreement from the data you have provided on the previous pages. Check your data carefully and in case there are any discrepancies please correct them.
- When everything is correct, read the terms of the copyright agreement.
- Finally, hit Submit to submit the copyright form. You will receive an e-mail confirmation from ICST and an electronic version of the Copyright Agreement in a PDF file. This is the document that you should keep for further references.