FOCI '18 Instructions for Presenters

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These instructions are for those who will be presenting at the 8th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '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 FOCI '18 Program Co-Chairs, Lex Gill and Rob Jansen, or Michele Nelson, USENIX Production Manager.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers: A printable PDF of your paper is due on or before Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
    • This is a hard deadline, no extensions will be granted.
    • Technical Track papers must be no longer than seven 8.5" x 11" pages, based on the standard USENIX format, which is two-column format, 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, in a text block 6.5" wide by 9" deep, on U.S. letter-size (8.5" x 11") paper. References will not count towards the seven-page limit.
    • Law/Social Science papers must be no longer than eighteen 8.5" x 11" pages and are not required to be in the standard USENIX format but can be. References will not count towards the page limit.
    • Additional page(s) may be allowed for authors to make corrections, expand discussion, or otherwise handle any changes requested by reviewers only if the express permission of the Program Co-Chairs (on behalf of the Program Committee) has been granted.
    • 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 July 17, 2018. If you have questions, please contact the Production Department.
  2. Production Requirements:
    • Title, author, and abstract certification: The final PDF's title and author information, including author order and affiliation, and the abstract, must exactly match the information entered into the HotCRP submission system. Please make sure this information is correct and check the certification checkbox at the bottom of the screen after you upload your final paper. If you make any changes after you check the box, you must re-certify by checking the box again.
    • Please embed all fonts and make sure that your final paper PDF is searchable.
  3. Consent Form: Each author must sign a consent to publish form, which allows USENIX to publish the paper as well as any slides, audio, and/or video of your presentation. USENIX makes these freely available as part of our commitment to open access. Please review and e-sign the form. If you are the lead author, please be sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
  4. Registration: Registration information is available. Please note: If the conference registration fee poses a financial hardship for the presenter of the refereed paper, contact the Conference Department with a description of your circumstances.
  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 workshop, 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 workshop. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify the Production Department. The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the workshop.

Instructions for Invited Speakers and Panelists

  1. Registration: The Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online.
  2. 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. 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 email the Conference Department or call +1 510.528.8649.
  3. Consent Form: All presenters must sign a consent to publish form, which allows USENIX to publish any slides, audio, and/or video of your presentation. USENIX makes these freely available as part of our commitment to open access. Please review and e-sign the form.
  4. 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.