Paper Submission

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Instructions for submitting a paper to SIGCOMM2001

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. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign an ACM copyright release form and present their paper at the conference. The Proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review. The Program Committee may also select a few papers for possible publication in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. Electronic copies of the accepted papers will be published on the SIGCOMM 2001 web site prior to the conference unless authors specifically request that this not be done.

To submit a paper, you must complete the following 3 steps. 

Step 1: Registration of Paper paper_submission.html
Register your paper at the Sigcomm 2001 Paper Registration Web Site 
Skip Step 1 if you have already registered your paper


Step 2: Paper Requirements 

Please make sure that your paper satisfies ALL of the following requirements before being submitted: 

  • The paper must be registered (see Step 1 above) 

  • The paper must be original material that has not been previously published nor is currently under review by another conference or journal. 

  • The paper should have an abstract of 100-150 words 

  • The paper should be no more than approximately 20 double-spaced pages long (Note that papers, when formatted for printing in the Proceedings, may not be longer than 12 pages). 

  • The paper must be formatted for b/w printers and not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper. Please ensure that the plots are formatted to print out clearly on b/w printers. 

  • The submitted paper should not identify the paper's authors. Consult the Anonymity tips page for information on preparing a manuscript for double-blind review. 

  • On the front page, in place of the authors' names, the paper should indicate both of the following
    • the paper ID number that was assigned during the paper registration process (See step 1 above). 
    • the total number of pages that are being submitted. 

    The paper must be submitted in Postscript or PDF format.
    We will not accept any other format.
    Note that since we are not postscript experts, we regret that we can not attempt to modify your document to make it printable. We must be able to print the document just as we receive it. To maximize the chances that your paper will print
    please use these guidelines :

    • Times New Roman (or similar) font type
    • 11pt font size
    • Please ensure that the paper and especially plots have been formatted for printing on b/w printers. Plots formatted for color printers will not print clearly on a b/w printer
    • IMPORTANT:  please make sure that the output has been formatted for printing on LETTER SIZE paper. If generating a postscript file using "dvips", you can specify the output format to be LETTER SIZE by using the option "-t letter" 

    The paper must be submitted electronically, and the process must be completed by 23:59:59 EST, January 26th, 2001 .
    Authors not able to comply with these instructions should contact the Program Co-Chairs at . Papers submitted after the deadline will not be considered without an ahead-of-time extension from the Program Co-Chairs. (Note: Even in the case of an extension, authors will be required to register their paper and submit their abstract by 23:59:59 on January 26th 2001).

    Please remember to continue to Step 3 

    Step 3: Paper Submission 

    Papers submitted must satisfy all the requirements indicated above in Step 2

    You must submit your paper by uploading it via ftp to our site.  Before uploading your paper, you will need to name the file containing your paper.  The name of your file should be formed from the paper id you received via email,  the initials of the first author and the current date/time as shown in the following example.
    Suppose the paper id is 5, the first author is John Q. Public, the date is October 15, 1999, the local time is 10:30 (24hr clock) and you are submitting a postscript file.  In this case, you must name the file  Don't worry about the accuracy of the local time that you use; it need not be exact. 

    Please do not submit a compressed file. We may not have the software needed to uncompress it.
    Also, please note that the only form of paper submission is via FTP. We can not accept papers submitted as email attachments, and ask that you not send such  e-mails, asking that we accept the submission as an attachment. 

    Submit your paper using FTP. Follow the steps below:

      1. ftp to
      2. login as user sigcomm2001 and type in the password that was sent to you by e-mail
      3. change to the directory sigcomm2001 by typing cd sigcomm2001 
      3. change to binary mode using the bin command 
      4. use the FTP put command to upload your file to our ftp site.
        (Note: Directory listing of our ftp site is disabled, so you will not be able to do a "ls" to see your submitted file listed on our site).
        Please also note that you will not be able to overwrite the file. 
    Once you have submitted your file, we will print it (to check that it is indeed printable). You will receive a confirmation email for your paper within two working days. If you have any questions, please contact us via email at

    Thank you for your interest in ACM SIGCOMM 2001!

    Comments or questions:
    Electronic submission and handling of papers is being done with the ConfMan system

Last Modified: March 28, 2001