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Instructions for Authors:
NSDI '06

This page is for authors who have had material accepted to present at NSDI '06. 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 symposium as soon as possible! Registration materials will be online soon. Please note: One author per paper will receive a registration discount of $200. USENIX will offer a complimentary registration upon request.

Traveling to NSDI '06 from outside the U.S.A.? See detailed advice from the National Academies about visiting the United States.

2. Electronic versions—PDF and HTML—of your paper and your approval of USENIX's printout of your PDF are due on or before 29 March 2006. This is a firm deadline. Papers not received by that date will not be included in the printed symposium print and electronic proceedings.

You need no longer send physical copies to the USENIX office. Simply email the PDF and HTML files of your paper and your fax number to We will gladly 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 address indicated on the form.

3. Bookmark and/or print the:

Instructions for Accepted Material. See especially Summary of Indispensable Requirements.

NSDI '06 Consent Form

Checklist for Authors

4. IMPORTANT: Read these instructions on generating PDF from LaTeX and follow them carefully. You will save a lot of time and hassle at the deadline.

5. Need advice about generating HTML? See these Tips for Conversion from LaTeX to HTML.

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

MS Word 97/98
LaTeX and a style file.
Framemaker 6 template and PDF of the template

If you experience difficulties, please don't hesitate to contact Jane-Ellen Long:, 510-528-8649 ext. 14.

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

Larry Peterson and Timothy Roscoe,

?Need help? Use our Contacts page.

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