Refereed papers and posters must be submitted as PDF documents. No other format will be accepted. It is the responsibility of all authors to produce PDF documents that can be read and printed on any platform. Please check to ensure that you can produce PDF documents well before the submission deadline. The inability to produce a PDF document will not result in an extension of the paper submission deadline.

Refereed papers must be no longer than 10 pages overall, including title, references, figures, diagrams, appendices, etc. Poster submissions are limited in length to 2 pages. Over-length or incorrectly formatted submissions will  be rejected without reviewing.

Refereed papers can be prepared using either LaTeX or Microsoft Word. Other document preparation systems can be used, but are not recommended and no assistance will be provided in the case of problems. Authors using other document preparation systems are responsible for producing output completely equivalent to that produced using one of the methods below. If using LaTex or Microsoft Word, the following style files must be used for submission of refereed papers and poster papers:

These are modified versions of the ACM proceedings style files. More information on the style files can be found at:

Information on ACM categories, subject descriptors, and general terms is at:

Notes for LaTeX users:

Notes for Microsoft Word users:

  • Converting from Microsoft Word format to PDF depends on which version of Word and which other software you have on your system.
    • For Word 2007 users, you can directly publish a copy of your Word document as a PDF file. However you may need to install the PDF add-in before you can use this built-in PDF functionality.
    • Prior to Word 2007 there was no built-in PDF functionality. You need a third-party utility. There are numerous available, many for free, such as PDF 995 and CutePDF Writer. You can also search on the Web or ask for advice in the Word Discussion Groups.
  • Another possible way to produce PDF from Microsoft Word is to use OpenOffice. You will have to download and install a recent version of OpenOffice.

Inquiries about the submission process can be sent to Inquiries should be sent well before the submission deadline.