Submission and Camera-Ready Guidelines


Thank you for your co-operation in the preparation of your manuscript for the SAMOS Conference. The conference proceedings will be published in the ACM series and will also become available through ACM Digital Library. Therefore, all submissions MUST adhere to the ACM specification for compatibility. In the following, you can find the information on how to properly format your manuscript.

Papers submitted to SAMOS XVIII must use the two-column ACM conference proceedings format. A template for Microsoft Word and LaTeX can be downloaded HERE. Use the sigconf format. The length of the papers is limited to 10 pages (8 pages included with the conference registration fee). The length of the manuscripts submitted to Special Session 1 can be 2 or more pages. If a manuscript is accepted for publication in the conference proceedings, after completing the copyrights management form, authors will be emailed the correct rights management text and bibliographic strip to place within their paper (at the bottom of the first page, left column; an example is available here).

1) Mandatory Sections: please notice that authors names and affiliations are required only for the camera-ready. Initial submissions can be blind (no authors information) although it is not required:

  1. Title of the paper (must be initial caps) -- Meaning
    First Letters of the Main Words Must be
    Capital Letters.
  2. Authors' full names -- For every author, their first name, middle initial(s) (if any), and last name must to be included after the title of the paper on the first page
  3. Affiliations -- EACH author's affiliation, department (if any), affiliation location, state, country, and email address MUST be included.
  4. Abstract -- Include an abstract (short overview) of your paper on the first page top of the left hand column.
  5. ACM Computing Classification Categories and Terms -- Authors should apply the ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing. The Computing Classification Scheme can be found here. This is necessary only for the camera-ready.

2) Page Size and Page Breaks:

Submissions that do not conform to the ACM standards will be returned to the author. The page size is US Letter (8-1/2x11 inches). Do not submit your paper in A4 size or different sizes. Only US Letter will be accepted. Be sure that there are no bad page or column breaks -- Meaning no widows or orphans (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens, either tighten the previous column or force a line feed. Section and Sub-section headings should remain with at least two lines of body text when near the end of a page or column. Do not modify the margins of the paper to gain space. If the margins are modified, the paper will be returned to the author.

3) Figures:

Figures may be printed in black
and white (grayscale). We
suggest that you test print a black and white version your paper to ensure that the illustrations reproduce
well. Figures will appear in their original color in the pdf-files in
ACM Digital library. We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction.

4) Fonts:

Paper should have Type 1 fonts (scalable), not Type 3 (bit-mapped). All fonts must be embedded within the PDF file. Remember to check that all fonts are embedded and included in the figure
(Tip: try to avoid non-standard font sets in your figures).

5) Page Numbers, Headers, and Footers:

The final submission MUST NOT contain any footer in the footer area, headers or page numbers, besides the one generated by the ACM template. The papers will be paginated in a determined order by the chair.

6) Footnotes:

Footnotes should be numbered in consecutive order throughout the text.

7) Acknowledgements:

The placement of the Acknowledgements is after the actual text of the paper, just before the References section, and after any Appendix(es). All acknowledgements of financial support must be placed as the first footnote below the first column of the paper. Write the Acknowledgements in the third person.

8) Copyright and Camera-ready Submission (only for papers accepted for publication in the conference proceedings):

Along with the final version of the paper, each author
has to submit a signed version of the copyright form. The authors will be contacted individually by ACM. ACM has an automated copyright form collection system for ACM published proceedings. As rights management emails are sent from an automated system, there is a chance that emails sent will wind up in SPAM folders. Please make sure to set email SPAM settings to allow emails from "". Information about the camera-ready submission will be emailed to the contact authors.


If you still have questions or problems, please send an email to: explaining your inquiry.

Thank you again for participating in this conference. We look forward to receiving your materials in a timely manner.