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Instructions for Authors:
OSDI '08

This page is for authors who have had material accepted to present at OSDI '08. 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.

2. Electronic versions—PDF and HTML—of your paper and a fax number for at least one author are due on or before 7 October 2008. This is a firm deadline. Papers not received by that date will not be included in the printed symposium proceedings.

Email the PDF and HTML files of your paper and your fax number to USENIX will fax a printout of your paper to you, sending you email notification of the fax. Be prepared to confirm the printout or supply a corrected file by 8 October. You should send the consent forms by fax or email to the address indicated on the form.

3. Bookmark and/or print the:

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

OSDI '08 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. Naively produced PDFs may contain such errors as incorrect ligatures, nonprinting figures or parts of figures, or incorrect or missing special characters, any of which make your paper unreadable.

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):

LaTeX, a style file, and a bibtex file.
MS Word 97/98

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, Richard Draves and Robbert van Renesse,

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