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Thank you for participating in the IPSN'11 Conference and contributing to the Proceedings. This web page will acquaint you to the formatting and submission instructions for the FINAL VERSION of your full paper to the proceedings, the required fields, and how and where to submit your signed ACM Copyright or Permission-Release forms. Please read the whole page. Submissions that do not conform to the ACM & SIG standards, specifications, guidelines, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations.

Submission Deadlines and Preparation of Copy

All ACM sponsored proceedings will be included in the ACM Digital Library as well as prepared for printed publication. All papers for the conference must be submitted in an electronic format that conforms to ACM specifications. Your electronic submission is due on or before March 1, 2011. This page will be updated with information of how and where to submit the camera-ready version of your paper.

The page limit for a full paper is 12 pages. The page limit for demo and poster abstracts is 2 pages.

Please read the following, this is important and to ensure the inclusion of your paper in the proceedings and the ACM Digital Library.

(A) Mandatory Sections:

The following list of MANDATORY SECTIONS should be filled in properly and accurately by the authors on the FINAL VERSION papers and the submission page. The material/information entered on the submission page is used to produce the Indexing of the Proceedings and the metadata to include the conference proceedings in the ACM Digital Library (Portal):

Title of Your Submission Should be Initial Caps. Meaning First Letter of the Main Words Should be Made Capital Letters.

Authors Complete Names. For each and all authors their first name, middle initial (if any), and last name need to be included after the title of the paper on the first page, and on the electronic submission page (please recheck what you enter).

Affiliation. EACH author's affiliation, department (if any) affiliation location, State, Country, and email address should be included and MUST entered on the submission page.

Abstract. Please include an abstract (short overview) of your paper or poster on the first page top of the left hand column. The abstract on the first page of your paper or abstract needs to be entered into the abstract field on the submission page word for word.

ACM Classification Sections. If your selection of these 3 sections on the submission page and the first page of your paper do not match, your paper will be returned to you for revisions and fixes.

  • ACM Categories & Subject Descriptors: Your choices of the ACM classifiers need to be included on the first page of your paper after the abstract and Choosen Properly on the Submission Page. The setup of this Section as well as the General Terms are available on both templates. The ACM Computing Classification Scheme is available at: http://www.acm.org/class/1998/
  • General Terms: This section is limited to the following 16 terms and MUST be chosen properly on the submission page and appear on the first page of your paper: Algorithms, Design, Documentation, Economics, Experimentation, Human Factors, Languages, Legal Aspects, Management, Measurement, Performance, Reliability, Security, Standardization, Theory, Verification.
  • Keywords: This section is your choice of terms you would like to be indexed by and is mandatory on the submission page, but is NOT mandatory to be included on the first page. If you do include Keywords on your first page, the section should appear after the General Terms and before the body of the paper or talk.


You only need to submit the PDF file for your manuscript and the signed copyright form.

Naming Scheme of All Files Please name all your files to be submitted with your Paper IDENTIFIER Number and the LEAD (first) author's last name in all lower case letters (for example: ipsn6789-smith.pdf). Posters and Demos should use the paper identifier numbers sent by the poster/demo chairs upon acceptance, and should use the prefix "ipsnDemo" or "ipsnPoster" (for example: ipsnDemo14-smith.pdf).


Submissions that do not conform to the ACM SIG standards, templates, and formats will be returned to the author for corrections and/or alterations. The page size for this ACM publication is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches). Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks. This means that the paper should contain no widows (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens either tighten the previous column or force a line over. Section and Sub-section heads should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column.


Authors with color figures. Authors please be aware your figures are printing in black and white (grayscale) in the body pages of print version proceedings. We suggest you print your paper to a black/white printer (or black-white version) to be sure that the tones, screening, images reproduce well in black and white (also for ACM DL users accessing your paper online). Your images will and may appear in color on your electronic submissions for inclusion on CD or DVD proceedings, and will appear in color in the ACM Portal (digital library).

Resolution. We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction and saved as .tif images.

TIF (EPS) vs JPG (JPEG) images. TIFs were (and should be created) created for pre-press applications where quality takes priority over file size. While TIFs can be compressed (LZW compression option when saving out of Photoshop, for example), no image data is lost, thus ensuring maximum quality. JPEG was designed as a compressed image format designed to keep the file size small that makes it ideal for use in web graphics. To do this, the JPEG format actually deletes image data from the image. The higher the level of compression, the more data is removed. This is referred to as a lossy compression system. On a printout, the removed data tends to show up as blocky areas of a solid color. At higher resolutions (a minimum of 200 dpi), there's usually enough data in the JPEG file for the compression artifacts to be very noticeable.

Rules/Lines. We recommend for quality reproduction of rules in your graphs, tables or charts, that the rules are at least a 0.5 pt. and black. Finer lines and points than this will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy when checked -- bear in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution than the imagesetters that will be used.

Fonts. If your figure uses custom or any non-standard font, the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Remember to check your figure creation that all fonts are embedded or included in the figure correctly.

Transparencies. If a figure or image is assembled from multiple images, the images must be embedded, layers flattened or grouped together properly in the file, not lined. Transparencies should also be flattened.


Your final submission SHOULD NOT contain any footer or copyright string information in the footer area, headers or page numbers (the copyright strips do need to be included in the correct position at the bottom of the first column on the first page, see samples and templates). The papers will be paginated in a determined order by the chairs and added to the bottom upon finalization.


U.S. Government employees or contractors please contact Andreas Terzis at terzis@cs.jhu.edu for the correct copyright statement and information for your submission. You will need to supply us the name of each author, their affiliations, and which program (word or latex) you are using to produce your submission to receive the proper copyright statement and information (or class file).

For Word Users

Please download the template from the ACM website: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html

Name your .doc file using your IPSN Paper # with the lead (first) author's last name (example: ipsn6789-weaver.doc / ipsn6789-weaver.pdf). Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2x11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission. See the email with notification of acceptance and formatting instructions for your paper id#.

Insert the ACM copyright statement (IPSN-blurb.txt right click and download to cut and paste into your paper). This statement should appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with IPSN'11 italicized.

For LaTeX Users

Please use this specified class file -- sig-alternate class file along with the supplied Latex Templates and sample files at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html (use OPTION 2). The class file along with the following three lines in your .tex focument after \begin{document} will produce the correct ACM copyright statement and conference info for the bottom/left of the first page:

\conferenceinfo{IPSN'11,} {April 12--14, 2011, Chicago, Illinois.}

LaTex users MUST use Type 1 fonts for your submission, for help see: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a14 for help. If you still have difficulty check with your system administrator. PDF LaTex can be used to create a PDF file for your submission, but all fonts MUST be embedded. If all the fonts are not embedded in the PDF you submit, we will distill the mandatory PS file that is submitted. Be sure to see the recommendations for your figures and images above (item #D).

Be sure to format your document for American Letter (8-1/2x11). Please check that your submission adheres to the set page limit for your type of submission.


If you have questions or problems please contact Andreas Terzis at terzis@cs.jhu.edu. Thank you again for participating in this conference and we look forward to receiving your materials on a timely basis.