Instructions for Authors

  1. A signed COPYRIGHT FORM must be faxed or mailed to the program-committee chair and must arrive by April 26 (FIRM deadline):
    Sergio Rajsbaum
    Instituto de Matematicas, UNAM
    Ciudad Universitaria, D.F. 04510, Mexico
    Phone:+52-55-5622 4520
    FAX: +52-55-5616 0348

    ACM will not publish any paper that is not accompanied by a signed copyright form.  In those cases where there is more than one author per paper, the first-named (assumed senior) author only must sign.  You may retrieve the copyright form from

  2. If you submitted your paper through the electronic submission system, you should go back and execute Step 3 (your login/passwd will be asked) in to send an electronic version of your paper.
    Only if you did not submit your paper through the system (i.e., you submitted a paper to be considered only as Brief Announcement), a POSTSCRIPT or PDF version of your paper, as well as the latex source, must be emailed to the program-committee chair at

    All materials must arrrive by ***April 26, 2003***.  This is a FIRM deadline.

Formatting Information (for both regular papers and brief announcements)

Please note: It is of particular importance that you leave sufficient space in the lower left corner of the first column on the first page for ACM to fill in the copyright information.  Also, do not put any page numbers on your copy.

Please submit camera-ready copy of your manuscript for 8 1/2" x 11" paper following the proceedings format. Proceedings templates to create camera-ready copy are available in LaTeX (you can use sig-alternate.cls).  These templates are located at:

A short summary of the proceedings specifications can be found at

Regular Papers

The camera-ready version of your paper may not exceed TEN pages in length.

Brief Announcements


Please send the name and email address of the person who will be presenting your paper to Mark Moir  (the PODC 2003 local-arrangements chair) at

If you have any problems or questions please contact Sergio Rajsbaum at

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