Third ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing

(SOCC 2012)

October 14-17

San Jose, CA USA
INSTRUCTIONS WERE REVISED ON 8-30-2012

Dear Accepted Author,

Thank you for participating in the SOCC 2012 Conference and contributing to the Proceedings. This web page will take you through the formatting and submission instructions for the final version of your paper, the required fields, and how and where to submit your signed ACM Copyright forms. Please read the whole page carefully. Submissions that do not conform to the ACM specifications will be returned to the authors for corrections.  


Submission Deadlines and Preparation of Two Final Copies


For SOCC 2012, we are asking authors to submit two copies of their final paper. The first copy will be in a two-column format optimized for printing. The second copy will be in a one-column format optimized for on-screen reading. Your submissions are due before Sept 28, 8:00 PM EST (US Eastern Standard Time). Email both copies to the Proceedings Chair, Shivnath Babu, at shivnath@cs.duke.edu


Your page limit is set by the category your submission has been selected for:


Research Papers 

14 Page Limit

Industrial Papers 14 Page Limit
Vision Papers 7 Page Limit
Tutorial Summaries 2 Page Limit

A. MANDATORY SECTIONS: The following list specifies mandatory aspects of the final papers:

B. Both copies you submit must be in PDF, on U.S. Letter paper (8.5" by 11"), using only "Type 1" (scalable) fonts, with all fonts embedded.

C. Page Size & Page Breaks: Make sure that there are no bad page or column breaks--Meaning no widows (last line of a paragraph at the top of a column). If this happens, either tighten the previous column or force a line over. Section and Sub-section heads should remain with at least 2 lines of body text when near the end of a page or column. 

D. figures or images. 
     (D1) Papers with color figures:
We suggest that you print the first copy of your paper to a black/white printer (or black-white version) to be sure that the tones, screening, images reproduce well in black and white (also useful for ACM DL users accessing your paper online).
     (D2) Resolution: We recommend images to be at least 300 or 600 dpi for quality reproduction and saved as .tif images. 
     (D3) TIF (EPS) vs JPG (JPEG) images: TIFs were (and should be) created for pre-press applications where quality takes priority over file size. While TIFs can be compressed (LZW compression option when saving out of Photoshop, for example), no image data is lost, thus ensuring maximum quality. JPEG was designed as a compressed image format to keep the file size small, which makes it ideal for use in web graphics. To do this, the JPEG format actually deletes image data from the image. The higher the level of compression, the more data is removed. This is referred to as a lossy compression system. On a printout, the removed data tends to show up as block areas of a solid color. At higher resolutions (a minimum of 200 dpi), there is usually enough data in the JPEG file for the compression artifacts to be very noticeable.
     (D4) Rules/Lines: We recommend for quality reproduction of rules in your graphs, tables, or charts, that the rules are at least a 0.5 pt and black. Finer lines and points than this will not reproduce well, even if you can see them on your laser printed hardcopy when checked -- bear in mind that your laser printers have a far lower resolution than the imagesetters that will be used.
     (D5) Fonts: If your figure uses custom or any non-standard font, then the characters may appear differently when printed in the proceedings. Remember to check in your figure creation that all fonts are embedded or included in the figure correctly.
     (D6) Transparencies: If a figure or image is assembled from multiple images, the images must be embedded, layers flattened or grouped together properly in the file, not lined. Transparencies should also be flattened.

E. Page Numbers, Headers and Footers: Your final submission SHOULD NOT contain any footer or copyright string information in the footer area, headers, or page numbers. The copyright strips do need to be included in the correct position at the bottom of the first page; see samples and templates below. The papers will be paginated in an order determined by the chairs and added to the bottom upon finalization.

F. Copyright forms are being collected through ACM's automated system. Information on submitting copyrights will be emailed to the contact author of each paper. Your paper will not appear in the proceedings if the copyright form is not submitted on time OR if the paper title and author names on the copyright do not match what is on the camera-ready copies. Only one copyright form is usually needed and can be signed by one of the authors on behalf of all co-authors. A second form may be requested from co-authors depending on any US government affiliations. Please contact the SOCC Chairs in case of any questions.

G. Click on which program you will be using to prepare your submissions:

WORD                          LATEX 


Word Users, First Copy (9pt, Two Columns, ACM-specified Format)

1. Use the template from the ACM website:  http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html.

2. Be sure to format your document for U.S. Letter paper (8.5" by 11"), using only "Type 1" (scalable) fonts, with all fonts embedded, and adhere to the page limit for your type of submission (see above). Name the pdf file as soccX-print.pdf with X replaced with your SOCC registered paper number (e.g., socc67-print.pdf).

3. Insert the ACM copyright statement: Right click and download SOCC-blurb.txt to cut and paste it into your paper. This statement should appear in 8 pt. Times New Roman, justified text, with SOCC'12 italicized.

4. To double check that you are using only Type I fonts and embedded fonts, see PDF-instructions.txt.

Word Users, Second Copy (11pt, One Column, For Easy On-screen Reading)

To create the second pdf file, first format your paper as per the instructions above. Then modify it to have:

There is no page limit on the second copy. However, the second copy should have the same content as the first one. This copy will be given to attendees (in addition to the first copy). However, this copy will not appear in the ACM digital library.


Latex Users, First Copy (9pt, Two Columns, ACM-specified Format)

1. Please use the specified class file in Option 2 (LaTeX2e - Tighter Alternate style) from the supplied Latex Templates at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. The class file, along with the following five lines in your .tex document after  \begin{document}, will produce the correct ACM copyright statement and conference info on the bottom/left of the first page:

\conferenceinfo{SOCC'12,} {October 14-17, 2012, San Jose, CA USA} 

\CopyrightYear{2012}

\crdata{978-1-4503-1761-0/12/10}

\clubpenalty=10000

\widowpenalty = 10000

2. Latex users MUST use Type 1 fonts in the submission. See: http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/sigfaq.htm#a14 for help. All fonts MUST be embedded.

3. To double check that you are using only Type I fonts and embedded fonts, see PDF-instructions.txt.

4. Be sure to adhere to the page limit for your type of submission (see above). Name the pdf file as soccX-print.pdf with X replaced with your SOCC registered paper number (e.g., socc67-print.pdf).

Latex Users, Second Copy (11pt, One Column, For Easy On-screen Reading)

To create the second pdf file, first format your paper as per the instructions above. Then modify it as per the following instructions. Note: Latex users can make the second pdf quite easily by replacing the ACM two-column class file from above with this one.

There is no page limit on the second copy. However, the second copy should have the same content as the first one. This copy will be given to attendees (in addition to the first copy). However, this copy will not appear in the ACM digital library.


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

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