Paper Submissions

Papers should contain significant technical content to be accepted. No paper will be accepted for publication without an accompanying presentation at the conference. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings and may also be available on the website pending author approval.

Papers should be 8-12 pages in length (9 point, two columns) and received by June 5, 2000. Formatting details can be found on the conference web site. Final camera-ready papers not meeting formatting guidelines will not be accepted for publication in the proceedings. Paper submissions will be accepted in Microsoft Word, postscript or PDF, electronic submission only. Templates for common editors will also be available from the conference web site. Papers can be transferred by anonymous ftp to (place in directory pub/incoming/pknupp/9imr) or can be mailed to

Files transferred via anonymous ftp should be named as follows, to avoid collisions on the ftp site: names should start with the authors last name, followed by a hyphen, followed by the last four digits of the author's phone number. Author's should send email to Patrick Knupp, ( with the paper title and file name immediately after placing it on the site.

Questions regarding paper submission should be addressed to Alla Sheffer or Patrick Knupp, Technical Papers Co-Chairs

Patrick Knupp, Paper Submission
Sandia National Laboratories
PO Box 5800, MS0847
Albuquerque, NM 87185
Phone: (505) 284-4565
Fax: (505) 844-9297

Alla Sheffer, Technical Papers Co-Chair
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1304 W. Springfield Ave, MS258
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-244-0360

Here are some formatted template files for acceptable final drafts

Download Word Template

Download PDF Template

Download Latex Format
Download Latex Style
Download Latex Figure
Download Latex Bibliography

If you do not wish to use the Templates provided, you must follow these guidlines.




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The conference proceedings will be published by Sandia National Laboratories and distributed at the Roundtable. In addition, papers of exceptionally high quality will be published in a special issue of a widely-circulated journal.