FAST '18 Instructions for Authors and Speakers

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These instructions are for those who will be presenting material at the 16th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST '18). If you wish to submit a paper or deliver a talk at another upcoming USENIX event, please see the Conferences page to find the conference you're interested in.

Visa

If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact conference@usenix.org as soon as possible. (Visa applications can take at least 30 working days to process.) Please identify yourself as a presenter and include your mailing address in your email.

Contact

If you have questions, please contact Michele Nelson, michele@usenix.org, or your Program Co-Chairs, Nitin Agrawal and Raju Rangaswami, fast18chairs@usenix.org.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers: A printable PDF of your paper is due on or before Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Final papers must be no longer than 12 pages for full papers and 6 pages for short papers, excluding references. The 12-page limit is applied to the paper including any appendices. Only when absolutely necessary, approved by the paper Shepherd for an author request, may a maximum of 2 additional appendix pages be granted.
    • This is a hard deadline, no extensions will be granted.
    • Papers should be typeset in two-column format in 10-point Times Roman type on 12-point leading (single-spaced), with the text block being no more than 6.5" wide by 9" deep.
    • Templates and sample first pages (two-column format) for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available on the USENIX templates page.
    • Upload your final paper to the submissions system by January 23, 2018. If you have questions, please contact Michele Nelson: michele@usenix.org.
  2. Production Requirements:
    • All paper titles and author lists are rendered from the HotCRP submission system metadata. Please make sure to update your information in the submission system as necessary when you upload your final paper PDF.
    • Please make sure that your final paper PDF is searchable.
    • Page numbers must be suppressed on the final PDF.
  3. Consent Form: USENIX requires a signed consent form from each author of a refereed paper. To review the consent form and sign with an electronic signature, follow this link and read the instructions on the screen. If you are the lead author, please make sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  4. Registration: Registration information is now available. Please note: If the conference registration fee poses a financial hardship for the presenter of the refereed paper, please contact conference@usenix.org.
  5. Presentations: We will provide the following equipment:
    • 1 LCD projector
    • 1 screen
    • 1 wired Lavalier microphone
    • cables and extension cords
    Please note: laptops are not provided.
    Slides should set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio. In order to make your presentation available on the USENIX website immediately after the conference, please email a PDF of your slides to slides@usenix.org as soon as possible after your presentation.
  6. All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify production@usenix.org. The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the conference.

Instructions for Invited Speakers and Panelists

  1. The USENIX Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online. We will provide the following equipment:
    • 1 LCD projector
    • 1 screen
    • 1 wired Lavalier microphone
    • cables and extension cords
    Please note: laptops are not provided; if you will be unable to bring a laptop and need to arrange to borrow one, or if you wish to discuss any special A/V needs, please contact the Conference Department via email at conference@usenix.org or via phone at 510-528-8649.
  2. Consent Form: USENIX requires a signed consent form from all presenters. To review the consent form and sign with an electronic signature, follow this link and read the instructions on the screen.
  3. Presentation slides: Slides should set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio. In order to make your talk available on the USENIX website immediately after the conference, please email a PDF of your slides to slides@usenix.org as soon as possible after your presentation.