WOOT '19 Instructions for Presenters

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These instructions are for presenters at the 13th USENIX Workshop on Offensive Technologies (WOOT '19). 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 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 the WOOT '19 Program Co-Chairs, Alex Gantman and Clémentine Maurice, or production@usenix.org.

Instructions for Authors of Refereed Papers

  1. Final Papers: A printable PDF of your paper, no longer than 10 pages long (not counting bibliography and appendix), is due on or before Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
  2. Papers should be typeset in two-column format using 10-point type on 12-point (single-spaced) leading, in a text block 7" wide x 9" deep, with .33" inter-column space, formatted for 8.5" x 11" paper.
  3. Templates and sample first pages (two-column format) for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available on the USENIX templates page.
  4. Upload your final paper to the submissions system by July 23. If you have questions, please contact production@usenix.org.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Registration: Online registration is open. Please note: If the conference registration fee poses a financial hardship for the presenter of the refereed paper, contact conference@usenix.org with a description of your circumstances.
  8. Presentations: USENIX provides projection screen and projector, plus the following:
    • 1 wireless microphone
    • Cables and extension cords: HDMI and VGA are provided for connecting your laptop to the projection system. Please check your device ahead of time and bring any special adapters you might need, including for Mini-Displayport or USB-C.
    • Slides should be set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio. In order to make the content of 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.
  9. 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.

Artifact Evaluation

WOOT '19 is introducing an optional artifact evaluation process, inspired by similar efforts in software engineering and other areas. See the Artifact Evaluation Information page for details and the Call for Artifacts for submission information.

Instructions for Invited Speakers and Panelists

  1. Registration: The Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online.
  2. Presentations: USENIX provides projection screen and projector, plus the following:
    • 1 wireless microphone
    • Cables and extension cords: HDMI and VGA are provided for connecting your laptop to the projection system. Please check your device ahead of time and bring any special adapters you might need, including for Mini-Displayport or USB-C.
    • Slides should be set up for a 16:9 aspect ratio. In order to make the content of 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.
  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.