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June 9-14, 2003, San Antonio, Texas


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Authors are required to submit full papers by Monday, November 18, 2002 at 23:59 EST. This is a hard deadline; no extensions will be given.

All submissions for USENIX '03 will be electronic, in PostScript or PDF, via this Web form. Authors will be notified of receipt of submission via e-mail. If you do not receive notification by Saturday, November 23, 2002, please contact:

Submitted papers should use reasonable font sizes and margins, and must be no more than 14 pages long. The 14 page limit includes everything: references, figures, appendices, etc. Longer papers will not be reviewed. Don't feel compelled to fill 14 pages! If you can say everything in 12 pages, (or 10, or 8), do so. However, papers so short as to be considered extended abstracts will not receive full consideration.

It is imperative that you follow the instructions for submitting a quality paper. Specific questions about submissions may be sent to the program chair via email to:

A good paper will demonstrate that the authors:

  • are attacking a significant problem,
  • have devised an interesting, compelling solution,
  • have demonstrated the practicality and benefits of the solution,
  • have drawn appropriate conclusions,
  • have clearly described what they have done, and
  • have clearly articulated the advances beyond previous work.

Note: the USENIX Technical Conference, like most conferences and journals, requires that papers not be submitted simultaneously to more than one conference or publication, that submitted papers not be previously published elsewhere, and that accepted papers not be subsequently published elsewhere for a year from date of acceptance by USENIX. Papers submitted to this conference that are under review elsewhere will not be reviewed. Papers accompanied by non-disclosure agreement forms can not be accepted, and will not be reviewed. All submissions are held in the highest confidentiality prior to publication in the Proceedings, both as a matter of policy and in accord with the U.S. Copyright Act of 1976.

Authors will be notified of paper acceptance or rejection by January 22, 2003. Accepted papers will be shepherded by a program committee member through an editorial review process prior to final acceptance for publication in the proceedings.

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