Instructions for Authors: 17th Large Installation Systems Administration Conference (LISA '03)
This page is for authors who have had material accepted to
present at the 17th Large Installation Systems Administration Conference (LISA '03). If you
wish to submit a paper or deliver a talk at another upcoming USENIX event, please return
page and select the conference in which you're interested.
Accepted authors, please....
Details of these requirements follow:
- Use one of the approved file formats for crafting your paper. This will be described in email you will receive from our typesetter, Rob Kolstad.
- Submit a near-final electronic copy of your paper to your assigned shepherds for comments on or before July 8, 2003.
- This year, we are providing a copy editor for all paper authors. All papers
must be submitted to the copy editor by July 25, 2003.
- Complete and email your final paper to Rob Kolstad for typesetting on or before August 4, 2003.
- Complete and mail the USENIX consent-to-publish form to USENIX by August 28, 2003.
- Register early for the conference. Please note: one author per paper may take a registration discount of $200. If the registration fee poses a hardship to the presenter, the USENIX Conference Department can offer a complimentary registration.
- Contact your session chair (identified in
email to you from the program chair) and provide a brief biography of one or two paragraphs that
can be read as an introduction to your talk.
- Submission Format
To ensure a uniform look in the Conference Proceedings, the papers will be typeset for you by Rob Kolstad. Authors are requested to submit electronic copy in one of many forms:
- ASCII with markup for italics, etc. (e.g., <i> ... </i>)
- Microsoft Word (but be wary of MS Word illustrations)
Submission in PDF or Postscript is unacceptable.
The typesetter will create PostScript files for the printed Proceedings. Submissions will also be published in PDF and HTML on the USENIX Web site. Final typeset copy will be returned to you for approval.
If by June 4 you have not received detailed preparation instructions for your final paper from Rob Kolstad, who will be formatting the Proceedings, please send him email at email@example.com.
The program chair will assign all authors one or more "shepherds" who
will read a near-final draft of the paper and provide comments.
Authors will be notified by email of the identities and email
addresses of their shepherds. Please email shepherds a near-final
draft of your paper (addressing all issues in the reviews) as soon as
possible, but no later than July 8, 2003. Shepherds will read that copy and provide suggestions to help you write the best possible paper. Please feel free to contact shepherds for clarification on reviewers'
comments, and to ask any writing questions that might come up during the
process of writing your paper and addressing reviewers' comments.
- Copy Editing
This year, we are providing a copy editor for all paper authors. All papers
must be submitted to the copy editor by July 25, 2003 (send the paper to
firstname.lastname@example.org). You will receive the copy-edited version back in a
few days. At that time, you will need to review your copy editor's
suggestions and incorporate them into the final draft. The latter is then
submitted to the typesetter, and no changes to the text or figures will be
permitted after this point.
- Final Manuscript Deadline
Please be aware that your final materials (fully edited paper, with all figures) are due 4 August 2003. This must be your absolutely
final version of the paper; revisions after this date will be accepted only under extraordinary circumstances. Papers submitted after the due date are in danger of being rejected for publication and presentation.
- Registration and A/V for Your Talk
Please register early for the conference. Please note: one author per paper may take a registration discount of $200. If the registration fee poses a hardship to the presenter, the USENIX Conference Department can offer a complimentary registration. Authors who are full-time
students are welcome to apply for a stipend to cover
more costs, including travel and lodging; please see
www.usenix.org/students/stipend.html for more
information about the student stipend program.
The conference paper presentation rooms will be provided with the following equipment:
Please note: laptops are not provided.
- 1 overhead projector
- 1 LCD projector
- 1 screen
- 1 wired Lavalier microphone
- cables and extension cords
- Consent-to-publish Form
By 28 August 2003, the USENIX office must have received the signature of each author of the paper on USENIX consent-to-publish forms.
Note: The essential point is to collect the signatures of all authors. It is immaterial whether the signatures reside on a single form or on separate forms.
Please mail or fax your completed and signed consent-to-publish form to:
Alex Walker, Production Editor
2560 Ninth Street, Suite 215
Berkeley, CA 94710
Fax: 510 548-5738