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Instructions for Participants:

USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI '11)

This page is for those who will be presenting material at FOCI '11. 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.

Visa applications can take at least 30 working days to process. If you need an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the conference, please contact as soon as possible. Please identify yourself as a presenter and include your paper mailing address in your email.

Questions? 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 Co-Chairs, Nick Feamster and Wenke Lee,

Speakers, see your instructions below.

1. A printable PDF of your paper (no more than 6 pp. long, including tables, figures, and references), along with consent forms with the signature of each author, is due on or before July 11, 2011.

Formatting requirements are the same as for submissions. See #4, below, for details and optional sample files.

Upload your final paper to the Web submissions system by July 11, 2011. If you have questions, please contact Jane-Ellen Long,

2. Print, sign, and fax the FOCI '11 Consent Form for Refereed Paper Authors.

3. Using LaTeX? 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.

4. Papers should be in two-column format, using 10 point Times Roman type on 12 point leading, in a text block of 6.5" by 9". If you wish, make use of these sample first pages:

5. Registration materials will be online soon. You will be contacted by the Conference Department with registration information. Please note: If the conference registration poses a hardship for the presenter of the refereed paper, please contact

1. The USENIX Conference Department will contact you with instructions for registering online. 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 Jessica Horst, Meeting Planner, via email at or via phone at 510-528-8649 ext. 21.

2. Please read, sign, and fax to us:
Consent Form for Speakers

3. In order to make your talk available on the USENIX Web site immediately after the conference, please email your electronic files to immediately after your presentation.

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