SAC '99 Submission Guidelines


The Symposium invites contributions of original papers (long and short papers) in three categories:
  1. original and unpublished research;
  2. reports of innovative computing applications in the arts, sciences, engineering, business, government, education and industry; and,
  3. reports of successful technology transfer to new problem domains.
In addition to the topics covered by tracks on the Symposium Call for Papers, papers are solicited covering classification systems, geographic information systems, image processing, biomolecular computing, cognitive science, biology, chemistry, physics, geosciences, electronic libraries, office automation and other areas of applications development. Papers not relating to a specific track or spanning more than one track should be mailed to the Program Chair.

Note that all submissions will be subject to blind review by appropriate peer groups. For this reason, papers submitted for review must not contain information identifying the authors.

The following submission guidelines must be strictly followed:

  1. Submit six (6) copies of original manuscripts to the appropriate track chair. (For electronic submission, please contact the track chair.)
  2. The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to facilitate blind review.
  3. The body of the paper should not exceed 4,000 words (approximately 15 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font size).
  4. A separate cover sheet attached to each copy should show the title of the paper, the author(s) name(s) and affiliation(s), and the address (including e-mail, telephone, and FAX) to which correspondence should be sent.
  5. Authors of accepted papers will be sent instructions for formatting final camera-ready copy based on the ACM Proceedings Format. There is a set of templates to support this format for a number of document preparation systems available at http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.
Except where individual tracks have published a later deadline for submission directly to the track chair, submissions must be received by August 17, 1998. Authors of accepted papers will be notified on the 15th of October, and will have to submit camera-ready copy, together with their conference registration form, by the 1st of December.