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Call for Papers

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The conference provides a wide spectrum of topics, covered in the following tracks:

Papers must be submitted in PDF format and be prepared using the LNCS style. Two types of papers can be submitted: Regular Papers and Brief Announcements. Submissions for regular papers should be no longer than 15 pages of text (including the title, authors, abstract, figures, and references) using at least 11 point size font, in LNCS style; a submission may have an appendix of at most two pages beyond the 15 page limit. Brief announcements are restricted to two pages using the LNCS style, with no appendix. Submissions deviating from these guidelines will be rejected without consideration of their merits.

If requested by the authors on the submission system, a regular submission that is not selected for a regular presentation will also be considered for a brief announcement. Such a request will not affect consideration of the paper for a regular paper.

A paper submitted at this forum is expected to be original research not previously published. A submission may not be concurrently submitted to another conference, workshop, or journal.


The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. Selected papers will be published in special issues of ACM TAAS and TCS journals.

Rebuttal Phase

The review process will include a rebuttal phase. Authors will be able to comment on the reviews of their submissions.

Best Paper and Best Student Awards

A best paper and a best student paper award will be selected by the program committee. A paper is eligible for the best student paper award if at least one of its authors is a full-time student at the time of submission. This must be indicated by marking an appropriate box in the submission system.

Important Dates

  • Submission: June 4, 2009 June 12, 11:59 PM PST (firm deadline).
  • Initial Notification and Beginning of Rebuttal Phase: July 24, 2009
  • End of Rebuttal Phase: July 28, 2009
  • Final Notification: August 1, 2009
  • Camera Ready Submission: August 15, 2009