SPAA 2008 Submission Guidelines

Last modified September 27, 2007.

Contact information

You may contact the SPAA secretary with questions about the electronic submissions process when other avenues fail.

Please do not ask him to help you with system-specific problems, such as those with Latex, PDF, or your web browser. Such questions are best addressed to your system administrator or support staff.

Submission format

All electronic submissions must be in PDF format and prepared for 8.5 x 11 inch paper (US letter size). The cover page should include

  1. title,
  2. authors and affiliation,
  3. postal and e-mail address of the contact author,
  4. a brief abstract describing the content of the paper, and
  5. an indication of whether this is a regular presentation for SPAA or the SPAA special track, a brief announcement, or a poster

Submissions of regular presentations should include the cover page followed by an introduction understandable to a nonspecialist including motivation and previous work, and a technical exposition directed to a specialist. It should not exceed 10 pages in 11-point font or larger (excluding the cover page and the references). More details (such as figures and proofs) may be supplied in a clearly marked appendix to be read at the discretion of the program committee. Submissions for the SPAA brief announcements and posters should be no longer than 3 pages (excluding the cover page) on letter-size paper using at least 11-point font. Papers significantly deviating from these guidelines risk rejection without consideration of their merits.

For authors who are not sure about the right format, a simple Latex template can be accessed here.

Submission process

  1. Go to and either register as a new user or login as an existing user.

  2. Submit all the requested information and select the right category for your paper. Categories are: Authors of submissions of the first two categories may choose the option to consider it as a brief announcement or poster when rejected as regular paper. This will not influence the decision whether such a submission will be rejected as regular paper.

    Papers of the first two categories must be submitted by January 27, 2008, 23:59 EST, and papers of the last two categories must be submitted by February 1, 2008, 23:59 EST.

  3. You may revise or withdraw your paper after submitting it. However, revisions must be received by the deadline. Withdrawals before the deadline can be done using the electronic submissions system. Withdrawals after the deadline will need to be arranged through the program committee.