Camera-ready instructions

Camera-ready preparation and copyright assignment

These instructions are for the authors of accepted papers.

Time is short! Please follow these instructions in a timely and precise manner. Any delay or imprecision may result in your paper being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Camera-ready preparation guidelines

What we need from you right away:

  • Email the final paper title and list of authors to the program chairs or the proceedings chair by July 10th (9:00PM (PDT)) after which no changes will be possible. The information provided by this date will be used in the final proceedings.

  • An email from ACM will invite the contact author to complete the ACM copyright form online. Please do this promptly, as this is the blocking step for the rest of the processing - for example, it provides the DOI, rights management text and bibliographic strip you need to embed in your paper. The permission and DOI info can be found on the 2nd page of the completed copyright document. If you don't receive the invitation email by July 14th, please let the publication and proceedings chair (Sumita Barahmand sumita [dot] barahmand [at] gmail [dot] com) know.

    As it's an automatic email, please also check your spam folder or make sure that you set email SPAM settings to allow emails from "".

  • Please reach out to your shepherd immediately and let them know how you will address the reviewers inputs. All papers will be shepherded; you need their sign-off on your final version before it can be accepted. Your shepherd is acting for the program committee; they have the authority to withhold approval.

  • At least one of the authors must register for the conference to present the paper, so take advantage of the early registration discounts.

What we need from you by July 20th (9:00PM (PDT)):

Your final ("camera-ready") PDF file. Here are some tips on preparing it:

  • It MUST be formatted using this style file. An example latex file using the style can be downloaded from here. Please keep \usepackage{mathptmx} to get the correct math mode font. This style file is a variant of the ACM style that provides a consistent look and feel for our proceedings. Do not use your own style file. Do not use one of the "standard" ACM ones.

  • The PDF MUST have the correct rights management statement and bibliographic strip on the bottom of the first page left column. You will receive these details after completing your copyright form, after which you MAY need to replace the one in the template with the one from ACM.

  • The PDF file should only use Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped), and all the fonts must be embedded within the PDF. ACM has documentation on how to embed fonts correctly. It refers to the distiller settings file that can be found here: ACM.joboptions.

  • Papers must be formatted using a 10pt font on 12pt leading for letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. The text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double-column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33"; leave a 0.33" space between columns.

  • Do not include page numbers.

  • Name your file according to this rule: paperID-firstauthorlastname.pdf

  • You should apply keywords and ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. For the classification of your paper follow the scheme at:

  • The page limits provided here still stand and are strict and final.

  • Remove the paper "type" line which you added when submitting the paper.

  • Please use the paper-submission site to upload your final camera-ready copy. If you have any other question regarding the proceedings, please contact the publication and proceedings chair (Sumita Barahmand sumita [dot] barahmand [at] gmail [dot] com) or the PC chairs immediately. Don't wait!

Submission site

When you are ready to submit, please go to