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Instructions for Authors:
HotOS IX: 9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems

This page is for authors who have had material accepted to present at HotOS IX: 9th Workshop on Hot Topics in Operating Systems. If you wish to submit a paper or deliver a talk at another upcoming USENIX event, please return to the Events Calendar page and select the conference in which you're interested.

Accepted authors, please read this page!

1. Register for the workshop as soon as possible! Registration materials will be online soon.

2. Be aware that an author-approved printout of the PDF or PS of your paper is due in the USENIX office on or before 21 April 2003. This is a firm deadline. Papers not received by that date will not be included in the pre-proceedings distributed at the workshop.

Email the PDF or PostScript file of your paper and your fax number to We will print the paper in our office and fax you a copy for approval. You should send the consent form by regular mail or fax to the USENIX office.

Authors will be given the opportunity to revise their papers shortly after the workshop, for inclusion in the final printed proceedings and the Web archive.

HTML is optional for the pre-proceedings, but will be required for the post-workshop Web archive.

3. Bookmark and/or print the:

Instructions for Accepted Material. See especially Summary of Indispensable Requirements

HotOS '03 Consent Form

Checklist for Authors (in html)

4. If you wish, make use of these sample first pages (two-column format):

MS Word 97/98
LaTeX, a style file, and some tips on generating PDF from LaTeX style file, and
Framemaker 6 template and PDF of the template

If you experience difficulties, please don't hesitate to email us at or call Jane-Ellen Long at 510.528.8649 ext. 14.

If you find yourself in dire straits, please contact your Program Chair:

Michael B. Jones,

?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

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