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Camera-Ready Instructions

PS: This is page prepared based on instructions for SC’15 accepted papers

Please make sure the contact author is available during the first two weeks of October to respond to any questions that come up about the final production of the paper.

Please use the templates available at:

You need to upload your paper to EasyChair proceedings. You will receive an email from EasyChair.  Please make sure your abstract, title, and author list are identical with the final manuscript.

The page limit is 9 pages.  Note that this is longer than the submission length. Please accommodate any changes recommended by the reviewers wherever possible.


           October 6, 2015:       Finalize your paper metadata (title, authors, and abstract) 

           October 10, 2014:     ACM copyright registration completed

                                             Upload an early version of your paper for format checking

           October 13, 2014:     Final date to upload the camera ready version


TITLE:  Be sure to use mixed upper-and lower-case characters.  For example:
            “A Study on Data Deduplication in HPC Storage Systems”
AND NOT “A study on data deduplication in HPC storage systems”

Use colons rather than dashes (“RIDX:  A New Tool…” rather than “RIDX – A New Tool…”)

AUTHORS:  Make sure their names and their institutional name are spelled correctly.

COPYRIGHT FORM: Transferring copyright to SC’s sponsoring organization is a necessary requirement for publication, except for works by U.S. Government authors whose agencies require that their work not be copyrighted. For papers with multiple authors, the first author typically acts as the authorized agent for all authors, with the assumption that all authors have been advised and consented to the publication terms. 
We will be using the ACM electronic copyright process.  You must complete the form before you submit your final manuscript.

You will receive an email directly from the e-copyright system with full instructions for accessing the system and completing the online form.  If you have not received that email by October 6, please contact us immediately.

It might help you to know that a large majority of SC authors opt to:
•     not pay for OA, since (a) the SC proceedings are open to the public for a month after the conference, and (b) you can also choose to have a no-cost link to your paper from your website and/or your institution’s website (see “Including Copyright Info” for the details)

After you successfully complete the ACM copyright process, you will get the exact copyright block that you will need to include on the final version of your paper.

The final version of your paper must be uploaded as a PDF file. You need to upload your paper to EasyChair proceedings.

Copyright info:  All final papers must include on their first page the appropriate copyright and bibliographic lines. Note that the ACM templates already account for this, and the email will give you the exact block of text to copy into each type of template (MSWord or LaTeX).

Previously copyrighted material:  Make sure your manuscript contains no previously copyrighted material (whether text, images, or tables) unless it is properly cited.  NOTE:  This guideline also applies to materials from your own previous papers; the only difference between re-using your own work and someone else’s is that you don’t need to quotation marks around text that you wrote – it still needs to be cited any time it appears.  For details, see ACM’s guidelines at http://www.acm.org/publications/policies/plagiarism_policy. 

Text formatting: Your paper must be no more than 9 pages long, including references.  Note that this is longer than the submission length, to accommodate any changes recommended by the reviewers.  The paper must be formatted for US letter (8.5in x 11in) paper and conform to ACM’s guidelines.  Use the templates available at:
PDF quality:  There is no printed SC Proceedings; it is given to attendees in digital format and preserved in two international archives:  the ACM Digital Library and IEEE Xplore.  We want your paper to view well on all platforms and to print well on all printers.  Please make sure that details in figures are readable in print. 

PDF size:  Avoid unnecessarily large (in MB) images within your paper, since they complicate downloads and can make printing difficult or impossible on modest printers. 

Selection of Keywords:  We strongly encourage you to classify your paper using standardized keywords such as those in the Computing Classification System, as described at http://www.acm.org/about/class/how-to-use.  This will allow people who use standard search terms to find your publication much more easily.

References:  We strongly recommend that you check each of the references in your reference section for completeness and format, using the guidelines in the ACM templates.

Special Instructions for LaTeX Users: The final version of your paper must use PDF format with Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type3 (bit mapped).  All fonts must be embedded within the PDF file.  This should only be a problem if you are using LaTeX, Apple software prior to Mac OS 9, or a really old version of a PDF writer.