OSDI '18 Instructions for Presenters

These instructions are for presenters at the 13th USENIX Symposium on Operating Systems Design and Implementation (OSDI '18). If you wish to submit a paper or deliver a talk at another upcoming USENIX event, please review the open Calls for Papers and Calls for Participation for our upcoming USENIX conferences.

Visa

If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact the Conference Department 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 the OSDI '18 Program Co-Chairs, Andrea Arpaci-Dusseau and Geoff Voelker, or the USENIX Production Department.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers: A printable PDF of your paper is due on or before Thursday, September 27, 2018. Final papers must be no longer than 14 single-spaced 8.5" x 11" pages, including figures and tables, plus as many pages as needed for references.
    • 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), in a text block 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 September 27, 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 update the information in HotCRP as necessary, then check the certification checkbox. Please note: if you make any changes after you check the certification checkbox, you will need to check the box again.
    • Please embed all fonts and make sure that your final paper PDF is searchable.
    • Page numbers must be suppressed on the final PDF.
  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 will be available in August. 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 the 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 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 the Production Department. The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the conference.

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.