The requirements listed in this section apply to all submissions. You may find it helpful to start by downloading a template first.
Templates for submissions can be found at the ACM SIG Proceedings website. (Note to LaTeX users: you should use option #2 (tighter alternate style) when formatting your document). All submissions, including final versions must be in Portable Document Format (PDF). Failure to follow these instructions may jeopardize the inclusion of your paper in the proceedings.
The title should be centered, Arial or Helvetica, bold, 18 point, and Initial Letters Capitalized Like This.
The author's name(s) should be centered using Arial or Helvetica 12 point. The affiliation and address should be Arial or Helvetica 10 point, and email should be Arial or Helvetica 12 point. Two or more authors may be listed side by side. If co-authors are at the same institution and share most information, you may use only one address. Please see the templates for examples.
Special note for Panel Submissions: Indicate which of the panelists is the moderator by placing the word Moderator in parentheses after her/his name.
You should format your submission for 8.5 x11-inch (US letter) paper.
Top and bottom margins should be 1 inch, left and right margins should be 0.75 inch. This is for every page including the first.
Text should be presented in two columns each 3.33 inches wide. There should be a 0.33 inch space between the columns.
Section heads are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, ALL CAPITALS, and numbered starting at 1. There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the section head.
If your paper has subsections, they are flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, and subnumbered (for example, 1.1). Initial letters of the subsection heading should be capitalized. There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the subsection head unless it immediately follows a section head. (Please see the templates for examples).
If your paper has subsubsection, they are flush left, Times Roman, italics, 11-point, with initial letters capitalized, and subnumbered (for example, 1.1.2 or 126.96.36.199). There should be an additional 6 points of white space above the subsubsection heading, unless it immediately follows a subsection heading.
All text including abstract should be single spaced, full justification, Times Roman, and 9 point.
Use the standard Communications of the ACM format for references. That is, references should be a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by numbers in square brackets, like this . Use commas for multiple citations like this [3,4]. The reference section has a regular section head (i.e, numbered, ALL CAPITALS, Times Roman, bold, 12 point), and the references are 9 point Times Roman but with ragged right justification.
1.5 inches of blank space at the bottom of the left column of the first page must be left for the copyright notice. (A placeholder copyright notice with the number X-XXXXX-XX-X/XX/X is also acceptable.)
The following unnumbered sections are required at the beginning of document in the following order:
- Abstract: The abstract should be a short description of the work described in the document. The title of the section ("ABSTRACT") should be formatted as a section head (i.e., flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, ALL CAPITALS).
- Categories and Subject Descriptors: The ACM Computing Classification Scheme is available at www.acm.org/class/1998 The templates contain examples that will likely be used by most submissions. The title of this section ("Categories and Subject Descriptors") should be formatted as a subsection head (i.e., flush left, Times Roman, bold, 12 point, Initial Letters Capitalized).
- General Terms : This section is limited to the following 16 terms: Algorithms, Management, Measurement, Documentation, Performance, Design, Economics, Reliability, Experimentation, Security, Human Factors, Standardization, Languages, Theory, Legal Aspects, Verification. The title of this section ("General Terms") should be formatted as a subsection head.
- Keywords : This section is your choice of words you would like to be indexed by. The title of this section ("Keywords") should be formatted as a subsection head.
Do not use page numbers or headers/footers. Use a blank line between paragraphs.