Submission site

Note: If you cannot upload a final draft of your already-registered paper due to some last minute technical difficulty of the submission site, you can email the latest .pdf file to with your paper ID in the subject. You must email within the submission deadline and we will consider the emailed version as the final version for review.


All IPSN contributions should be submitted as PDF files and be formatted using IEEE conference templates. The page size should be set to US Letter Portrait (8-1/2x11 inches). Please do not change the margins sizes or other options set within the IEEE templates. Authors of accepted submissions will received detailed instructions to submit their final versions in due time.

Full paper submissions are at most 12 pages, including figures, tables, and references.

New this year, we also solicit short papers (maximum six pages) containing interesting technical nuggets. Full papers may be accepted with the condition of converting them into short papers.

Poster and demonstration abstracts should be submitted as PDF files and be formatted using ACM SIG Proceedings Tighter Alternate Style..

Poster and demonstration abstracts are at most 2 pages, including figures, tables, and references. Poster abstracts should follow the same format but should include a thumbnail of the planned poster as a third page. If a demonstration requires special arrangements, please describe them clearly in your submission using a separate third page. (This third page is not part of the technical content of the abstract and can be formatted at discretion of the authors).


Reviewing will be double blind; therefore, please do not include any author names on any submitted documents except in the space provided on the submission form. You must also ensure that the metadata included in the PDF does not give away the authors. If you are improving upon your prior work, refer to your prior work in the third person and include a full citation for the work in the bibliography. For example, if you are building on your own prior work in the papers [2, 3, 4], you would say something like: "While the authors of [2, 3, 4] did X, Y, and Z, this paper additionally does W, and is therefore much better." Do NOT omit or anonymize references for blind review. There is one exception to this for your own prior work that appeared in workshops without archived proceedings, poster or demo abstracts, or tech reports that are not peer reviewed. TPC will judge IPSN submissions assuming an archived prior conference/workshop publication is an independent work and focus on results beyond the previous publication.


By submitting a manuscript to IPSN'16, the authors guarantee that the manuscript has not been previously published or accepted for publication in a substantially similar form in any conference, journal, or the archived proceedings of a workshop (e.g., in the ACM digital library or IEEE Xplore Digital Library) -see exceptions below. The authors also guarantee that no paper that contains significant overlap with the contributions of the submitted paper will be under review for any other conference or journal or an archived proceedings of a workshop during the IPSN'16 review period. To avoid potential confusion during the review process, authors are welcome to send emails to the TPC chairs to clarify, such as, "A related paper is under review at conference X. That paper uses method Y but this paper focuses on method Z." Violation of any of these conditions will lead to rejection. The only exceptions to the above rules are for the author's own papers in (1) workshops without archived proceedings such as in the ACM digital library (or where the authors chose not to have their paper appear in the archived proceedings), or (2) tech reports, notes, or blogs that are not peer reviewed. In all such cases, the submitted manuscript may ignore the above work to preserve author anonymity. This information must, however, be provided on the submission form -the PC chair will make this information available to reviewers if it becomes necessary to ensure a fair review. (This policy will be explicitly conveyed to the reviewers.) As always, if you are in doubt, it is best to contact the program chair. Finally, we also note that the ACM Plagiarism Policy ( covers a range of ethical issues concerning the misrepresentation of other works or one's own work.


Papers that do not meet the size, formatting, and anonymization requirements will not be reviewed.

All papers must be submitted through the conference submission site. In the submission system, authors must enter ALL conflicts of interest with members of the program committee and other collaborators.

The submission site provides a format checker that implements a set of heuristics to check if your PDF is compliant with the formatting instructions. If the checker complains about violations, please check the formatting carefully. However, the checker may sometimes report false positives, so its output should be taken as a hint, not as definitive assessment.

* The descriptions of the anonymization and concurrent submission policies are adopted from ASPLOS'14 and IPSN'14.