Best Student Paper Award Eligibility Notice
If applicable, please send email to the Program Committee Chair at
firstname.lastname@example.org within 24 hours of submission
with the following information:
Best Student Paper Award Eligibility
Title of paper
We (I) certify that all authors (the author) of this paper
are(is a) full-time students (student) at (name of institution)
at the time of submission and therefore the paper is eligible
for the Danny Lewin Best Student Paper Award.
(signed by one of the authors who certifies the statement
for all authors)
Best Paper Award
This award should not be confused with the best student
paper award. Every submission is eligible for the Best Paper Award.
Please do not send eligibility statements regarding
the Best Paper Award.
Authors should submit an Extended
Abstract (not a full paper). The Extended Abstract should start with
the title of the paper, each author's name, affiliation, and email address,
followed by a brief (one or two paragraphs) summary of the results to
be presented. This should then be followed by a technical exposition of
the main ideas and techniques used to achieve these results, including
motivation and a clear comparison with related work.
Format and length of the submission
The abstract should not exceed 10 single-spaced pages (excluding
bibliography) on letter-size (8 1/2 x 11 inch) paper, using at least 1
inch margins and at least 11-point font. If the authors believe that
more details are essential to substantiate the main claims of the
paper, they may include a clearly marked Appendix that will be read at
the discretion of the Program Committee. Submissions deviating
significantly from these guidelines risk rejection without
consideration of their merits.
To authors working overseas:
the submissions must be printable on US
Letter paper. This is the default paper format in LaTeX 2e
and dvips. However, if you work overseas, your system
may have been modified so that the default is A4.
If this is the case, you need to add the option
letterpaper" to "
so that LaTeX generates the proper margins. To create the
right kind of postscript file from your .dvi file, you
need to use the "
-t letter" command line parameter
dvips -t letter mypaper.dvi -o mypaper.ps
Using the Conference Managment Toolkit (CMT)
We are using the electronic submission system CMT (Conference Management
Toolkit) of Microsoft Research. Click here for the
submission site after September 14.
CMT appears to be quite user-friendly but there are some caveats.
Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator are the recommended
browsers for paper submission. Some browsers, such as
Opera and Konqueror, are known to run into difficulties.
For more information, see
Having completed the submission process, authors can download
their paper from the CMT site and compare it with their
original to see if the submission was successful. Note, however,
that the system will not complain if you used the
wrong paper size.
STOC 2004 CMT Account
Before submitting a paper, one of the authors needs to create a STOC
2004 CMT account by clicking on the "
New User Registration"
link. You will need to fill in the following information: name, organization,
address, phone number, email and a password you create.
Your email address will
serve as your login name. If later you forget your password, there is
E-mail My Password" button on the User Login page. If
you want to submit several papers, you will need only one STOC 2004
CMT account (even if the papers are with different sets of coauthors).
You will need to follow the "
Add New Paper" link.
After registering an account, you will be asked to submit a paper.
The submission process consists of the following steps:
- Enter the title of the paper and an
"abstract" (brief summary in plain text,
see section CMT Abstract versus STOC Summary).
- Upload the paper. (At this step some browsers might
experience difficulties, see the browsers
- Select one primary and any number of secondary
subject areas of your
paper from a list.
- Add information about co-authors.
- Check whether the upload was successful (you can view
and/or download the version stored at the CMT site and compare
it with your original).
Updating and Withdrawing papers
By clicking the "
view/edit paper(s)" link you can see
the papers you have submitted, delete (withdraw) your papers,
upload a new version of your paper, or modify any related
information (title, abstract, subject areas, information about
existing coauthors, adding/deleting a coauthor, etc.).
If you want to update your paper, please do NOT click the "delete" button.
Instead, click the "View/Edit paper" button, then click the name of the
paper you wish to update. Then click the "Next" button which will take
you to a page on which you can upload the updated version of the paper.
This will erase the old version.
A word of warning about terminology: CMT asks authors to
submit the title and an "abstract," and then the "paper."
In STOC terminology, "paper" is the Extended Abstract
and "abstract" is a brief summary (a couple of paragraphs).
So when CMT prompts you to
enter an "abstract," make sure you enter a brief summary rather
than the full submission. CMT's idea of an "abstract" is
plain text typed or pasted into a window, so this
"abstract" need not be a verbatim copy of the summary with which
the Extended Abstract begins. Because the CMT "abstract" is plain
text, the use of complicated formulas is discouraged; pseudo-TeX
codes can be used to enter formulas. This "abstract"
does not replace the Summary at the beginning of the Extended
Abstract; keep your summary in the main document. Be aware,
however, that while all members of the Program Committee
will read your "abstract," probably only a fraction of the
Program Committee will read any other part of your submission.
Keep your "abstract" brief (a couple of paragraphs). Any excess
will be ignored at the discretion of each member of the Program
Click here for the
list of subject areas.
Authors who cannot submit electronically are invited to submit hard copies
by the following procedure: (a) The authors must first send an email to the
STOC 2004 program chair at email@example.com
to state their intention of submitting hard copies,
by 4:59 pm EST October 29, 2003; put "Hard Copy Submission" in the
Subject line; (b) The authors must send 16 copies
(printed double-sided if possible) of an extended abstract and a cover
letter to the STOC 2004 program chair to be received before
4:59 pm EST November 6, 2003. (c) Authors from locations where
access to reproduction facilities is severely limited may ask for
permission of submitting a single copy by first sending an email to
the STOC 2004 program chair at or before October 29, 2003.
ICALP 2004 submission deadline is February 8, 2004. STOC authors
are notified of acceptance or rejection by February 4. Therefore, if
your submission is not accepted to STOC, you may submit your
paper to ICALP. To facilitate this, you may send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to let the Program Chair know your
intention to submit to ICALP in case of rejection by STOC. Please put
"ICALP intended" in the Subject line and identify the paper in the
body of the message (authors, title). If we receive such an email
from you before December 31, 2003, we shall make an effort to send you
a notification earlier than the promised date of February 4.
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