Paper Submission

Submission Rules

The submission website is at https://eurosys19.hotcrp.com. The deadline for registering your submission is the end of Monday, 24-Sep-2018, and the deadline for submitting the final version of your submission is Monday, 1-Oct-2018, 23:59 GMT (UTC). Below are rules that govern all submissions. Submissions that violate these rules will be rejected regardless of merit. There will be no extensions for fixing violations. Please upload a properly formatted early draft of your paper well before the deadline, and check with the program chairs if you are uncertain about anonymity rules.

Originality

Submissions should contain original, unpublished material that is not under review at any other archival forum, including journals, conferences, and workshops with copyrighted proceedings. Submissions that extend authors’ previous work (e.g., published in a workshop) are welcome, but authors must explain the differences between the present submission and that prior work (e.g., in the Related Work section). Authors must also relate their submission to relevant submissions of their own that are simultaneously under review for this or other venues. The next section describes how to relate your submission to your other work while maintaining anonymity.

Anonymity

Eurosys uses double-blind reviewing. Please make a good faith attempt to anonymize your submission. Avoid identifying yourself or your institution explicitly or by implication (e.g., through the references or acknowledgments). The first page should use the paper ID assigned during registration in place of the author names.

Use care in referring to your own related work. Do not omit references to your prior work, as this would make it difficult for reviewers to place your submission in its proper context. Instead, reference your past work in the third person, just as you would any other piece of related work. For example, you might say “Our system modifies the XYZ operating system built by Smith et al. [17]”.

In some cases, you may consider it inappropriate to refer to your related work in the third person. For example, your submission may extend a previous workshop paper, or it may relate to a submission currently under review. In these cases, you must still explain the differences between your present submission and the other work, but you should cite the other work anonymously and e-mail the deanonymized work to the PC chairs.

If your submission reports on experiences with a system at your institution, you should refer to the system anonymously but describe the properties of the system that are needed to appreciate the work (e.g., size of the user base, volume of requests, etc.). We recognize that, in some cases, these properties may allow a reviewer to identify your institution.

Formatting

Submissions may have at most 12 pages of technical content, including all text, figures, tables, appendices, etc.  Bibliographic references are not included in the 12-page limit. Use A4 or US letter paper size, with all text and figures fitting inside a 178 x 229 mm (7 x 9 in) block centered on the page, using two columns separated by ≥8 mm (0.33″) of whitespace. Use ≥10-point font (typeface Times Roman, Linux Libertine, etc.) on ≥12-point (single-spaced) leading. Graphs and figures should be readable when printed in grayscale, without magnification. All pages should be numbered and references within the paper should be hyperlinked.

Most of these rules are automatically applied when using the official SIGPLAN Latex or MS Word templates from https://www.acm.org/publications/authors/submissions. For Latex, we recommend you use:

\documentclass[sigplan,10pt]{acmart}
\renewcommand\footnotetextcopyrightpermission[1]{}
\pagestyle{plain}
...
\settopmatter{printfolios=true}
\maketitle
...

Confidentiality

Reviewing will be done mostly by members of the program committee, with limited use of outside reviewers. Submissions will be treated as confidential; however, papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will be rejected without further consideration.

Accepted papers

Papers selected by the program committee for inclusion in the final program will be subject to revision and approval by a program committee member acting as a shepherd. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to supply electronic versions of their papers and encouraged to supply source code and raw data to help others replicate and understand their results. On acceptance, authors will be required to sign an ACM copyright release form. To facilitate technical discussions, all accepted papers will be posted online for pre-conference access. Eurosys is committed to open access.

Accepted papers will be allowed 14 pages in the proceedings, plus references.

In addition to paper presentations, Eurosys 2019 will have a poster session. Submissions for posters will open closer to the conference deadline. Accepted papers automatically qualify for the poster session and authors are strongly encouraged to participate and engage in further discussions of their work.

Questions

Please direct any questions to pc-chairs@eurosys2019.org.