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.
- The paper must have an abstract under 200 words, submitted one
week before the final paper is due.
- You will not be allowed to submit a full paper without submitting
an abstract first.
- The abstract must be submitted electronically by 9pm PDT, July 12,
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 ...
 Joe Smith, "A Simple Branch Predictor for ...," Proceedings of ..
 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
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