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Cluster 2013 Submission Guidelines

General submission information:

  • Instructions for Camera-ready Technical Papers and Poster Papers [PDF]
  • Conference proceedings will be published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library and will include Technical Papers and Poster Papers. 
  • Proposal submission and review handled via EasyChair at - Submit Now
  • Submission due dates vary by Track. Due Dates.
    • A one-week extension will automatically be granted upon submission of an abstract
      by the due date.

Track specific information:

  • Papers Formatting: Since the camera-ready version of accepted papers must be compliant with the IEEE Xplore format for publication, submitted papers must conform to the following Xplore layout, page limit, and font size. This will insure a size consistency and a uniform layout for the reviewers. (With minimal changes, accepted document can be styled for publication according to Xplore requirements explained in the Xplore formatting guide, which is also in Xplore format).
    • Maximum 8 pages (5 pages for poster submissions)
    • Single-spaced
    • 2-column numbered pages in IEEE Xplore format (8.5x11-inch paper, margins
      in inches-- top: 0.75, bottom: 1.0, sides:0.625, and between columns:0.25,
      main text: 10pt ).
    • Instructions for 8.5"x11" and Templates from IEEE
    • Concerning the final camera-ready version: Camera-ready means PDF file must comply
      with IEEE Xplore formatting and style for publication.
    • (Submission track:  Papers)
      • Select the EOT checkbox to be considered for the EOT track.
      • Students - select the STUDENT PAPERS checkbox in the submission form.
  • Posters:  Submit an abstract.  (Submission track:  Posters)
    • You may also submit a paper up to five pages in length (recommended - see guidelines for papers above) and/or a mock-up of the final poster (optional).
    • Students - select the STUDENT POSTER checkbox in the submission form.
    • Accepted posters must:
      • Present a poster, up to 4' tall by 4' wide during the IEEE Cluster 2013 Poster Session
        • Bring the poster with you to the conference and turn it in at the registration table
        • The poster will be hung with push-pins so should not have a hard backing
      • Submit via easy-chair by the camera ready due date only one of the following:
        • 1 page camera-ready abstract as a 1 page paper in pdf format (to be printed in proceedings - see guidelines for papers above)
        • Camera-ready paper up to five pages in length which will appear in conference proceedings (recommended - see guidelines for papers above)
  • Panels:  Proposals should describe why the topic is timely and relevant to Cluster 2013, and why panelists are well qualified to facilitate a lively, interesting and informative discussion. Please include a proposed duration (90 minutes is the suggested default), with one-third of the total time allocated for discussion, as well as a list of potential panelists. (Submission track:  Panels)
    • Tutorials.  Submit a proposal.  (Submission track: Tutorials)
      • Presenters will receive an honorarium.
      • Proposals should be limited to 3 pages and include:
        • A syllabus/agenda
        • A slide deck from a recent tutorial (if one exists) or a draft slide deck
        • Discussion of the topic's relevance
        • Goals and any demos and exercises
        • A listing of equipment needs. For example, proposals might list a projector for just a presentation, or a projector and workstations with minimum specifications for a hands-on tutorial.
        • An indication of half-day or full-day
        • A description of the target audience
        • Prerequisite background and content level
        • If applicable, details on when/where the tutorial has been presented before, including attendance numbers.
        • Include a brief bio-sketch (2 pages per presenter).  This is in addition to the 3-page limit for the proposal.
    • Visualization Showcase abstracts (Submission track: Visualization) should be one page maximum and include:
      • Title of the submission
      • Names and affiliations of all contributors (both image creation and science content)
      • Indication of which author will be presenting
      • Cluster resources used
      • Description of the contribution the imagery makes to science
      • Provide Web or FTP link to view or download the animation or still image.
      • Still images can be in any generally used image format such as TIFF, BMP, JPEG, PNG, etc.  No proprietary formats will be accepted, and a minimum resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels is recommended.
      • Animations should be in standard Windows- and Mac-compatible format such as MPEG, AVI, MOV, etc., preferably at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
    • Workshops. (Submission track: Workshops)
      • The final day of the conference will be reserved for topical workshops arranged by participants who wish to share information on projects they are leading. These synergistic workshops leverage the availability of participants, economizing travel funds to aid projects in areas related to cluster computing and its applications.