Paper Submission Guildlines for HPCA-11

Please make sure that your paper satisfies ALL of the following requirements before being submitted:

The paper must be original material that has not been previously published in another conference or journal, nor is currently under review by another conference or journal.

You are limited to twenty two (22) 8.5"x11" double spaced pages for your submission, using a 11pt or larger font, single column format. The page limit includes everything: references, title, figures, appendices, abstract, etc. In addition, make sure your paper prints satisfactorily on 8.5"x11" (letter) paper: this is especially important for submissions from countries where A4 paper is standard. Submissions not adhering to these submission guidelines may be rejected at the discretion of the program chair.

Papers are to be submitted for double-blind review. Blind reviewing of papers will be done by the program committee, assisted by outside referees. Author names as well as hints of identity are to be removed from the submitted paper. Use care in naming your files. Source file names, e.g., Joe.Smith.dvi, are often embedded in the final output as readily accessible comments.

In addition, do not omit references just to provide anonymity, as this leaves the reviewer unable to grasp the context. Instead, if you are extending your own work, you need to reference and discuss the past work in third person, as if you were extending someone else's research. We realize in doing this that for some papers it will still be obvious who the authors are. In this case, the submission will not be penalized as long a concerted effort was made to reference and describe the relationship to the prior work as if you were extending someone else's research. For example, if your name is Joe Smith:

In previous work [1,2], Smith presented a new branch predictor for .... In this paper, we extend their work by ...

[1] Joe Smith, "A Simple Branch Predictor for ...," Proceedings of ..
[2] Joe Smith, "A More Complicated Branch Predictor for...," Proceedings of ...

The paper must be formatted for black-and-white printers and not color printers. This is especially true for plots and graphs in the paper. Please number the pages.

The paper must be submitted in PDF. We cannot accept any other format, and we must be able to print the document just as we receive it. We strongly suggest that you use only the four widely-used printer fonts: Times, Helvetica, Courier and Symbol.

The paper must be submitted electronically by 9pm PDT, July 19, 2004. We will use the rebuttal system to allow authors to provide feedback on the reviews to the program committee. The tentative dates for authors to provide rebuttals are Sept 8-10.