Papers should be submitted in PDF, formatted using a double-column layout on A4 paper; they may not exceed 12 pages, including everything (i.e., figures, tables, references, appendices, etc.). Note that this is a smaller page count than the final one for regular papers.
Instead of boring formatting specifications, we ask you to use the following styles:
eurosys.bst - BibTeX style for LaTeX documentsThis will ensure correct formatting. Please note specifically that, in order to help readability, we ask you to use the “natbib” citation style, and have page numbers in the submitted version. This should be ensured with the provided style files (using the “preprint” document style option for the LaTeX styles). The following examples show you how to use the LaTeX styles:
eurosys.dotx - MS Word template
sigplanconf.cls - Sigplanconf LaTeX document class
eurosys-sample.tex - sample LaTeX document
eurosys-sample-bib.bib - sample BibTeX file
All body text must be set in 10pt type. The margins, spacing, and font sizes should not be reduced from those specified by the style files. Numeric cite labels (such as ) or IEEE format must not be used. Papers that violate any of these guidelines will be rejected, without any consideration of their merit. A PDF format checker will be used to help impose the rules.
EuroSys'11 applies ACM's policies for plagiarism, submission confidentiality, reviewer anonymity, and prior and concurrent paper submission. See www.acm.org/publications/policies/policies-toc for more details.
Note that the above does not preclude the submission to EuroSys'11 of a paper that is derived from an earlier short paper or workshop paper, as long as it provides a significant new contribution (e.g., a more complete evaluation of an idea), and clearly indicates the nature and extent of the new material in the submission.
Submissions accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. All submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication in the proceedings or on the conference web site, which will happen no earlier than 1 March 2011.
Submitting a paper requires that at least one author will travel to the conference to present it if the paper is accepted.
To encourage diversity, any single author may be named on at most three submitted papers. Papers authored by programme committee members will be held to a significantly higher standard.
EuroSys'11 uses double-blind reviewing, meaning PC members (and a limited number of outside reviewers) will not know the identity of the authors. Author names, affiliations, personal acknowledgements, and any other hints of identity must not be included in the submitted paper. At the same time, you should avoid anonymising references; instead, cite any of your work in the third person so that the paper is self-contained. You should make an serious attempt to conceal any authorship connection between the prior work and yours.
Authors are also invited, but not required, to submit their work for review by a “shadow” program committee consisting of academics and students. Comments from the shadow PC will be returned to authors by the notification date.
Authors who are unsure whether their submissions might meet these guidelines, or with specific questions about the guidelines, are welcome to contact the programme chair, via eurosys11-pcc (at) ertos.nicta.com.au.
Paper submission site: https://eurosys2011.ertos.nicta.com.au/hotcrp.
We will offer an award for the best paper and one for the best paper with a student as the primary author.