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Detailed Instructions for Accepted Authors

18th USENIX Security Symposium, August 10–14, 2009

The Deadline
Confirmation of our faxed printout of your file, or a revised file, must be received by 3 June 2009.

The Paper PDF

  • The text of the paper must be set in two columns.
  • The type must be Times Roman, 10 point type on 12 point leading ("single-spaced").
  • The type must fit inside an area 6.5 inches wide by 9 inches deep.
  • The paper must be no longer than 16 pp., unless two extra pages have been authorized by the program chair. No paper may be longer than 18 pp.
  • Do NOT include page numbers or running titles.
  • Authors' affiliations and email addresses should be included on the first page of the paper.
  • A 200–300 word abstract should follow the title and author names, before the main body of the paper.

The Consent-to-Publish Form
We must receive your signed consent form(s) at the time you submit your files. All authors may sign a single form, or each author may send in a separate signed form, as convenient. Please mail or fax your signed consent form to the address on the form.

Author's Responsibilities
The authors, not the USENIX staff, are solely responsible for the content and formatting of their paper. It is not possible for USENIX to proofread or correct the papers before we print them. USENIX staff will be happy to advise about any aspect of paper presentation: send email to the Production Director, Jane-Ellen Long, before the paper submission deadline. Note that some licensed material may not be publishable. USENIX does not have the resources to research licensed material and will rely on your determination. If there is any question on this matter, please contact your program chair immediately.

The Presentation
Unless you have been given alternate instructions, each paper will be scheduled in a 30-minute time period (no more than 25 minutes for your talk and at least 5 reserved for questions). We will monitor the time very closely and will not allow talks to run over their allotted time. Prepare your talks accordingly.

We will provide the following equipment:

  • 1 LCD projector
  • 1 screen
  • 1 wired Lavalier microphone
  • cables and extension cords

Please note: laptops are not provided. If you wish to discuss any special A/V needs, please contact Devon Shaw, Conference Manager, via email at or via phone at 510-528-8649 ext. 21.

If you have any questions that aren't answered above, contact:

Production Director
Jane-Ellen Long
(510) 528-8649 ext. 14

Program Chair
Fabian Monrose,

Meeting Planner
(regarding hotel, registration, and A-V needs)
Devon Shaw
Tel: (510) 528-8649 ext. 21
Fax: (510) 548-5738

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