USENIX Conference Submissions Policy

Simultaneous submission of the same work to multiple venues, submission of previously published work, or plagiarism constitutes dishonesty or fraud. USENIX, like other scientific and technical conferences and journals, prohibits these practices and may, on the recommendation of a program chair, take action against authors who have committed them. In some cases, program committees may share information about submitted papers with other conference chairs and journal editors to ensure the integrity of papers under consideration. If a violation of these principles is found, sanctions may include, but are not limited to, barring the authors from submitting to or participating in USENIX conferences for a set period, contacting the authors' institutions, and publicizing the details of the case.

Authors uncertain whether their submission meets USENIX's guidelines should contact the program chairs (see the relevant Call for Papers for contact information) or the USENIX office (

Papers accompanied by nondisclosure agreement forms will not be considered. Accepted submissions will be treated as confidential prior to publication on the USENIX website; rejected submissions will be permanently treated as confidential.

One of USENIX's major missions is to provide for the creation and dissemination of new knowledge. Unlike most publishers, USENIX permits authors to retain their ownership of the copyrights in their works. Therefore, prior to publication of their final papers, authors will be required to submit a signed consent form giving USENIX the right to publish their work. A sample form is available for reference. The actual form will be provided in the instructions for authors of accepted papers for the event.

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rev. 06.12.18