Submission Guidelines

Paper submission & deadline

The submission website is now closed, the deadline was 8 October 2010 (midnight GMT-12).

Paper Format

Submissions may not exceed 10 pages formatted according to the ACM SIGPLAN proceedings format. These 10 pages include everything (i.e., it is the total length of the paper). The page limit will be strictly enforced, and papers that exceed the limit will be automatically rejected by the program chair.

Templates for ACM SIGPLAN proceedings format are available for Word Perfect, Microsoft Word, and Latex. Submissions should be in PDF that is interpretable by both Ghostscript and Acrobat Reader and printable on US Letter and A4 sized paper. Submitted papers must describe work unpublished in refereed venues, and not submitted for publication elsewhere (including journals and formal proceedings of conferences and workshops). See the ACM SIGPLAN republication policy for more details.

Double-blind Reviewing

We are using double-blind review to improve actual and perceived fairness in the paper evaluation process. Common sense and careful writing can easily preserve anonymity without detracting from the submission.

Paper submission should not include author names or institutions. Do not reveal the identity of any author in the text. Limit self-references as much as possible to papers that are very relevant and essential for the reviewing the submitted paper. Use the third person when referring to your prior work. For example, "We build on the prior work by Jones and Smith [JS 2003]." Do not reference technical reports (or URLs for downloadable versions) of your submission or papers. If you have a concurrent submission, reference it as follows: "Closely related work shows how to use this pointer analysis for testing [Anonymous 2010]." with the corresponding citation: "[Anonymous 2010] Under submission. Details omitted for double-blind reviewing." To avoid that reviewers discover your identity when they google for your paper title or paper keywords to find related work, make sure there is no draft version of your paper online, in particular no draft version with an identical or similar title.

We recognize that, even following these guidelines, closely building on your own prior work may indirectly reveal your identity. To implement this policy, the submission site will require authors to establish conflict-of-interest with PC members. We will use the NSF rules:

  • Advisor/ PhD student relationship forever.
  • Same institution now, or in past 5 years.
  • Collaborator on a publication or grant in the past 5 years.
  • Relative or close personal friend.

If you have other conditions causing a conflict of interest, contact the program chair. If your paper or a preliminary version thereof was already published in a workshop, but mentioning that in the paper would reveal your identity, you should also notify the program chair of this fact.

Violations to the above may subject the paper to summary rejection.

The PC members and reviewers will rank and review the papers without the knowledge of the authors. To reveal any mistakes, author identities will be revealed at the PC meeting, and thus may be factored into the final decisions. This process is not perfect.

Paper Evaluation

The program committee will evaluate the technical contribution of each submission as well as its general accessibility to the LCTES audience. Papers will be judged on significance, originality, relevance, correctness, and clarity. The paper must be organized so that it is easily understood by an audience with varied expertise. The paper should clearly identify what has been accomplished, why it is significant, and how it compares with previous work. Papers that introduce new ideas or approaches are especially encouraged. Suggestions on how to prepare a good submission can be found at ACM SIGPLAN.