PODC 99 Instructions for Authors

To allow sufficient time for preparing the proceedings for the conference, all material must arrive as hardcopy by February 23, 1999 to:

Jennifer Welch
Department of Computer Science
H.R. Bright Building (corner Spence St. and Ross St.)
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-3112

This is a firm deadline. 

Formatting | Copyrights | Regular Papers | Brief Announcements |

Formatting information (for both regular papers and brief announcements): Papers must be in English.

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 (produced on a high-resolution output device) of your manuscript on 8 1/2" x 11" paper following the proceedings format below. Proceedings templates to create camera-ready copy are available in Word, WordPerfect, FrameMaker and LaTex. These templates are located at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

ACM Proceedings Specifications

Title: Centered 18 pt, Bold, Helvetica
Author, ACM Fellow: Centered 12 pt, Helvetica
Affiliation: Centered 10 pt, Helvetica
Email: Centered 12 pt, Helvetica
Abstract: Flush Left 12 pt, Bold, Times Roman
Section (heading 1): Flush Left 12 pt, Bold, Times Roman, numbered-ex: 1
Subsection (heading 2): Flush Left 12 pt, Bold, Times Roman, numbered-ex 1.2
Subsubsection (heading 3): Flush Left 11 pt, Italics, Times Roman, numbered-ex 1.2.3
Subsubsubsection (heading 4): Flush Left 11 pt, Italics, Times Roman, numbered- ex
Subsubsubsubsection (heading 5): Flush Left 11 pt, Italics, Times Roman, numbered-ex
Text: 2 column, justified, size of type 9 pt. space between lines 10 pt
Text Font: Times Roman
Column width: 3.33" (8.45 cm)
2 column gutter: .33"(.83 cm)
Top Margin: 1" (2.54 cm)
Right Margin: From edge .75" (1.9 cm)
Left Margin: From edge .75" (1.9 cm)
Bottom Margin: 1" (2.54 cm)
Copyright space on 1st page: lower left column 1.5" (3.81 cm)
Paragraph indentation: None, flush left, line space between paragraphs
Footnote/Citation: 9 pt, Times Roman
Bibliography/Reference: 10 pt. Use the standard CACM format for references, i.e., a numbered list at the end of the article, ordered alphabetically by first author, and referenced by number in brackets [2]. Reference number in brackets positioned as a negative indent.ext aligned .25" (.63 cm) in from margin. 
Subsequent pages: For pages other than the first, start at the top margin and continue in double-column format.
Tables/Figures/Images: Placed in text as close to reference as possible. May extend across both columns to a maximum width of 7" (17.78 cm).
Captions: 9 pt, bold, Times Roman, numbered (ex. "Table 1." or "Figure 2."), and centered beneath each table, figure or image.

Copyright information (for both regular papers and brief announcements): In addition to the copy of your paper, you must send me a signed ACM copyright form in hardcopy. 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

Regular papers:

Brief announcements:

If you have any problems or questions please contact welch@cs.tamu.edu.